TERRY’S BOTTOM LINE:
Blood vessels—arteries and veins—are crucially important in
any effort to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, aneurysms, and strokes, yet
there are no drugs that will make blood vessels stronger and resistant to
rupture. However, there is a clinically studied nutrient that can make blood
vessels stronger—mesoglycan. This nutrient:
- Strengthens weak arteries and blood vessels
- Improves blood flow and prevents abnormal blood clots
- Makes arteries and veins more flexible
- Relieves pain and bruising of chronic venous
- Protects delicate blood vessels in the eyes,
- Stops heart disease and other circulatory problems in
- Helps prevent aneurysms – potentially
life-threatening weakness and bulging in arteries
We are in the middle of a cardiovascular crisis.
One in every three deaths in America is due to heart disease
or stroke—equivalent to 2,200 deaths every day. Heart disease is also
expensive—over $400 billion dollars a year in healthcare costs and lost
productivity. High blood pressure, oxidized LDL cholesterol and atherosclerosis
(hardening of the arteries), chronic inflammation, and even other diseases such
as diabetes and abnormal thyroid levels are associated with developing heart
disease. Experts have estimated that if we were to eliminate heart disease,
we’d add about 10 years to the average human lifespan.
Many factors figure into heart and blood vessel disease,
including strokes, but one thing they have in common is the strength of the
blood vessel wall, and the need for uninterrupted, healthy blood circulation.
There are no drugs to make the blood vessels stronger, but there is an
amazingly powerful building block nutrient called mesoglycan.
Mesoglycan has been shown to prevent or slow atherosclerosis
as well as to treat other diseases of the veins and arteries, including chronic
venous insufficiency and diabetic retinopathy. Mesoglycan has more than one
mechanism of action: it works on the actual formation of blood vessel walls,
helping them to be strong, yet flexible, plus it helps keep
blood moving through our arteries and blood vessels. This amazing compound
provides a world of benefits for the entire circulatory system.
Strengthens Arteries, Prevents Abnormal Clotting,
Promotes Blood Flow
Blood clots form a protein called fibrin. Mesoglycan, aside from helping
build the structure of blood vessels and arteries, also shows fibrinolytic
activity. That is, it inhibits the effects of fibrinogen—a marker of
inflammation and a precursor to fibrin and abnormal blood-clots—both of which
can contribute to heart attack or stroke. I think it is important to note that
while mesoglycan helps prevent abnormal blood clots, it does not “thin” the
blood. Mesoglycan also appears to improve the fluid properties of red blood
cells. This may be due to changes in red cell membrane permeability and cell
surface electric charges, or other interactions between the glycan and red
membranes. Researchers are still investigating this aspect of mesoglycan and
healthy blood flow.
Consider the clinical study of 18 patients with heart
disease (either general atherosclerosis or from diabetes). In a 9-day trial,
mesoglycan showed healthy anti-clotting activity after just one dose! Repeated
administration showed similar effects, so it was an ongoing benefit.
Another similar clinical trial involving patients dealing
with atherosclerotic disease (general or with non-insulin dependent diabetes)
showed an improvement in blood flow after just 30 days.
Of course, preserving strong, flexible arteries is about
more than protecting the heart. It’s estimated that the human body has about
60,000 miles of blood vessels—all of which have, and need, mesoglycan in order
to function! This includes our entire cardiovascular system, including
arteries, veins, and other “microcirculatory” vessels in delicate organs like
the eyes and brain.
I think it’s important to keep a holistic outlook when
you’re talking about one of our most complex systems. So if you want to support
your entire cardiovascular system, you need to include the entire network. And
for that, mesoglycan is extremely valuable.
Prevents and Treats Stroke
For example, in clinical studies, mesoglycan has also been shown to help
vessel walls remain flexible, as well as to decrease plasma fibrinogen (again,
reducing the risk of abnormal clotting) in patients who had previously suffered
In fact, in one case, 40 individuals who had a transitory
ischemic cerebral attack (TIA), a temporary stoppage of blood often called a
“mini-stroke”, were treated with mesoglycan for two years. Aside from four
people who had a relapse, the overall effect was very positive. This is very
significant. Transitory or transient ischemic attacks are also considered
“warning strokes”, and point to potentially debilitating or fatal problems in
the future. The fact that mesoglycan was able to stop the recurrence of these
clots provides real hope for anyone at risk of stroke.
For those who have suffered from a stroke, mesoglycan can
help recovery because of the way it strengthens blood vessels in the brain. In
an open trial, mesoglycan improved mood, autonomy, memory and emotional
lability—the sharp, extreme changes in mood or emotional responses which may or
may not be related to the mood at hand—in those with a history of stroke.
Stops Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Mesoglycan also strengthens veins in the legs and relieves symptoms of
chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), stops venous ulcers and helps prevent the
potentially damaging and dangerous clotting in the veins known as deep vein
thrombosis (DVT). Clinical tests showed that mesoglycan stopped the recurrence
of DVT, a normally common occurrence. It also relieved the pain, bruising, and
overall mobility of those with CVI.
Another clinical study examined the effects of mesoglycan on
patients with intermittent claudication – difficulty and pain from walking due
to peripheral atherosclerosis, a narrowing and stiffening of the blood vessels
in the legs. In this case, the patients had blocked veins in their ankles, but
did not have diabetes. By the end of the study, those in the mesoglycan group
had fewer “ischemic events” and better walking distance than the placebo group.
For anyone with CVI, mesoglycan is considered by researchers
to be an excellent natural medicine to be used in conjunction with conventional
treatment, including compression stockings and other wound care. It has been
clinically shown to help heal leg ulcers in just 90 days. In fact, in the
mesoglycan group, the leg sores were resolved in 75% of the individuals in that
time. It took 136 days for the placebo group to get the same results—using only
Aside from arteries and major blood vessels, mesoglycan also
strengthens the fragile blood vessels in the eye.
Protects Eyesight, Repairs Retinopathy
We often take our vision for granted, until something happens to make us
realize how precious a gift it truly is. For people with diabetes and diabetic
retinopathy, this can be one of the most frightening aspects of the
disease—losing eyesight because of the damage to these tiny blood vessels.
Fortunately, mesoglycan provides a ray of hope here as well.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of patients
suffering diabetic retinopathy, mesoglycan significantly reduced
vision-damaging microhemorrhages (small areas of bleeding) and micro aneurysms
(small areas of blood vessel wall weakness and bulging). At the conclusion of
the 6-month study, the researchers found that it was very well tolerated, and
certainly warranted further study based on these powerful results.
Mesoglycan—The Natural Artery Builder You Need
You don’t need to be a statistic in the ongoing cardiovascular crisis in
America. Nature often has a better way, and mesoglycan is part of it.
I recommend mesoglycan from a porcine source, so it is
bioidentical to the same building blocks in our own bodies. Mesoglycan helps
the body strengthen weakened veins, reduce abnormal blood clotting, and promote
blood flow—all vitally important to anyone with worries about heart attack,
stroke, aneurysm, DVT, or any other circulatory problem. For anyone with these
concerns, I strongly recommend that you make mesoglycan a regular part of your
supplement regimen. It is a safe, natural way to reinvigorate your entire
I recommend taking 50-100 mg of mesoglycan daily to help
the body strengthen weakened veins, reduce abnormal blood clotting, and promote