- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Anxiety and Depression
Aged Garlic Extract
Garlic is one of the oldest medicinal herbs known to man. Aged garlic extract has been shown to be especially beneficial in multiple areas of health.
Blood pressure: Multiple clinical trials have shown significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure with the supplementation of aged garlic extract.
Atherosclerosis and coronary artery calcification: Four placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized studies were analyzed and showed a significant reduction in coronary artery calcification progression at 1 year in the aged garlic extract group compared to the placebo group.
Cholesterol and triglycerides: A meta-analysis that included 39 studies, found that a 2-month administration of garlic had a beneficial impact on the lipid profile (cholesterol levels). This included a significant reduction on total cholesterol, with an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) and a decrease in Triglycerides.
Fasting blood glucose: One study looked at the addition of garlic extract to diabetics being treated with Metformin (a common anti-diabetic drug). The outcome showed a substantial reduction of fasting blood glucose levels with the addition of garlic extract when compared to Metformin alone.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract has also been used as a medicinal herb from as far back as Ancient Egypt. Its properties have been shown to have a positive effect on everything from cardiovascular health to diabetes control.
Blood pressure and triglycerides: A double-blind, randomized, parallel, and active-controlled clinical study was conducted to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of olive leaf extract in comparison with Captopril in patients with stage-1 hypertension. The olive leaf extract was as effective as the antihypertensive medication Captopril, but also showed a significant decrease in Triglycerides, which Captopril did not.
Diabetic neuropathy: Olive leaf extract has shown promise in the use of decreasing diabetic neuropathy. Studies have shown its ability to inhibit high glucose induced nerve damage, making it a beneficial and natural aid in the prevention and treatment of diabetic induced nerve pain.
Blood glucose control: Supplementing with olive leaf polyphenols for 3 months significantly improved insulin sensitivity and insulin production in diabetic patients.
Hibiscus (H. sabdariffa)
The bright color flowers are traditionally brewed as a medicinal tea by many cultures for its many health benefits.
Blood pressure: H. sabdariffa has been shown as effective in clinical trials as HCTZ, a common antihypertensive, without the dangerous side effect of an electrolyte imbalance.
High cholesterol: Another clinical trial showed the ability H. sabdariffa to reduce cholesterol levels in participants by up to 14%.
Cancer-fighting: Hibiscus has been shown in multiple studies to induce apoptosis (cell death) to many different types of cancer cells including prostate, stomach, and leukemia.
Celery seed extract (Standardized Extract. 85% 3nB)
3-nbutylphthalide is compound in celery that gives it its distinctive taste. Studies have shown its many uses from decreasing inflammation and pain to treating high blood pressure.
Blood pressure: Significantly decreases both systolic and diastolic blood pressures with no reported side effects.
Cancer-fighting: Celery extract is another cancer-fighting compound, and has been shown in multiple studies to kill stomach cancer cells.
Joint health and gout: Celery seed has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, and is an effective alternative treatment for arthritis. Due to its diuretic effect, celery seed extract helps to increase the elimination of uric acid from the body and decrease gout flair ups.
Magnesium is needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Today’s modern diet and the depletion of minerals in our soils have left most of the population deficient in this critical nutrient.
Anxiety and depression: Multiple clinical trials have shown the relationship between magnesium deficiency with increased anxiety and depression. Studies have also shown that supplementing with magnesium can significantly decrease both of these conditions.
Diabetic control: Studies have shown that diabetic patients show a significant reduction in fasting blood sugars and improvement in insulin sensitivity.
Blood pressure: A meta-analysis looking at studies with over 1,220 patients showed a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure with the supplementation of magnesium.