Blood vessel health
A whole-body concern
When you think of organs in the body, what first comes to mind? Of course, there are the biggies — heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain. Blood vessels probably didn’t make the cut.
Much of your health actually depends on the condition of your blood vessels, and in particular the condition of the thin layer of cells lining the inside of your blood vessels (endothelial cells). That layer is called the endothelium, and it functions as a unique organ throughout your body's maze of blood vessels.