Anti-Inflammatory | Cardiovascular Health | Athletic Enhancer
Cardio Tone is a blend of carefully selected adaptogens alongside powerful and effective cardiovascular-supporting herbs.
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Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted from natto, a Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It’s most noted for its ability to improve blood vessel health. Research has focused on its ability to dissolve excess fibrin in blood vessels, a component of blood clots and atherosclerotic plaque.4 If you are unable to eat a bowl of natto each day, nattokinase is a great alternative to maintain an optimally functioning cardiovascular system.
Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark extract has been used by the indigenous people of North America and Asia as a medicinal herb for centuries. It contains a wealth of antioxidants to help fight inflammation which can play a major part in heart disease.1 Athletes use it to improve performance and endurance and have reported withstanding less muscle fatigue, cramping and soreness as well as improved recovery time.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea has been fostering health and wellbeing in many cultures for centuries. Studies support its health benefits for heart health, blood sugar control and memory enhancement. The tea’s powerful antioxidants has been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing chronic inflammation. For athletes, the high antioxidant content in green tea also provides an endurance boost. 8
Maral Root Extract (Rhaponticum carthamoides)
Maral root, a lesser-known adaptogen has been found to have a wide range of adaptogenic benefits serving as a cardiac tonic, antioxidant and immune stimulant.2 Traditionally used to support a healthy response to physical stress and promote normal energy levels, it is also prized by athletes for its ability to act as an anabolic agent mimicking the effects of steroids without the side effects.
Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
This well known adaptogen has been proven to reduce cardiovascular stress, lower and stabilize blood sugar to healthy levels, and encourage a more efficient lipid metabolism.3 It is frequently used by athletes for its purportedly performance-enhancing qualities including those that benefit both endurance and strength.
Notoginseng Extract (Panax notoginseng )
Called the “Preserver of Life” in Chinese, Notoginseng is revered for its life-saving properties. It contains a combination of powerful health compounds, unique to Panax notoginseng. The herb supports healthy blood vessel health and blood flow, reduces the formation of blood clots and regulates cholesterol levels.5 Its used by athletes to enhance physical performance during endurance exercise.
Also known as “skullcap” (Chinese skullcap) in the United States, baicalin is obtained from the roots of Scutelleria baicalensis. It has been used as a tonic for longevity and to promote a healthy circulatory system. It does this by enhancing nitric oxide levels in your blood.6 Athletes know that higher levels of nitric oxide enhance an athlete’s overall performance and endurance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used cordyceps as an adaptogen and anti-inflammatory agent to support cardiovascular health. It doe this by lowering blood pressure, improving blood circulation and increasing cardiac output.7 Cordyceps is thought to improve athletic performance by improving oxygen uptake and reducing muscle fatigue.
As the name implies, this ingredient is made from the Polyrhachis ant, a kind of high-mountain ant that is native to northeastern China. The extract is considered a premier Qi or energy tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM). It is used to increase strength, energy and stamina; strengthen the nervous system and improve digestion. For athletes, it’s historically known to enhance endurance and stamina.
Schisandra Fruit (Schisandra chinensis)
Called the “quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs”, Schizandra it’s the only fruit to contain all five tastes supporting the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and spleen. It is a well- known adaptogen used for supporting cardiovascular health, boosting liver function and improving mental function. Athletes use it to increase physical performance and endurance by increasing nitric oxide blood levels.9
Ganoderma lucidum, better known as Reishi, is a well-known medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been shown to support cardiovascular health by balancing blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It has been shown to help athletes train in high altitudes by helping to increase the amount of red blood cells the body produces, which would boost oxygen levels and thereby enhance endurance. 1
Asian Licorice Root
The Chinese consider Licorice root to be an herb that is key to health due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It may support heart health by regulating cholesterol levels. As an adaptogen licorice was found to help the body regulate cortisol more efficiently, giving an athlete’s adrenals a much needed break.
Ingredients: Nattokinase (NK), Pine Bark Extract, High Concentrated Green Tea Extract, Maral Root, Siberian Ginseng, Panax notoginseng, Baicalin, Cordyceps sinensis, Black Ant extract, Schisandra, chinensis, Ganoderma lucidus and Asian licorice root.
Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (starch free, gluten free and preservative free).