The ingredients in Cardio-Stolix are designed to work synergistically to support already healthy blood pressure, vascular and circulatory function, and general cardiovascular health. AmealPeptide® AmealPeptide is a combination of two bioactive tripeptides (Valyl-Prolyl-Proline and Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline) that support the body’s regulatory blood pressure mechanism. AmealPeptide is derived from a proprietary process involving the enzymatic hydrolysis of casein (milk protein). The hydrolyzed milk protein contains bioactive tri-peptides that are thought to play important roles by limiting the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II caused by the body’s production of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), a key enzyme that regulates blood pressure. Angiotensin II is a vasopressor and can influence the kidney’s retention of water and salt. By maintaining a healthy conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II with use of AmealPeptide, healthy blood pressure can be regulated and maintained. Fourteen short term and long term human studies show that AmealPeptide can support this natural regulation of healthy blood pressure. MegaNatural® BP Grape Seed Extract Grape seed extract is well regarded for the beneficial role it can play in cardiovascular and antioxidant health. MegaNatural BP Grape seed extract is different from other grape seed extracts and made by a novel, patented water extraction process that yields a high grade extract with a low molecular weight. Mega Natural BP extract contains over 90% proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are highly regarded for their strong antioxidant properties, and for their functions in supporting the body’s connective tissues and capillary blood vessel system. Mega Natural BP grape seed extract has shown in studies to support healthy LDL (low density lipid) cholesterol structure. Studies in humans also show it can support already healthy blood pressure levels, as well as maintaining normal arterial function and endothelium cell function. In one human study, patients with metabolic syndrome were given Mega Natural BP grape seed extract or placebo.
This extract was found to support the patients™ blood pressure levels already within normal ranges, whereas the placebo showed no significant change. Hawthorn Extract The cardiotherapeutic properties of hawthorn are due to its high content of many biologically active flavonoid compounds, including anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, quercetin, vitexin, vitexin ramnoside, as well as catechin and epicatechin. Hawthorn extract has been shown in human as well as animal studies to improve circulation by dilating coronary blood vessels. Dilation of these blood vessels consequently increases blood, and thus oxygen supply to the heart. Components of hawthorn extract have also been demonstrated to regulate the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme, thus supporting healthy blood vessel constriction. Arginine as a precursor of nitric oxide, L-arginine serves to help support the healthy function of blood vessels and vascular tissue. L-arginine is also required for the synthesis of creatine phosphate. Similar to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), creatine phosphate functions as a carrier of readily available energy for contractile work in muscles. Adequate reservoirs of creatine phosphate are necessary in muscle as an energy reserve for anaerobic activity. Nattokinase Nattokinase is a serine endopeptidase consisting of 275 amino acids. Laboratory studies indicate that nattokinase possesses stronger fibrinolytic activity than other known enzymes. Fibrinolysis is a normal biological process and an important part of an organism™s ability to heal wounds and regulate blood clotting. Proper regulation of fibrinolysis can help maintain a healthy flow of blood through the vascular system and ensure that the body™s major organs are continually supplied by oxygen, nutrients and other necessary products for complete health.