• Cardiovascular health
Supplement FactsServing Size:1 Capsule
Hawthorn extract (2.2% flavonoids as hyperoside) … 450 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: lactose monohydrate, silicon dioxide. Capsule: hypromellose.
AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, soy, eggs, fish, or shellfish.
Source: Crataegus laevigata, leaves and flowers
What Is It?
Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) is a small thorny tree originally from northwestern Europe. For thousands of years, folk medicine has prescribed hawthorn for a variety of uses, from a sore throat to a troubled heart. Hawthorn is rich in flavonoids and other compounds which are responsible for its cardiovascular benefits.
What Does It Do?Primary Uses: Hawthorn is an all-around cardiovascular supportive nutrient shown to reduce blood pressure, heart rate, arrhythmias, shin edema, nighttime bathroom visits and improve exercise capacity in heart patients. One study found a hawthorn extract as effective as a cardiovascular drug in improving cardiovascular symptoms.Secondary Uses: Hawthorn also helps reduce LDL cholesterol by increasing cholesterol excretion and preventing the release of LDL from the liver into the bloodstream.
Who Should Take It?
Those looking for a single product to support overall cardiovascular health and function should consider hawthorn as a natural alternative.
Take 1 to 2 capsules per day with/without food or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of two months to see beneficial effects.
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