Natural Astaxanthin Tackles Cardiac Health
You’ve got one…and chances are, it will produce more than 2 billion beats in your lifetime! That’s nothing short of a miracle wouldn't you say?
If our heart is not pumping blood properly or there is build-up in our blood vessels, many important parts of our body may not be receiving the constant blood flow required to function. This can lead to serious illness or death. Sadly, statistics tell us that cardiovascular problems are prevalent around the globe:
- Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in New Zealand
- 7 Million British people fight cardiovascular disease every day
- Every year 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular disease
Chances are, you already know someone affected by cardiovascular problems. Family history, gender and lifestyle factors can result in certain types of cardiovascular problems, but positive lifestyle habits can assist in maintenance of good cardiac health.
Daily exercise and maintaining a healthy weight, restful sleep, a heart-healthy diet, no tobacco, regular screening of blood pressure, cholesterol levels and diabetes risk are lifestyle habits that can improve our heart health.
As well as getting on top of having a healthy lifestyle, dietary supplements can help support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Studies have shown astaxanthin supports healthy cholesterol balance, reduces oxidative stress and enhances blood vessel health. We’re so impressed by astaxanthin’s beneficial effects, our Medical Director Dr Bob Corish recently formulated an astaxanthin product to specifically support your cardiovascular system.
The result is Supreme Health's Advanced Cardiac Support containing natural, pure NZ-grown astaxanthin, together with CoQ10, Omega-3s and Vitamins E and D.
Well, that sounds mighty impressive but how does it help?
Healthy cholesterol balance
Clinical studies indicate astaxanthin can support healthy blood lipid profiles to help minimise the risk of build-up in the arteries.
Protecting from the oxidation of cholesterol
Oxidative damage to LDL (or "bad") cholesterol is a critical step in the process of hardening off and build-up in the arteries. Astaxanthin, classified as a super antioxidant, supporting healthy cholesterol balance.
Enhancing blood vessel health
Astaxanthin supports healthy circulation and blood flow
Supreme Health's Advanced Cardiac Support contains 12mg of astaxanthin at the recommended dosage. It also contains Omega 3 Fish Oil to support healthy heart rhythm as well as Vitamin D to support cardiac stability, and CoQ10, an essential supplement for those taking statins.
We have often been asked to clarify whether astaxanthin affects anticoagulants, namely Warfarin.
Astaxanthin does not contain vitamin K and therefore does not compete with warfarin to inhibit the vitamin K-dependent clotting factors.
Astaxanthin has an excellent safety profile and has been safely consumed by millions of people worldwide in foodstuffs and in supplement form.
There have been hundreds of clinical studies on astaxanthin and no reported increase in susceptibility to bleeding or reported serious side effects.
As always, you should check with your physician before taking any supplements and this also applies to astaxanthin. Therefore, for those patients taking anticoagulants, it is advised that they should monitor their INR and prothrombin time whenever taking nutritional supplements.
Yours in Wellness,
Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.