Arteriosclerosis is a vascular disease causing the thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the artery walls.
Red Yeast Rice is white rice fermented with Monascus purpureus red yeast. Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, Red Yeast Rice contains monacolin compounds, specifically Monacolin K, which is chemically identical to the cholesterol-lowering drug, lovastatin. In addition to lowering cholesterol, it has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and the growth of certain cancer cells.
Elevated cholesterol levels are a direct risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular events, Red Yeast Rice may help Arteriosclerosis by lowering cholesterol.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.
Omega-3 Fish Oil may help Arteriosclerosis by reducing inflammation and improving lipid metabolism, two main components of the disease.
Garlic also known as Allium Sativum is a species of the onion genius, Allium. Native to Asia and Iran, garlic is a perennial flowering plant sprouting from a multi-segmented bulb, closely related to the onion, leek, shallot and chive. Upon trauma, the bulb creates sulfur compounds used for medicinal qualities.
Garlic may help by inhibiting Coronary Artery Calcification progression. Coronary Artery Calcification strongly correlates with the severity of Atherosclerosis.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body, but levels generally decrease with age. CoQ10 is present in many foods including vegetables (spinach, cauliflower, broccoli), fish (trout, mackerel) and organ meat (heart, liver, kidney). It plays an important role in cellular growth and maintenance.
CoQ10 may help Arteriosclerosis by reducing inflammation, as age-related reduced CoQ levels may contribute to inflammation, a main component of the disease.
Artichoke extract is made from Cynara scolymus leaves. Commonly grown as an edible vegetable, the artichoke is a variety of thistle native to the Mediterranean and believed to have been first cultivated by North African Moors in 800 A.D. It’s medicinal use has been traced to the early 20th century, when it was recommended as a cure of liver and bile disorders.
Elevated cholesterol levels are a direct risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular events, Artichoke Extract may help Arteriosclerosis by lowering cholesterol.
Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Naturally present in animal foods including meat (beef, pork), poultry (chicken, turkey), fish (salmon, tuna), legumes (peanuts, lentils), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), vegetables (potatoes, mushrooms, green peas) and fruits (avocados, bananas). Vitamin B3 aids is skin, nervous and digestive system health.
Policosanols are long-chained alcohols that are part of the wax-like material in plants and seeds. In supplement form, Policosanol is extracted from the coating of sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum. Cuban-based research suggests Policosanol may help lower cholesterol. However, all studies outside of Cuba have failed to confirm these findings.
Whether Policosanol may help Arteriosclerosis is inconclusive.
Hawthorn Berries are the small, red fruits of the Crataegus genus of thorny shrubs or small trees in the rose, Rosaceae, family. Hawthorn leaf, flower and berry have been used medicinally since the Middle Ages, and were considered sacred by the ancient Druids. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, antioxidant-rich Hawthorn Berries have been used as an herbal remedy for digestive problems, heart failure, and high blood pressure.
Hawthorn Berry may help Arteriosclerosis by offering vascular protection and reducing inflammation.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.
Vitamin B Complex contains all eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Including Vitamins B1, Thiamin; B2, Riboflavin; B3, Niacin; B5, Pantothenic Acid; B6, Pyridoxine; B7, Biotin; B9, Folic Acid; and B12, Cobalamin the supplement may contain 100% of the recommended daily allowance of every vitamin, however brands vary. Pregnant women, vegetarians, vegans and the elderly may benefit from supplementation.
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