When the glycocalyx inner lining of capillaries becomes too damaged the capillaries will eventually either die or become non-functional. Why is this a bad thing? Well, there are an estimated 37 trillion cells that make up your body. This is a number that is incomprehensible. But, I would like to help you get some sense of how vast this number is. Imagine that you have the best job in the world. It pays you $1 every second of every day even when you are sleeping. It would only take you 11 days to earn 1 million dollars. But it would take you over 100,000 thousand years to earn 37 trillion dollars. Incredible isn’t it? Now even more incredible than that is that, on average, every cell in your body is only about 2 cells away from a capillary. That means you have an incredible number of capillaries supplying oxygen, nutrients, hormones and other essential chemicals to every cell of the body. In fact, if you lined up every capillary in the body end to end, it would stretch around the world about 2 and half times. The human body is absolutely amazing.
So what happens when capillaries die or quit filling with blood? The cells they supply with oxygen, nutrients, and hormones begin to starve. Instead of a capillary delivering supplies to 2 cells, it has to try and supply maybe a hundred cells. How effective would this be? It literally can cause tissue and organ starvation. This is the definition of poor circulation.
Repairing the glycocalyx can restore appropriate circulation and the delivery of nutrients and other important body chemicals.