Heart-Health Secrets to Thwart America’s Silent Killer
They call it “the silent killer.” It strikes down thousands before they even know they have a health problem. It can leave your heart… your health… and your finances in tatters.
“It” is high blood pressure. And it’s often the lead-in for serious heart problems. Or even a pine box. It’s that serious.
But it’s also manageable… even reversible. Best of all, you have potent natural allies in your battle. And we’ve recently brought the most powerful of them together in Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula.
The ingredients in this unique formula offer your best natural defense against the effects of high blood pressure. And deliver potent all-round heart-health defenses. Here’s what you need to know…
Selenium forms the basis of glutathione peroxidase enzymes. Glutathione is often called “the mother of all antioxidants.” One of these enzymes – GPX3 – is especially active in your blood plasma.
Low levels of selenium may contribute to a shortage of glutathione. This may lead to damage to your arteries.1 Damage like this can promote higher blood pressure.
A 2001 European study pointed to low levels of selenium as a risk factor for certain heart problems. Doctors discovered people with a form of heart trouble had lower selenium levels than those with healthy hearts. They also found people with lower selenium levels weren’t able to take in and use oxygen as well as those with normal selenium levels.2
Capsaicin is the substance that makes chilies and cayenne hot. It’s also been linked to a remarkable ability to block pain signals.
But cayenne is also a brilliant choice for heart health.
Animal studies show capsaicin activates a receptor called TRPV1. When it does, scientists found, their subjects made more nitric oxide (NO) – a chemical trigger for your arteries to relax.
A 2010 study in the journal Cell Metabolism described the process in detail.3
A Yale University researcher confirmed the process should lead to a drop in blood pressure.4
According to a 2016 review, capsaicin may have a positive effect on obesity and blood sugar problems, too. University researchers also confirmed there is strong evidence it supports healthy blood pressure levels.5
Alpha-Lipoic Acid – or ALA – is a unique antioxidant found in every cell of your body. It’s the only antioxidant soluble in both fat and water. Which means it can mount a defense anywhere you’re under free radical attack.
ALA has another unusual property. It can “regenerate” other antioxidants – like vitamins C and E.
ALA also plays an important role in energy production.
In 2003, scientists at the University of Montreal tested ALA’s powers on animals.
For 4 weeks, the scientists added sugar to the diets of some of their subjects. Compared to subjects not getting the sugar, their blood pressure went up, they developed problems processing sugar, and markers of oxidative stress shot up. Including in their hearts.
But when doctors gave subjects ALA with the sugar, they suffered far milder effects. Their blood pressure didn’t shoot up. Damaging free radical levels in their arteries were lower. And they showed fewer signs of stress in their heart tissue.6
Doctors at the Medical University of Vienna tested ALA on humans. Arteries in volunteers taking ALA “opened up,” improving blood flow.7 This is one of the most effective ways to promote healthy blood pressure.
According to a University of California, Irvine researcher, ALA also improves the function of your mitochondria.8 These are the tiny structures in your cells that produce energy. Your muscles are packed with mitochondria – especially in your heart.
These 3 natural heart-health boosters go a long way towards defending against blood pressure problems – and more. But we’re just getting started. Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula contains 8 potent ingredients.
It may just be a garnish, but that little sprig of parsley on your dinner plate can be a powerful ally for heart health.
For centuries, herbalists have used parsley to encourage normalized blood pressure. Now we know they were right.
In 2002, doctors in the Middle East showed how parsley affects levels of electrolytes to block absorption of fluid. This results in passing more fluid from the body.9
Which is one of the tricks Western doctors use to promote healthy blood pressure. It’s just they don’t use parsley to do it.
Parsley has another heart-health trick up its sleeve. It’s one of the richest food sources of vitamin K. Just one tablespoon of parsley delivers 77% of your daily need for this key vitamin.
You see, your body uses vitamin K to control blood clotting. Healthy vitamin K levels encourage healthy blood clotting function.
