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NOW Hawthorn Extract -- 300 mg - 90 Veg Capsules


NOW Hawthorn Extract
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NOW Hawthorn Extract -- 300 mg - 90 Veg Capsules

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NOW Hawthorn Extract Description

  • Cardiovascular Support
  • Supports Blood Pressure Already Within the Healthy Range
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

Hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries have been used for generations by herbalists as a cardiovascular tonic. Hawthorn supports cardiovascular health by supporting cardiac muscle tone and vascular integrity. Hawthorn Extract also exhibits powerful free radical scavenging activity. NOW® Hawthorn Extract is standardized to 1.8% Vitexin that along with other natural components, has been found to support normal blood flow and may help to maintain healthy blood pressure already within the healthy range.


Directions

Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily.
Free Of
Yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients contianing these allergens.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Hawthorn Extract(Crataegus laevigata) (Leaf & Flower)
(Standardized to min 1.8% Vitexin)
300 mg*
Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata) (Fruit)200 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source)
Warnings

For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication (especially cardiac and blood pressure medications), or have a medical condition (especially a heart of blood pressure condition).

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Eat More of These Foods for a Heart Healthy Diet

Summer blueberries are one of the season’s special treats. And as it turns out, the fruit that warms your heart can also protect it.

Eating just a cup of blueberries – 150 grams -- each day reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Heart-Shaped Bowl Filled With Red Lentils on Wood Table Demonstrating Component of Heart Healthy Diet | Vitacost.com/blog

Blueberries offer this benefit because they are rich in naturally occurring compounds called anthocyanins, the researchers say. Eating the fruit appears to boost vascular function and reduce arterial stiffness.

Fortunately, blueberries are not the only food that protects your heart. Following are four more heart-smart foods you should consider eating every day.

Top foods good for heart health

Nuts

Go crazy for nuts: Eating about 1.5 ounces of nuts every day may reduce your risk of heart disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

Nuts are rich in healthful unsaturated fat. Other foods that offer this benefit include olives and avocados.

By contrast, avoid saturated fat, which is found in animal fats -- fatty meats, high-fat dairy, butter, cheese and bacon, says Sharon Palmer – a registered dietitian nutritionist known as the “Plant-Powered Dietitian.

“Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels,” she says. “Reduce the amount of saturated fat to less than 10 percent of calories, which is about 22 grams for the average person.”

Lentils

Pulses are a great option for anyone looking to eat less meat. These foods – which are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family – include lentils, beans and peas.

Palmer recommends eating pulses “at least three times per week as the protein source on the plate.”

Colorful vegetables

Eating a variety of colorful vegetables can be heart-smart.

“These foods have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, yet they are low in calories and can help reduce risk of obesity,” Palmer says.

Aim to consume 2 to 3 cups per day, Palmer says. “Only about 9 percent of people meet this recommendation,” she says.

Oats or quinoa

Skip the sugary cereal, because it may be bad for your heart.

People who take in 25 percent or more of their calories as sugar are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those with a diet that is less than 10 percent added sugar, a 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found.

So, start your day with a more healthful alternative, such as whole oats or quinoa. In fact, Palmer says any whole grain – including whole wheat and brown rice – is a good addition to your diet.

“People do not get enough whole grains, yet these are packed with fiber and compounds that are good for heart health,” she says.

How to eat more heart healthy foods

Some people may be reluctant to add these healthful foods to their daily diet. If you don’t like the selections above, look for more appealing alternatives.

“There are hundreds of varieties within these categories -- thousands in the vegetables category,” Palmer says.

You can also experiment with recipes that might transform otherwise unappealing foods into something tasty.

Other tips from Palmer include:

1. Go to a farmers market or grow some food. “You will be inspired with the sheer beauty and flavor in plant foods,” Palmer says.

2. Take a gradual approach. For example, experiment with a “meatless Monday.” “Try one new recipe each week on your slowest night of the week,” Palmer says. “Break your menu cycle and try something different.”

3. Try to include vegetables at every meal. Americans get too few vegetables in their diet, so use every opportunity -- even breakfast – to increase your veggie intake, Palmer says.

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