CELLULAR NUTRIENTS FOR MAINTAINING HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE AND SUPPORTING SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS FUNCTION
The smooth muscle cells building the walls of the arteries contract and relax without our control. Their efficient contraction and relaxation cycle supports blood circulation and maintains optimum blood pressure and circulatory health. The spasm of smooth muscle cells reduces internal diameters of the blood vessel walls impairing blood flow, and their relaxation widens these passages and decreases the pressure of blood on their walls.
The smooth muscle cells that build the blood vessel walls also compose many other organs. They build the walls of air passages in the respiratory tract, the gall bladder and urinary bladder, and they are also found throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract and in the eyes, among others.
Therefore, it is not surprising that nourishment and specific micronutrients supporting optimum function of the smooth muscle cells have a positive impact on the function of many organs in our body which are made of this type of cells. Some of these micronutrients are also important for protecting cells against oxidative damage and production of natural “relaxing factors.”
Relavit™ can be taken alone or with other formulas in the <Dr. Rath Synergy Program>.
The ingredients in RelavitTM have been combined in accordance with the scientific principles to support their respective functions in various aspects of cellular metabolism.
Magnesium and calcium are important for optimum contraction and relaxation of the vascular walls which is vital for maintaining healthy blood pressure that is already in a normal range. They also support optimum contractile functions of other body organs composed of smooth muscle cells.
L-arginine is the source of nitric oxide (NO) called the” relaxing factor.” It works together with vitamin C which aids in the process of NO production and contributes to the relaxation effect. Arginine is a “conditionally essential” amino acid and its supplementation becomes necessary under certain physiological conditions.
Vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoids work together enhancing their respective biological effects. Vitamin C is needed for the production of prostacyclins which are important in blood vessel relaxation and maintaining healthy blood viscosity. This vitamin is also essential for collagen production which is responsible for the strength and integrity of blood vessels, lung passages, intestinal walls and other organs. The citrus bioflavonoids help in vitamin C recycling and maintaining healthy structure of the artery walls.
Vitamins E and C help in protecting cells against oxidative stress.
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