Life Extension Cardio Peak with Standardized Hawthorn and Arjuna helps to improve heart function, ensure peak blood flow throughout the body, and may offer protection against cardiovascular disease.
Cardiotonics have traditionally been used to improve heart function and vitality. Formulated for optimum heart muscle health, Cardio Peak with Standardized Hawthorn and Arjuna provides dual cardiotonic support.
Extensive research demonstrates that the botanical extracts Hawthorn and Arjuna deliver optimum support for normal heart muscle function and coronary artery health.
Used for centuries in Europe for heart health, the cardiotonic effects of Hawthorn extract have been well documented in numerous clinical trials. 1-3 Hawthorn contains specific bioflavonoid complexes targeted to help promote normal circulation and efficient heart muscle function. 4 Studies indicate that the constituents in Hawthorn powerfully support:
- Strong contractile force of human heart muscle 4
- Protection for heart muscle cells from oxidant damage 4
- Normal gene expression to promote cardiovascular health4
- Improved cardiovascular performance 4
Traditionally used for cardiovascular health, arjuna extract complements the effects of hawthorn in support of enhanced heart function.5
A number of scientific studies have shown that arjuna delivers strong support for:
- Enhanced heart muscle tone, improving its squeeze and increasing the amount of blood it can pump each second without exhaustion 5,6
- Healthy endothelial function 5,6
- Improved exercise endurance 5,6
Our in-store pharmacist, Shabir Daya, has written an article about Cardio Peak:
Directions: As a food supplement, take two Cardio Peak capsules twice daily with or without food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pregnant, or breastfeeding, or if you are taking medication or on medical care, consult your healthcare professional prior to use. Do not exceed the daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children.
Rejuna™ Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) 10:1 extract (bark) [std. to 40% polyphenols], Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) [from standardized Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna and Crataegus laevigata) extract (leaf and flower)], Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule), Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Stearate, Silica.
|Per 2 capsules
|Rejuna™ arjuna 10:1 extract (bark) [std. to 40% polyphenols]
|Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) [from standardized hawthorn extract (leaf, flower, stem)]
*Nutrient Reference Value not established
Rejuna™ is a trademark of Verdure Sciences, Inc.
What is Rejuna™?
Rejuna™ is a trademarked arjuna extract found in this product. This extract has demonstrated multiple cardiovascular beneficial properties in preclinical models, including improved coronary blood flow, maintenance of already healthy blood pressure and lipid profiles, cardioprotection, and defence against oxidative stress.
Can the Cardio Peak capsules be opened and mixed in a liquid drink for those who cannot swallow pills? Or does this affect its efficacy?
You can, and it is still possible that you derive benefits from the nutrients. However, the product was not designed for ingestion in this manner, and some may find the taste objectionable because the product is very potent.
Can I take the entire dosage at once versus taking it in two separate doses?
Life Extension formulates its product dosing and instructions based on scientific literature. They encourage taking the four capsules in divided doses to match the research studies and minimise possible gastric upset.
Why did you add maltodextrin?
Inactive ingredients, also known as excipients, play a crucial role in the production process, and we ensure that all excipients used meet the GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) criteria and are used in minimal amounts. Maltodextrin is used as a carrier for the hawthorn extract. Life Extension has conducted its own review of the scientific literature regarding the use of various inactive ingredients, including maltodextrin. To date, they have not seen any scientific evidence suggesting that the trace quantities of maltodextrin in our products will negatively impact an individual's health.
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