Be Heart Smart: 8 Best-Selling Heart Health Products to Consider

Feb 21, 2023 | Health & Wellness, Products

February is heart health month. But heart disease is America’s no. 1 killer all year long. 

The good news is that your diet and supplement plan can make a big difference to your heart. Go ahead. Target heart and cardiovascular health. If you don’t know where to start, here’s a list of some of our best-selling, heart-friendly nutrients and formulas. Add some to your daily routine for heart health now and later! 

 1. CoQ10, the Energizer 

Co-enzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like antioxidant that supports energy production and promotes healthy cardio function. It’s found in every cell in the body – hence its other name, ubiquinone – and acts like fuel to help power the tiny mitochondria engines in your cells.  

This nutrient helps maintain already-normal blood pressure levels. It also helps prevent the oxidation of fats, which reduces oxidative stress throughout your body. 

The prestigious Cleveland Heart Lab says that CoQ10 offers significant benefits for heart health, including blood pressure support and better outcomes for some cardio patients. 

Award Winning Nutrition

CoQ10 was discovered in 1957 at Purdue University. In 1961, Peter Mitchell, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, found that this amazing nutrient actually creates energy at the cellular level. He later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this groundbreaking work. 

2. Thai-Go®, the Power of Purple 

The world’s best antioxidant fruits are found in this purple, power-packed beverage. Named for both the featured fruit (mangosteen) and the country where that fruit grows (Thailand), Thai-Go promotes cardiovascular health as it quenches free radicals that can damage cells.

What’s in this Purple Powerhouse?

  • Mangosteen fruit and pericarp – This fruit from Southeast Asia has been called the queen of fruits for its appearance, taste and benefits. Its white fruit is surrounded by a thick, dark purple pericarp, or rind, that is absolutely PACKED with antioxidants. Mangosteen offers unique xanthones (polyphenols) that provide antioxidant benefits and support the nervous, immune and structural systems 
  • Blueberry fruit – A known superfood, its antioxidants help support heart health and blood flow. They may also support blood sugar balance, immune health, gut function, memory and aging. Blueberry polyphenols include anthocyanin, a blue pigment.  
  • Pomegranate fruit – With natural polyphenols, flavonoids and other antioxidants, pomegranate juice supports cardio health, blood sugar balance, glandular health and more. 
  • Açai berry – This dark purple, energy-boosting, Brazilian berry is loaded with anthocyanins and beneficial flavonoids that support circulatory and nervous system health.  
  • Lycium fruit – AKA goji berry or wolfberry, lycium berries are packed with amino acids, vitamins A and C, antioxidants and minerals. They help boost energy, improve focus and offset stress. Lycium also supports skin and eye health. 
  • Also includes red raspberry fruit, Concord and red grape, sea buckthorn fruit, green tea leaf and other powerful, non-GMO, high-ORAC fruits and botanicals. 

    What’s ORAC? 

    Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or ORAC, is a measure of antioxidant strength. Foods assigned high ORAC values have plenty of free-radical-quenching molecules that neutralize or offset oxidation that may otherwise damage cells and organs in the body. 

    Bonus! Thai-Go also supports the immune system.

    3. Mega-Chel®, Blood Vessel Super Multi 

    When we say Mega, we mean it! This baby is LOADED with nutrients that support your circulatory system…10 essential vitamins, 11 minerals, plus herbs, amino acids and other nutrients. These include: 

    • Vitamin B6 and folate for homocysteine modulation and cardio support 
    • Vitamin E for its heart muscle and cardio benefits 
    • CoQ10 for its blood pressure support and overall energizing ability 
    • Ginkgo leaf for circulation, cognitive function, memory, focus and overall antioxidant prowess 
    • Plus dozens of other vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support circulatory health 

      One of our longest-running circulatory formulas, Mega-Chel supports blood flow, helps fight free radicals and provides a powerhouse of nutrition to help your heart and blood vessels do their job.  

      4. Nothing Fishy about Super Omega-3 EPA 

      What’s so great about fish oil anyways? Plenty. 

      The flesh of certain deep-sea fish contains essential healthy fats the body needs for vital processes. These omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are found in many body tissues, including the brain, retina and sperm cells. Our bodies cannot manufacture these particular nutrients, so we have to get them from food or supplements. 

      Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been associated with tons of health benefits: 

      • Support general heart health 
      • Help lower triglyceride levels 
      • May help improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels 
      • Support healthy blood pressure levels 
      • Support brain health 
      • Support eye health (especially dry eyes and retinopathy) 
      • Support lung health 
      • Help muscles recover after exercise  
      • Are essential for reproductive cells Support the brain during stressful tasks 
      • May support the brain dealing with feelings of anxiousness and low mood 
      • Support the function of the immune and glandular systems 
      • May support attention, focus and memory

      A study in the European Health Journal found that omega-3 fatty acids provide cardiometabolic benefits like: 

      • Reduction of cytokine levels 
      • Reduced risk of severe arrhythmias 
      • Plus benefits for people with heart failure 

      Feeling Good with Fatty Acids 

      EPA helps the blood be less sticky and flow better, and it helps reduce triglyceride levels. This fatty acid might also have benefits for joints and overall comfort.  

