Zeta Potential and Better Blood Flow

A fascinating 2008 study from the University of Calcutta in tie medical journal Biochimica et Biopysica Acta reported for the first time on the zeta potential of red blood cells in diabetics. It’s not a good picture.The researchers described “a remarkable alteration, specifically a progressive

deterioration of zeta potential, most pronounced among diabetics with cardiovascular disease. The research revealed a parallel between poorer zeta potential and hypercoagulability.


“Blood becomes sludge so that it becomes increasingly difficult for the heart to pump, and the system becomes less efficient to perform the usual functions,” they said, and recommended that zeta potential should be used as a measurement of cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes.

A few years earlier, this same group of researchers reported that high blood sugar causes oxidative damage to red blood cells and hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule in blood cells that caries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and then caries out carbon dioxide. In 208,

the Indian researchers said that the high blood sugar also significantly alters the electrodynamics of the cells’ outer membrane, thus increasing the potential for clumping.

Our zeta-potential study offers one intriguing explanation of how individuals with diabetes may benefit from Earthing. Clearly, though, every one stands to benefit, not just diabetics. Zeta-potential improvement is one of the biggest effects of Earthing, and perhaps the biggest of all.

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