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HEART HEALTHby Dave Foreman
SYTRINOL® for Heart Health
I travel periodically to educational seminars and conferences to find new and exciting products and ingredients to share with you. Sometimes I pick up a new approach to “treating” illnesses, or new uses of old supplements. One of my most recent finds is Sytrinol®. Sytrinol is a cardio-protective combination of natural ingredients derived from citrus fruit and palms, that delivers a 1-2-3 punch to your heart health program:
1. Helps lower bad cholesterol
I have become so fond of Sytrinol that I have incorporated it into my everyday supplement program as part of my heart health prevention program.
Why would I look for new products for heart health?
• In the U.S., heart disease strikes and kills every 35 seconds.
There are many known risk factors for developing heart disease:
What you can’t control: gender (males more than females—until menopause), heredity, age.
What you can control: lifestyle choices, including tobacco use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, diabetes, physical inactivity, alcohol use, stress, poor diet.
Of all of these risk factors, the one that seems to get the most play is cholesterol.
By now, I think most of us understand that there are different parts of cholesterol scores to look at: Good, Bad and Ugly (well, maybe just good and bad).
Good cholesterol would be the HDL component. Bad cholesterol would be the LDL and triglycerides part of your score.
To be honest, I am not usually too concerned with cholesterol scores. I believe that if we follow a healthy lifestyle that includes my Four Pillars of Great Health (Diet, Exercise, Spirituality, Supplementation), then cholesterol should not be a major issue. Cholesterol is needed by the body for many “normal physiologic functions. Without it, you wouldn’t exist. BUT, because we don’t do the right things, supplementation with something like Sytrinol becomes important.
I love using supplements that gives me more bang for my buck. In this case, studies have shown that Sytrinol will reduce cholesterol (bad), reduce LDL (bad), reduce triglycerides (bad) and increase HDL (good). On top of all this, Sytrinol®is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Why are these last two so important?
Free radical damage and inflammation are two key contributors to increasing your risk for heart disease. If I want to truly take my heart health by the horns, then adding Sytrinol to my supplement program is critical.
Many of you know that I am already a huge fan of Ubiquinol (bioactive CoQ10) for heart health. And, yes, I do take my Coromega® fish oil, but I have now added Sytrinol to the mix. As I age, I am always looking for more ways to improve my supplement regimen and address those areas that can be of concern in the future. Although I don’t have any heart health issues, I choose to take preventive measures.