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Jun 17

B-12 Vitamins

B-12 Vitamins

Get Your Blood Moving! Tips for a Healthy Circulatory System
By Brazos Minshew, TriVita Chief Science Officer

Within a minute your blood can go from your heart to your little toe with nourishment and oxygen. In another minute, it returns waste to detoxify your body. This is all made possible by your amazing circulatory system!

Blood
Blood is, of course, an integral part of your circulatory system. It travels through blood vessels: hollow tubes that range in size from about the diameter of your finger down to less than the size of a hair. You have about 100,000 miles of blood vessels to circulate your blood. There are four main components to blood:

Red blood cells: Red blood cells carry oxygen to every tissue in your body. Then, they collect waste, especially carbon dioxide, and return it to your lungs, kidneys and liver for detoxification.
White blood cells: White blood cells compose a large part of your immune system.
Platelets: Platelets are the cells that stop you from bleeding when you get cut or bruised.
Plasma: Plasma is the liquid these three cell types float in. Plasma is made mostly from water; to have healthy blood you need to drink pure water. Plasma also contains proteins, hormones, vitamins, minerals, fats, sugars and every nutrient needed to nourish your body.

Circulation 101
Your circulatory system nourishes and helps detoxify your body. Here is how this beautifully orchestrated system works:

Your heart pumps blood to your arteries.
Arteries deliver blood to your arterioles, where the lining of your blood vessels change. The lining of the blood vessel gets thicker.
Your arterioles deliver blood to your capillaries. These are the tiniest blood vessels. They have their own electrical system and their own pulse that is independent of your heart.
Capillaries open to your lymphatic system through tiny windows and allow oxygen and nutrients to go to the individual body cells.
Other windows a bit farther downstream allow carbon dioxide and waste to enter the venous capillary system. The venous capillary system returns blood to the heart; blood moves from capillaries to venules, and then to veins, where it is returned to the heart.

At some point in the circulation journey all blood must pass through the detoxification organs: the liver, the kidneys and the lungs.

Nutrients that protect your heart and circulatory system:

CoEnzyme Q-10. CoQ-10 provides energy so your heart can beat efficiently without struggling.
Plants like turmeric and vitamins such as B-12 help reduce inflammation in your heart. Inflammation in your heart causes high CRP, or C-Reactive Protein. This is measured by a blood test.
Your cardiovascular system needs B-12 and other special nutrients to reduce homocysteine, a toxic protein that shreds the inside of your blood vessels. Reducing homocysteine is very important.
Healthy lipids are also important for a healthy heart. Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and plants such as garlic, work to keep good cholesterol up and bad cholesterol down.
Finally, two recent studies demonstrated that a single Vitamin C tablet taken at bedtime can reduce the chance of having a heart attack in your sleep by protecting your circulatory system from stress.

Aside from the physical attributes of the heart, I am always amazed by the emotional metaphor we use that includes the heart. Love and gratitude are the emotions most closely connected with the heart. It seems that inflexible attitudes betray inflexible arteries!

And, science has shown that people who experience and express gratitude have healthier circulation. Conversely, people who never form heartfelt attachments with others, those who never make room for love, have the shortest life spans and highest death rates from all causes.

So, take care of your circulatory system through nutrients and nurturing. Learn to love and accept love from others and be grateful. Be grateful for all the wonders in your life, large and small, and be grateful for your heart: a small organ with a huge impact on your health and happiness.

Take Control of Your Health

Exercise vigorously for 30 minutes on most days
Eat foods high in heart-protective Omega-3 fats:
Salmon
Trout
Herring
Walnuts
Flaxseed
Avoid foods high in salt and trans fats
Check your cholesterol, CRP and homocysteine annually
Volunteer: Helping others helps you!

Take the Wellness Challenge.

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