Info: 120 Veg. Capsules
There are many cardiovascular issues we need to be wary of, including poor circulation, elevated blood lipid and cholesterol levels (hyperlipidaemia), blood aggregation (how much or how well your platelets clump together), arterial damage, and high blood pressure. CanPrev designed Healthy Heart to be a comprehensive nutritional formula to address all those issues. It features a goodly amount of CoQ10 (a heart-specific antioxidant) and a rich blend of herbs, vitamins, and polyphenols (compounds with antioxidant properties from natural plant food sources) which research has shown to be able to help metabolize fats and maintain cardiovascular health, cholesterol levels, proper formation of red blood cells.
Manufacturer's Notes on the Individual Ingredients:
May help prevent atherosclerosis by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels and slowing platelet stickiness in the blood. Over 1,800 studies have examined garlic's effectiveness in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, preventing heart attack and stroke, and treating infections.
Contains components that interact with key enzymes in the heart to increase the pumping force of the heart muscle and eliminate arrhythmias. It dilates the coronary arteries to improve circulation and in turn relieve cardiac hypoxia. Hawthorn also helps increase the rate at which the liver converts LDL cholesterol into HDL and dissolves cholesterol deposits. Its rich concentration of antioxidants helps prevent arterial plaque formation.
Grape seed extract
Rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), which are known primarily for their antioxidant activity. They protect the endothelial tissue in the lining of blood vessels and have been reported to demonstrate anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory actions.
Deficiency can lead to the increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms and contribute to heart attacks and strokes. Evidence suggests that magnesium may help to regulate blood pressure due to its natural muscle relaxant ability. When blood vessels are relaxed, there is less resistance to the flow of blood, resulting in lower blood pressure.
Thought to help lower blood pressure by lowering cholesterol levels and stabilizing the walls of the vascular system through its powerful antioxidant properties.
Policosanol (derived sugar cane wax)
Studies indicate this may increase the uptake and breakdown of cholesterol by the liver and has consistently demonstrated LDL-lowering ability with little evidence of toxicity.
Vitamin B12 and Folate (Folic acid)
These are both essential vitamins for the production of enzymes necessary to remove homocysteine efficiently from the blood. This is important because evidence suggests that homocysteine, if found in high levels in the blood, may promote atherosclerosis by damaging the inner lining of arteries and promoting blood clots.
Each capsule contains:
Garlic extract, bulb (2% allicin): 150 mg
Hawthorn extract (Crataegus laevigata, leaf/flower, 18.75% OPCs as epi-catechin): 100 mg
Grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera, 95% OPCs): 94 mg
Magnesium (bisglycinate): 56 mg
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone): 50 mg
Policosanol (sugar cane wax) (60% octacosanol): 5 mg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin): 250 mcg
Folate (folic acid): 200 mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule.
Standardized extracts and potencies in these ingredients. Vegan product. Contains no dairy, soy, corn, gluten, or GMO-ingredients.
Adults: Take 2 capsules two times per day with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Take for a minimum of 2 months for optimum effect. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Caution advised during pregnancy and breastfeeding and with medical conditions including diabetes and blood clotting disorders. Caution advised when used concurrently with anticoagulants such as warfarin, anti-platelet medications such as acetylsalicylic acid, blood pressure medications, protease inhibitors or cardiac glycosides such as digitalis and digoxin. Discontinue use if hypersensitivity to garlic occurs. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80028320.