Heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes (1) of death in the United States. This term covers many different types of conditions and happenings, such as abnormal heart rhythms, congenital heart disease, narrow arteries (coronary artery disease), heart failure, and heart attacks… to name a few.
Living in the United States has its benefits. It also has its problems. One the one hand, we are blessed with an abundance and a wide variety of foods. On that same token, a lot of these foods are brought to you with pesticides, preservatives, and mystery ingredients.
At KaraMD, you’ve heard our founder, Dr Kara, say it over and over again - “take your health into your own hands”. No one can do it for you. And part of that picture of health includes caring for your heart.
Eating heart-helping foods (6) like fish high in omega-3’s, oats, berries, legumes, nuts, leafy greens, and dark chocolate is a good place to start. Exercise and supplements are also important.
But with all the supplements to choose from, what makes KaraMD Heart Guard different?
If the muscles in your heart are weak, they won’t be able to pump blood efficiently. Hawthorne can help with that.
This shrub or tree is a part of the rose family. The leaves, berries, and flowers are used to make powerful herbal tinctures, powders, and other natural remedies. It’s particularly useful when it comes to supporting your heart.
Researchers have discovered that the Hawthorne plant contains flavonoids, which are compounds that have antioxidant effects. These flavonoids can work alongside special enzymes that are responsible for helping your heart muscles contract (2). This helps keep blood pumping to the rest of your body.
Grapes have been consumed for thousands of years. Whether eaten fresh off the vine, dried into raisins, or fermented and made into wine, this fruit has a lot to offer.
Grape seeds have lots of antioxidants (3a), which help fight the effects of stress and inflammation – an important aspect in your heart protection protocol. Extracts come from seeds that are harvested, dried, pulverized and purified.
Some studies (3b) suggest that “grape seed extract appears to significantly lower systolic blood pressure and heart rate”. This is important in a comprehensive plan to safeguard your heart.
This powerful enzyme is taken out of a fermented soybean food called Natto. It hosts a range of heart benefits, including a faster and easier delivery of oxygen to your tissues. This is important for heart care, as a lack of adequate oxygen can make it harder for your heart to do its job.
If you’d like to learn more about the amazing things Nattokinase can do for you, check out this article (4).
Not getting enough magnesium in your diet has been linked to a long list of heart issues. One of the ways it can support overall heart health is by relaxing the pericardium (5) (fibrous tissue around your heart), allowing it to expand. It works to counteract the effects of calcium, which stimulates your pericardium to contract.
Balance is key, here. Too much of one or the other will tip the scales unfavorably, causing dysfunction within the body.
Magnesium can help lower blood pressure by relaxing the vessels and allowing them to expand. It can also help your heart use electrolytes like sodium and potassium. Electrolytes help with electrical impulses, which is what tells your heart to pump in the first place.
A healthy heart is essential to enjoying a long life. Eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and taking supplements can help.
There are so many natural remedies to choose from, but not all of them offer the quality your body needs. We at KaraMD make sure to thoroughly test our products, ensuring top quality natural supplements to help you take your health into your hands.
Have you tried KaraMD Heart Guard yet? If not, check out these customer reviews (7).
References & Disclaimers
✝✝This noted statement is based on independent research and is not necessarily the opinion of the author