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Cardio-PowerTM

Cardio-Power provides nutritional support for the heart and for overall circulation. Current and historical references suggest that substances contained within the ingredients in Cardio-Power can nutritionally help support the heart, increase endurance, aid with energy, and promote better overall health. Some with cardiovascular concerns are often cold, have cold extremities (cold hands and feet), while others simply get exhausted too easily. Since cardiovascular system is too important to rely on a few incomplete isolated nutrients,Cardio-Power is made up of the highest quality Foods to provide the nutrients that natural health professionals are looking for to support the cardiovascular system. Although sometimes used by those with hypertension, it is also taken by athletes interested in better performance, individuals who want more energy, as well as by many with hypotension.

Cardio-Power contains the following Foods:

Acerola Cherry is one of the most vitamin C dense Foods. Not only does it have free radical scavenging abilities, it also has been shown to increase the antioxidant abilities of some other foods (1). “Vitamin C’s antioxidant effects are well established. It has been reported to protect plasma lipids from oxidative damage…and appears to play an important role in its possible cardioprotective activity…Several studies have shown that vitamin C has positive effects on hypertension” (2).

Bovine Glandulars are a natural Food believed by their proponents to provide nutritional support for the corresponding gland in the body (3-7). Bovine glandular organs, such as heart, aorta, and liver have been a Food part of the human diet for centuries (8). Glandulars contain nutritional peptides, enzymes (when freeze-dried or vacuumed-dried), and substances believed to be hormone precursors (3-7). The heart pumps blood throughout the body and is probably the most important circulatory organ. “The heart is composed of three types of cardiac muscle: atrial muscle, ventricular muscle, and specialized excitatory and conductive muscle fibers” (9)—this complexity is one of the reasons why Foods, not isolates, are the preferred source for cardiovascular nutrition. The aorta is involved in blood pressure, circulation, and other functions (9). The liver is the chemical factory of the body and produces hundreds of substances needed by the body (9). Early research indicated that ruminant source glandulars (bovine, ovine) were better for humans than other animal sources (5,6,10). Co-enzymes Q9 and Q10 are naturally found in bovine heart tissue (11). Bovine heart tissue also naturally contains folate, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E and other essential nutrients (12).

Garlic constituents appear to have selective inhibition on platelet aggregation and adhesion, platelet functions that may help reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke (13). “Inhibition of thrombocyte aggregation, increased bleeding time and clotting time, and enhancement of fibrinolytic activity have been demonstrated in clinical trials” using garlic constituents (14). Garlic has been found to lower LDL (but not HDL) and to slightly reduce blood pressure in those with high cholesterol (15). Garlic intake has been found to reduce age-related increases in aortic stiffness (16). Its antioxidant effects appear responsible for decreasing premature aging (14); garlic “is also used for prevention of age-related vascular changes and arteriosclerosis. In addition to alliins (14), garlic naturally also contains benfotiamine, which is a natural form of vitamin B1 with its own health benefits.

Hawthorn Berry “[d]ilates the coronary blood vessels, lowers cholesterol levels, and restores heart muscles, [i]ncreases intracellular vitamin C levels”, and is [u]seful for anemia, cardiovascular and circulatory disorders, high cholesterol, and lowered immunity” (17). “Because of its strong cardiac activity, hawthorn has been suggested to be of use in CHF {congestive heart failure} and cardiac performance…At least one report exists on the plant’s potential antiarrhythmic effects…Hawthorn flavonoid components also possess vasodilatory action…Hawthorn is known to

be beneficial in myocardial ischemia…Hawthorn has been studied for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis…{and} hypertension…Other effects of hawthorn include oxygen species scavenging activity…and the ability to treat elective mutism” (18).

Rice Bran is a natural source of B vitamins and fiber (14).

Selenium has antioxidant abilities and is found in heart tissue. “Low dietary intake of selenium is associated with increased risk of some cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease and cardiovascular disease generally” (2). One study found that myocardial infarction patients had significantly lower blood and plasma selenium levels than controls, suggesting a possibly protective effect from selenium (19). Food selenium is about twice as well retained as non-food selenium (20).

Vitamin B6, B12 & Folate can work together (as well as separatelyto help lower homocysteine levels (21)—many doctors believe that homocysteine levels are a better predictor of cardiovascular health than cholesterol levels. Vitamin B6 also has antiatherogenic properties and sometimes has been found to help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (2). Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause tingling, numbness, low energy, irritability, and mood disorders (2).

