Cardio Benefits™ is a dietary supplement to support cardio health, normal homocysteine levels and vessel health. This formula provides a comprehensive cardiovascular strategy by providing nutrients to support healthy cardiac tissue, vascular integrity, and homocysteine levels, while also providing nutrient replenishment.
Three Aspects of Cardiovascular Health
Three main factors should be considered when choosing how to supplement for cardiovascular support: homocysteine, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Certain, foundational nutrients are necessary for optimal cardiac and vessel function. Coenzyme Q10, magnesium and B12 are considered highly beneficial for normal heart health. Each of these nutrients have their own important supportive functions.
First, CoQ10 is highest in concentration in organs that demand energy, such as the heart muscle, because it participates in the generation of ATP. There is strong scientific evidence that a deficiency of CoQ10, which is made naturally in the body, can cause symptoms such as heart failure, high blood pressure and chest pain (“Coenzyme Q10 evidence - Mayo Clinic,” 2015). Write Mortensen et. al, “Although HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are safe and effective within a limited time horizon, continued vigilance of a possible adverse consequence from coenzyme Q10 lowering seems important during long-term therapy” (Mortensen, Leth, Agner, & Rohde, 1997).
Magnesium helps to maintain proper smooth muscle function in the blood vessels. Magnesium supplementation has even been found to have a modest effect on heart health in males (Mathers & Beckstrand, 2009). Clinical results have shown that higher intake of dietary magnesium supports normal blood pressure in women, and that increased magnesium intake may improve serum lipid profiles (Champagne, 2008), (“Magnesium | University of Maryland Medical Center,” 2015). Magnesium can also support cellular homeostasis through supporting the proper shuttling of nutrients into and out of cells.
B12 is essential for heart health because it functions as a cofactor for methionine synthase, which catalyzes the homocysteine-to-methionine conversion (“Dietary supplement fact sheet: vitamin B12 — health professional fact sheet,” 2011). When B12 is insufficient, homocysteine levels can rise due to inadequate methionine synthase function (Clarke et. al, 2014).
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