I am sharing an extract from a great EPX Cardio article by Dr. Carol that was published in September’s EPX Body Newsletter because I feel the content will be of great benefit to many of my heath conscious readers. EPX Cardio is an outstanding product with many health benefits. But for people who are not in the medical profession or have read up on how to naturally improve cardiovascular health, the subject can be a complex one for people to get their head around. Dr.Carol’s article does a great job in explaining things simply. So let’s begin….
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Heart Disease is the number one killer of Americans – even more than cancer.
The statistics are really scary. 81 million American adults have cardiovascular disease. Every year, nearly one million people with CVD have their first heart attack and often, the first symptom of the disease, is death. 325,000 people will die having that first heart attack.
Now, 100 years ago, heart disease was rare. Of course, throughout the ages, people have always died of disease. But the diseases that did us in, like the great plague that killed off 1.5 million people, are called Vector Diseases. They are caused by bacteria and viruses, and to some extent, have been impacted by modern medicine.
CVD on the other hand is not a vector disease. It is a lifestyle disease. Today, it’s degenerative diseases that are killing us. Poor eating habits, stress, lack of sleep, high blood sugar levels, blood pressure problems and pollution all have negative effects on heart health.
So we go to our physicians and they do indeed tell us to eat better and to watch our cholesterol levels. However heart disease is not just about cholesterol. There are many more risk factors that contribute to CVD. Some of these risk factors are genetic, but more often than not, they revolve around life style. A surprising statistic is that at least fifty percent of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. Research has thrown into question the validity that elevated cholesterol is the primary driver of heart disease.
Here’s the bottom line: Cholesterol is a marker for CVD. It is not the cause. Newer scientific research has shown that the real cause of heart disease is inflammation. The foods we eat, aging in general, stress, and pollution cause an inflammatory reaction on a cellular level in the arterial wall.
Inflammation is the body’s protective response to irritation or injury. The same wonderful mechanism that helps a paper cut heal is the same response inside the arterial wall that’s clogging our arteries. It’s an immune response.
There is however a miracle molecule called Nitric Oxide that:
- Prevents high blood pressure
- Keeps your arteries young and flexible
- Prevents, slows, or reverses the buildup of artery-clogging plaque
- Helps stop the formation of blood clots in arteries
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reduces the risk for diabetes
- Limits the swelling and pain of arthritis
- Reverses erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Calms asthma
- Protects bones from osteoporosis
- Lifts the immune system
Nitric Oxide (NO) is so important to health that 3 scientists won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for its discovery. NO helps keep our blood vessels flexible. In a healthy artery blood flows freely. It widens and dilates easily. It maintains normal blood pressure, heart function, helps fight infection and is an important regulator of brain and digestive function.
When there isn’t enough NO, Instead of relaxed, widened arteries we have a tense, tightened artery and when blood flows through that smaller space, blood pressure rises. Without enough NO, high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke results. What makes it worse is that the increased pressure further damages artery walls and now the stage is set for artery-clogging plaques to grow. EPX Body Cardio plays such an important role in helping us stave off CVD.
The amino acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline in Cardio boost the body’s production of NO (Nitric Oxide). L-Arginine and L-Citrulline serve as the raw materials for the body to produce Nitric Oxide.
Louis Ignarro, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1998) and author “No More Heart Disease”
“Though NO’s structure is simple, nitric oxide is now regarded as the most significant molecule in the body, absolutely crucial to your well-being. I am convinced that the nitric oxide can age-proof your cardiovascular system, keeping it much fitter than your chronological age would indicate.” “Repairing the damage wrought by cardiovascular disease without risky and often ineffective surgery had long been considered impossible. I was awarded the noble prize in Medicine for making that thinking obsolete. Now we know we can reverse cardiovascular impairment naturally – with the body’s internally manufactured ‘wonder drug’ nitric oxide.”
Results of Scientific Research and Clinical Studies
Medical published clinical studies have proven scientifically that nitric oxide created by arginine will do the following:
• Widen the blood vessels (increasing blood flow throughout the body)
• Soften the blood vessels (reversing the hardening of the arteries)
• Relax the blood vessels (overcoming most high blood pressure)
• Inhibit and melt away plaque (preventing and reversing atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease)
Additional arginine benefits based on scientific research and clinical studies:
• decreases blood pressure
• improves outcome after bypass surgery
• lowers elevated serum triglyceride levels
• improves diabetes and reverses damage caused by diabetes
• improves pituitary responsiveness and modulates hormonal control
• improves asthma
• improves irritable bowel syndrome
• improves osteoporosis
• reduces ulcers
• improves outcome of cancer treatment
• improves Alzheimer’s
• improves long-term and short-term memory and cognitive functions
• improves prostate function
• improves sexual function, libido, performance and satisfaction in both men and women
• improves renal (kidney) function
• alleviates cirrhosis, helps to detoxify the liver, and liver malfunction can occur as a result of arginine deficiency
• alleviates obesity and facilitates weight loss (stimulating the release of human growth hormone from the pituitary gland)
• improves muscle performance
• increases human growth hormone (anti-aging)
• increases your energy levels to a more youthful state
What Other Experts Are Saying
Joe Prendergast, Ph.D., co-author “The Arginine Solution” (with Woodson Merrell, MD)
“I believe that L-Arginine is the single most important discovery in the preventing heart disease that I have seen during the course of my medical career. Of course, there are many treatments for heart disease, but I haven’t seen anything as affective.” “We cannot ignore the power of L-Arginine any more. Heart Disease is the number one killer in our country for both men and women. The main factors are arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and atherosclerosis, buildup on the arterial lining. L-Arginine reverses both problems.”
Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., Practicing Endocrinologist
“In the field of medicine and health it is one of the revolutions of our time: The discovery that the amino acid arginine may be a “Magic Bullet” for the cardiovascular system. Now, as the evidence amounts, including research that own the Nobel Prize in Medicine, more and more scientist and doctors see the extraordinary health benefits of increasing arginine intake. A virtual arterial cleanser, arginine helps eliminate blockage and maintain blood flow.”
Robert Fried, Ph.D., co-author “The Arginine Solution” (with Woodson Merrell, MD)
“It does everything, everywhere. You cannot name a major cellular response or physiological effect in which [nitric oxide] is not implicated today. It’s involved in complex behavioral changes in the brain, airway relaxation, beating of the heart, dilation of blood vessels, regulation of intestinal movement, function of blood cells, the immune system, even how fingers and arms move.”
Dr. John Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Vascular Medicine at Stanford University and author “The Cardiovascular Cure”
“This book will introduce you to the magic that is inside your blood vessels. It comes in the shape of the molecule, one of the simplest molecules found in nature. This molecule is Nitric Oxide, or NO, a substance so powerful that it can actually protect you from heart attack and stroke. Best of all, your body can make it on its own. NO is your body’s own built-in, natural protection against heart disease.”
Vitamin C found in Cardio is the front-line of defense against free radicals. Other animals can manufacture their own Vitamin C. Goats under stress manufacture lots and lots of Vitamin C. When we’re under stress, we can’t manufacture this important antioxidant. We just use it up and that puts us in jeopardy. Here again is where the foods we eat today, do not contribute to wellness because processed foods contain few nutrients.
Study after study shows that mortality from stroke is highest in those with the lowest Vitamin C status.
So Vitamin C plays a role in 3 ways:
- Super antioxidant!
- Anti-inflammatory – key to fighting CVD.
- Immune system support – and CVD is an immune disorder disease.
- Necessary for optimum cardiovascular health.
- Low levels may contribute to congestive heart failure.
- Affects the smooth muscle of the endothelium.
- Mortality from heart disease is inversely associated with Vitamin D levels.
A study conducted at Copenhagen University in Denmark involved 10,000 men and women over a 29 year period. The researchers “observed that low levels of Vitamin D compared to optimal levels that are linked to 40% higher risk of heart disease, 64% higher risk of heart attack, 57% higher risk of early death, and no less than 81% higher risk of death from heart disease.
THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF VITAMIN D ARE THE LEAST LIKELY TO DIE OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE, OR CANCER.
EPX Body Cardio also contains:
Vitamin B6 – coenzyme that works with over 100 other enzyme systems in the cell
Vitamin B12 – works with Folic Acid to lower homocysteine levels
Folic Acid – regulates cellular metabolism
It takes a very long time for a paradigm shift to take place especially in medical science. We now know that the three simple B vitamins found in EPX Body Cardio stave off CVD and explains why our vitamin B depleted food supply may be the real culprit behind the epidemic of cardiovascular disease.
Magnesium – participates in more than 300 reactions in the body; helps control blood sugar levels; helps control blood pressure.
Red Wine Extract – Resveratrol – it is the rock star of antioxidants
Anti-aging – activates our longevity gene
Cognitive and brain function
Balances blood sugar levels
Speeds up cellular repair
Signals the body to inhibit cancer development
Improves cardiovascular function
Reduces the risk of excessive blood clotting
Reduces excessive cholesterol
Improves energy production
Has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial effects
Shilajit is a thick, sticky tar-like substance found in the Altai, Himalaya and Caucasus Mountains. It is used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. It has at least 85 minerals in ionic form, as well as Fulvic Acids, Dibenzo Alpha Pyrones, Humins, Humic Acids, trace minerals, vitamins A, B, C and P (citrines), phospholipids and polyphenol complexes, terpentoids. Also, present are microelements (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, manganese, chrome, iron, magnesium and others).
To sum it up, here’s what EPX Body Cardio can help you achieve:
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Helps regulate blood pressure and improves circulation
- Inhibits plaque in blood vessels and lowers cholesterol
- Improves diabetes and reverses related damage
- Speeds recovery time after surgery and decreases infections
- Builds lean muscle and improvise muscle performance
- Improves libido Viagra
- Slows the aging process
- Improves memory and enhances cognitive functions
- Boosts the immune system
- Facilitates weight loss
- Preserves bone density and improves osteoporosis
- Improves the outcome of cancer treatment
- Heals IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Helps detoxify the liver
- Helps offset lung damage caused by smoking
- Increases energy levels