“Vitamin E has antioxidant ability. It may also have anti-atherogenic, antithrombotic, anticoagulant, neuroprotecive, antiproliferative, immunomodulatory, cell membrane-stabilizing and anti-viral actions” (2). Foodvitamin E has up to 4.0 times more free radical scavenging strengththan synthetic vitamin E (22).

The heart is a complex organ and there are many aspects to circulation—so many so that isolated, USP-containing, supplements are simply too incomplete. For promoting cardiovascular health, there is no other 100% Food supplement as nutritionally complete asCardio-Power.

Cardio- Power also naturally contains carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), and truly organic bioflavonoids as found in specially grown, enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cervisiae. Unlike many so-called “natural” formulas, Cardio- Power is only comprised of foods, contains no synthetic USP nutrients or isolated mineral salts, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates.

Numerous university studies have concluded that supplements containing food nutrients are better than USP isolates. Food nutrients are better because they contain important enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients CRITICAL to the UTILIZATION of vitamins and minerals which are not present in isolated USP nutrients. Published research has concluded that food vitamins are superior synthetic/USP vitamins.

Suggested use: 1-6 capsules; per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.

REFERENCES

  1. Hwang J, Hodis HN, Sevanian A. Soy and alfalfa phytoestrogen extracts become potent low-density lipoprotein antioxidants in the presence of acerola cherry extract. J Agric Food Chem. 2001;49(1):308-314
  2. Sheldon S, Rorvik D, eds. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2001
  3. DeCava JA. Glandular supplements. Nutrition News and Views 1997; 1(3):1-10
  4. Burns D. Growing scientific evidence support glandular therapy. Digest of Chiropractic Economics, Nov/Dec 1987:74-79
  5. Schwartz EF. Glandular therapy. American Chiropractor, Jan/Feb 1983:14-18
  6. Lee R, Hanson W. Protomorphology: The Principles of Cell Auto-Regulation. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee, 1947
  7. Harrower HR. An Endocrine Handbook. Harrow Laboratory, Glendale, 1939
  8. Dunbar R. Foraging for nature’s balanced diet. New Scientist August 31, 1991:25-28
  9. Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of Medical Physiology, 9th ed. WB Saunders, Phil., 1996
  10. Nuttail Dr . Blood Immunity and Blood Relationships. Cambridge University Press, London, 1904
  11. Mattila P, Lehtonen M, Kumpulainen J. Comparison of in-line connected diode array and electrochemical detectors in the high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of coenzymes Q(9) and Q(10) in food materials. J Agric Food Chem. 2000 Apr;48(4):1229-1233
  12. Beef, variety meats and by-products, heart, raw. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1. 2004
  13. Steiner M, Li W. Aged Garlic Extract, a Modulator of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Dose-Finding Study on the Effects of AGE on Platelet Functions. J Nutr. 2001;131:980S-984S
  14. Gruenwald J, et al. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd ed. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2000
  15. Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Garlic. Nutr Week. 1997;27(20):7
  16. Mansoor GA. Herbs and Alternative Therapies in the Hypertension Clinic. Am J Hyperten. 2001;14:971-975
  17. Balch JF, Blach PA. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2 nd ed. Avery Publishing Group, Garden City Park (NY), 1997
  18. DerMarderosian A, ed. The Review of Natural Products. Facts and Comparisons, St. Louis 2000
  19. Mihailovic MB , Vasiljevic Z, et al, Antioxidant Status of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. Trace Elem Electrolytes, 2003;20(1):5-7
  20. Biotechnology in the Feed Industry. Nottingham Press, UK, 1995: 257-267
  21. Brattstrom L. Vitamins as homocysteine-lowering agents: A mini review. Presentation at The Experimental Biology 1995 AIN Colloquium, April 13, 1995, Atlanta Georgia
  22. Traber MG. Vitamin E. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th ed. Williams & Wilkins, 1999:347-362

Some of these studies (or citations) may not conform to peer review standards (though most do). Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Professionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific dataNone of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA. All products distributed by Doctors’ Research, Inc. are nutritional and are not intended for the treatment or prevention of any medical condition.

 

 

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