A 2005 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture also found women with the highest intakes of the plant form of vitamin K had less risk of heart trouble than women with low intakes.10
Ginger is a favorite spice. Gingerbread… ginger cookies… pumpkin pie… pickled ginger without sushi order. Ginger has thousands of uses. Including as an herbal remedy.
For example, you may have heard of ginger for motion sickness or nausea. (Or maybe you’ve used it yourself.)
It’s also good for your heart.
In 2015, the Journal of Functional Foods published an international study on ginger’s effect on certain enzymes.
The enzymes in question break down nitric oxide (NO). As I mentioned earlier, NO keeps your arteries more flexible. Which promotes healthy blood pressure.
Well, according to this study, ginger inhibits these enzymes. And this raises NO levels.11
Ginger also blocks the activity of other enzymes. COX-1, COX-2, and 5-lipoxygenase are all linked to systemic irritation. This irritation triggers a widespread, but low level, immune response.
This low-grade irritation has been linked to several effects of aging – including a higher risk of heart trouble.
Garlic is a well-known heart booster. Among its many benefits, it encourages healthy blood pressure levels.
For example, a 12-week trial compared garlic extract to a placebo. 9 volunteers took 1 of 3 doses of garlic extract or a look-alike placebo. Doctors measured their blood pressure at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.
The medium-dose garlic group fared the best – showing a significant drop in blood pressure. The high dose group had a smaller drop… but it came on more quickly.13
In 2004, Turkish doctors tested garlic in people with high cholesterol. Some in the group also had high blood pressure.
After taking garlic extract for 4 months, all the volunteers showed lower total cholesterol. Their levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats) dropped, too. Plus, their levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol went up.
And those who started the study with high blood pressure also saw a drop in their blood pressure levels.14
All from taking a garlic extract.
Hawthorn is another favorite among herbalists. It has a long record of boosting heart health. Now, modern research is confirming its traditional use.
Hawthorn is rich in plant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds have been linked to a lower risk of heart trouble.
In 2003, scientists showed polyphenols from Hawthorn block free radical damage (“oxidation”) to LDL cholesterol.15
Oxidized LDL is especially “sticky” and helps build the plaques that narrow arteries. Lower levels of oxidized LDL helps slow or prevent plaque build-up.
A 2002 study compared Hawthorn, a placebo, and two other compounds. Volunteers took 1 of the 4 preparations for 10 weeks. An analysis at the end of the study showed the Hawthorn group had a meaningful drop in blood pressure.16
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Cordyceps. Few people in the West are familiar with this ancient Chinese herb.
Cordyceps is a member of the mushroom family. And like most of these plants, it has effects on human health. In this case, the effects are all good.
According to University scientists in Taiwan, Cordyceps contains vasorelaxants. That’s a fancy word that means these compounds relax your blood vessels. And that’s key to supporting healthy blood pressure.
Like several of the other herbs we’ve looked at here, Cordyceps appears to trigger release of NO. Which, in turn, helps keep arteries flexible and supports improved blood flow.17
In 2007, a research team discovered Cordyceps also has an anti-platelet effect.18 That is, it discourages the “clumping” of blood – a serious cause of heart trouble.
Finally, one other unique aspect of Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula…
Nature’s Most Effective Herbs Balanced With Modern Science
There really is a Doctor Jeffrey – and he’s carefully selected each ingredient in Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula for maximum effect.
Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula balances the best of traditional herbs with the most advanced science. Like our state-of-the-art lab, where we test each ingredient for purity and potency. Blend our formulas in a sterile environment. And test and re-test each batch to ensure you get exactly what’s on the label.
Plus, Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula comes with our industry-best full-year satisfaction guarantee. We promise you’ll love this formula, or we’ll buy it back. Even up to a year after you order.
Now you can build rock-solid defenses for your heart the safe, natural way. Why not check out Doctor Jeffrey’s Healthy Heart Formula today?
Yours in continued good health,
The Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.
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