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Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Stress and its sequelae can be a leading contributor to the initiation and promotion of cardiovascular disease. Stress in moderate amounts is actually beneficial for health. However, excessive stress occurring over a prolonged period can have devastating effects on our health. In reality, it is not the stress itself that can affect our health, but it is how our body deals with the stress which is the real cause of our ill health. Stress can have many effects on our body (such as affecting our sleep patterns; increasing blood pressure; changing our eating behaviour; increases muscle pain; depletes energy storage leading to a feeling of tiredness, and causes arterial narrowing which can be dangerous in individuals with plaque buildup). In many cases, we cannot avoid the situations that is causing the stress in our life, the next best thing is to deal with the effects of stress on our body.

L-Arginine

6 capsules, three times per day, with food

L-arginine is a semi-essential or conditionally essential amino acid in humans. It is one of the most metabolically versatile amino acids and serves as a precursor for the synthesis of urea, nitric oxide (NO), polyamines, proline, glutamate, creatine, and agmatine.

Reliqil™

2 tablespoons (30 mL), once per day, 30 minutes before bedtime

Reliqil™ contains seven (7) botanicals that can help with stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. An overabundance of stressors can build up creating anxiety, restlessness, or nervous reactions that may lead to insomnia and thus have an effect on sleep patterns.

EFA 40:20™

1 capsule, two to three times daily

EFA 40:20contains deep-sea fish oil which is derived from anchovy, mackerel, and sardine, and they are known as sources of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Both EPA and DHA are primarily used in the production of anti-inflammatory leukotrienes and resolvins. Resolvins are a new class of anti-inflammatory compounds (which have been around for 10 years), and they are formed primarily from EPA and DHA.

Valerian

½ teaspoon (2.5 mL), one to three times per day

Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) helps with nervousness (relaxing muscles) and promotes natural sleep habits. It acts like a mild sedative helping to stabilize mood and promote healthy sleep.

Choles-FX®

1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening, on an empty stomach

The primary action of Choles-FX® is to safely and naturally reduce and control cholesterol levels. Choles-FX® helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and total blood cholesterol (TC).

Choles-Fx Product Sheet

D-Ribose

1 teaspoon (5 g), two to three times per day, with food

D-Ribose is a simple carbohydrate molecule found in every cell in the human body. It helps to increase energy and endurance, helps to restore energy levels, is used to support muscle health after exercise, and maintains physical performance. It is also an important component in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecule.

Disclaimer

The Fullscript Integrative Medical Advisory team has developed or collected these protocols from practitioners and supplier partners to help health care practitioners make decisions when building treatment plans. By adding this protocol to your Fullscript template library, you understand and accept that the recommendations in the protocol are for initial guidance and may not be appropriate for every patient.

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