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The cardiovascular system is composed of the heart and a complex network of blood vessels‚ including arteries‚ veins and capillaries. The main function of this system is to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body‚ while taking away waste products. Any dysfunction in this critical system can lead to major health problems and even death. Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death among North American men and women. The ingredients in Advanced Cardiac Support can help to protect the heart and to support improved cardiovascular function.
The cardiovascular benefits of curcumin have been clinically demonstrated in studies examining its effect on serum cholesterol and lipid peroxide and lipid peroxide levels in healthy human subjects. Results showed a 33% reduction in lipid peroxide levels along with a 29% increase in HDL cholesterol and a 12% reduction in total cholesterol.
Since 1974‚ co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has actually been approved as a drug in Japan-and later other nations- for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Placebo-controlled studies with CoQ10 (including one conducted in Italy involving 2664 patients with congestive heart failure) have produced significantly positive results. More recent studies have noted that CoQ10 can also help reduce high blood pressure associated with endothelial dysfunction.
Terminalia arjuna (or simply arjuna) has been shown to help increase cardiac muscle capacity. In one study including patients with congestive heart failure‚ arjuna supplementation improved symptoms to such a degree that all patients had their conditions reclassified. Furthermore‚ arjuna increased the blood-pumping activity of their hearts by 10% and the efficiency of those hearts at emptying blood out the left ventricle (ejection fraction) rose by nearly 20%. In patients with stable angina‚ studies have found arjuna capable of reducing the frequency of attacks by two-thirds.
The conversion of homocysteine‚ a toxic amino acid linked to increased risk of vascular disease‚ into less toxic alternatives requires the presence of vitamin B6; therefore supplementing with this important vitamin can help keep homocysteine levels in check. Vitamin B6 also helps reduce inflammation. Pyridoxal-5'-phophate is the superior‚ active form of vitamin B6.
Powergrape™ is a potent whole grape extract that has been clinically demonstrated to reduce oxidative stress‚ improve physical performance‚ protect the muscle from damage and improve oxygen delivery to the cells of the body. Grape extracts have also been studied extensively for their benefits to cardiovascular health‚ including their ability to help reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Hydroxytyrosol is a compound present in olives‚ and has the distinction of having the highest radical scavenging ability ever reported for any natural antioxidant compound. It is thought that this compound plays a key role in the better health and reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease in people eating a "Mediterranean diet". Hydroxytyrosol strongly inhibits peroxidation of LDL cholesterol. In one study involving 40 men with coronary heart disease‚ daily consumption of raw virgin olive oil was associated with better antioxidant status‚ reduction in oxidized LDL and lower systolic blood pressure.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 2 Veggie Capsule
Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving / % DV
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 50 mg / 2500%
Hydroxytyrosol 2 mg / Ɨ
Curcumin 420 mg / Ɨ
Powergrape® grape extract* 400 mg / Ɨ
Co-enzyme Q10 90 mg / Ɨ
Terminalia arjuna extract (25% tannins) 600 mg / Ɨ
Ɨ Daily Value not established.
Take 2 capsules daily with food‚ or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood pressure medication‚ antiplatelet medication‚ blood thinners or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance‚ if you have a heart condition‚ gallstones‚ a bile duct obstruction‚ stomach ulcers‚ excess stomach acid‚ a kidney disorder‚ or if you are dehydrated. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen‚ or for use beyond four weeks.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not take.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Vegetarian Product
- Corn Free
- Wheat Free
- Gluten Free
- Nuts Free
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Shellfish Free