This collection of nutrients is focused on Heart Health and the Structure + Function aspects of nutrients in relation to optimal heart function.
Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure
Build a regimen of specific vitamins and minerals that work in a synergistic action to help regulate vital functions including blood pressure management, balancing essential mineral levels, and ensuring the flexibility and health of blood vessels.
Protecting Blood Vessels
Magnesium naturally promotes the relaxation of blood vessels which can contribute to lower blood pressure levels. Adequate levels of Vitamin D can also help reduce the risk of hypertension through vitamin D's affect on renin levels in the body to regulate blood pressure. Together, magnesium and vitamin D partner to help regulate calcium levels to allow blood vessels to tighten and relax when they need to while minimizing calcification in the body.
Balancing Sodium Levels
Water retention caused by consuming excess sodium in our diets increases blood volume and, consequently, our blood pressure. Potassium helps to counteract this effect by promoting the excretion of sodium through the kidneys and relaxing the walls of blood vessels to help balance the amount of sodium in your cells. This relaxation effectively reduces vascular resistance, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Support Healthy Heart Rhythm
Our heart beats rhythmically to sustain life, and its function is directly influenced by a vitamins and minerals and nutrients working in harmony to function consistently and properly.
Minerals + Heart Function
Magnesium helps the heart maintain a steady, regular rhythm by aiding in the transmission of electrical signals that make the heart beat to reduce irregular heartbeats, or "arrhythmias". Potassium also is required to for proper electrical signaling in the heart to help regulate the heart's rhythm. And the proper balance between magnesium and calcium levels are already required to ensure that the heart contracts and relaxes efficiently.
Other Nutrients To Help
Taurine helps regulate the balance of calcium, magnesium, and potassium in the heart cells, contributing to a stable heart rhythm. B-vitamins help regulate elevated levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, a risk factor for heart rhythm disorders. Omega 3 has also shown promise for their role in reducing the risk of arrhythmias and helping maintain the overall health of the heart muscle, supporting a regular heartbeat.
Minimize Damage + Disease
Maintaining adequate levels of heart healthy nutrients helps create a protective shield for the heart, offering a holistic defense and support system against the threats of damage and disease. And by applying combinations of nutrients to combat inflammation and manage cholesterol levels, you can naturally reduce the risk of two primary factors that contribute to cardiovascular issues.
Omegas help reduce inflammation and thin the blood, which can lower blood pressure. Omegas have also been shown to lower triglyceride levels, while support various body functions in relation to arrhythmias. Vitamin D also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce the risk of many forms of heart disease, including atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaques in the arteries.
Manage Cholesterol Levels
Fiber aids in digestion and can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Antioxidants, like vitamin C, protect blood vessels and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Omega 3 can help lower levels of LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol, promoting a healthier lipid profile