MegaNatural®-BP: The Patented Grape Seed Extract
One of the first modern doctors to utilize grapes for blood pressure health was John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., - who also started the Kellogg cereal empire. According to published accounts, Dr. Kellogg used to prescribe 10 to 14 pounds of grapes daily for blood pressure health!
Fortunately, science has come a long way and with MegaNatural®-BP you now have a much more practical solution.
MegaNatural®-BP is a highly concentrated grape seed extract standardized to contain at least 90% polyphenols – the key blood pressure supporting compounds.
Each batch of MegaNatural®-BP is made in California from a special blend of unfermented wine grapes by Polyphenolics, a division of Constellation Brands – the world’s leading premium wine company.
The relationship between Polyphenolics and its parent company results in a uniquely sustainable model of agriculture wherein all parts of the grape are utilized. The grape juice is used to make wine and the unfermented grape seeds are used to manufacture MegaNatural®-BP.
The grape seeds are put through a patented hot-water based extraction process without any traces of toxic chemicals or solvents in the final ingredient.
Every lot of MegaNatural®-BP is rigorously tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbiological contaminants to ensure purity and safety.
MegaNatural®-BP works by helping to stimulate nitric oxide which allows smooth muscle in blood vessels to relax, supporting healthy blood flow.
Benolea®: Overcoming the Hidden Problem with Most Olive Leaf Products
The olive tree is one of the oldest known cultivated plants and has a strong symbolic character: it stands for peace and strength.
Olive leaves have traditionally been used in folk medicine for centuries. For example, the ancient Greeks used olive leaves both externally to treat wounds and internally to combat numerous health concerns.
If you’ve tried olive leaf for blood pressure benefits before, there's a good chance you were disappointed with your results. This is because many olive leaf extracts have extremely low levels of the compound that helps support healthy blood pressure – which is called oleuropein.
Oleuropein is a very delicate compound. If it’s not processed correctly, oleuropein quickly breaks down into a by-product called hydroxytyrosol. Although hydroxytyrosol is a beneficial nutrient, unlike oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol has almost no blood pressure benefits.
To maximize oleuropein content, Benolea® is made using a proprietary extraction process called EFLA HyperPure, which preserves as much oleuropein as possible. As a result, Benolea® contains around 20% pure oleuropein, which is far more than typically found in other olive leaf ingredients.
Benolea also contains other polyphenols from olive leaf that support cardiovascular health. For example, Benolea® has been shown to help maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels in addition to blood pressure support.
Aronia: Potent Native American Berry Largely Ignored – Until Now!
Despite being native to eastern North America, we lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to discovering the wonderful health benefits of violet black colored aronia berries – which are also known as black chokeberries.
In particular, Europe and Russia now grow and use aronia berries extensively. In fact, in Russia use of the berry was developed to enhance the diets of Russian cosmonauts.
Aronox® is a purified extract of the aronia berry, and rich in polyphenols. It is the premier aronia extract in the world.
Aronox supports several aspects of cardiovascular health including helping to maintain normal blood pressure, cholesterol and endothelial function.
Endothelial function refers to the health of the endothelium, a thin membrane that lines the heart and blood vessels and plays a central role in the maintenance of vascular function.