OptimHealth Cardiovascular Supplement combines ingredients to help the body maintain healthy levels of potentially dangerous processes, including inflammation, LDL cholesterol production and absorption and the generation of oxidizing free radicals. By combining a potent enzyme and phytosterols with traditional Ayurvedic ingredients, it helps:
- Support healthy heart rhythms
- Support healthy circulation and vasodilation
- Scavenge free radicals and inhibit LDL oxidation
- Support healthy cholesterol levels
- Maintain inflammation within the normal range
Coenzyme Q 10 (Co Q 10)
This micronutrient is essential for creating ATP, the body’s energy molecule. Not surprisingly, cells with the largest energy demands also have the highest levels of CoQ10, including the heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas and brain. The body’s ability to absorb and synthesize Co Q 10 diminishes with age, putting aging adults at risk for a deficiency.
Phytosterols are plant fats, similar in structure to cholesterol, which have been shown to help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Phytosterols have two important heart health functions: (1) they block the absorption of dietary cholesterol into the bloodstream and (2) they inhibit the re-absorption of cholesterol during the digestive process.
Lecithin is a major component of all cell membranes, which regulates the entry of nutrients into the cells. Lecithin helps protect heart health by breaking down fatty substances in the blood, so that unnecessary buildup does not occur.
Used in India for more than 200 years, Guggul is a resin that has long been associated with healthy cholesterol levels and the ability to inhibit LDL oxidation. Guggul has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and helps maintain inflammation within the normal range.
This herb acts as a vasodilator, increasing blood supply to the heart and improving circulation. Hawthornberry also has antioxidant benefits and has been shown to help maintain inflammation within the normal range.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does a heart health product contain Co Q 10? Answer »Co Q 10 is a compound in the energy-producing center of your cells. This coenzyme is involved in making ATP, the energy that drives a number of biological processes. Co Q 10 is used by cholesterol-lowering agents to work effectively, and without adequate Co Q 10, you run the risk of lowering energy levels and immune function. Supplementing your diet with Co Q 10 ensures that cholesterol-lowing agents have enough without creating deficiencies that might impact other health areas.
What makes cholesterol and fats sticky? Answer »Cholesterol and fats pass normally pass through your blood without sticking to artery walls. When LDL cholesterol is oxidized, however, and when artery walls become inflamed, cholesterol can become sticky and can penetrate artery walls and build up underneath. Cholesterol buildup can lead to serious heart concerns. Cardio Support contains antioxidants to combat LDL oxidation and other ingredients to help keep inflammation within the normal range.
How do guggulipids help lower cholesterol? Answer »Cardio Support contains Guggul with naturally occurring guggulipids. This nutrients impact both how fast cholesterol is produced and processed. Guggulipids provide the liver with what it needs to break down and process cholesterol—without adverse long-term effects on liver or kidney function. They work by increasing the number of LDL receptors in the liver, facilitating the body’s ability to process cholesterol and remove it from the bloodstream.