A Cardiovascular formula using modern nutritional ingredients and Chinese herbal extracts to protect and enhance the function of the heart and blood vessels. Most ingredients have been scientifically proven to be able to enhance and maintain normal cardiovascular functions. If taken regularly, it can help protect the heart function and help provide the nutrition for the heart muscles and blood vessels.
Serving Size of 3 Capsules Supply:
L-Carnitine Fumarate..135mg, L-Taurine..240mg, D-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E)...23IU, Vitamin C.....30mg, Coenzyme Q10...15mg, Pyridoxine HCL (Vit B6).12mg, Magnesium (Ascorbate)..60mg, Potassium (Aspartate)...30mg, Calcium Pyruvate..90mg, Nattokinase..1200fu, Resveratrol....20mg, Vitamin B12...15mcg, Folic Acid...300mcg
OTHER CONCENTRATED INGREDIENTS: Blend mix of Hawthorn Berry 75mg, Salvia Root 50mg, Red Yeast Rice 50mg, Notoginseng 50mg, Reishi Mushroom 50mg, Baked Licorice 60mg, Ligusticum 30mg, Gynostemma 10mg. NO SUGAR, NO ARTIFICIAL COLOR OR FLAVORING.
90 capsules per bottle.
L-Carnitine Fumarate is a natural vitamin-like compound that transports long-chain fatty acids from the cytoplasm to within the mitochondrial matrix (the energy-producing unit in cells) for their B-oxidation in various tissues. The skeletal muscles and myocardium contain the highest concentrations of Carnitine. Normal heart function is critically dependent on adequate concentrations of Carnitine. If the heart does not have a good supply of oxygen, Carnitine levels quickly decrease which, in turn, leads to decreased energy production in the heart with an increased risk of heart disease.
Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body. It comprises 50% of the free amino acid content of the heart ,therefore playing an important role in heart function. In Japan, Taurine is used in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Taurine is rich in sulfur and it helps, among other things, to regulate heartbeat, develop nerve tissue and stabilize cellular membranes.
Co-Enzyme Q10 is an essential component of the mitochondria where it plays a major role in energy production. Even though CoQ10 can be synthesized within the body, deficiency states are not uncommon. With age, the level of CoQ10 declines and this is in part responsible for the age-related deterioration of the immune system. The heart is very susceptible to the effects of CoQ10 deficiency. Also, cardiovascular diseases such as mitral valve prolapse, CHF (congestive heart failure), etc. require increased tissue levels of CoQ10.
Vitamin E is the antioxidant that offers the greatest protection against heart disease because of its ability to be easily incorporated into the LDL-cholesterol molecule and prevent free-radical damage. Vitamin E provides significant additional protection against heart disease and strokes by reducing LDL-cholesterol peroxidation with an improvement in plasma LDL breakdown; therefore inhibiting excessive platelet aggregation, increasing HDL cholesterol levels (the 'good' cholesterol) and increasing the breakdown of fibrin (a clot forming protein).Two large-scale studies have shown relatively low-dose Vitamin E supplements to be capable of significantly reducing the risk of dying from a heart attack or a stroke.
Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6) has shown in recent studies to lower total plasma lipid and cholesterol levels considerably. If a person is relatively deficient in Vitamin B6, folic acid and/or Vitamin B12, there will be an increase in the level of homocysteine (which is an intermediate compound in the conversion of the amino acid methionine to cysteine).
Vitamin B12 (see Pyridoxine HCL)
Folic Acid (see Pyridoxine HCL) A deficiency in Vitamin B12 and/or Folic Acid results in significantly reduced white blood cell production and abnormal white blood cell responses. Folic Acid deficiency (the most common vitamin deficiency in the US) has been shown to result in atrophy of the thymus and lymph nodes and significantly impaired white blood cell (WBC) function.
Vitamin C works as an antioxidant in aqueous environments in the body, both outside and inside human cells. It is the first line of antioxidant protection in the body. Vitamin C is also responsible for regenerating oxidized Vitamin E in the body, thus increasing the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin E. A high dietary intake of Vitamin C has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes.
Magnesium Aspartate is a major mineral which is frequently ignored in medical circles. Recently, though, the medical community has taken a much greater interest in the therapeutic role of magnesium, especially in heart disease. It helps normal heart and muscle function, neurologic function and normal metabolism of fats and it reduces arhythmias of the heart and anxiety. Many disorders of heart rhythm are related to an insufficient level of magnesium in the heart muscle. The level of magnesium in the blood correlates with the ability of the heart muscle to manufacture enough energy to beat properly. In addition to providing benefits of its own in treating CHF (congestive heart failure), magnesium supplementation prevents the magnesium depletion caused by the conventional drug therapy for CHF (digitalis, diuretics and vasodilators).
Potassium Aspartate functions in the maintenance of water balance and distribution, acid-base balance, kidney and adrenal function and heart function. Over 95% of the potassium in the body is found within cells. During nerve transmission and muscle contraction, potassium exits the cell and sodium enters, resulting in a change in electrical charge. This change is what causes a nerve impulse or muscle contraction. Potassium interacts with magnesium in many body systems. It is therefore appropriate to supplement magnesium along with potassium.
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. Resveratrol has also been produced by chemical synthesis, and is sold as a nutritional supplement derived primarily from Japanese knotweed. Perhaps the most notable producer of resveratrol is the grapevine, which produces large amounts of resveratrol in the skins of grapes to protect against fungal diseases and sun damage.
Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted from natto, a Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. To make natto, boiled soybeans are combined with the bacteria Bacillus subtilis natto. Natto is a popular breakfast food in Japan, where it is eaten with rice. Natto has a strong, cheese-like smell; a nutty, salty flavor; and a sticky consistency. Nattokinase is thought to be help dissolve abnormal blood clots. Abnormal blood clots can cause heart attacks and strokes, as well as conditions such as phlebitis, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis. Nattokinase has been found to have blood clot dissolving abilities and prevents the aggregation of red blood cells.
One theory is that it dissolves the tiny fibers (fibrin) that form the strong mesh in blood clots. Nattokinase is said to have similar clot-dissolving abilities as plasmin, a natural enzyme in blood. In contrast, aspirin reduces stickiness of blood cells (platelets) that, together with fibrin strands, make up blood clots. The drug Coumadin (warfarin) works on abnormal clotting by preventing fibrin strands from forming a clot.
Caution: Consult your health professional if you have a blood coagulation disorder or taking blood thinners or if you are taking any drug that effects blood coagulation or blood pressure such as prescription vitamin K, heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Calcium Pyruvate is the most abundant mineral, and the fifth most abundant substance, in the body. Besides providing structure and strength to skeletal tissue, calcium is integral in nerve transmission. Calcium, along with magnesium, is directly responsible for activating the mechanisms in striated and smooth muscle contraction and plays an important role in cardiovascular physiology and they are both important in the regulation of blood pressure. Calcium has also been shown to have a beneficial effect on serum cholesterol levels, especially in females. Supplementation may decrease total cholesterol and triglycerides and inhibit platelet aggregation.
San Qi (Notoginseng) is a root used in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to allay pain by dispersing 'Blood stasis' and by promoting Blood circulation. Recent research reveals that the very high saponin content in San Qi makes it a valuable cardiovascular relaxant, aiding the increase of coronary blood flow (Saponins have a rejuvenating effect on red blood cells and plasma). Modern research validates San Qi's traditional status as a 'magic root for life preservation'.
Shan Zha (Hawthorn Berry) is a very effective herb for the heart and blood vessels. Its actions as a coronary restorative, cardiovascular relaxant and circulatory and systemic resolvent are unequaled, making Shan Zha a valuable adjunct in formulas for coronary deficiency with angina, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, neurocardiac disorders, coronary artery spasm, chest tightness, shortness of breath, palpitations and anxiety. The beneficial effects of Shan Zha in the treatment of angina are due to improvement in the blood and oxygen supply of the heart, resulting from dilation of the coronary vessels, as well as improvement of the metabolic processes in the heart. The improvement results not only from increased blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscle, but is also due to the interaction of hawthorn flavonoids with key enzymes which enhances the heart muscle¡¦s ability to contract.
Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) promotes Blood circulation, stops pain, tranquilizes the mind by nourishing the heart and promotes new tissue regeneration. Because of its positive effect on the circulation, Dan Shen is traditionally used to treat angina pectoris ('chest Bi strangulating pain' in TCM). In recent studies, the active components of Dan Shen have shown an ability to dilate coronary blood vessels and peripheral blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the heart.
Ling Zhi (Reishi mushroom) has extensive effects on heart and blood-related conditions. Modern research conducted to test Ling Zhi in coronary heart disease has shown that it improves the circulation of the myocardium (the innermost muscle of the heart), increases blood flow and lowers oxygen consumption. Several polysaccharides contained in Reishi are involved in these cardiotonic activities. Reishi also reduces blood fat levels, including LDL (the 'Bad' cholesterol). Symptomatically, the improvements obtained from supplementation with Reishi have been, among others, reduction of pain above the heart and of difficult breathing, also reducing palpitations and edema. Adenosine (a nucleotide drivative of RNA) occurring in the dried mushroom, on the order of 400 mcg/gr, has been connected with the inhibition of platelet aggregation. Adenosine is the core of cyclic AMP and ATP, the basic communication and energy systems of our body. Triterpenes in Reishi (mostly occurring as fatty acids) have an ¡§adaptogenic¡¨ effect, helping the body to adapt to a large range of environmental and biological stress. They have a kind of 'harmonizing' effect on the body. Reishi's ability to calm the body and regulate its energy seems to be the key to its effect on blood pressure and the immune system. The so-called 'herb of immortality' lives up to its reputation!
Zhi Gan Cao (Baked Licorice) is one of the most commonly used of all Chinese herbs. It is added to herbal formulas as an adjunctive herb to ¡§harmonize¡¨ and moderate the possible harshness of herbs in a formula. When licorice is used for its Qi (energy) tonic properties, it is always taken in 'prepared' form, which is baked in honey. It is used for patterns with an irregular or intermittent pulse, or palpitations. Glycyrrhizin, the active ingredient in licorice, lowers cholesterol levels.
Chuan Xiong (Ligusticum wallichii) is a cardiovascular/coronary restorative used for coronary blood deficiency and spasms with angina pectoris, myocardial infarct and cerebrovascular occlusion. It is also a cardiovascular relaxant and hypotensive, making it a valuable herb for neurocardiac disorders, such as palpitations and anxiety. As an antilipemic, it reduces the incidence of atherosclerosis by lowering the serum cholesterol levels.
Wu Wei Zi (Schizandra) is a metabolic restorative, aging-retardant herb, often used in China for chronic loss of stamina, fatigue, stress and chronic illness. It is also a blood pressure regulator, making it valuable in both hypotension as well as hypertension. Schizandra not only stimulates inadequate immune functions, but also regulates them when they become disordered.
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