Introduction to the Endothelial Glycocalyx

Unveiling the Glycocalyx: A Key to Cardiovascular Health

Discover the vital role of the glycocalyx in maintaining the health of your arteries and heart. This video from Dr. Derrick DeSilva* explains how the glycocalyx functions as a protective barrier, allowing the blood to flow without impacting the inner wall of the blood vessels. Learn how special nutrients can help support and maintain a healthy glycocalyx, promoting overall cardiovascular well-being.

Key takeaways:

  • The glycocalyx is a delicate structure that protects the artery wall
  • Behind the glycocalyx, the endothelium lines all arteries, veins, and capillaries
  • A healthy glycocalyx prevents blood particles from touching the endothelial layer
  • Special nutrients can help support a healthy glycocalyx
  • A healthy glycocalyx promotes healthy arteries and heart
Derrick DeSilva, MD

Dr. Derrick M. DeSilva is a medical doctor based in New Jersey. He serves on the Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and teaches at JFK Medical Center. He is past-chairman for the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Planning Committee. DeSilva hosts a radio show, “Ask the Doctor,” a TV show, “To Your Health,” and has appeared on several national television programs.

*Dr. DeSilva is an advisor to Calroy Health Sciences, makers of Arterosil HP.