Hawthorn Extract 450mg (60 Capsules)
(Crataegus oxyacantha) (Standardized to 1.8-2% vitexin)
For Supporting Cardiovascular Health
Hawthorn Extract is used to support and tone the cardiovascular system. Based on the findings of a 2003 meta-analysis, hawthorn extract can be recommended as an adjunctive therapy to relieve symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure. It should not, however, replace standard therapy (Pittler, Schmidt & Ernst, 2003). In the same meta-analysis, hawthorn also reduced blood pressure-heart rate product (weighted mean difference, -20; 95% CI, -32 to -8; n=264 patients from 5 studies) (Degenring et al., 2003). Evidence indicates that it also improves left ventricular performance as measured by ejection fraction (Fong & Bauman, 2002).
Hawthorn has an effect of mildly dilating blood vessels, notably in the heart, which may reduce pain from chest pressure and tightness (Brixius et al., 2006; Blumenthal, Goldberg & Brinckman, 2000).
Taken alone, hawthorn has only a mild effect in reducing blood pressure; however, its vasodilating properties do relieve heart symptoms, and standardized extracts are approved by the German Commission E for several cardiovascular conditions (Blumenthal, Goldberg & Brinckman, 2000).
1 - 2 capsules once or twice daily between meals, or as directed by the healthcare professional.
If pregnant, consult your physician before taking it.
Men or women needing cardiovascular support.
Hong Kong Compliance
Ingredients: Hawthorn Extract, Gelatin Capsule, Rice Powder, Ascorbyl Palmitate (E304), and Silica (E551).
SVE No.: 10-032135
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