Cardiovascular Performance Supplement
Looking for a natural way to protect your heart from stress, lack of sleep, and late-night fast-food meals? This powerful blend of Reishi, Maitake, Chaga, and Shitake mushrooms, and bolstered with other powerful ingredients like CoQ10, Hawthorn Berry, L-Theanine, L-Taurine, Garlic, and B Vitamins that support a healthy heart and boost blood flow. This antioxidant-packed formula helps fight oxidative stress and free radical damage, keeping your heart and brain at peak performance.
- HEART HEALTH
- METABOLIC SUPPORT
- TISSUE GROWTH
Live a long and adventurous life. This powerful blend combines Reishi, Maitake, Chaga, and Shitake mushrooms with powerful plant extracts like Hawthorn Berry and Garlic for a stronger and healthier heart. Our blend fights free radical damage and may reduce risk of cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol.
Cardiovascular Performance is formulated with Reishi to keep your immune system at its best, and while we can’t promise you’ll live to 10,000 years old, Reishi can help keep your heart strong as you age. The benefits of Reishi go beyond having a healthy heart, as it helps blood flow throughout the body to nourish your organs, including your brain, and support your overall health.
Never skip a beat with our Cardiovascular Performance blend and be ready for anything that comes your way.
The Science Behind Our Supplement:
Chaga Mushroom Extract
Chaga mushrooms are found living on trees in woody forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They have been used for centuries in Asia as a natural supplement for immunity and heart health.
Although not extensively studied in humans, Chaga confers beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system of rats and mice. Scientists found that rats with high cholesterol levels were able to reduce “unhealthy” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels after consuming chaga extract for eight weeks; increased blood antioxidant level also occurred in these rats.
Similarly, mice taking Chaga mushrooms decreased their LDL cholesterol while increasing their “healthy” HDL cholesterol after three weeks of administration. “Unhealthy” LDL cholesterol is associated with a number of cardiovascular diseases.
Reishi Mushroom Extract
Reishi mushrooms are native to deciduous forests, and commonly grow at the base of maple trees. Like Chaga, and many other dietary mushrooms, Reishi is considered a traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries to maintain heart health and boost the immune system.
A small, placebo-controlled study showed that people consuming Reishi mushrooms lowered blood triglyceride levels, while increasing “healthy” HDL cholesterol levels. Although the study was small, it showed significant differences in heart health biomarkers when compared to a placebo.
Scientists have reason to believe that Reishi may confer protection against the high blood pressure and oxidative damage associated with cardiovascular diseases. Reishi’s ability to act as an antioxidant allows it to scavenge free radicals throughout the body.
Shitake Mushroom Extract
Shitake mushrooms are a type of fungus native to East Asia, and they have been treated as traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Shitake are low in calories and they contain significant amounts of fiber, B vitamins and minerals, including:
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin D
Scientific evidence suggests that Shitake mushrooms positively effect cardiovascular health. They contain compounds like eritadenine, sterols and beta glucans, which can help lower cholesterol levels.
In one rat study, scientists found that rats treated with shitake mushroom powder witnessed significant decreases in blood pressure. These findings suggest that shitake mushrooms should be studied as a supplement to treat hypertension in humans.
Maitake Mushroom Extract
Maitake mushrooms, like Shitake, have been consumed as traditional homeopathic medicine for centuries.
Maitake mushrooms contain an eclectic mixture of bioactive compounds and minerals, such as:
- Vitamins B & C
- Amino Acids
There is scientific evidence that demonstrates positive effects of Maitake mushroom on Type 2 diabetes patients. Scientists found that maitake reduced insulin levels, promoted healthy blood sugar levels, and supported weight management.
Another study in mice found that dietary Maitake mushrooms positively affected cholesterol levels compared to a placebo. Although further human research is warranted, there are positive preclinical results highlighting the benefit of consuming dietary mushrooms.
Garlic Powder (Allium Sativum)
Garlic is a flowering plant that originates from Central Asia and the Middle East. The Ancient Egyptians were not strangers to the plant either. It contains a plethora of beneficial plant bioactive compounds, including:
- Sulfur-containing, allicin and ajoene
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
There have been several human studies that found garlic supplements have a healthy impact on cardiovascular performance.
One study found that consuming a daily garlic supplement improved blood pressure levels for patients with hypertension. A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial found that hypertensive patients taking garlic supplements over 12 weeks saw a healthy reduction in blood pressure levels.
Another placebo-controlled clinical investigation found that patients taking time-released garlic powder tablets had significant decreases in total cholesterol levels compared to patients taking a pharmaceutical drug (Allicor) to manage their cholesterol levels.
Lastly, a clinical trial found that participants taking garlic oil significantly lowered their resting heart rate and improved their cardio exercise tolerance.
There is ample evidence that garlic confers positive benefits to cardiovascular health and performance.
Hawthorn Berry Extract
Hawthorn berries are found globally in several hundred species of shrubs and trees. They are used in traditional Chinese medicine as a digestive aid and herbal supplement to strengthen cardiovascular function.
