Biomed Professional Protocol

Enhanced Heart and Circulatory Health

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SalvTonic

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.

AstaKrill

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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References

  1. Li, Y., Wang, Y., Yu, Q. Compound Danshen Dripping Pills for Stable Angina: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 2011;5(11):2245-2251
  2. Jia, Y., Huang, F., Zhang, S., Leung, S. Is Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Dripping Pill More Effective than Isosorbide Dinitrate in Treating Angina Pectoris? A Systemic Review of Randomized Controlled Trails. Int’l Journal of Cardiology. 2012;157:330-340
  3. Han, J., Akiba, Y., Suzuki, H., et al. Cardiotonic Pill Improves Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced Microcirculatory Disturbances in Rat Mesentery. Dept of Internal Medicine, Keio Univ School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Ma, R, Zou, D, Wang, Q, et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pill on Carotid Arterial Intima-media in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. CJITWM. 2010;30(8).
  5. Bao-jing, F., Xue-zhong, Z. Effect on Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Myocardial Microcirculation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Chinese Journal of New Drugs. 2009;18(10):903-906
  6. Ma, R., Yao, Y, Liu, T., et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Med J Chin PAPF. 2014;25(5):491-496
  7. Berge, K., Musa-Veloso, K., M., Harwood, M., Hoem, N., Burri, L. Krill Oil Supplementation Lowers Serum Triglycerides Without Increasing Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Adults with Borderline High or High Triglyceride Levels. Nutrition Research. 2014;34:126-133
  8. Lobraico, J.M., DiLello, L.C., Butler, A.D., et al. Effects of Krill Oil on Endothelial Function and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Participants with Type 2 Diabetes, a Randomized Controlled Trial. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 2015;15(3): 1-7
  9. Cicero, A., Rosticca, M., Morbini, M., et al. Lipid-Lowering and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Omega 3 Ethyl Ester and Krill Oil: A Randomized, Cross-Over, Clinical Trial. Arch Med Sci. 2016;12(3):507-512
  10. Swanson, B., Keithley, J.K., Fogg, L., Adeyemi, O., Sha, B.E. Krill Oil for HIV-Related Inflammation. Alternative and Complimentary Therapies. 2014;20(3):145-150
  11. Ulven, S.M., Kirkhus, B., Lamglait, A., et al. Metabolic Effects of Krill Oil are Essentially Similar to Those of Fish Oil but at Lower Dose of EPA and DHA, in Healthy Volunteers. Lipids. 2010.
  12. Maki, K.C., Reeves, M.S., Farmer, M., et al. Krill Oil Supplementation Increases Plasma Concentrations of Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic Acids in Overweight and Obese Men and Women. Nutrition Research. 2009;(29):609-615
  13. Ramprasath, V.R., Eyal, I., Zchut, S., Jones, P. Enhanced Increase of Omega-3 Index in Healthy Individuals with Response to 4-Week n-3 Fatty Acid Supplement from Krill Oil Versus Fish Oil. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2013;12:178
  14. Xia, W., Tang, N., Kord-Varkeneh, H., et al. The Effects of Astaxanthin Supplementation on Obesity, Blood Pressure, CRP, Glycemic Biomarkers, and Lipid Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pharmacol Res. 2020;161:105-113
  15. Pashkow, F.J., Watumull, D.G., Campbell, C. Astaxanthin: A Novel Potential Treatment for Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2008;101(10A):58D-68D.

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