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    Why looking after your endothelium is key to longevity....my endo what?

    on June 11, 2021

    WHAT is the endothelium and why is healthy endothelium function crucial for longevity?

    The endothelium is the thin membrane that lines the inside of the heart and blood vessels. It is involved in the processes that control vascular relaxation and contraction as well as helping control blood clotting and immune function.

    Endothelial dysfunction relates to the inability of your arteries to dilate fully and can lead to stroke and heart attacks.

    Blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking can all contribute to endothelial dysfunction. As we age, endothelial function can be more easily compromised and make us more susceptible to cardiovascular problems. 

     

    Enter polyphenols, which help protect plants from environmental threats and diseases. Found in fruits and vegetables, berries are one of the richest sources of polyphenols and a great way to maintain a good intake of these compounds.  

    CurraNZ blackcurrant extract is a great dose-controlled product to supplement your diet and provide a consistent source of anthocyanins, which are amongst the most important phenolics found in our food. 

     

    References:

    Circulation Research https://bit.ly/2Qp3joC 

    PubMed: https://bit.ly/3wbazUs 

    Insights in Pediatric Cardiology https://bit.ly/2SZkzBW

    Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity: https://bit.ly/3omZH3c

    Effects of CurraNZ blackcurrant extract on arterial functions in older adults:  trial. https://bit.ly/3hRHYjb

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