Pure Encapsulations Vascular Relax BP, 120 count
Vascular Relax BP is a powerful combination for vascular smooth muscle relaxation, endothelial function, and overall circulatory health. Magnesium supports healthy cellular electrolyte function and vascular smooth muscle cells. The importance of magnesium intake was demonstrated in the 10 year follow-up of the Women's Health Study, where higher intakes of dietary magnesium were associated with maintaining healthy vascular relaxation. Both hawthorn and olive leaf have a long history of traditional use for maintaining cardiovascular health and have supported vascular function in studies.
Patent pending MegaNatural®-BP supports healthy blood vessel relaxation in volunteers, as demonstrated in a study conducted at the University of California, Davis. MegaNatural®-BP grape seed is unique in that the extraction process maximizes the concentration of monomeric and oligomeric procyanidins and minimizes the concentration of polymeric procyanidins. Pomegranate, standardized to contain 40% punicosides, offers the antioxidant and vascular benefits associated with pomegranate juice.
A recent double blind, placebo controlled trial in Israel suggests that the carotenoid lycopene from tomato extract provides powerful vascular antioxidant protection and healthy blood vessel relaxation support. Polyphenols from cocoa powder extract support healthy endothelial function and vasodilation. Studies using dark chocolate have reported positive effects with daily intakes of 75-100 milligrams of flavonols.
Magnesium can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. In rare cases, hawthorn has caused dizziness, palpitations, headache, agitation, fatigue or rash. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Individuals on anti-hypertensive medications or anti-diabetes medications may require blood pressure monitoring or blood glucose monitoring. Magnesium should be taken separately from bisphosphonate medications and certain antibiotics. Grape seed extract may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. Pomegranate may alter the metabolism of certain medications. Consult your physician for more information.