Your Very Important Endothelial Glycocalyx (or EGX, for short!)

By Cate Cummings APRN, FNP, IFMCP

I am betting that I have a good surprise for you! Yes, a good surprise! Hooray! And, once you learn about it, you will marvel about the intricacies of the human body!

This surprise has to do with how we can help optimize our Circulation! That is a super important topic as we all need good circulation in order to be healthy!

Ok, here we go.... I am going to discuss what is referred to as the Endothelial Glycocalyx! I know that is a mouthful, so we can call it the EGX, for short. 

The EGX is a micro-thin structure lining all of our blood vessels that has everything to do with our health. On the microscopic view it looks like a fine hairy shag rug (please see below). We want to protect our EGX so that we can stay strong and healthy! And, because the EGX has been found to be so important in human medicine, it is now being studied in equine veterinary medicine, as well!

What most of us do not know is that in a healthy state there is a...

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