      DHA is the primary omega-3 fat in the brain. It supports brain health and function, and it helps increase blood flow during mental challenges. DHA also seems to help nerve cells communicate better.  

      Super Omega-3 EPA features both of these essential fatty acids.

      5. Blood Pressurex 

      Blood pressure is just one facet of circulatory system health. But it’s an important one. The American Heart Association recommends regular blood pressure checks. Like every year or two, depending on age and current BP measurements. You may need to test more often if your pressure is high. This chart from the AHA helps you determine your blood pressure health status.

      Happily Mother Nature provides some support too. Blood Pressurex is a powerful, all-natural blend featuring olive leaf, grape seed, l-arginine and vitamin E.  

      • Olive leaf supports blood pressure balance and arterial health. It protects against free radicals. The polyphenol oleuropein found in olive leaf may help protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation as it supports blood pressure and blood sugar levels already in the normal ranges. 
      • Grape seed extract is a great source of proanthocyanidins, an antioxidant group that may help support healthy circulatory function and blood pressure levels. 
      • The amino acid L-arginine helps the body ramp up nitric oxide production. This pays dividends to blood vessels, helping them to relax and boosting circulation. L-arginine also helps maintain blood pressure levels. 
      • Vitamin E helps protect cells against damaging free radicals that can cause problems for the circulatory and immune systems in particular.

      Blood Pressurex provides herbal support for blood pressure already within the normal range as it nourishes the circulatory system.

      6. Red Yeast Rice. Funny Name, Unique Nutrient. 

      Red yeast rice is created by fermenting a dark red strain of yeast over rice. The resulting extract contains isoflavonoids, good fats and sterols that offer circulatory system benefits.

      Is it new? Not even. The Chinese have used red yeast rice for more than 1,000 years. It’s a staple in both Traditional Medicine and Asian cuisine.  

      A deeper dive reveals that red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) fungus naturally contains substances that help counter HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that helps control the formation of cholesterol in the liver. In simpler lingo, research shows that red yeast rice supports cholesterol levels already in the normal range. In fact, one eight-week study showed that red yeast rice provides significant support for LDL (bad), total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, without impacting HDL (good) cholesterol. 

      7. CardioxLDL®, Patented and Clinically Studied 

      Some people like proof. And CardioxLDL has it! This unique botanical blend has been clinically studied and shown to provide powerful natural support for healthy cholesterol levels.  

      Nature’s Sunshine researchers analyzed dozens of different phytonutrients to see which ones had the strongest effects on cholesterol production and oxidation. Bergamot extract (Citrus bergamia Risso), a type of sour orange, was a clear winner. Its naturally occurring antioxidants scavenge and quench free radicals. We found a terrific source of bergamot in Italy’s Calabria region where our organically grown, hand-harvested fruit is simply bursting with polyphenols. 

      But we didn’t stop there. We kept working and discovered that a powerful blend of herbal antioxidants – including turmeric, green tea, blueberry and olive leaf – synergistically enhance bergamot’s effects! When we combined the bergamot extract with our proprietary, high-ORAC antioxidant blend, we created CardioxLDL (US Patent #10,434,131), a powerful natural formula that modulates the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and helps you maintain healthy cholesterol levels. 

      8. Ginkgo Leaf 

      This storied leaf is one of the most extensively used botanicals in the world. Traditionally it has been sought for circulatory and nervous system benefits, including heart support and brain health. Ginkgo supports blood flow throughout the body…especially the extremities.  

      Modern research on the ginkgo leaf has validated its potential for circulatory support, cognitive function, memory, focus and eye health. With its unique terpene lactones (like ginkgolides) and ginkgo flavone glycosides, ginkgo supports blood flow throughout the body and promotes optimal circulation.  

      Other Cardio Care to Consider 

      • Vari-Gone® – Features horse chestnut seed extract, rutin and vitamin C to support vein function, strength and elasticity. Vari-Gone supports optimal blood flow to the heart and legs. 
      • Ginkgo & Hawthorn Combination – This botanical combination is used traditionally to support cardiovascular function. Hawthorn berries have flavonoids and other components that support the circulatory system.  Ginkgo helps with circulatory function to the brain and extremities. This blend also contains olive leaf extract for its circulatory and immune benefits. Overall, it supports healthy circulation, supports focus and memory, and it may help with oxygen utilization in the brain.  
      • Solstic® Cardio – With 5 g l-arginine per serving to help increase nitric oxide levels in the body, Solstic Cardio improves circulation, supports overall energy levels, boosts healthy sexual function and supports productive exercise. 
      • Cardio Assurance – This blend of vitamin K2, hawthorn berry, resveratrol, folic acid plus vitamins B6 and B12 is designed to promote healthy blood flow and to maintain blood vessel health. 

      Keep yourself in circulation. Show your heart some love with powerful cardiovascular system supplements from Nature’s Sunshine. 

      These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.