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Local innovation leads to a new heart health supplement
For over 10 years now David Burke has run a very successful naturopathic practice in Waterford, offering services including acidity and allergy testing, nutritional medicine, NLP and hypnotherapy. I spoke to Wexford man Stephen Carr with whom David recently set up Celtic Nutrition. The Company’s aim is to bring David’s unique nutritional supplement formulas to the Irish marketplace. The first of these, Body Balance for a Healthy Heart, has just hit the shelves and we’re delighted to be stocking it in Only Natural.
My impression from speaking to Stephen is that David is more than passionate about his formulas, taking as long as it takes to get the right nutrients, in the right forms and dosages, in the right ratios and from the right sources for optimum benefits! Body Balance for a Healthy Heart is the result of long years of clinical practice and three years of product research.
According to the Company website “Most cardiovascular problems are created by one or all of three elements: blocking of arteries, stiffening of blood vessels and blood thickening. The ingredients of our “Healthy Heart” product have been specifically chosen and blended to combat these three elements.” Interestingly, although cardiac health is the main focus of Healthy Heart it has also been found to benefit sports/athletic performance as well as mood and clarity of mind.
It has a very comprehensive list of ingredients so I’ll just touch on some of the main ones here. See celticnutrition.ie for the full picture including testimonials.
L arginine is perhaps the primary ingredient for its ability to flush out arterial plaque to improve vascular circulation and normalize blood pressure.
Magnesium, calcium and vitamin K2 are present in the correct ratio to support the heart and blood vessels in the same way as the L arginine.
Biotin and vitamin B6 are present for the crucial role they play in the metabolism of homocysteine, an amino acid high levels of which are thought to be linked to increased risk of heart disease.
Cayenne pepper is present which contains capsaicin which helps reduce the chances of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
Resveratrol has been proven to activate SIRT1” Longevity Gene and protect and enhance cellular productivity while providing maximum antioxidant protection.
Horsetail contains active silica which is essential in the formation of the arteries of the cardiovascular system.
In its own separate capsule Healthy Heart contains high grade Fish Oil used in the treatment of many health issues including: heart disease, ADHD, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, eczema, diabetes, cancer, weakened immunity, autoimmune disease and macular degeneration.
Organic alfalfa leaf powder, also in its own capsule, is present to alkalize the body, offer blood building and digestive support, detox the urinary tract, purify the blood and liver and reduce cholesterol and plaque.
I think you’ll agree that, much like a digestive remedy which has many positive knock on benefits beyond digestion, so does a product like Healthy Heart have huge potential for increased health and vitality beyond its primary cardiac functions. These include better mood and sleep patterns, hormone balance, less inflammation, better circulation, greater energy and so much more.
I’m also quite proud to think that this has come about as the result of local expertise. As the result of David Burke’s practical observations and in depth ingredient research I think Better Balance for a Healthy Heart encapsulates all that’s best about the very best nurtitional supplements : provide the body with what it needs nutritionally and let it find its own balance!
Body Balance for a Healthy Heart retails for €59.95 for a month’s supply.