Heart Smart

Heart Health

Be Heart Smart!

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The Heart is a vital organ which pumps blood around our body. Heart disease is among the top causes of death worldwide and causing nearly 36 per cent of all deaths in Australia in 2004. With a rampant epidemic of poor eating habits, smoking, and inactivity, it’s no wonder. Still, the statistics are staggering: 17.1 million people die annually due to cardiovascular disease.

Food is directly involved in many of the risk factors for coronary heart disease. Paying attention to what you eat is one of the most important preventative measures you can take. Heart disease is not caused by too much cholesterol in your blood stream, but is the result of a prolonged, low-grade inflammation of your arteries. Over 50% of the people suffering from a heart attack have actually normal cholesterol levels

Heart disease caused by narrowing of the arteries. When fatty deposits (plaques) cling to the artery walls, it can block the arteries, making it more likely that a blood clot will form.A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries of the heart. This prevents the flow of blood, cuts off the oxygen supply to the heart and damages or kills the heart cells. Fatty deposit build-up due to a number of factors such as cigarette smoking, lack of physical activity and a family history of the disease.

Main things to consider

There is no ‘magic’ food that can decrease the risk of developing heart disease. You need to eat a healthy diet and have plenty of exercise. High salt diets increase blood pressure and risk of heart attack and stroke. Research shows that plant foods – especially wholegrain cereals, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables – may decrease the risk of heart disease.

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The main supplement involved in reducing the effects of disease are the following:

The average adult heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day. As one of the hardest working organs in the body, the heart has unique nutritional needs. Nutritional deficiencies may even contribute to cardiovascular disease – the number one cause of death in the United States. Our Heart Health supplements are specially designed to support healthy heart function.

How Usana is different from other products?

The most important supplement is Antioxidant.

Proflavanol C100:

The grape, specifically extract from the grape’s seed, is super helpful when it comes to your health. That’s because grape-seed extract contains bioflavonoids, a big word for a tiny nutrient attributed to influencing cellular cycles. Bioflavonoids are credited with prohibiting cell proliferation and even producing detoxifying enzymes. And bioflavonoids called proanthocyanidins support sound cardiovascular function as well as help circulation. Better circulation is important because it helps support skin by reducing the breakdown of elastin. Bioflavonoids also enhance the work of antioxidants, namely vitamins C and E. USANA’s powerful bioflavonoid supplement also combines the highest quality grape-seed extract with vitamin C (as Poly C®) for additional antioxidant protection. So you’re thinking, if grapes are so good for you, why not just drink grape juice or wine? It’s simple: by taking Proflavanol 90, you get a concentrated dose of bioflavonoids without the sugar, calories, and alcohol. Proflavanol 90 makes it easy to benefit from grapes!*

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CoQuinone® 100:

It’s all about energy—especially energy on a cellular level. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in creating energy in the cells. Coenzyme Q10 helps convert food energy into cellular energy. There is also a concentration of coenzyme Q10 in the heart and organs with high-energy demands.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that plays an essential role in the production of energy in heart cells, helping to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It is an essential nutrient for the basic functioning of cells.  CoQ10 is essential in energy metabolism and supports optimal stamina which is also extremely beneficial to those with an active lifestyle and for athletes.

USANA’s CoQuinone 100™ supplement is formulated with potent level to help you get advanced level of CoQ10 you need in one tablet.

CoQuinone 100 supports normal and healthy heart function and provides superior antioxidant protection.  It contains CoQ10 which has a role in producing cellular energy and includes highly bioavailable forms of CoQ10 and alpha lipoic acid.  It may help reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

Regular strength CoQuinone™ contains 30mg of CoQ10 while CoQuinone 100™ is over triple the strength, containing 100mg of CoQ10 per capsule.

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Bio Omega: (Fish Oil):

You know that fish oil is really good for you because it contains important omega fatty acids, which contribute to brain development and both joint and cardiovascular health. But storing fish and cooking it properly is a hassle. And when you have a busy lifestyle, eating fish out every night can get pretty pricey, pretty quick. BiOmega is a fish oil supplement that’s easy to take every day, especially when you don’t feel like you’re getting enough fish in your diet. What makes BiOmega exceptional is that it has all the benefits of fish oil in a convenient gel capsule, and it is essentially free of harmful contaminants like mercury because of its triple distillation process. It also contains concentrated doses of DHA, a beneficial fat that supports memory and learning, and is greatly recommended for pregnant women.* And BiOmega contains an additional dose of vitamin D, a nutrient found deficient in the average diet. BiOmega is also formulated with lemon oil to kill the fishy aftertaste found in other fish oil supplements. Because of its exclusive advantages, when you buy BiOmega, you know you’re getting quite the catch!

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OptOmega: (Vegetarian version):

There is such a thing as good fat. Studies show that a certain class of fats is essential to your health and wellness because the body cannot make them on its own. OptOmega offers a diverse combination of the following healthy oils: flax seed, sunflower, pumpkin seed, and extra-virgin olive oil. This balanced blend of oils is a significant source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), providing an optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. EFAs support cardiovascular and joint health, as well as neural development. OptOmega makes it easy to add important omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to sauces, soups, salads, and shakes. OptOmega is also vegetarian and vegan friendly, making it a great supplement for everyone!

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