Larry A. Law
Recently, scientists have also discovered that cells on the surface of blood vessels (called your vascular endothelium) perform a different but very interesting function. The glycocalyx on these surface cells actually shield and protect the circulatory system (vascular walls) from direct exposure to blood flow. Research has shown that the glycocalyx is composed of a negatively charged network of glycoproteins and glycolipids. This electromagnetic force field keeps the friction of blood flowing within the vascular system from directly rubbing up against and damaging the surface cells (endothelium) in the blood vessel. The blood flow is buffered by an electromagnetic charge generated from the sugar antennas. This field minimizes friction on the cell lining the blood vessel (the lumen). (Van de Berg BM, Nieuwdorp M, Stroes ESG, et al. Glycocalyx and endothelial (dys) function: from mice to men. Pharmacol Rep. 2006;57:75–80. ) Its protective function extends throughout the vascular system.
A similar example of this protective function is the slime on the outside of a fish. The glycocalyx on the epithelial cells on the skin surface of the fish is essentially a functional “biofilm.” This “film” allows the fish to glide through the water with less friction. In the vascular system of the human body, the glycocalyx is on the surface of vascular endothelial cells which line the lumen of all blood vessels. They can be up to 11 micrometers thick. It is present throughout capillaries and arteries and veins. In addition, the glycocalyx also consists of a wide range of enzymes (eNOS, ACE, SOD3, etc.) and proteins (growth factors, chemokines, antithrombin, etc.) that regulate and protect the endothelium. They serve to reinforce the glycocalyx barrier against vascular and other diseases.
Having a healthy and properly constructed glycocalyx is imperative to prevent all disease including exposure to viruses. We are learning more about the critical nature these sugars have in enabling our heart and circulatory system to efficiently pump blood throughout the body. This impacts our understanding of heart disease and atherosclerosis. If you are not getting enough of these essential sugar-nutrients in your food (and we know they are gravely missing from our food supply), then it is imperative to supplement them. Finding safe sources for them can be tricky. If you would like to know what the GRM has vetted as safe and trusted, you can request resources by going to the GRMVetted webpage here.