If you've been to any store since New Years, you have probably been bombarded with pinks, reds, and heart-shaped everything. But when was the last time you thought about YOUR heart? With all that Valentines love in the air, February is the perfect time to think about the health of your heart. Emotional health yes, but also physical health! While emotional could be remedied with some self-love and a good support system of uplifting people, physical health needs a little more attention. Do you give your heart the love it deserves? After all, if you don’t look after your heart, how can you possibly love someone else’s?
Being active, losing weight, eating more fiber, fruits, and vegetables, cutting down on salt and saturated fat, quitting smoking, and reducing your alcohol intake are all good news for your heart! But you can add some extra support in the form of supplements.
Here’s a few you could consider to care for your heart – or give them to your Valentine as a gift of heartfelt love!
Our HeartOne capsules contain a range of plant-based ingredients that have been reviewed and approved by pharmacists to help support a healthy heart.
We’ve included Salvia miltiorrhiza, a medicinal herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help improve blood flow and circulation. We’ve also added ginseng, a herb that can help reduce bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Other ingredients include nutrient absorption ingredient AstraGin® to increase the bioavailability of our HeartOne supplement.
Well known for being a weed with a voracious growth cycle, Japanese knotweed is far more than just an annoyance to gardeners. Our Japanese Knotweed powder contains high levels of a substance called trans-resveratrol (yes, that thing in red wine) which helps support healthy heart functioning.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant which has been found to help manage cholesterol, insulin and inflammation levels. If you can stand its bitter taste (don’t worry, one serving is only a third of a teaspoon!) then this superfood powder is a heart health winner!
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is packed with heart-healthy antioxidants, and our Green Tea Extract capsules contain 90% polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds, or phytonutrients, that are particularly beneficial to health.
Researchers continually link green tea polyphenols with improved blood flow, lower total cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure. So if you don’t drink green tea, then take our green tea capsules and reap the benefits!
Pomegranates are high in antioxidant vitamin C and polyphenols, which both help to promote a healthy heart.
Our pomegranate capsules contain 40% ellagic acid, a polyphenol which is a potent antioxidant. Ellagic acid can help prevent oxidative damage from free radicals, in turn helping to prevent health conditions such as heart disease.
Red Beet Powder
Our Organic Red Beet Powder contains nitrate, which the body converts to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is known to relax the blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Plus, you can use it to make yourself some festive heart-shaped red pancakes that not only look like hearts but also help your heart!!
Many of our customers also take our red beet supplement as a natural, caffeine-free stamina booster. Some add it to their pre-workout shake to help energize their workout, others, well, others may use it to provide stamina elsewhere in their lives…
And it is Valentines... Just sayin’…