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2 capsules 2 times per day with meals.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
L-Carnitine 340 mg
L-Arginine 368 mg
L-Taurine 300 mg
Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) 100 mg
extract (fruit, leaf, flower) 1.8% vitexin
Salvia (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extract (root) 84 mg
Coleus forskohlii root extract 30 mg
Coenzyme Q10 50 mg
Nutritional Support for a Healthy Heart and Arteries:
The human heart and cardiovascular system is a complex and sophisticated network that works non-stop, 24-hours a day, for an average of 72.8 years. Atherosclerosis, leading to coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, is the leading killer of both men and women over the age of 50. VRP's CardioCare formula was designed to help prevent (or benefit pre-existing) atherosclerotic conditions of all kinds, particularly coronary artery disease. CardioCare has been formulated with key ingredients that have been clinically proven to significantly reduce the risk of occlusive heart disease. These nutrients have demonstrated an ability to:
Decrease risk of blood clots
Support normal blood pressure
Improve myocardial bioenergetics
Modulate the activity of cyclic AMP and calcium in the heart
Improve coronary circulation and lower cholesterol
Carnitine is an important amino acid involved in the metabolism and conversion of fatty acids into energy for muscular activity. Heart tissues of patients who died of acute myocardial infarctions have been shown to be deficient in carnitine. The Physicians Desk Reference recommends carnitine for treatment of ischemic heart disease and Type IV hyperlipidemia. Carnitine has also been shown to benefit congestive heart failure.1 One six-month double blind trial found that patients taking 500 mg per day of a modified
form of carnitine (propionyl-L-carnitine) increased their exercise capacity by 26%.2 Carnitine has also been shown to be beneficial for angina, arrhythmia, poor endurance, muscle weakness and obesity.3.4
Taurine is a nonessential, membrane-stabilizing, sulfur-containing amino acid and antioxidant that is found in high concentrations in muscle tissue. Due to taurine's ability to mimic magnesium, physicians have used it to treat congestive heart failure.5 Taurine is known to have antiarrhythmic, inotropic (improves cardiac contractility) and hypotensive effects.6 It has also been shown to reduce platelet aggregation, thus lowering the risk of forming blood clots.
This important cardiovascular nutrient is thought to be essential for proper heart function. Researchers examining myocardial biopsies have found that up to 75% of all patients with various cardiac diseases suffered from a CoQ10 deficiency.7 Orally administered CoQ10 can improve functioning of myocardial tissue, control the flood of free radicals released at times of stress, such as during cardiac interventions (including angioplasty, thrombolysis, and surgery), and improve the conversion of oxygen to cellular energy. In addition, CoQ10 has a positive inotropic and anti-arrhythmia effect.8 CoQ10 also has antioxidant and membrane-stabilizing properties shown to prevent the cellular damage that results from normal metabolic processes.
The amino acid L-arginine has been shown to have positive effects on immunity, fertility, growth hormone production, tumor regression, wound healing, and reduction of hyperammonemia in patients with liver failure. Arginine also offers cardiovascular benefits, including its ability to produce significant vasodilation. A 1991 report in the Lancet demonstrated that arginine restored impaired endothelium dilation of coronary microcirculation in eight hypercholesterolemic patients.9
Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantharose) is a particularly rich source of bioflavonoids-plant extracts well recognized for their protective effects on blood vessels. Hawthorn is an especially significant source of antioxidant anthocyanidins and cardiotonic amines.10 Hawthorn dilates coronary blood vessels and consequently improves blood supply; improves myocardial contraction strength, resulting in greater ejection volume (positive inotropic effect); has ACE-inhibitory effects and is a mild diuretic; stabilizes collagen; prevents arrhythmias; prevents cardiac spasms; and reduces thromboxane synthesis.11,12 Furthermore, researchers have found that Hawthorn actually decreased the size of atherosclerotic plaque deposits in rabbits.13
Forskolin, derived from the Coleus forskolii plant, has been studied for its positive effects on angina, hypertension, and congestive heart failure. Forskolin activates the enzyme adenylcyclase to increase the level of cyclic AMP throughout the cardiovascular system, leading to relaxed arteries and increased force of contraction.14-16 Forskolin has also been shown to assist in lowering blood pressure and improving contractility of the heart. Researchers in a study involving seven patients with dilated cardiomyopathy found that forskolin reduced preload stress and improved left ventrical function.17
A second study found that forskolin also reduced systemic vascular resistance and diastolic pressure, though there was no effect on cardiac index, ejection fraction or myocardial oxygen consumption when given in low dosages (3 mcg/kg/min). But at higher dosages (4 mcg/kg/min), forskolin induced a 19% increase in heart function and a 16% increase in heart rate.18
CardioCare provides nutrients that have been specifically been chosen for their ability to enhance cardiovascular function by augmenting levels of cyclic AMP, increasing the force of heart contractions, enhancing oxygen utilization and myocardial energy, and supporting normal blood pressure and heart contractions. This complex formula works best when combined with a good multivitamin, such as VRP's Extend Plus, and an omega-3 fatty acid supplement such as Ethyl EPA.
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CardioCare (120 Caps)
Enhance the performance of your heart and circulation with CardioCare. Hawthorne, salvia and forskolin strengthen heart function and improve circulation. The amino acids l-carnitine, l-arginine and l-taurine each provide unique heart health support. For example, l-carnitine transports fat within cells, l-arginine supports healthy blood flow, and l-taurine promotes cell integrity. And Coenzyme Q10, a nutrient vital to the proper functioning of every cell in our body, has particular importance for heart health. CardioCare delivers an ‘A’ list of effective nutrients for promoting the strength of our most important muscle, our heart. This select blend of nutrients eliminates the need for several supplement bottles on your counter.
CardioCare Recommended Dosage:
1460 - 2 capsules 2 times per day with meals.
CardioCare Supplement Facts
| Serving Size: 2 Capsules |
Servings Per Container: 60
|Amount Per Serving|
|Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha fruit, leaf, and flower extracts (1.8% vitexin))||100 mg|
|Salvia (Salvia miltiorrhiza) root extract||84 mg|
|Coleus forskohlii root extract (20% forskolin)||30 mg|
|Coenzyme Q10||50 mg|
|Daily Value not established|
|Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (vegetarian capsule), L-leucine and silicon dioxide.|
Keep container tightly closed in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Category: Vitamin Research Products Brand
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