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- Garlic extract root, 2% allicin
- 94 mg
- Grape seed extract 95% OPCs
- Hawthorn extract berries, 2% vitexen
- Magnesium (Bisglycinate)
- Coenzyme Q10
- Policosanol (sugar cane wax) 60% octacosanol
- Vitamin B12(cyanocobalamine)
- Folic acid (folate)
Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate (1%), vegetable capsule.
Take two Cardiotality capsules per day with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.
This product contains no added: Artificial preservatives, Colour, Corn, Soya, Gluten, Wheat or Yeast. Non GMO, high organic content. Do not use Cardiotality if you are taking blood thinners, anti-hypertensives, or cholesterol lowering medication
- Complete therapeutic strength heart formula.
- With CoQ10 and hawthorn.
- Contains homocysteine fighters.
- Supports healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Non-GMO ingredients only.
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Articles by a naturopathic doctor.
Healthy Heart Cardiotality is a nutritional formula designed to maintain cardiovascular health and healthy cholesterol levels.
- noticed that your circulation isn't as good as it used to be?
- recently learned that you have a lot of the common risk factors for cardiovascular disease?
- discovered a family history of cardiovascular disease?
- been trying to improve your cardiac health and looking for something safe to back up your efforts?
- been trying to support healthy cholesterol levels naturally
- maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
- helping to reduce platelet 'stickiness'
- helping to support healthy blood pressure levels
- supporting the cardiovascular system
- improving circulation
- maintaining heart strength
- maintaining heart rhythm
- managing the early risk factors for cardiovascular disease
- Age- your risk increases as you get older. For men, the risk increases after age 55, and for women, after menopause
- Relatives- family history of heart disease such as angina (chest pain), heart attack, or stroke (especially if occurring before age 65), increases your risk
- Sex -men are at greater risk than women
- Ethnicity -people of African, South Asian, and First Nations descent are more prone to heart disease.
- Cholesterol- is one of the fats in your blood. It is produced by the liver or consumed in certain foods. It is needed by the body for cell membrane production, Vitamin D and hormones. When there is too much cholesterol in the bodybecause of diet and the rate at which the cholesterol is processedit is deposited in arteries, including those of the heart. This can lead to narrowing of the arteries, heart disease, and other complications. There are two main types of cholesterol:
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol called "bad" cholesterol because high levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood promotes the build-up of plaque in the artery walls High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol called the "good" cholesterol because it helps carry LDL cholesterol away from the artery walls
- Blood pressure- high blood pressure affects one in five Canadians. It is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease, so it is very important that it is properly controlled. High blood pressure is a condition where the pressure of the blood in the arteries is too high. Over time, high blood pressure can damage blood vessel walls, causing scarring, which promotes the build-up of fatty plaque, which can narrow and eventually block arteries. It also strains the heart and eventually weakens the heart. There are often no symptoms to signal high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure by making healthy lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of heart diseases.
- Smoking smokers have more than twice the risk for heart attack as non-smokers. Smoking is also the most preventable risk factor. Smoking contributes to the build-up of plaque in your arteries, increases the risk of blood clots, reduces the oxygen in your blood, increases your blood pressure and makes your heart work harder. Once you become smoke-free and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke, you will immediately reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Alcohol Consumption -excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of heart disease. While you may have heard that alcohol, particularly red wine, is good for your heart, drinking too much of any type of alcohol can increase your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and contribute to the development of heart disease and stroke.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight -achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and control other conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
- Physical Inactivity -people who are physically inactive have twice the risk for heart disease and stroke. Inactivity can impact other risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Regular physical activity can improve risk factor levels. Active living is important to maintaining good heart health and overall health. Whether it's walking or running, make moving part of your life!
In addition to these commonly known modifiable risk factors, recent research findings have also uncovered several other emerging risk factors as the underlying causes of heart disease and stroke:
- Homocysteine homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found in the blood and is acquired mostly from eating meat. Elevated blood homocysteine levels have been linked to cardiovascular health issues. It is thought that homocysteine is a culprit in heart health concerns because it damages the arterial wall. Researchers have found that homocysteine levels tend to rise in individuals who are deficient in folic acid, Vitamin B6 or Vitamin B12. High homocysteine levels are found in close to 50% of people with heart disease. Taking Healthy Heart Cardiotality in conjunction with CanPrev's Immuno-Multi ensures that there is ample coverage with these critical B vitamins and folic acid.
