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Vital Nutrients for a Healthy Heart

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.  It remains the single leading cause of death in America today, accounting for over 40% of all healthcare expenditures. (1)  While these statistics are sobering, it is important to know that there are steps we can take to promote or restore healthy heart function. Healthy …

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Heart Health Month

According to the Heart Foundation, nearly 80 million Americans currently suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with more than 1 million succumbing each year. By 2020, cardiovascular disease is predicted to be the leading cause of death worldwide. So what can you …

Probiotics Can Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics or “good bacteria”, well known to benefit gut health and the immune system, have been recently found to help with reducing high blood pressure. The researchers who published their review in the journal Hypertension say probiotics, when taken consistently and in multiple strains help lower blood pressure by improving total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, reducing blood glucose and …

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Improve White Matter and Reduce Risk of Brain Loss

PERQUE EPA/DHA Guard™ Aging affects the way our bodies function. Brain function is perhaps one of most of concern, especially with the growing number of our seniors being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s premature loss of senses. The medical and research community are beginning to focus on how brain function can be not only preserved but also enhanced. A recent study published …

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Vitamins E: Tocopherols and Tocotrienols

Benefits of all eight forms of vitamin E have been included since 1987 in PERQUE™ products such as PERQUE Life Guard™ tabsule™ family of more complete daily supplements and more recently PERQUE Mito Guard Plus and PERQUE Liva Guard Forté family of micellized softgels We are pleased to report that complete, natural vitamins E including the four tocopherols and the …

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Vitamin E in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Women’s Health Study: A randomized controlled trial.

Observations from basic research and epidemiologic studies support the hypothesis that the antioxidant vitamin E may reduce the risks of developing cardiovascular disease (CV) and cancer, but findings from randomized trials challenge it. The Women’s Health Study is the largest randomized clinical trial to investigate the impact of aspirin and vitamin E on the primary prevention of cardiovascular and cancer …

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Fish oil supplementation and risk of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in patients with implantable defibrillators: A randomized controlled trial.

Findings from studies suggest that the antiarrhythmic properties of omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in reducing sudden cardiac death. This study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 200 patients (primarily white males) with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device used to correct aberrant heart rhythms such as ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF). Patients consumed …