Cardio Essentials is a specially-formulated supplement which combines a trio of heart-healthy ingredients:
• Nattokinase – 100 mg
• Coenzyme Q10 – 200 mg
• Vitamin D3 – 5,000 i.u.
By integrating three ingredients commonly featured in natural cardiovascular supplements, Planet Source have created a single product intended to offer convenient and effective dietary support.
Nattokinase: A Powerful Enzyme
An enzyme extracted from the traditional Japanese food natto (boiled, fermented soybeans), nattokinase has been the subject of hundreds of studies.
Known for its fibrinolytic activity, nattokinase is a common ingredient in natural supplements aimed at supporting the cardiovascular system.*
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential element which appears naturally within virtually every cell of the body. A key factor in the production of ATP, it generates energy required for additional cell growth and maintenance. The greatest quantities of CoQ10 are found in tissues with high energy requirements such as the heart and skeletal muscles.
As our natural production of Coenzyme Q10 declines with age, dietary intake becomes all the more important.
Vitamin D3: 5,000 i.u. of Support
Vitamin D3 is needed for various facets of good health. As well as contributing to normal blood calcium levels, the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function, and the normal function of the immune system, the vitamin has a role of cell division and contributes to the normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus. There is a significant volume of research showing that vitamin D plays an instrumental role in skeletal, immune, developmental and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D3 is by far the most biologically available form. In fact, in a University of Surrey study, D3 was shown to be twice as effective at increasing the serum biological marker of vitamin D status as D2.
5,000 i.u. is the daily dose recommended by the highly respected Vitamin D Council. You can read more about their recommendation here.
Cardio Essentials: Natural Nutrition for the Heart
Although the aforementioned nutrients are widely available in supplemental form, Cardio Essentials conveniently brings them together in a single vegetable capsule.
Manufactured for Planet Source in the USA, Cardio Essentials is a great all-round supplement for those wishing to nurture optimal health. The recommended dosage is two capsules per day, and each container boasts a one-month supply.
*As nattokinase may thin the blood, it should not be paired with other blood thinning agents such as Aspirin or Warfarin.