- Inflammation and C-reactive protein- the process of inflammation and free radicals is now believed to be the catalyst for the development of atherosclerosis. (the build up of plaques in the blood vessels)
- Increased Platelet Aggregation and Increased Fibrinogen Formation can promote atherosclerotic plaque development and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Platelets are tiny cell fragments circulating in the blood that have a role in blood clotting. Under normal circumstances, platelets clump together and help form blood clots that stop bleeding. However, in cardiovascular disease, platelets clump together in narrowed arteries, which can lead to the development of a clot within the artery; the platelet "plug" itself and/or the clot that forms can block blood flow. This blockage can have significant consequences leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Today, just managing cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and the modifiable risk factors to mitigate the risk of heart disease and stroke is no longer sufficient. Medical experts now recognize that addressing underlying inflammation and elevated homocysteine levels and preventing free radical damage, are also important new avenues for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
If you have, then CanPrev's Healthy Heart Cardiotality may be just what you have been searching for. Healthy Heart Cardiotality is a well-rounded formulation that addresses cardiovascular health from many different angles, from circulation and arterial damage to addressing various risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. Every ingredient in Healthy Heart Cardiotality has been rigorously reviewed and selected for its potential benefit to support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Healthy Heart Cardiotality maybe helpful for:
The Epidemic of Heart Health Issues
Poor heart health is a primary cause of death in North America and is projected to be the leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. It is well documented that heart health issues have reached epidemic proportions in the western world. The good news is that by improving diet, exercising and taking specific supplements proven to support cardiovascular health, can help manage early risk factors. CanPrev's Healthy Heart Cardiotality is a comprehensive daily supplement that aids optimal cardiovascular functioning and may address the principle risk factors for cardiovascular health concerns.
Understanding Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Heart disease and stroke are major causes of illness, disability and death in Canada. Extensive clinical and statistical studies have identified common risk factors associated with an increase risk of cardiovascular diseases. Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. Some of the risk factors you can defend yourself against and some you cannot. In principle, however, everyone can take steps to lower their risk of heart disease and heart attack by trying to address the modifiable risk factors.
Non-modifiable risk factors include:
Modifiable risk factors include:
Cardiovascular Health is not Just a Man's Concern
Surprisingly, after menopause, equal numbers of women as men are afflicted by cardiovascular health issues. What is less well known is that women are more likely to die from their heart problems, particularly if they have diabetes. Women display different types of symptoms than men in the lead up to a heart attack (myocardial infarction). For example, it is quite uncommon for women to experience chest pain before a heart attack. They are more likely to experience unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances and shortness of breath. It is speculated that a drop in estrogen levels after menopause may lead to arterial stiffening and that a high intake of antioxidants may help to counter this stiffening and help prevent cardiovascular health issues. CanPrev's Healthy Heart Cardiotality contains a large number of critical antioxidants.
Being Proactive is Essential
It takes many years before the signs of compromised heart health make themselves apparent. When these signs do appear, it is a warning that one's health is heading down a dangerous path. The key to managing cardiovascular health issues is to exercise, eat a balanced and nutritious diet, halt the build up of fatty plaques at the site of blood vessel injuries, reduce cellular damage within the cardiovascular network and relax the vessel walls themselves thereby keeping blood pressure at a healthy level. Healthy Heart Cardiotality was developed to be a partner in this heart health continuum. Its comprehensive formula contains a mixture of vitamins, herbs and potent food extracts. Together they work to support optimal cardiovascular functioning. The ingredients in the formula are based on scientific research. All have been shown to have therapeutic benefits and to positively and safely impact specific aspects of heart health.
Magnesium citrate (16% elemental) magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral, and is essential for proper functioning of the human body. More than 300 biochemical processes directly depend on magnesium. Magnesium is essential for the production of ATP, the body's primary energy producing molecule; it also mediates proper muscle function, providing the mechanism for relaxation of muscles including the heart muscle.
A deficiency in magnesium can lead to the increase risk of abnormal heart rhythms and contribute to heart attacks and strokes. In addition, evidence suggests that magnesium may play an important role in regulating blood pressure, due to its natural muscle relaxant ability. When blood vessels are constricted, not relaxed, the heart works harder to pump blood through the body, causing blood pressure to increase. When blood vessels are relaxed there is less resistance to the flow of blood and as a result, lower blood pressure.
Diets that provide high sources of magnesium and potassium such as those that are high in fruits and vegetables are consistently associated with lower blood pressure. The DASH study (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) suggested that high blood pressure could be significantly lowered by consuming a diet high in magnesium, potassium and calcium, and low in sodium and fat.
Garlic extract (allium sativa) is a common herb that is used worldwide in both cooking and natural medicine. It is an extremely popular herb for treating cardiovascular disease. There have been over 1,800 studies examining Garlic's use in lowering cholesterol, preventing heart attack and stroke, treating infections and lowering blood sugar. It is believed that garlic may help to prevent atherosclerosis by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and slowing platelet 'stickiness' in the blood. Garlic has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help destroy free radicals particles that can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material, and possibly contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of conditions including heart disease and cancer.
