|Heart health is a major concern for millions of
Americans. Many promote heart health through diet and
exercise while others add prescription medications to
their struggle. With our heart health category, we address the
needs of those looking for additional cardiovascular support
through dietary supplementation. We offer unique products in
this line, each with a different approach to supporting heart
Cholesterol Complex with Plant Sterols is a high potency blend of some of the most effective cholesterol support products available today. We have combined policosanol, a supplement known for its cholesterol fighting properties, with natural plant sterols, another lipid-reducing compound. Small amounts of plant sterols are found in fruits and vegetables. Concentrated forms, as in dietary supplements, offer a greater benefit in supporting healthy cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol and excreting it from the body. Policosanol, a derivative of sugar cane wax, works in similar fashion to rid cholesterol.
The health benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years. Used by the Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and much of southern Europe as medicine and food, garlic has been documented throughout history as a valuable herb. This is because garlic contains the sulfuric acid alliin, which when activated by the enzyme allinase is converted to allicin, the component that gives garlic its traditional medicinal effects and its pungent odor. This means that the more allicin that is in the garlic, the more effective it is. It is often recommended that raw garlic or garlic supplements be used instead of cooked garlic because heat inactivates the allinase, stunting the conversion of alliciin. Our High Allicin Garlic provides a minimum of 5 mg raw allicin per tablet.
Niacin has long been a popular supplement for cardiovascular health, but unfortunately it can sometimes have some unpleasant side effects. The most common is a flushing of the face that occurs approximately twenty minutes after use. This is due to histamine release from the mast cells as a response to the large amounts of niacin introduced into the system at once. Due to these side effects, many people discontinue niacin use before reaching therapeutic levels. Sustained release niacin is a possible alternative, but it may cause liver enzyme elevation with very high doses. No-Flush niacin, or inositol hexanicotinate, is not a sustained release niacin but rather a form of niacin that takes longer to metabolize in the system, and thus...Full Details
Policosanol, a mixture of nine high primary aliphatic alcohols, is a derivative of sugar cane wax. Octacosanol, the main component in policosanol, works as a powerful antioxidant to help maintain healthy arteries. Healthy vasculature helps support heart health. In addition to octacosanol, policosanol is made up of eight other aliphatic alcohols that are also helpful in promoting cardiovascular health.
Red yeast rice is the product of a yeast (Monascus purpureus) grown on rice, and is a dietary staple in some Asian countries. The use of red yeast rice in China was first documented in the Tang Dynasty in 800 A.D. A detailed description of its manufacture is found in the ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ben Cao Gang Mu-Dan Shi Bu Yi, published during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In this text, red yeast rice is proposed to be a mild aid for gastric problems (indigestion, diarrhea), blood circulation, and spleen and stomach health. Red yeast rice in a dried, powdered form is called Zhi Tai. When extracted with alcohol it is called Xue Zhi Kang.