Several preclinical and clinical studies have suggested that hawthorn berry supplements improve heart function. Researchers found that daily hawthorn berry supplements caused a slight reduction in diastolic blood pressure after ten weeks. A separate group discovered that daily hawthorn berry consumption greatly reduced both diastolic and systolic blood pressure after 16 weeks.
Furthermore, a recent mouse study found that hawthorn berry supplements decreased “unhealthy” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to mice that did not receive the supplement. Lower LDL cholesterol is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
L-theanine, or theanine, is an active constituent of green, black, and white teas. It is a widely consumed supplement and may be beneficial for people who experience situation-based increases in blood pressure.
One study examined the effect of L-theanine on blood pressure when participants were asked to perform cognitively challenging mental tasks. Researchers discovered that L-theanine reduced increases in blood pressure associated with strenuous mental activities. Additionally, they found that caffeine had a similar effect but that it did not reduce blood pressure as effectively as L-theanine.
Another group found that daily supplements of L-theanine reduced resting heart rate in participants, which suggests it may help with overall cardiovascular performance.
Originally discovered in ox, L-taurine is a naturally occurring compound involved in many cellular processes, such as membrane stabilization, osmoregulation, and anti-oxidation. It is believed to exert positive benefits to the entire cardiovascular system.
Epidemiological research suggests that populations of people with higher L-taurine consumption have significant lower levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, and rate of death from cardiovascular diseases.
Scientists speculate that L-taurine lowers blood pressure because it increases the flexibility of blood vessels, making the resistance to blood flow decrease, which drives down blood pressure in our body.
In fact, scientists found that two weeks of daily L-taurine supplementation decreased the rigidity or stiffness of arteries in humans. The greater flexibility of blood vessels makes it easier for blood to flow throughout the body.
Lastly, L-taurine may improve cardiac performance during exercise. Several human studies demonstrate that L-taurine consumption allows runners and cyclists to cover longer distances without feeling fatigued.
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a coenzyme found in everything from animals to most bacteria. It is involved in in cellular respiration, or the process of creating energy currency in cells. CoQ10 has a reputation for improving cardiac function and decreasing the risk of heart failure.
In a large study of people with heart conditions, CoQ10 treatment improved cardiac biomarkers and decreased the risk of these people dying from heart failure.
A separate group of researchers conducted a similar placebo-controlled clinical study; they found that people taking CoQ10 were hospitalized less frequently for heart failure and did not have as serious cardiac health complications as the placebo group.
Vitamin B2- Riboflavin (Riboflavin 5 Phosphate)
Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in eggs, green vegetables, mushrooms, and almonds. It is an essential enzyme how food is broken down into energy by our cells.
Vitamin B2 also acts as an antioxidant, scavenging free radicals, and is necessary for our bodies to break down and absorb certain nutrients like iron. Iron is an important component of our red blood cells, which help deliver oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body, especially during exercise. Maximizing nutrient absorption is critical to healthy weight management.
Although extensive human studies have not been conducted, scientists found that riboflavin helped reduce hypertension (high blood pressure) in mice. Lower blood pressure is key to exercising effectively and having a healthy heart.
Vitamin B3- Niacin (Nicotinic Acid)
Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is found in a variety of foods like Portobello mushrooms, peanuts, avocado and brown rice. Like Vitamins B1 and B2, Vitamin B3 is essential for our body’s natural process of converting food into energy.
Niacin, riboflavin and thiamin help enzymes involved in cellular metabolism. They are key to your body’s ability to efficiently break down nutrients into energy molecules for your cells. Niacin helps promote healthy metabolic function, especially during high energy activities like exercise.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate)
Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin found in many types of nuts and fruits. Its active form, pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate, serves as a coenzyme for hundreds of cellular reactions involved in protein, sugar and fat metabolism. Vitamin B6 reduces clogged arteries and minimizes cardiac disease.
Scientists discovered that people with low blood levels of Vitamin B6 are at twice the risk of getting heart disease compared to those with higher levels.
In a recent, two-year study, researchers showed that daily Vitamin B6 and folic acid supplementation significantly lowered the risk of heart disease compared to a placebo. They found that participants taking the supplement had much lower heart rates during cardiac exercise, and lower cholesterol levels, than the placebo group
How Do I Use Cardiovascular Performance?
Our blends are all designed for daily use. Take our mushroom and plant formulation daily with water, your morning coffee or tea, or pair it with a meal. Everyone is different so find what works best for you.
Most scientific studies with natural supplements are conducted over several months, and the participants take the supplement daily. To get the full benefit of our all-natural ingredient and our powerful botanical blend, we recommend you take one serving per day for two to three months.
It can be hard to see clear progress, as our emotions and energy levels change daily depending on our diet, amount of sleep and activities. What I’ve done and suggest is to try and keep a daily journal to track how you feel, your energy levels, and cardiac performance. Some smartphone fitness apps and accessories can track heart biomarkers, like heartrate.
Most drugstores and pharmacies provide free blood pressure meters as well. Monitoring these trends over time will give you the best way to observe progress in your cardiovascular health.