Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Benefits of Arginine - Video Testimonial

The benefits of arginine go far beyond simply lowering blood pressure. Cardio Juvenate also increases energy and allows for a better, more efficient workout for athletes of any age. Dr. John Cordova left this wonderful testimonial, explaining how Cardio Juvenate helped him and his wife.

Increased Energy
According to Dr. Cordova, Cardio Juvenate increased his energy levels enough to get through a round of golf successfully, and improve workout results. But the real question that everyone is asking is how can a heart healthy shake have this many benefits? How does arginine supplements increase energy levels?

When circulation (blood flow) improves, so do energy levels. Without getting too technical, your heart pumps blood that is oxygen-rich to all of the tissues in your body. When arteries are clogged with plaque, the heart does not pump strong enough, or blood is restricted in other ways, circulation is limited and thus oxygen cannot reach all tissues. One of the many benefits of arginine is increased vasodilation, which helps to widen the arteries allowing quicker and more efficient circulation.

In the end, increased circulation means a greater amount of oxygen getting to all tissues and all areas of the body. Increased oxygen means increase aerobic respiration, which creates ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the molecule needed for energy. Watch the video below!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Heart Syndrome, L-Arginine, and Prevention

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, family, and cardiovascular conditions. Unfortunately, the holidays are the busiest time of year for ER visits and heart disease. This year, we're talking about Holiday Heart Syndrome, l-arginine, and prevention.


Holiday Heart Syndrome

Holiday heart syndrome occurs when an individual drinks more than normal and eats more than normal...traditionally the normal things to do during the holidays. The abnormal drinking can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, which allows blood to pool in the heart. Left untreated, this ‘artial fibrillation’ can cause congestive heart failure or stroke.


What are the Risk Factors for Holiday Heart Syndrome?

There truly are no ‘traditional’ heart attack risk factors to take into account when talking about holiday heart syndrome. Unfortunately, this syndrome can sneak up on anyone, whether they have a family history of heart disease or not.


How can I Prevent This Syndrome?

By simply eating and drinking in moderation throughout the day, you can avoid the atrial fibrillation associated with the holidays. While you avoid over-eating and over-drinking this holiday season, consider trying an arginine supplement such as Cardio Juvenate to help keep those arteries clear and blood flowing efficiently.


When to go to the ER

If you began to feel the classic signs of a stroke or heart attack; pain in chest and down arms, shortness of breath, dizziness, get to the emergency room immediately. If you are even worried that you might be showing symptoms of a heart condition during the holidays, get to the ER. Talk to your physician today, before Thanksgiving, to see what you need to do to avoid holiday heart syndrome.



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Broken Heart Syndrome and Women's Heart Health

Stress does amazing things to the body, and not in any good way. Now, researchers are beginning to look deeper into the stress that comes from a ‘broken heart,’ and how that stress greatly impacts women's health.


Stress and Heart Health

In cases where stress has been chronic for many months, or has been extreme and beyond what the body is use to, heart health becomes a factor, especially for women. 


According to WebMD, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pains, or irregular heart beats. And according to The American Institute of Stress, the incidence of heart attacks and sudden death have been shown to increase significantly following the acute stress of natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis and as a consequence of any severe stressor that evokes “fight or flight” responses.



Technically speaking, stress increases adrenaline and cortisol levels in the body, which under extreme or chronic stress, persistently elevated levels of these hormones can be unhealthy and detrimental to the body’s immune system. There have also been many studies pointing to a link between increased stress levels and changes in the way that blood clots, also leading to an increased risk for heart disease.


(By the way, did you know that Cardio Juvenate facilitates healthy blood flow and cardiovascular health with L-arginine? Learn more here).


Broken Heart Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that women are at least 7 times more likely to suffer from broken heart syndrome than men.


Broken heart syndrome can happen in response to shocking or suddenly emotional events — both positive ones like winning the lottery, or negative ones like a car accident or the unexpected death of a loved one. A flood of stress hormones and adrenaline causes part of the heart to enlarge temporarily and triggers symptoms that can look like heart attack: chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heart rhythm. The difference is that the factors that would normally cause heart attack, such as a blocked artery, aren't present.  (


Researchers are not entirely sure why there is such a dramatic difference in numbers. One theory is that hormones play a role. Another, according to the Associated Press, is that men have more adrenaline receptors on cells in their hearts than women do, “so maybe men are able to handle stress better” and the chemical surge it releases.