About Heart Support Factor
How the Heart Works
The heart is an amazing organ. It continuously pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body to sustain life. This fist-sized powerhouse beats (expands and contracts) 100,000 times per day, pumping five or six quarts of blood each minute, or about 2,000 gallons per day.
The Philippines is now in the 184th spot among 226 countries listed in The World Factbook as based on the death rate at 5.06 deaths per 1000 population. Hearth disease is the number 1 killer causes of death in the country.
Heart disease is a problem that affects one or more components of the human heart and causes of this is the narrowing or blockage of the heart’s arteries which leads to a heart attack.
The increase in the number of heart attacks happens every yuletide season. People are advice to go easy in eating and drinking, quit smoking, start having healthier food choices, having enough rest and a regular exercise.
HEART SUPPORT FACTOR is a revolutionary product for normalize our cholesterol. It can effectively stabilize serum cholesterol, Serum Lipids and blood pressure, at the same time it can promote blood circulation, and hence maintain a healthy heart
Japan is a country which is symbolized by longevity, consumption of Natto has been a tradition in Japan population since 1000 years ago. In 1980, research studies discovered that soybean could release an enzyme named Nattokinase during fermentation.
The enzyme was proven to excel dissolving properties, which plays an important role in blood flow improvement, heart pressure regulation, functional enzymes activation and metabolism enhancement.
Product Quality Assurance
1. Has undergone numerous testing under the Japan Food Analysis Laboratory and is duly licensed by the Japanese Ministry of Health based on the Japanese government's standards on health and food safety and product quality requirements;
2. Has passed the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Center for medical products, proving that the extract is free of pesticides, insecticides, micro-organisms and other harmful substances. Does not contain any heavy metals, preservatives, pesticide residues, Complies with the international standards of quality.
3. Is known and recommended by doctors, pharmacists, and optometrists throughout Japan and Hong Kong;
Effects of Heart Support Factor
Heart strength Improvement
Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) is found in mitochondrion cell membrane. It partakes in the activities of various enzymes in human cells, acting as a catalyst in the production of ATP (an energy building block of human body) for energy supply.
Among various organs, the heart requires a relatively high amount of energy, since it is exercising continuously (beating about 100000 times/day) so as to supply enough oxygen and nutrients to the entire body. Hence, sufficient Co-Q10 is crucial to fulfil the energy requirement of our heart. Co-Q10 is also an excellent source of antioxidant, which gives the heart and cardiac vessels an all-round protection.
Serum Fatty Acid Reduction
The serum fatty acid levels in human body are mainly influenced by the internal synthesis in the liver, which makes up about ¾ of the total serum fatty acid. Only a quarter of fatty acid obtained from the dietary intake.
1. Good fatty acid --- carries fatty acids from cells and blood vessels to our liver for decomposition, which can prevent the formation of plaques and deposition of fatty tissues on the walls of blood vessels.
2. Bad fatty acid --- carries fatty acids to cells and blood vessels, which may accumulate and deposit on walls of blood vessels.
3. Triglyceride (TG) --- increases blood viscosity and may lead to the formation of clot in blood vessels.
Chinese people have consumed red rice yeast for thousands of years. According to “Compendium of Materia Medica”, red rice yeast was found with blood dilution effect, the finding was awarded Nobel Prize in 1985. Red Rice Yeast suppresses fatty acid synthesis in liver and bad fatty acid especially. A research study conducted by American anthropologists has shown the effect of red rice yeast on body lipid from 83 healthy and high serum fatty acid. The result concluded that a continuous consumption of red rice yeast for 8 weeks could reduce the total fatty acid over 18%.
The fish oil extracted from Japan deep-sea Tuna is rich in Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids including DHA and EPA, which are essential for human body. They help promote a healthy ratio of fatty acids in blood vessels, reducing fatty acid. Deep sea fish oil is a heart protector, which prevent bad fatty acid from accumulation and maintain a normal blood circulation.
Who need to take of Heart Support Factor
Major Risk FactorsHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension). High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Though other risk factors can lead to high blood pressure, you can have it without having other risk factors. If you are obese, you smoke, or you have high blood cholesterol levels along with high blood pressure, your risk of heart disease or stroke greatly increases.
Blood pressure can vary with activity and with age, but a healthy adult who is resting generally has a systolic pressure reading between 120 and 130 and a diastolic pressure reading between 80 and 90 (or below).
High Blood Cholesterol. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high blood cholesterol. Cholesterol, a fat-like substance carried in your blood, is found in all of your body's cells. Your liver produces all of the cholesterol your body needs to form cell membranes and to make certain hormones. Extra cholesterol enters your body when you eat foods that come from animals (meats, eggs, and dairy products).
|Obesity and Overweight. Extra weight is thought to lead to increased total cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Obesity increases your chances of developing other risk factors for heart disease, especially high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.
Physical Inactivity. People who are not active have a greater risk of heart attack than do people who exercise regularly. Exercise burns calories, helps to control cholesterol levels and diabetes, and may lower blood pressure. Exercise also strengthens the heart muscle and makes the arteries more flexible. Those who actively burn 500 to 3500 calories per week, either at work or through exercise, can expect to live longer than people who do not exercise. Even moderate-intensity exercise is helpful if done regularly.
