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Blood Clots

The body’s ability to heal itself is an everyday occurrence yet miraculous when you think about it.  Have you ever wondered what happens during the blood clotting process?  When you are injured, why does the blood stop flowing?  The blood clotting process is another one of the fascinating things that our complex, multi-layered, physical systems can do.

One of the primary actors in the clotting process is the platelet.  Platelets are normally smooth, round, and happily floating in the contents of our blood.  When our body is injured, platelets become sticky and spiny.  They rush to the site of injury as a first line of defense.  More platelets rush to the scene, and they link together to create a net over the wound, holding back the flow of blood.  The platelets also send messages to the surrounding blood vessels to constrict, slowing down the flow of blood to the general area.  The enzyme thrombin then helps to form another compound called fibrin, which weaves itself in threads over the wound, creating a more effective seal. 

Clotting disorders can disrupt these natural functions in the blood, leaving the body susceptible to uncontrolled bleeding, or, at the other end of the spectrum, blood that clots too readily.  Prescription medications to promote thinner blood have become very popular, but are not without dangerous side effects.  Natural health products, however, can be part of a holistic approach to dealing with the health of the blood.  Supporting the circulatory process is vital to systemic health.  The right supplements can support both the oxidation and the blood clotting process.

Product Category Recommendation: Blood Support


A Word from Our In House Expert


dr.-dave-bordered.jpg  Dr. Dave States: 
Vitamin K is a great natural aspect to promote clotting along with leafy vegetables and greens.  A great product to help promote your blood support is proarginine with L-arginine that supports the vascular system in general.  Blood support needs to start in the spleen and the kidneys.

 

 

 

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