Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
A new video series published by Vascular Health Sciences explores the glycocalyx and its essential role in artery health. The three-part series, which is available online at YouTube.com/arterosil, demonstrates how the vital gel-like lining acts as a protective barrier for the artery wall.
For decades, medical science has warned that cholesterol is the archenemy of healthy arteries and a strong heart. Scientists are now learning that controlling cholesterol is only part of the equation of strong heart and artery health.
Seventy percent of heart attacks happen in people whose coronary arteries are blocked less than fifty percent, said Dr. Derrick DeSilva, M.D. Even when plaque in those arteries hasnt had the chance to reduce overall blood flow.
Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist and Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey.
If clogged arteries were an adequate explanation of whats going on, he continued, this would not occur. He then explained that high cholesterol levels in the blood cant be the only issue at play. Why does cholesterol stick in some arteries and not others?
The answer lies in the endothelial glycocalyx, a very thin, gel-like substance that lines the entire vascular system. When healthy, the glycocalyx acts as a protective barrier against unwanted bloodborne particles.
Heredity and aging, as well as lifestyle choices including poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking all take a toll on the glycocalyx, leaving it less capable of protecting the artery walls. When harmful substances begin to penetrate the endothelium, serious wear and tear can occur.
Arterosil, the all-natural health supplement focused on vascular health, is the first and only health supplement clinically proven to support and maintain the glycocalyx. Arterosil is available online at Arterosil.com.
Vascular Health Sciences plans to publish more videos on its YouTube channel and on Arterosil.com. For clinical research and data on the increased role of the glycocalyx in maintaining a healthy heart and arteries, visit ArteryHealth.org.
FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
About Vascular Health Sciences
Founded in 2010, Vascular Health Sciences explores technologies, develops products and disseminates information to increase awareness and promote the proper care of the endothelial glycocalyx. Vascular Health Sciences is committed to increasing awareness of the glycocalyx and its role in vascular health, and to providing products supporting the care of this essential system. For more information, visit VascularHealthSciences.com.