Grape seed extract(a form of proanthocyanidin) contains a total of 92% to 95% OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins). The process of inflammation and oxidative damage is believed to be the catalyst for the development of atherosclerosis. Grape seed extract are rich in flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). OPCs are primarily known for their antioxidant activity to quench free radicals. In addition to acting as an antioxidant, protecting endothelial tissue (the delicate lining of blood vessels) OPCs also have been reported to demonstrate anti-inflammatory, vasodilatory actions. OPCs have been shown to prevent the release of inflammatory compounds such as histamine and prostagladins compounds that can damage the cardiovascular system. Fats and cholesterol lining the arterial system are particularly susceptible to free radical damage. Once damaged, these fats can form toxic derivatives known as lipid peroxides. The antioxidant activity of OPCs is apparently 50 times that of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The rationale for using OPC extracts in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease is very strong.
Hawthorn extract (Crataegus) is an herbal remedy (member of the rose family) specific to almost all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Hawthorn contains substances that support the heart itself and the circulatory system - a tonic in the true sense of the word. Following a four year study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Health, crataegus (Hawthorn) gained full recognition as a heart remedy in Europe. Hawthorn acts by improving circulation. It dilates the coronary arteries and relieves cardiac hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). The herb directly affects the cells of the cardiac muscle by enhancing both its activity and nutrition. Hawthorn is also involved in the availability and utilization of energy by the heart. Studies have demonstrated that components found in hawthorn interact with key enzymes in the heart to increase the pumping force of the heart muscle and to eliminate arrhythmias. Hawthorn also helps to dissolve cholesterol deposits. It increases the rate at which the liver converts LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) into HDLcholesterol (the "good" cholesterol). Additionally, hawthorn helps prevent atherosclerosis by providing substantial levels of antioxidants to prevent plaque formation. Laboratory studies also show that hawthorn has beneficial effects on blood viscosity or stickiness.
Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) is one of the most powerful of the known antioxidants. It is also a vitamin like essential component of the mitochondria the energy powerhouse within the cells of the body. The body cannot function without CoQ10. CoQ10 is fat-soluble and acts very much like a vitamin. Research has shown that supplementation with CoQ10 offers significant benefits both as an antioxidant and in the treatment of numerous health disorders such as cardiovascular disease. The body is able to manufacture CoQ10 but deficiencies can definitely occur. The heart is one of the most metabolically active organs in our body and thus a deficiency in CoQ10 usually affects the heart first. This can eventually lead to heart failure. CoQ10 levels can decrease with age and CoQ10 deficiency is common in cardiac patients. Currently, millions of Japanese patients receive CoQ10 as part of their treatment for cardiovascular disease. The Japanese government approved CoQ10 as part of their standard therapeutic protocol for congestive heart failure as early as 1974. CoQ10 is also used extensively in Europe and Russia. CoQ10 is thought to help lower blood pressure by lowering cholesterol levels and stabilizing the walls of the vascular system through its antioxidant properties. The best clinical response begins eight or more weeks after therapy begins. It is important to note that pharmaceutical treatment with statins (cholesterol lowering medications) can inhibit CoQ10 activity and lead to a serious deficiency.
Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted and purified from a cheese-like food called natto which is made from fermented soybeans. Natto has a long history in Japan and has been found to have blood clot dissolving abilities that prevents the aggregation of red blood cells. Increased platelet aggregation can promote atherosclerotic plaque development and can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Platelets are tiny cell fragments circulating in the blood that have a role in blood clotting. Under normal circumstances, platelets clump together and help form blood clots that stop bleeding. However, in cardiovascular disease, if platelets clump together this can lead to the development of a clot within the artery; the platelet "plug" itself and/or the clot that forms can block blood flow. This blockage can have significant consequences leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Policosanol is derived from sugarcane wax. It is commonly used for the reduction of LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels in more than 25 countries, mostly in the Caribbean and South America. Research studies have consistently demonstrated the LDL-lowering activity of policosanol without concern for toxicity. Studies have shown an overall 23.7% reduction in LDL and a 10.6% increase in HDL with the use of policosanol. These findings are similar to those achieved with some pharmaceutical therapies. This is significant, as a ten percent (10%) reduction in total cholesterol may reduce the 5-year risk of ischemic heart disease by twenty-five percent (25%). Total mortality from heart disease may be reduced by eleven percent (11%) for every ten percent (10%) reduction in serum cholesterol. Studies indicate that policosanol may inhibit the formation of cholesterol and increase the uptake and breakdown of cholesterol by the liver. Based on the research, policosanol provides a valuable addition to the treatment of cardiovascular disease and it has none of the side effects of current pharmaceutical drugs.
Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Too much of it is related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease (fatty deposits in peripheral arteries). Evidence suggests that homocysteine may promote atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in blood vessels) by damaging the inner lining of arteries and promoting blood clots. Studies have shown that high levels of homocysteine are caused by a lack of nutrients in the diet, particularly the B group of vitamins. Without these essential vitamins your body is unable to produce the enzymes necessary to remove homocysteine efficiently from your blood. Folic acid and other B vitamins can help break down homocysteine in the body and decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Caution/Warning for Healthy Heart CardiotalityTM
As with any natural health product, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are taking any medication including blood thinners, blood pressure medication or protease inhibitors or have a medical condition including diabetes or a blood clotting disorder. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
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