Traditionally, cheerleader pops up at this point to cheer for the endothelium. I was ignorant myself, and called it a wrong technical-sounding name. I will now cheer for it myself.
In conclusion, our study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency is common and is associated with endothelial function, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in PD. Vitamin D supplementation is simple cheap, and may reverse endothelial dysfunction.
This is important. Probably all here have endothelial dysfunction. It almost a universal part of aging (and many medical conditions). This study looked at something called Flow-Mediated-Dilation, or FMD.
FMD is merely the effect of the flow of blood on the blood-vessels themselves
, causing dilation to occur. This dilation is one of the two most basic and important functions of a blood-vessel: dilation and contraction.
The swelling (dilation) and shrinking (contraction) must remain healthy
. The balance between them keeps blood vessels from permanently shrinking or swelling. This critical balance
(also called tone) is the responsibility of the thin smooth muscle that lines most blood vessels, including those in your brain and neck.
To see how important blood vessels, from large to tiny are, consider that adults have 60,000 miles of them
. Thus all of this smooth muscle must be the highest drain on energy in the body. It is also the primary source and distributor of body heat. It consumes a huge amount of the food we eat.
must remain healthy. It is an easy thing to keep them that way. Cheerleader has developed a program which is designed to help you ensure this.