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Take control of your heart health

By: Dr. Mary Nagai

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke?

The good news is that we can take control of our heart health. By adopting a heart-healthy diet and making healthy lifestyle choices you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 84%.1

Cholesterol and Triglycerides
To help the heart, start by reducing LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol not only damages our blood vessels but contributes to ‘hardening of the arteries’ and reduced blood flow. Clinical studies have shown that resveratrol, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in grapes and grape products, grape seed extract and the adaptogens cordyceps and eucommia can significantly reduce blood cholesterol levels. Also, omega-3 oils help to lower triglyceride levels by 20-50% and optimize our anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory systems.2,3

Blood Pressure
The workload of the heart is significantly reduced by improving the ease of blood flow through the blood vessels. In clinical trials, eucommia4 was shown to reduce blood pressure by improving blood flow, making it easier for the heart to pump oxygen rich blood to vital organs and tissues.

Energy and Strength
Cellular energy production is at the foundation of our heart’s strength. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant and is responsible for 95% of the human body’s energy production. A 10-year multi-centre study demonstrated that CoQ10 may have dramatic, life-saving impact on those with chronic heart failure. Supplementation with CoQ10 significantly reduced the risk of experiencing a major cardiac event.5

Total Cardio Care™ combines a comprehensive multivitamin formula with protective natural antioxidants, phytonutrients and omega oils to support cardiovascular and arterial health. This synergistic formulation contains omega-3s from fish and krill oil, CoQ10, resveratrol, grape seed extract, cordyceps and eucommia, all with clinically proven benefits for cardio protection, blood pressure and anti-inflammatory properties. Let Total Cardio Care help you take control of your heart health today.

  1. Betancourt, MT et al (2014) Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada 34: Supplement 1
  2. Balakumar, P et al. (2012) Free Rad Biol Med 53: 271-279.
  3. Peter, S. et al. (2013) Indian J Endocr Metab 17: 422-429.
  4. Greenway, F. et al. (2011) Altern Med Rev 16(4): 338-347.
  5. Mortensen, S. et al. (2013) Eur J Heart Failure 15(S1): S20.

Dr. Mary Nagai is the Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Platinum Naturals and holds an MD, PhD from the University of Toronto. A scientist at both UHN-TRI and U of T Faculty of Medicine with over 16 years of experience as a clinician scientist and advocate for natural integrative medicine.



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