Natural Cardiovascular Support
Whole World Botanicals has several products based on botanicals that can be very useful to support cardiovascular function.
How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
If you have a tendency towards high blood pressure, Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) can be helpful in maintaining a normal blood pressure, along with increased exercise and meditation. Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus spp) also has this effect. Graviola (Annona muricata), Desmodium (Desmodium adscendens) and Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia) help create relaxation mentally and physically, which can in many cases be very helpful in promoting a healthy blood pressure level.
Since Maca root (Lepidium meyenii) has adaptogen-like properties, a therapeutic quality of Maca root concentrate can be helpful in maintaining a healthy blood pressure if it tends to run a little high, when a tiny amount is taken on a daily basis. For that reason, it can also be helpful, along with drinking more water and coffee and getting more exercise, in promoting a healthy blood pressure level in people whose blood pressure tends to run a little low.
What Helps Blocked Arteries and Circulation
Chanca Piedra may be helpful in supporting artery health. Clinical experience has shown that it tends to break down calcium deposits in the body, but does not dissolve calcium in the bones. High LDL cholesterol is sometimes associated with heart disease. Chanca Piedra in published studies has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.
Both Chanca Piedra and Camu-Camu may be helpful in promoting cardiovascular health because of their strong antioxidant properties. Oxidative stress is known to cause inflammation and chronic inflammation is associated with narrowing and hardening of the arteries and with leg circulation issues. One study involving smokers showed that Camu-Camu had a very positive effect in reducing oxidative stress while synthetic Vitamin C tablets did not.
Heart Palpitations during Menopause
A not uncommon menopausal symptom is the development of heart palpitations, where none existed before. This is believed to be associated with estrogen deficiency characteristic of menopause. The heart has estrogen receptors which must be adequately filled with estrogen for the heart muscle to work properly. (The same is true for the bladder.) A therapeutic grade of Maca Root concentrate can help the body make more estrogen and utilize what it does make more effectively, thus causing the heart palpitations associated with menopause to disappear.
What Vitamin Promotes Heart Health
The most important Vitamin for heart health is Vitamin C. Camu-Camu, an Amazon rainforest fruit, has more natural Vitamin C than any other known botanical and is much more powerful in its beneficial effects on the body than synthetic Vitamin C. The heart and blood vessels contain collagen, a type of protein. Collagen fibers help strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and heart as a way to prevent tears and ruptures. Vitamin C helps the body produce this collagen.