PrintFour Ingredients for a Strong Heart

Red puzzle heart with stethoscope on brown wooden backgroundYour heart does more physical work than any other muscle in your body—you can’t live without it. But because it’s not visible to the naked eye, it’s often a muscle that is forgotten or neglected. How often do you think about what you can do to keep your heart strong and healthy?

Besides engaging in regular exercise, eating a nutritious diet, and adopting a healthy lifestyle—such as avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol use—your heart could also use additional support from ingredients found in Isagenix Ageless Actives™.

Here’s a breakdown of the individual ingredients in Ageless Actives and how they contribute to the formula that makes it a specialized product to support your heart:

CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that’s naturally made in the body, found in every cell, and is responsible for producing the energy needed for regular cellular function. There’s also evidence that daily supplementation supports proper blood flow through the cardiovascular system (2). However, the amount of CoQ10 production in our bodies declines with age and is associated with muscle weakness and fatigue. Your heart is the muscle that needs it most, making the need for supplementation very important. Because CoQ10 is normally difficult to absorb, Ageless Actives includes a patented, trilipid-solubilized formulation to improve absorption eight times in comparison to other CoQ10 products.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D plays an important role in keeping arteries functioning normally and from losing their flexibility. While some are able to synthesize an adequate dose through sun exposure, others who live at higher geographical altitudes, including much of the U.S. population, are prone to deficiency or suboptimal status during fall and winter months (3). While the exact mechanism is unknown, there is also evidence that vitamin D is key to heart health and strength (4). Ageless Actives contains 1,000IU per serving of vitamin D3, meeting the recommended daily intake for most adults.

Resveratrol

Over the years resveratrol has garnered considerable attention because of evidence suggesting that it may have profound benefits through its effects on aging and protecting the cardiovascular system by strengthening blood vessels (5, 6, 7). The bioactive compound is found in grapes, red wine, and chocolate. However, in these foods it’s normally found in only miniscule amounts while Ageless Actives features 250 mg in its most bioavailable form.

Adaptogens

Adaptogens round out the heart-healthy effects of Ageless Actives by supporting the body against stress. It’s no secret that chronic stress can put your health at risk. The effects of stress can take a toll on the body and accelerate the signs of aging both visibly and internally. The use of specific Adaptogens can complement other stress-modulating activities such as exercise, meditation, and yoga (8).

Best Through Daily Use

Your heart never slacks off when it’s working on your behalf on a daily basis. It’s why regular daily exercise is so important. In addition, we mustn’t forget to provide our hearts with the right nourishment daily. With Ageless Actives, you have the added convenience of supplementation with potent doses of CoQ10, resveratrol, vitamin D, and Adaptogens.

 

References

  1. Avraham, R. (2000). The Circulatory System. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers.
  2. Al-Hasso S. Coenzyme Q10: a review. Hosp Pharm. 2001;36(1):51-66
  3. Lips et al. Worldwide status of vitamin D nutrition. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010; 121:297-300.
  4. Giallauria F et al. Arterial stiffness and vitamin D levels: the Baltimore longitudinal study of aging. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97:3717-23.
  5. Timmers S, Konings E, Bilet L, et al. Calorie Restriction-like Effects of 30 Days of Resveratrol Supplementation on Energy Metabolism and Metabolic Profile in Obese Humans. Cell Metab 2011;14:612-22. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2011.10.002
  6. Tome-Carneiro J, Gonzalvez M, Larrosa M et al. One-Year Consumption of a Grape Nutraceutical Containing Resveratrol Improves the Inflammatory and Fibrinolytic Status of Patients in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Cardiol 23 April 2012. doi: 10.1016.j.amjcard.2012.03.0
  7. Tome-Carneiro J, et al. Resveratrol in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: A dietary and clinical perspective. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2013;1290:37.
  8. Panossian A, Wikman G. Effects of adaptogens on the central nervous system and the molecular mechanisms associated with their stress-protective activity. Pharmaceuticals 2010; 3: 188-224. – See more at: http://www.isagenixhealth.net/is-stress-aging-you/#sthash.fFjxSosS.dpuf