Did you know grounding decreases blood viscosity, reducing red blood cell clumping and improving blood flow?
Cardiovascular health requires blood to flow freely and grounding helps improve blood flow.
The process of how this happens is as follows…
- Red blood cells have a strong negative surface charge called the zeta potential that repels them away from one another to prevent clumping.
- The stronger the charge, the further the RBCs will repel away from each other.
- The further away the better to lower viscosity (resistance to blood flow) in the arteries, veins, and capillaries.
Did you know you can estimate the surface charge of RBCs from a formula that uses just one marker on the CBC and one on the CMP?
All you need to calculate viscosity are the values for…
Total Protein from the CMP
- (0.12 * Hematocrit) + (0.17 * (Total Protein * 10 – 2.07))
Blood Viscosity – Arteries/Veins
- (1.89 * Hematocrit) + (3.76 * (Total Protein * 10-78.42))
A little bit of physics
The electrons that transfer from the soil of the Earth into the body while grounding increase the surface charge of RBCs.
The body and the Earth equilibrate to the same zeta potential, making us literally one with the Earth.
The branch of physics known as electrostatics teaches that, when two conductive objects with different electrical potential touch each other, there is a virtually instantaneous transfer of charge so that the two objects equilibrate to the same electrical potential.
Grounding makes the surface charge of RBCs stronger because the electrons transferred to the body from the soil increase the surface charge of the RBCs, pushing them further apart. (1)
Grounding reduces red blood cell clumping and improves blood flow in the arteries, veins, and capillaries.
More on viscosity
Blood viscosity is a measurement of the thickness and stickiness of an individual’s blood. It is a direct measure of the ability of blood to flow through the blood vessels.
Elevated blood viscosity is a strong independent predictor of cardiovascular events.
Blood viscosity (BV) varies with the force applied to it.
BV is dependent on shear rate. This means viscosity decreases when shear rate increases (high shear rate).
BV increases when shear rate decreases (low shear rate).
Shear rate is determined by the diameter of vessels.
High shear rate is present when flow is fast and vessel diameter is small.
Low shear rate is present when flow is slow and vessel diameter is large.
In normal circumstances, in capillaries, high shear rates occur and blood viscosity is low. (3)
Viscosity improves during pregnancy.
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