Section: CIRCULATION OF THE BODY

Understanding Circulation in the Body

The circulatory system consists of three independent systems that work together: the heart (cardiovascular), lungs (pulmonary), and arteries, veins, coronary and portal vessles (systemic). The system is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, oxygen and other gases, and as well as hormones to and from cells.

The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system.

The systemic circulation is a major portion of the circulatory system. The network of veins, arteries and blood vessels transports oxygenated blood from the heart, delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and then returns deoxygenated blood back to the heart.

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The superior vena cava carries oxygen-poor blood into the heart.
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Arteries carry oxygen- rich blood from the heart through the body.
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The aorta carries oxygenated blood from the heart to organs and tissues.
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Veins carry oxygen-poor blood back to the heart.

Section: ARTERIES

Your arteries are an extension of your heart and serve as the delivery system for oxygen and nutrient rich blood to every cell in your body. They are the supply line for fuel within your system.

Your arteries are an extension of your heart and serve as the delivery system for oxygen and nutrient rich blood to every cell in your body. They are the supply line for fuel within your system.

CEP’s unique compression profile provides a consistent level of compression over the calf muscle. This consistent pressure cues the dilation of the arteries - the result is increased oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the muscle, increasing its ability to perform.

Section: veins

Your veins are the return system for blood flow in your body. Veins are quite different from arteries in that they have a much thinner wall structure and lack the ability to dilate and constrict on their own. Veins efficiency come from their intricate system of valves that help prevent back flow of blood caused by gravity.

Graduated compression socks assist venous return by applying a high rate of compression at the ankle and gradually reducing as they come up the leg. The external application of compression has a direct effect on the internal function of the veins.

CEP’s graduated compression profile helps to support the venous system by decreasing their diameter, increasing valve function and increasing stroke volume.

Section: PLANTAR PLEXUS

The bottom of your feet contain the Plantar Plexus - a valveless network of superficial veins in the bottom of the foot. This network plays a crucial role in the process of venous return.

This vein network is critical because when you take a step the pressure beneath your foot pushes the collected blood in the plexus and forces it up into the deeper veins of the foot where it can then be transported up the leg.

CEP Progressive+ and Dynamic+ socks support the Plantar Plexus with a targeted 15-20 mmHg of pressure. This targeted level of pressure assists the valveless system in your foot and pre-stages blood flow from your lower extremi- tieseties.