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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the western world. In the USA, it is estimated that 1 in every 4 deaths are related to poor heart health, and it’s not much better in the UK. So how can you achieve better heart health, guard against heart disease and prevent heart problems from taking hold?
Luckily, while heart disease can definitely be deadly, it is also almost always preventable. By taking the right supplements and vitamins, and by eating a heart-healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as exercising smartly and making a few tweaks to your lifestyle, you can improve the function of your cardiovascular system and look forward to a longer life with a healthier heart.
Read on to find out how the ingredients in LYMA could help to protect your heart health and guard against heart disease:
Vitamin K2 should be at the top of your list of heart-healthy vitamins. Vitamin K2 works with vitamin D3 to distribute calcium to the parts of the body that require it, and ensures all body tissues - including those of the heart and cardiovascular system - receive an adequate supply. Vitamin K2 not only transports calcium to bone, increasing bone density and helping to prevent and heal fractures, but it also helps to protect against calcium build-up, or calcification, of the body’s blood vessels and soft tissues.
So, how does this pertain to heart disease? When calcium builds up in the arteries it can cause a blockage, or plaque, the presence of which can lead to suffering a heart attack or stroke. Calcium, by way of Vitamin K2, is responsible for preventing blockages from both forming and for breaking up those blockages that are already present. Therefore, supplementing with vitamin K2 can reduce the likelihood of experiencing heart disease or a compromised cardiovascular system.
Vitamin K2 is also heavily implicated in reducing inflammation in the body; inflammation being another leading cause of heart disease.
K2 VITAL® DELTA is the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2 and is formulated at a clinical dose of 75µg in LYMA. When taken in combination with Vita-algae D3™ as formulated at 2,000 i.u. LYMA, you’ll be supporting your body’s calcium metabolism further, and better supporting your heart and bone health than would be the case were you to supplement with either separately.
Beta-glucans are the ultimate heart-friendly nutrient. Present in a whole range of foods from oats, barley, rye and other whole grains, to certain mushrooms - specifically, reishi, shiitake and maitake - and a host of fruits and vegetables, beta glucans are also referred to by dieticians as glucose polysaccharides.
Glucose polysaccharides are a form of sugar that are naturally present in the cell walls of bacteria, yeasts, algae, plants, and cereals. They are a form of soluble dietary fibre that can be very useful in treating high cholesterol.
How is high cholesterol related to heart health? If cholesterol levels in the blood get too high, fatty deposits called triglycerides develop in the blood vessels. Triglycerides grow and multiply over time, and when this happens it can block the blood vessels and make it difficult for blood to flow through your arteries and around the body.
Whilst your body needs a certain amount of good cholesterol (HDL) to build and maintain healthy cells, having high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
LYMA contains its own strain of yeast-extracted beta-glucan: a Wellmune® Blend. This Wellmune® Blend, as formulated in LYMA, is a beta-glucan derived from bakers’ yeast that has been purified. This purification process renders our Wellmune® Blend free from allergens and digestible even if you are gluten sensitive or suffer from celiac disease.
Our Wellmune® Blend is a highly specialized 1,3 1,6 beta glucan and is the only yeast beta glucan on the market that is supported by over a dozen peer-reviewed clinical studies linking it to improved immunity and overall heart health.
High levels of inflammation in the body have been linked with increased incidence of heart disease. Curcumin has proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can help to protect against the onset of heart disease.
Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory that has been shown to impact several of the factors known to play a role in heart disease. Namely, curcumin - the active compound in turmeric root - works to nourish and improve the function of the endothelium (the cells that line the interior surface of every blood vessel in the body). Endothelial dysfunction has been shown to be one of the leading determinants of heart disease.
One randomised, double-blind study assigned a group of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery either curcumin supplement or a placebo, which they were instructed to take for a few days either side of undergoing surgery. The group who prescribed the curcumin supplement experienced a 65% decreased risk of having a heart attack during their stay in hospital.
The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin make it a great addition to any heart healthy lifestyle. You can easily incorporate curcumin into an anti-inflammatory diet, but to make sure you’re obtaining enough to make a difference to your overall health, you may prefer to take a supplement.
LYMA contains an unrivalled clinical dose of 600mg of curcumin in the form of HydroCurc®. HydroCurc® is curcumin in its most bioavailable form and is the most effective form of curcumin on the market. HydroCurc® has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammatory markers in the body, and to promote improved heart health and an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing.
If you’re concerned about heart disease, particularly in the wake of long-covid and suggestions of associated lingering heart problems, consider protecting yourself with LYMA. LYMA’s patented ingredients have been specifically formulated to help keep you fighting fit, healthy and thriving, and to protect you from illness and disease.