Heart Health

Take control of Your Heart Healthy

Get to the heart of the matter

It is vital to maintain a healthy heart. The Herbalife Healthy Heart programme looks at what you can do each day to promote heart health. The programme recommends using Core Complex  and supportive products such as Niteworks powder and Herbalifeline capsules as well as:

 

  • Reducing your intake of fatty foods

  • Increasing your fibre intake by eating plenty of fruit and vegetables

  • Drinking sufficient fluid each day

  • Being physically active each day

  • Consuming 'good fats' such as fish oils

  • Limiting your salt intake

  • Not smoking

  • Spending some time to relax and decrease stress levels

Put the power of heart health in your hands: Prepare for tomorrow today!

 

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Heart Health Q&A with Dr. Gratton

By Luigi Gratton M.D., M.P.H.

Q:What is Alpha Lipoic Acid and how does it support the heart?

A: Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), an ingredient in Niteworks®, is a potent antioxidant first discovered in the 1950s and later recognized in 1988 for a variety of health-promoting activities. ALA works in the mitochondria, the body's energy-producing cells, where it has been shown to protect the DNA from damage. Many antioxidants, like Vitamin C, work well in areas of the body where there is water, while others, like Vitamin E, work well in areas of fat. ALA has the unique capability to work in both water and fat, and, moreover, helps to recycle our natural Vitamins C and E. In the heart, ALA helps protect the cardiovascular system from free radical damage.

Q: If Nitric Oxide is a gas, why does Niteworks® come in powder form?

A: Herbalife developed Niteworks® with Dr. Lou Ignarro* Laureate in Medicine. Dr. Ignarro's research showed that Nitric Oxide helps to keep blood vessels toned, flexible and youthful for improved circulation. His research further showed that Nitric Oxide enhances blood flow, supporting function of the heart, brain and other organs. His additional research has shown that the combination of two amino acids, L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, helps to support Nitric Oxide production in the body. Herbalife helped develop Niteworks® as a powder with these two amino acids. This product also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin E for antioxidant protection.†

Q: How does garlic contribute to cardiovascular health?

A: Garlic has long been recognized as a high-quality supplement to support healthy circulation and a healthy heart. One of the key active components is called Allicin, which helps to support cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, blood thinning and antimicrobial activity. Garlic supplements should be specially coated to be effective because stomach acid inhibits activity. Herbalife developed Mega Garlic Plus with an enteric coating to safely pass through the stomach for full absorption.†

Dr. Gratton also serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Education at Herbalife.



Heart Health Q&A with Dr. Ignarro

By Louis Ignarro, Ph.D.
Nobel† Laureate in Medicine

Q: Why should Core Complex become part of my daily routine?

A: Core Complex daily supplement packettes target four key areas of heart health maintenance: cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine and oxidative stress.* Cholesterol is an important marker for heart health, but triglycerides, another kind of blood fat, are also important markers of cardiovascular health. Homocysteine is an amino acid found naturally in your body, although excessive homocysteine levels in the blood often lead to serious heart health conditions. And perhaps most importantly, along with a low-fat diet and exercise, supplementation is the first line of defense against numerous heart health risk factors. (Herbalifeline® softgels and Tri-Shield® softgels are included in Core Complex.)

Q: How is Neptune Krill Oil unique?

A: Actually, Neptune Krill Oil or NKO®‡ comes from a tiny crustacean in the Antarctic. NKO®‡ is unique from fish oils in that it contains three groups of heart-healthy compounds; not only the Omega-3 fatty acids, but also a healthy blend of phospholipids and antioxidants. This unique blend helps to maintain cardiovascular health by counteracting oxidative stress.* In other words, NKO®‡ is a powerful antioxidant.

Q: Why is it important to start taking heart health supplements now?

A: Don't wait. The best way to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system is to start now, before you have developed risk factors for heart disease. Along with a low-fat diet and exercise, the active ingredients in Core Complex, Tri-Shield®, Niteworks®, Herbalifeline® and Mega Garlic Plus help to maintain key heart health indicators already within a normal range.* It is wise to consider a heart health program today.

Foods containing at least 0.65 gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily intake of at least 1.3 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A packette of Core Complex supplies 1.3 grams of plant sterols.

Louis Ignarro, Ph.D., is a Nobel† Laureate in Medicine and a member of both the Editorial and Nutrition Advisory Boards of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute.