1 capsule up to three times daily. Safe to use long term.
Heart health benefits: SalvTonic contains a combination of herbs the provide multi-target protection for the heart and blood vessels. It acts to improve circulation, increase blood flow, improve cholesterol levels (reduce total & LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol). (4)(6) In addition, by increasing microcirculation (1)(3)(5) throughout the body and specifically to heart (myocardial) tissue, (5) it improves symptoms associated with chest pain (stable angina) (1)(2) and slows development of diabetic neuropathy. (6)
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herbs in SalvTonic are used to invigorate blood, remove blood stasis and regulate Qi to alleviate pain in the chest due to stagnation of Qi and blood.
Key features: Increases blood flow and circulation throughout the body, increases blood flow to the heart muscle, improves symptoms of chest pain, reduces total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL cholesterol, slows development of diabetic neuropathy.
2 gel caps once daily with food. Minimum 3 months.
Heart health benefits: AstaKrill contains krill oil providing Omega 3s, DHA, and EPA, and is boosted with 6 mg of the antioxidant astaxanthin. By improving the Omega 3 index in individuals, krill oil increases blood plasma levels of EPA and DHA. (11)(12)(13) It contains a rich source of fat-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients bound to phospholipids, to support heart health and provide important cardioprotection (15).
Krill oil and Astaxanthin reduce cardiovascular risk factors (7)(8) including:
- Decreases the cardiovascular inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) (9)(10)(15)
- Provides lipid lower effects (9)
- Decreases serum triglycerides (TG), LDL, and VLDL cholesterol (7)(10)(11)
- Increases HDL cholesterol (8)(10)(11)(14)
- Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation (15)
Key features: Fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient, Omega 3 with EPA and DHA, astaxanthin antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, support heart health, provide cardioprotection, reduce cardiovascular risk factors, reduces C-reactive protein, supports healthy cholesterol levels.
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