As emerging research and science bring forth compelling evidence regarding advances in nutrition, we seek to incorporate them into our formulas
We are pleased to announce our new and improved reformulation of Cardio Advantage Plus – Our best-selling heart support formula. We have added Lycopene, an herb mostly found in tomatoes and highly touted for its ability to lower cholesterol, keep arteries clean and host of other heart health benefits.
As a powerful antioxidant, Lycopene helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are implicated in cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration and other age-related illnesses.
Early research — both scientific and clinical — has suggested Lycopene may help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers of the prostate, lung, stomach, pancreas, breast and colon as well as osteoporosis.
Lycopene Side Effects?
Researchers have currently not found any side effects from eating foods that have lycopene or from taking a lycopene supplements. The bottom line is that it is a beneficial substance for your body. Once you ingest it, your body gets to work using it as an antioxidant and for whatever else your body needs.
Of course, our new and improved Cardio Advantage Plus still features the following ingredients, all researched-based to support heart health.
EDTA – Ethelene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid
There are literally thousands of studies available supporting its ability to restore cardiovascular function. EDTA has been shown through a process called chelation (chemically binding and removing various toxic metals and minerals) to improve blood flow safely and to relieve symptoms associated with atherosclerotic disease. Although the biochemical mechanisms involved in chelation are complex, it can be understood simply as supporting the removal of undesirable calcium and other minerals that promote plaque formation, blood clotting, and atherosclerosis, which can end up blocking arteries.
EDTA has often been referred to as the Liquid-Plumr® or Roto-Rooter® of the cardiovascular system.
EDTA improves heart, brain, kidney, lung, and all organ functions by reducing atherosclerotic plaque in the vascular system. If your coronary arteries are filled with plaque, it’s a sure bet that the arteries of your brain, lungs, and kidney are in a similar state.
As mentioned above, EDTA is extremely efficient at cleaning out the plaque from the walls of the vascular tree, restoring healthy function on a multitude of levels within the body. EDTA is effective for any condition where there is reduction or interruption of blood flow because of plaque. Plaque is not localized in just one area of the vasculature. Therefore, EDTA can “clean house,” improving function in all organs of the body. This makes it beneficial for many degenerative diseases.
There is a rich health history when it comes to ginkgo biloba. There are over 120 clinical studies published on it. Ginkgo’s antioxidant bioflavonoids inhibit your platelets from sticking together, thus allowing your blood to flow more freely and with less effort on the part of the heart.
It also is used for strengthening the walls of your capillaries, and protecting your brain. Ginkgo counteracts the effects of aging, including mental fatigue.
Carnitine is called an “essential” nutrient because of its many varied benefits shown in study after study. For example, in a controlled clinical trial conducted by Dr. Cipoli and Dr. Chiari, carnitine was given to people suffering from mild cognitive impairment. Results demonstrated that they experienced significant improvement in just 45 days!
Research shows that people with the highest intake of folic acid were 21% less likely to suffer from serious brain problems. A Dutch study revealed that on memory tests, those who took folic acid had test scores comparable to people several years younger. All this is in addition to the ability of folic acid to prevent birth defects and to lower the rate of colon cancer by 71% when taken regularly as a supplement!
The reason for this rather startling fact is that you often do not eat foods rich in folic acid while if you are taking a supplement, you are usually quite faithful and regular. The amount used in the study was 400 mcg per day – Cardio Advantage Plus contains 1,000 mcg of folic acid.
Magnesium is absolutely essential for the proper function of the entire cardiovascular system. It can improve energy production in the heart, dilate coronary arteries (improving oxygen delivery to the heart), and reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
In a breakthrough study reported in the Archives of Neurology, Dr. Morris, a top researcher, discovered that vitamin E supplementation can slow the rate of mental decline by 36%. Now that is worth considering! The same researcher also published a study suggesting the vitamin E might lower the risk of developing serious mental illnesses by an astounding 70%. In a long-term study of 3,000 Japanese-American men over age 70, using both vitamin C and E “significantly” reduced the risk of dementia or mental breakdown.
Vitamin C can help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Plus, high blood levels of vitamin C are associated with lower total and LDL cholesterol, and higher levels of HDL. Did you know that your brain has 15 times the amount of vitamin C in it as compared to other parts of your body?
In a prestigious UCLA study, subjects who reported daily consumption of at least 300 mg of vitamin C lived more than six years longer than those who did not take vitamin C supplement form.
Niacin is a key ingredient in our best-selling heart support formula Cardio Advantage Plus. In niacin, we have a proven heart attack AND cholesterol lowering substance that has no harmful side effects. Some patients with high histamine in their body have a mild flush for a few minutes after taking niacin which then goes away.
Unfortunately there is no money in niacin for big drug companies, therefore they do not push doctors to use it. What an unfortunate fact that few doctors use any drugs or substances which are not “pushed” by drug companies.
Of course there are many other nutrients in the Cardio Advantage Plus formula, but with just these ingredients you might get the added benefit of real mental health while you are taking care of your heart and blood vessels. This is certainly a supplement you should consider using on a regular basis.