In heart failure, the heart does not pump sufficient blood to the body, reducing strength. Muscles require antioxidant enzymes to function properly, and curcumin activates a protein-Nrf2-that regulates these enzymes.
In the lab, mice with heart failure that got curcumin for 12 weeks had increased expression of Nrf2, higher levels of antioxidant enzymes, and increased exercise capacity.
Doctors said activating Nrf2 in skeletal muscle may be a novel therapy to improve quality of life in heart failure.
(Reference: Journal of Applied Physiology; February, 2019, Published Online)
Turmeric, of course, is a spice commonly used in Asian food that is derived from the root of the turmeric plant. The plant is a perennial herb and a member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family. Curcumin is the yellow-colored primary active constituent derived from turmeric.
Turmeric's value to cardiovascular health is well known, and numerous supplements are available to take advantage of this action. A popular, synergistic blend of heart-healthy nutrients built around turmeric is PhytoTech? Turmeric Heart Synergy by Willner Chemists
Hawthorne Berry, standardized to vitexin, supports heart muscle function, rhythm and blood pressure. Hawthorne is considered the number one herbal heart tonic.
CoQ10 supports healthy mitochondria in heart muscle for strong, long term heart muscle function.
Beet Powder supports nitric acid production which helps maintain healthy blood vessels and blood flow.
Turmeric Root Extract, a powerful antioxidant, provides a natural anti-inflammatory action, and supports blood vessel health.
Red Root supports lymph drainage to help maintain healthy blood fats which support vessel health.
Methyltetrahydrofolate, an active (methylated) folic acid, also called Quatrefolic acid, helps to maintain healthy cholesterol and homocysteine levels.
Methylcobalamin, a methylated B12, helps to keep homocysteine levels in a healthy range; it is also important for cellular energy production. Black Pepper extract facilitates absorption and promotes healthy circulation. This is important to assure maximal benefit from turmeric extract.
PhytoTech? Turmeric Heart Synergy
is best taken long term for heart & vascular health. 100% Vegetarian. All herbs are ecologically and ethically-wild harvested, organically grown or selectively imported at the peak of potency. We support local certified organic farms and responsible ethical wild crafters. Processed in a facility that is GMP compliant, NSF GMP Certified and FDA registered. Kosher Parve.
Phyto-Tech Turmeric Heart Synergy contains the following: Folate, 800 mcg DFE (as Quatrefolic(6s)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid); B12 (as Methylcobalamin), 500 mcg; Hawthorn Berry, 200 mg; CoQ10 (Ubiquinone), 100 mg; Organic Beet Root Juice, 100 mg; Turmeric Root Extract, 50 mg; Red Root, 50 mg; Black Pepper extract, 5mg. Other Ingredients: Modified Vegetable Cellulose.
Dosage: One capsule, 2 times daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.