We’re happy to be working with Colin Smith, Natural Health Practitioner from Ferns, whom many of you will have heard on South East Radio where he does a regular natural health spot. Resulting from many years of his own practice Colin has brought a remarkable range of health supplements aimed at general and, in particular cardiovascular, health to the market and here’s Colin’s own summing up of their benefits. Colin will be in Only Natural to introduce and sample his range on the 23rd and 24th of November so be sure to come in for a chat with him if you have any issues which he might be able to help you with on one of these days.
Putting Your Heart Into It
Ki Health Steps is a Wexford based company located in Ferns owned and managed by husband and wife team Colin & Lorraine Smith.
Colin has over 30 years’ experience working as an alternative therapist in many different sectors, specialising in Arthritis and cardiovascular issues as well as many other complaints. He has always had a passion for health and nutrition and how to help people live a long and healthy lifestyle in a simplistic way but also how to reverse illness.
His qualifications include Nutrition and Dietetics, Reflexology, Ki Massage, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis (practitioner and teacher with the American board of Hypnotherapy), B Pro Cardiovascular – A Pulse CASP.
Lorraine has been working in the field of health and nutrition for 10 years, specialising in the use of The B Pro Cardiovascular testing device – A Pulse CASP. She has been regarded as an expert in the use and teaching of this life saving device, an achievement credited to her by its developer Dr. Ting Choon Meng.
Lorraine’s qualifications include Nutrition, Dietetics, Life Coaching and B Pro Technician and Teacher. We are a result orientated clinic priding ourselves on achieving optimum health for our clients. We change people’s health through a unique approach using medical, nutritional and Physical Therapy. Having years of experience, we believe that through nutrition, the body has the ability to re-balance itself working with its natural healing ability.
As part of our work we have produced a number of products based around nitric oxide for cardiovascular health (KI GOLD & KI SPORT). The development of these products has taken place over a ten-year period using a medical device called a B Pro. This device has been clinically proven to be as accurate as an angiogram on the measurement of CASP (99.17%). By using this device, we were able to check a client’s cardiovascular health before and after taking our product. This showed vast improvements in their cardiovascular health after taking our product shown in the graphs that we had taken. Through this process, and having tested over 11,000 people we were then able to reformulate the product to ensure that we achieved maximum results with all of our clients.
We have always prided ourselves on having the best product on the market so we are constantly researching new studies and information in order to keep our products up to date and making sure our results are consistent.
Studies have shown that by taking this product you can get a high influx of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants help to reduce free radical damage and oxidative damage in the body allowing the nitric oxide to move freely to the arteries and the heart.
We have added Vitamin C and E to help with balancing the adrenal glands. We noted that if people were suffering from adrenal fatigue that the nitric oxide was not as potent in supporting the cardiovascular system.
The inclusion of Alpha-lipoic acid can help with numbness in the legs and arms as it has been used in the medical profession for diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes. Taurine, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and Potassium have all been added to support the heart and increase energy levels.
KI GOLD/KI SPORT has a symbiotic relationship between all of the ingredients that works with each individual’s needs. Taking this product can support better cardiovascular health, boost levels of anti-oxidants, drive better blood supply throughout the body, assist recovery in training and an overall positive effect on one’s mental and physical energy.
The product is in powder form, mixed with easily with water, with nature identical flavours and extremely pleasant tasting.
• The formula aids the repair of the overall cardiovascular system and allows it to work stronger and more efficiently.
• Helps in the regulation of blood pressure, central pulse pressure, and central aortic systolic pressure.
• Brings back the flexibility into the arteries.
• Rectifies irregular heartbeat.
• Improved energy ‐ physical and mental.
• Aids recovery from training.
• Increased blood flow to the nervous system/ repairs nervous system.
• Better circulation.
• Creates energy in the heart.
• Improved muscle flexibility.
• Re absorbs calcification back into the bone.
• Huge volume of antioxidants.
Why is K2-7 in KI Gold?
Vitamin K2-7 helps to prevent hardening of the arteries which is the main factor in coronary artery disease and heart failure. K2-7 has a direct effect on helping calcium to be absorbed into our bones and teeth.
In research K2-7 has been attributed to keeping calcium out of the artery lining, remember there are 2 forms of calcium, good and bad. Bad forms of calcium are calcium carbonate, when inflammation and calcium carbonate are combined in the arteries, this can be very dangerous as it can explode at any given time causing blockages.
The combination of K2-7, and nitric oxide helps to clean the arteries of different bad forms of calcium. The good thing about K2-7 is that it can absorb these forms of calcium into the bone making the bone stronger.
When K2-7 and vitamin D are combined (which is also present in KI GOLD) the latest studies show that this can prevent calcification in your coronary arteries therefore KI GOLD can prevent cardiovascular disease and clean it out of the arteries if it is already there.
Why is Pine Bark Extract in KI Gold?
Pine bark extract is a powerful anti-oxidant that contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds (OPCS). This anti-oxidant in pine bark extract has benefits linked to different ailments, circulation, high blood pressure, osteo-arthritis, diabetes, ADHD, disease of the eyes, sports stamina and male and female sexual health.
Best results for sexual health for men and women, is when pine bark extract is combined with L-Arginine. Pine Bark extract has been proven to work for all of the above health issues but in KI GOLD its main job is the reduction of free radicals and oxidative damage.
In the early days of developing KI GOLD, we noticed that if people had high levels of oxidative damage in their body, the nitric oxide would not be able to get into the pathways of the heart and arteries as it was being pulled off to deal with the oxidative damage, by introducing pine bark extract it reduced the oxidative damage so now the nitric oxide could do its job in the heart and arteries.
On doing blood analysis it was discovered that women on the contraceptive pill had high levels of oxidative damage in their bodies. The same readings were present in people who were on chemotherapy drugs, which is quite a worrying prospect when you think of the number of young women who are taking the contraceptive pill, especially when oxidative damage is the foundation to most of our major illnesses, cancer, arthritis, etc. A more responsible approach would be to give informed advice and the option to take anti-oxidants alongside the pill in order to combat this problem.
Pine Bark Extract is in KI GOLD to support the workings of nitric oxide.
• Kills off free radicals and oxidative damage.
• Any of the ingredients in the powders when mixed with nitric oxide are utilised much more efficiently. They all have their own individual jobs but as a combination they do so much more.