Diabetes. Heart problems are the leading cause of death among people with diabetes, especially in the case of adult-onset or Type II diabetes (also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Certain racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans) have a greater risk of developing diabetes.
The American Heart Association estimates that 65% of patients with diabetes die of some form of cardiovascular disease. If you know that you have diabetes, you should already be under a doctor's care, because good control of blood sugar levels can reduce your risk. If you think you may have diabetes but are not sure, see your doctor for tests.
|Smoking Most people know that cigarette and tabacco smoking increases your risk of lung cancer, but fewer realize that it also greatly increases your risk of heart disease and peripheral vascular disease (disease in the vessels that supply blood to the arms and legs).
According to the American Heart Association, more than 400,000 Americans die each year of smoking-related illnesses. Many of these deaths are because of the effects of smoking on the heart and blood vessels.
|Gender. Overall, men have a higher risk of heart attack than women. But the difference narrows after women reach menopause. After the age of 65, the risk of heart disease is about the same between the sexes when other risk factors are similar.
Age. Older age is a risk factor for heart disease. In fact, about 4 of every 5 deaths due to heart disease occur in people older than 65.
Long-term effects of alcohol - excessive alcohol consumption leads to an increased risk of heart failure - Large amount of alcohol over the long term can lead to alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy presents in a manner clinically identical to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, involving hypertrophy of the musculature of the heart that can lead to congestive heart failure.
|Fatigue and lethargy can be symptoms of heart disease (particularly, of heart failure), these common and non-specific symptoms can also be due to disorders of virtually any other organ system in the body. Similar to lightheadedness and dizziness, individuals with fatigue and lethargy need a good general medical evaluation in order to begin pinning down a specific cause.
- Somnolence is often caused by nocturnal sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or insomnia. All these sleep disturbances, however, are more common in patients with heart disease.
- For general health supplement, take 2 capsules daily after meal.
- For susceptible individual: Take two softgels twice daily after meals
- Content: 200mg x 60capsules
- Shelf Life: 3years
Note: Do not take a week before and after surgery. Blood-thinning medicine user should not take this product.
“I have been taking Heart Support Factor for 1 year since I was diagrosed having heart disease. Feeling Great, Credit must be given to Heart Support Factor”
“Thank you so much, I really love the Heart Support Factor product and tell everyone about it. I have also have informed my doctor and he just said,”oh your heart must have formed a natural by-pass.”
“I have not done anything different, but take the Heart Support Factor product it has worked and I feel fantastic. I just wish more people could learn of this miraculous cure for cardiovascular disease”
“I have been a good Heart Support Factor customer for 1 year now. This product has made me feel better, and given me a general improvement of my health”
What is Heart Support Factor?
- Is a product that consist of Co-enzyme Q10, Red Yeast Rice, Nattokinase and deep sea Fish Oil which is a combination that can effectively strengthens the heart, stabilize and normalize our cholesterol and enhance blood circulation to maintain a healthy heart.
What are the ingredients of the Heart Support Factor?
- Co-enzyme Q10, Red Yeast , Nattokinase and Deep Sea Fish Oil o This formula is recommended for the prevention of Heart Disease
Why were these ingredients chosen?
- These ingredients were chosen because scientific research has determined that these are the nutrients needed to support your body’s natural ability to dissolve built-up cholesterol and plaque in your coronary arteries and repair the damage done to them by long-term mechanical and oxidative stress.
Red rice yeast
Red rice yeast is produced from the fermentation process of steamed rice with yeast, it contains Monacolin-K, which is a secondary metabolite of the yeast, acting as a fatty acid synthesis inhibitor. It suppresses the rate determining step of fatty acid by monitoring the activity of HMG-CoA reductase (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase) and inhibit mevalonic acid synthesis that eventually slow down fatty acid production, especially bad fatty acid. Red rice yeast can also produce superoxide dismutase (SOD), ribonuclease, α-galactosidase, pectinase enzyme, which is a very potent antioxidant.
Natto is a product of soyabean fermented by Bacillus Subtilis natto. There is a special enzyme found in Natto, named Nattokinase which can dissolve fatty and sticky substances in blood vessels. This improves the rate of metabolism, enhances the blood circulation, and excels a mild and sustainable (at least 18 hours) blood-diluting property.
Nattokinase possesses a very high fibrinolytic activity, clinical studies have concluded that an intake 2000 FU (Fibrinolytic Units) of diet a day can effectively help prevent cardiovascular problems.
