Pro Cardio is a comprehensive blend of herbal medicines designed to promote cardiovascular health in adults, such as by
reducing inflammation and promoting glycemic control, as well as by helping to maintain ideal blood pressure levels.
Garlic – Used historically as an antimicrobial for various infections. Garlic has also been shown in clinical studies to
effectively slow the progression of atherosclerosis, when measured against placebo. There is also some evidence that
garlic may modestly lower Total as well as LDL (i.e. “bad”) cholesterol.
Jamaican Dogwood – Evidence suggests that Jamaican Dogwood has sedative effects, which helps to reduce anxiety that
may otherwise aggravate high blood pressure. It also promotes restful sleep, which helps blood pressure.
Hawthorn – There is some limited evidence that Hawthorn may help reduce/prevent angina pectoris, and can promote
other aspects of cardiovascular health.
Echinacea – has some modest antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.
L-Arginine – an amino acid found naturally in meat and animal products. In higher supplemental doses, it can act as aneffective vasodilator, meaning it helps to widen blood vessels, permitting freer blood flow. Evidence indicates that l-
arginine can modestly reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and can even improve symptoms and exercisetolerance in patients with angina.Thyme – is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects, attributable to its ability to scavenge nitric oxide radicals. This anti-
oxidant activity of Thyme is also thought to effectively increase nitric oxide levels, which improves endothelial function ofblood vessel walls, and helps to improve atherosclerosis.
Ginger – Some preliminary clinical studies suggest that ginger might have a small beneficial effect on glycemic control in
patients with type 2 diabetes. It may also have modest benefit for patients with hyperlipidemia.
Cardamom – Small clinical studies suggest that cardamom may modestly reduce triglyceride levels.
Cinnamon – Polyphenolic polymers such as hydroxychalcone found in cinnamon seem to improve insulin action, for
improved blood sugar control.
Beet Root – beets are rich in natural chemicals called nitrates, which promote the production of nitric oxide in the body.
Nitric oxide has the effect improving smooth laminar flow of blood along the endothelial walls of blood vessels. Blood
flow that is smoother and less turbulent promotes improved blood pressure.
Dandelion – Evidence from animal research suggests that dandelion has diuretic activity. This rids the body of excess
fluid, and helps to lower blood pressure.
Stinging Nettle – Preliminary clinical research shows that stinging nettle extract lowers levels of inflammatory cell signals,
such as IL6 and TNF-alpha in humans. It also has some diuretic effects.
Pro Cardio should be taken as recommended by a Health Care Professional