With today's health care systems able diagnose, treat and prevent many health conditions more accurately than any other time, people are living longer. In fact, included in that estimated 2 billion individuals, people aged 80 years and older will have tripled since 2013.
Age is generally considered a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as but not limited to cancer, COPD, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Now add in the fact that in 2017 the American Heart Association (AHA) reported that the number of people with heart failure is expected to rise by 46 percent by 2030. That means an estimated 8 million people will have heart failure by then. Reasons for the rising number include the aging population who are living longer and a growing number of heart attack survivors, who are at increased risk for heart failure.
Heart disease and stroke are two of the top 5 causes of death worldwide, according to the AHA’s 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.
It can be argued that chronic diseases are an inevitable part of aging but maintaining good health now and into older age has become a major public health priority. The World Health Organization says the elimination of major risk factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, and poor diet greatly reduce the risk of CVD up to 80%.
Because of these somewhat shocking statistics we have decided that this month portions of sales from our Alpha-Lipoix, Beet Root Plus and Olive Leaf Extract will be donated to The Heart Foundation - a organization dedicated to increasing awareness, promoting early detection and innovative research for heart disease.
Why we chose these 3 products:
Alpha Lipoix contains 25mg (1 serving) of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) a naturally occurring antioxidant found in both plant and animal cells. ALA, is both water- and fat-soluble, which allows it to work in every cell or tissue in the body. Antioxidants fight against free radicals that form in the body damaging healthy cells throughout. Free-radicals are naturally produced after exercise, by food being converted into energy or from external sources such as exposure to X-rays, cigarette smoking, air pollutants, and industrial chemicals.
The antioxidant properties of alpha-lipoic acid neutralize these free radicals and reduce oxidative stress the cells are under. In return making the cells healthier, stronger and a longer cellular lifespan and improving our overall health and well-being, including heart cells.
Beet Root Plus contains 300mg per serving (1 capsule) of Beet Root. It is well documented that fruits and vegetables have a large application into our health and wellness. Beets contain essential vitamins and minerals all vital to the overall longevity of our cells and lifestyle.
Olive Leaf Extract contins 500mg per serving (1 capsule) There is a wide range of traditional medicinal uses of the olive and leaf by different countries, in large part to the phenolic compounds most prominently Oleuropein. A major benefit in the maintenance of a healthy life. The health benefits of olives are mainly due to the presence of high content of monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFAs).
Alpha-Lipoix - 60 Capsules
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring substance found in both plant and animal resources. ALA, involved in antioxidant processes against age related damage, provides nutritional support to the body when the body is preventing or delaying the typical cell damage caused by free radicals. Free-radicals are naturally produced after exercise, by food being converted into energy.
1. Spinach, Broccoli, Tomatoes and Red Meat are rich in ALA.
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Olive Leaf Extract - 60 Capsules
The Olive tree can be found in most parts of the world and primarily along the coast of the Mediterranean basin, throughout Europe, Iran, western Asia, and northern Africa. The Olive tree has been cultivated as far back as 3500 BC in Crete by the Minoan civilization. Ancient Greek literature, as well as other archaeological discoveries, have been able to date the Olive tree even earlier for use as a body health plant. The botanical name is Olea europaea and, as of today, Spain is the highest producer of olives in the world followed closely by Italy, then Greece.
There are a wide range of traditional medicinal uses of the olive and olive leaf by different countries. There are many studies published about the beneficial effects of the polyphenols found in Olive leaf extract with promising results including benefits for anti-oxidant properties, brain function support, cardiovascular health, digestive system support, immune system support, and antimicrobial properties.
1. 90% of olives produced go for oil processing.
2. Olives have a bitter taste and are primarily consumed as oil or table olives.
3. The Olive branch is a symbol of peace.
4. The Olive tree has important context throughout different religions and their teachings.
5. Technically, olives are a fruit but considered a vegetable.
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Beet Root Plus - 60 Capsules
Beet Root Plus contains Beet Root powder, which can provide all the benefits of eating beets for those who do not enjoy the taste. Beets are a good source of nitrates which are important for circulation and support good heart health. We also add Alfalfa with all of its nutritional value. Eleuthero Root, also known as Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Schisandra Chinensis are adaptogenic herbs which are added to support liver health. Ginkgo biloba contains antioxidants which can protect against damage from free radicals.
1. Alfalfa is part of the legume family but also considered an herb.
2. Siberan Ginseng was given to individuals to help counteract the radiation sickness after the 1986 Chernobyl accident.
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