The researchers from East Asia demonstrated that the combined formula of nattokinase with red yeasts rice would have a synergistic effect. Patients administrated with the combined formula for 6 mouths were found to have significant decreases in triglycerides (TG) by 15%, total fatty acid by 25%, bad fatty acid by 41%, and increases in good fatty acid by 7.5%. This combined formula is much more reliable and effective than using EPA fish oil alone. (Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009)
In 80’s, a clinical research conducted by Japanese medical professors demonstrated that Nattokinase could dissolve body lipid by 50% in a short period of time (2 hours), it could reduce blood tension by 10% and the effect could last for 8 hours. (Biotechnology Research Laboratories, JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Kobe, Japan, 30; 197(3): 1340-7)
Scientific research has showed the serum lipid regulating effects of a Chinese ingredient awarded Nobel Prize – red yeast rice. Supplementation of red rice yeast was conducted in 83 healthy subjects with high serum lipid, the total fatty acid concentration was found to have a significant decrease (18%) after 8 weeks. This result was approved by the Institutional Review Board (Human Subject Protection Review Committee) of the University of California, Los Angeles. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1999 American Society for Clinical Nutrition)
Co-Q10 is an auxiliary enzyme. Many biochemical and physiological reactions of enzymes rely on the work of Co-Q10. The principle physiological action of Co-Q10 is to catalyse the phosphorylation of ATP in mitochondria, enhancing the energy supply system of our body cells. The cardio muscle continuously exercise to beat for about 100,000 times a day that requires an enormous amount of energy. In vivo studies found that there is a lower concentration of Co-Q10 in peoples with heart problems comparing to healthy individuals. The depletion of Co-Q10 could exacerbate heart problem.
American College of Cardiology Foundation had conducted a clinical study with 236 patients with heart problem for a follow-up of 2.5 years, it has proven that the plasma Co-Q10 concentration was an independent predictor of mortality. CO-Q10 deficiency might be detrimental to the long-term prognosis and increase the chance of heart problem occurrences. In fact, the concentration of Co-Q10 decreases along the aging. Co-Q10 replenishment is the key to keep the vigor of heart. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2008) Co-Q10 is a lipid soluble substance, which is transported between the cells by lipoprotein carriers. Due to the potent antioxidant activity, Co-Q10 could prevent the lipoproteins from being oxidized and turned to harmful substances.
Statin is a widely prescribed medication for serum fatty acid lowering, it is a HMG-CoA reductase which inhibits the production of the key enzyme for fatty acid synthesis. However, it also inhibits the synthesis of Co-Q10. Researchers have found that statin would lower the level of Co-Q10 and increase the incidence of statin related side effects. As a result, cardiac specialists in Europe recommend patients to take Co-Q10 if they are prescribed with statin to reduce the side effect induced by statin.
Some food sources contain Co-Q10, such as animal organs, sardine, meat products, or nuts.
Causes of Co-Q10 deficiency:
A) Imbalanced diets with inadequate intake of Co-Q10, vitamin B5, and minerals
B) Impaired Co-Q10 synthesis
C) Extra demand for Co-Q10 (e.g. Statin user)
CoQ10 Benefits for CoQ10 Deficiencies
Some people do not produce enough CoQ10 (unrelated to other medical conditions). This type of condition is rare and is usually genetic. CoQ10 supplements may help people who have this type of condition by supplying the CoQ10 that the body does not make.
Some prescription drugs (especially "statin" cholesterol drugs) can deplete CoQ10 levels. This depletion may contribute to the muscle problems associated with statin medications. Some studies have shown that CoQ10 may prevent or treat muscle problems due to statins, although other studies have shown conflicting and inconclusive results. At this point, there is not enough scientific evidence to recommend that everyone taking a statin medication should also take CoQ10 supplements.
How Does CoQ10 Work?
CoQ10 has several different functions within the cells of the body, such as:
• ATP production -- CoQ10 is important for the production of ATP, an important molecule in the body. ATP provides the energy for most processes within the cells. The production of ATP occurs within certain structures in the cell known as mitochondria.
• Antioxidant effects -- CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidation damage from free radicals. It also helps cells "recycle" other antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C.
• Membrane stabilization -- CoQ10 may protect and stabilize cellular membranes.
Naturally-occurring Sources of COQ10
CoQ10 is part of a family of antioxidant compounds called "ubiquinones." The active version of CoQ10 is "ubiquinol" and is sold as a dietary supplement in that form. CoQ10 is a critical compound used by your cells to make energy or ATP, your body's energy molecule. As you get older, your body produces less and less CoQ10 for your cells to use, which results in less energy for you. Your cells are also less efficient and their immunity can be compromised, making them vulnerable to oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Natural sources of CoQ10 are mainly "organ meats" such as the heart, liver and kidneys of animals. It is unlikely that these naturally high fat food sources are part of your diet. The University of Washington reports that CoQ10 can also be found in beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. Unfortunately, CoQ10 only exists in very small amounts; 1 lb of sardines contains about 30 mg of CoQ10.
Deep Sea Fish Oil
In 2003, American Heart Association stated that the dietary intake of Omega 3 (DHA and EPA) can effectively help prevent cardiovascular problems and maintain a normal serum lipid profile. US Food and Drug Administration issued a statement in 2004, which supports that Omega-3 fatty acid (DHA and EPA) gives positive effects on individuals with cardiovascular problems. Deep Sea Fish Oil supplementation can improve cardiovascular health by lowering triacylglycerol level and bad fatty acids.