Arterosil Artery Support
The endothelial glycocalyx is a microscopically thin gel-like layer that coats the entire luminal side of the vascular endothelium. It is the key to endothelial health because it prevents cholesterol and other particles from adhering to or penetrating the endothelial wall.
The endothelial glycocalyx is a delicate structure and can be damaged under many conditions. The primary contributors to breakdown of the endothelial glycocalyx are high blood glucose, oxidative stress (such as smoking) and inflammation.
The primary active ingredient in Arterosil
® is derived from a rare green seaweed.
Green seaweed polysaccharides have been reported to possess anticoagulant and antithrombotic activity.
The polysaccharide in Arterosil
has a similar chemical structure to heparan sulfate found abundantly in human endothelial glycocalyx and may exert its biological activities by regenerating endothelial glycocalyx.