Heart Health

Optimal heart health is dependent upon maintaining optimal antioxidant protection, cholesterol levels and cellular energy production while controlling inflammation and maintaining healthy homocysteine levels. Products on this page help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Click on any product for a detailed explanation with scientific references.

 

CoQSol is a highly absorbable coenzyme Q 10 for maintaining healthy cellular energy levels along with heart and brain health.

 

DHEA is a hormone made in the adrenal gland that drops by about 2% annually beginning at age 29. Multiple published studies show how DHEA helps support optimal brain health as we age.

 

Duracin™ is the Cycle-Breakers formulation for a delayed release niacin (vitamin B3). Duracin helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels in many ways. A full explanation with references will appear by clicking on the photo. Hint: to minimize flushing, start with only one capsule daily and precede your Duracin by 30 minutes with two 81mg aspirin tablets. Continue for three weeks before adding a second Duracin capsule. You may work slowly up to as many as 10 capsules per day, but should get excellent results with two to five capsules per day.

 

Homocysteine Processor™ Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Homocysteine Processor contains the B vitamins needed to process homocysteine down to healthful levels - B6, B12 and folic acid, along with trimethylglycine (a methyl donor that not only helps to process homocysteine, but also helps maintain healthy levels of DNA methylation and estrogen methylation for healthy cell behavior).

 

MagChelate Magnesium is a cofactor (essential activator) of over 300 healthy chemical reactions in the human body. Also an essential component of strong bones, magnesium helps to maintains heart health by helping to keep heart rhythm smooth and regular. Chelation to amino acids, as with Magnesium Chelate, provides the most efficient absorption of magnesium. Watch out for magnesium oxide, shown to be no more effective than placebo!

 

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) Higher blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine have been shown to increase cardiovascular and dementia risk. NAC aids in both heart and brain health by binding to homocysteine and delivering it to the kidneys for excretion via the urine. We recommend keeping your homocysteine level below 7, even though normal is up to 11.5! NAC is also a potent antioxidant and helps maintain healthy liver function. Click the photo for more information with references.

PRE-NAD+® (NR) is nicotinamide riboside (NR). This newly available B-vitamin alters cellular metabolism toward a more energetic, youthful and disease resistant physiologic state. The key to NR's benefits is that it increases NAD+ levels in the cell nucleus. NAD+ is a natural compound in all of our cells that is integral to the cell's ability to produce energy. As cellular NAD+ levels rise, a chain reaction of gene expressions and protein activations occur beginning with the activation of SIRT 1, an information regulator in the cell that alters gene expression, mimicking the metabolic effects of caloric restriction. Caloric restriction is the only intervention ever shown to extend lifespan in multiple organisms from single-cell yeast up to non-human primates. Scientific references for these statements can be found in the detailed description of NR by clicking on the product photo.

 

Omega Essentials™ The purest fish oil we could find on the planet, for optimal control of inflammation, heart health, brain health and healthy cell behavior.

 

Policosanol is attractive as a lipid lowering therapy due to its good safety profile and low cost. Initial studies conducted in Cuba by a policosanol producer revealed excellent efficacy. Over six months, policosanol achieved a 31.2% reduction in LDL cholesterol, a 23.0% in total cholesterol, and an 8.7% increase in HDL cholesterol. Several follow up studies also produced impressive results including one lasting two years and showing a 29.5% reduction in LDL cholesterol, a 21.9% reduction in total cholesterol, a 16.9% reduction in triglycerides, and a 12.4% increase in HDL cholesterol. For a more detailed description of policosanol, click on the photo.

 

Red Rice Yeast (also referred to as red yeast rice) helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system by helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Click the photo for a detailed explanation with references.

Statin Sidekick™ is a uniquely formulated and proprietary blend of coenzyme Q 10, a specially buffered creatine, and vitamin D3, Statin Sidekick™ is critically important for anyone taking a statin medication along with anyone physically and mentally active and interested in insuring a steady supply of energy to muscle and brain cells.

 

Trimethylglycine (TMG) helps maintain a healthy heart and brain by aiding in the processing of homocysteine. An excellent compliment to our Homocysteine Processor and NAC, TMG provides methyl groups (key molecules used by the body to process homocysteine into healthy byproducts such as S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe)). If you’re finding it difficult to get your homocysteine level below 7, we recommend consuming less animal protein in favor of soy or whey protein, along with use of a combination of Homocysteine Processor, NAC and TMG.