Vascular Health and Blood Flow

Keep It Flowing: You & Your Circulation

Let’s take a look at how blood flow contributes to your total health.

Senior woman taking her own pulse while exercising

Healthy circulation has many beneficial effects:

  • Blood delivers oxygen from your lungs to every organ and tissue in your body.
  • Blood delivers nutrients from the food you eat.
  • Oxygen turns nutrients into energy for all your cells.

Clearly, healthy circulation supports overall health and wellness. So that raises the question: how can you support your blood flow?

First, all the basics of healthy living are good for circulation:

  • Regular physical activity
  • Lots of fruit and vegetables
  • Not too much sugar
  • Good stress management
  • Sound sleep

A Tiny Molecule to Help

When it comes to food, it’s a good idea to increase your consumption of dark leafy green vegetables like kale and chard. This can increase the production of nitric oxide (NO) in your body.

NO is a tiny but very important molecule that widens the blood vessels and helps the blood flow more easily. That makes it important for maintaining healthy blood pressure.

Monostroma nitidum: A seaweed-based polysaccharide source

Monostroma nitidum is a rare seaweed that supports the structure and normal functions of the endothelial glycocalyx, the inner lining of every blood vessel.

The endothelial glycocalyx has many roles in the body, including:

  • Supporting the endothelium
  • Helping keep your arteries flexible
  • Supporting your natural production of nitric oxide

Blood flow matters.