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will prevent the build-up of arterial plaque. Tea contains catechins that lower blood pressure, and garlic is rich in alliin, which has a similar effect. Best heart-healthy food treat? Dark chocolate! It lowers LDL cholesterol and contains antioxidants which help prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Choose a brand with a cocoa content of at least 80 percent or higher, or choose raw cacao nibs. Get a supplemental advantage There are several natural medicines which can be added to your heart disease prevention plan, including garlic and fish oil capsules, which act as anti-clotting agents. Research suggests that folate and vitamin B6 can play a helpful role, by reducing elevated levels of homocysteine, a substance which may increase the risk of heart disease. Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) is a powerful antioxidant that provides an array of heart health benefits, including cholesterol and blood sugar regulation, as well as generating cellular energy, reducing oxidative damage and strengthening arteries and veins.

Vitamin K2 as MK-7 is a key supplemental hero for a healthy heart, with significant research studies providing strong proof of its efficacy. By activating K-dependent proteins already present in the body, Vitamin K2 as MK-7 helps the body to use calcium properly: activated osteocalcin directs calcium to the bones, while activated GLA protein (MGP) stops calcium from depositing in arteries and soft tissues. MenaQ7 ® is the only K2 as MK-7 formula which has been scientifically proven in over 22 published human clinical trials to deliver these benefits. For example, a study published in Thrombosis and Haematosis showed that healthy postmenopausal women given 180 mcg daily of MenaQ7 ® showed not only cessation but remarkable regression in arterial stiffness. Another large-scale study where male and female

test subjects were given MenaQ7 ® over a 12-month period, also showed a large improvement in the activation of MGP, which had a positive benefit on vascular elasticity. This research explains why MenaQ7 ® is the only K2 as MK-7 formula patented

for cardiovascular health. Vitamin K2 as MK-7 is unique because it impacts arterial calcification; no other compound (drug or vitamin) has been shown to do this. The medical community is taking note, with positive results of a trial to assess benefits of MenaQ7 ® on arterial stiffness and blood pressure announced last November, and trials currently underway on the effects of MenaQ7 ® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 on coronary artery calcification, a strong precursor to atherosclerosis. References available on request.


KEY ACTIVES Ascorbic Acid Zinc Menthol Peppermint Oil


The original THROAT-CLEAR lozenge with the lingering sensation of cooling minty menthol Pretorius THROAT-CLEAR Sugarfree Herbal Lozenges contain Menthol, Vitamin C and Zinc. ✓ Menthol is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve the symptoms of sore throat and pharyngitis. ✓ Vitamin C and Zinc support healthy immune system function. ✓ Vitamin C and Zinc provide antioxidant support to reduce free radicals formed in the body.



Do not use if tamper evident seal is missing, torn or broken. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. Do not use if pregnant or likely to become pregnant. Do not use while breastfeeding. Contains 5.97g of maltitol per maximum recommended daily dose (8 lozenges). Products containing maltitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamins and minerals can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.


ISSUE 66 • 2023

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