Advantage Plus, is a perennial favorite of our Let's Talk Health Club Members.
The original formula was revolutionary and has continually been improved over the years, most recently with the addition of Methylcobalamin B-12 and Lycopene.
With Cardio Advantage Plus, we have increased
the effectiveness of the original formula with 16 nutrients that support heart health. The nutrients contained in Cardio Advantage Plus
are a proprietary blend of nutrients specially chosen for their evidence-based
ability to benefit the cardiovascular system.
Evidence-Based Active Nutrients in Our Best-Selling Heart Health Formula
Lycopene is an herb
mostly found in tomatoes and highly touted for its ability to lower
cholesterol, keep arteries clean and host of other heart health benefits.
Early research both scientific and clinical has
suggested lycopene may help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer
and osteoporosis. Lycopene has even been found to have an inhibitory effect on
cataract development and some rare cancer cells.
As a powerful
antioxidant, lycopene helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are
implicated in cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration and other age-related
illnesses. Early research both scientific and clinical has suggested lycopene
may help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers of the prostate,
lung, stomach, pancreas, breast and colon as well as osteoporosis.
A recent Harvard study of more than 28,000 women
showed those with the highest blood Lycopene levels were half as likely to
develop heart disease.
Researchers have currently not found any side
effects from eating foods that have lycopene or from taking a lycopene
supplements. The bottom line is that it is a beneficial substance for your
body. Once you ingest it, your body gets to work using it as an antioxidant and
for whatever else your body needs.
There are literally thousands of studies available supporting its ability to
restore cardiovascular function. EDTA has been shown through a process called
chelation (chemically binding and removing various toxic metals and minerals)
to improve blood flow safely and to relieve symptoms associated with
atherosclerotic disease. Although the biochemical mechanisms involved in
chelation are complex, it can be understood simply as supporting the removal of
undesirable calcium and other minerals that promote plaque formation, blood
clotting, and atherosclerosis, which can end up blocking arteries.
EDTA has often been referred to as the
Liquid-Plumr or "Roto-Rooter¨ of the cardiovascular system.
EDTA improves heart, brain, kidney, lung, and
all organ functions by reducing atherosclerotic plaque in the vascular system.
If your coronary arteries are filled with plaque, it's a sure bet that the
arteries of your brain, lungs, and kidney are in a similar state.
As mentioned above, EDTA is extremely efficient
at cleaning out the plaque from the walls of the vascular tree, restoring
healthy function on a multitude of levels within the body. EDTA is effective
for any condition where there is reduction or interruption of blood flow
because of plaque. Plaque is not localized in just one area of the vasculature.
Therefore, EDTA can "clean house," improving function in all organs
of the body. This makes it beneficial for many degenerative diseases.
There is a rich health history when it comes to ginkgo biloba. There are over
120 clinical studies published on it. Ginkgo's antioxidant bioflavonoids
inhibit your platelets from sticking together, thus allowing your blood to flow
more freely and with less effort on the part of the heart.
It also is used for strengthening the walls of
your capillaries, and protecting your brain. Ginkgo counteracts the effects of
aging, including mental fatigue.
Carnitine is called an
"essential" nutrient because of its many varied benefits shown in
study after study. For example, in a controlled clinical trial conducted by Dr.
Cipoli and Dr. Chiari, carnitine was given to people suffering from mild
cognitive impairment. Results demonstrated that they experienced significant
improvement in just 45 days!
Research shows that people with the highest intake of folic acid were 21% less
likely to suffer from serious brain problems. A Dutch study revealed that on
memory tests, those who took folic acid had test scores comparable to people
several years younger. All this is in addition to the ability of folic acid to
prevent birth defects and to lower the rate of colon cancer by 71% when taken
regularly as a supplement!
The reason for this rather startling fact is
that you often do not eat foods rich in folic acid while if you are taking a
supplement, you are usually quite faithful and regular. The amount used in the
study was 400 mcg per day - Cardio Advantage Plus contains 1,000 mcg of folic
Magnesium is absolutely
essential for the proper function of the entire cardiovascular system. It can
improve energy production in the heart, dilate coronary arteries (improving
oxygen delivery to the heart), and reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
In a breakthrough study reported in the Archives of Neurology, Dr. Morris, a
top researcher, discovered that vitamin E supplementation can slow the rate of
mental decline by 36%. Now that is worth considering! The same researcher also
published a study suggesting the vitamin E might lower the risk of developing
serious mental illnesses by an astounding 70%. In a long-term study of 3,000 Japanese-American
men over age 70, using both vitamin C and E "significantly" reduced
the risk of dementia or mental breakdown.
Vitamin C can help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Plus, high blood
levels of vitamin C are associated with lower total and LDL cholesterol, and
higher levels of HDL. Did you know that your brain has 15 times the amount of
vitamin C in it as compared to other parts of your body?
In a prestigious UCLA study, subjects who
reported daily consumption of at least 300 mg of vitamin C lived more than six
years longer than those who did not take vitamin C supplement form.
Niacin is a key
ingredient. In niacin, we have a proven heart attack AND cholesterol lowering
substance that has no harmful side effects. Some patients with high histamine
in their body have a mild flush for a few minutes after taking niacin which
then goes away.
Unfortunately there is no money in niacin for
big drug companies, therefore they do not push doctors to use it. What an
unfortunate fact that few doctors use any drugs or substances which are not
"pushed" by drug companies.
Of course there are many other nutrients in the
Cardio Advantage Plus formula, but with just these ingredients you might get
the added benefit of real mental health while you are taking care of your heart
and blood vessels. This is certainly a supplement you should consider using on
a regular basis.