- Provides Essential Fatty Acids
- Supports Healthy Metabolic Function and Maintains Normal Inflammatory Balance
- Supports Healthy Lipid Balance and Blood Glucose Levels Already Within the Normal Range
It is estimated that one-third to one-half of Americans have cardiovascular and metabolic health concerns, and this number shows no sign of slowing down. Not only does this reality put a significant burden on the metabolic health of Americans, but also on the health care system itself. Over the past few decades there have been many advancements in our understanding of metabolic health and how nutrients support proper metabolic function. Further, it is clear that no single nutrient alone is sufficient to maintain metabolic health for the majority of patients. Cardio MET Pack solves this problem by delivering a supplemental protocol combining the most researched and effective combination of nutrients for cardiovascular and metabolic health, in a convenient daily pack.
Suggested Use: 1 packet per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids In nature, omega-3s occur as alpha linolenic acid (ALA), found mostly in plants, and as long chain EPA and DHA, which primarily originate from cold-water fish. The body is able to slowly convert the shorter chain ALA to the more active long chain, EPA and DHA. However, many people lack the enzymes delta-5 and delta- 6 desaturase necessary to make the conversion, making a higher dietary intake of EPA and DHA necessary. In addition, major changes in Western diet over the last century have led to a decrease in the general consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and a dramatic increase in the dietary ratio of omega-6:omega-3.
Berberine Berberine is a plant extract that has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,500 years for its broad range of health-promoting properties. Berberine can be found in the roots and stems of plants such as Hydastatis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis (goldenthread), Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) and Berberis vulgaris (barberry). Clinical trials have demonstrated that berberine administration supports cardiovascular health in a number of synergistic ways.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a nutrient required for cellular metabolism, specifically the breakdown of carbohydrates and fatty acids. ALA has been shown to support blood sugar balance already within normal levels by activating AMPK, a major regulator of cellular energy.
What are Bergamot Polyphenolic Fractions? Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a citrus plant that grows almost exclusively in the narrow coastal Calabria region in southern Italy. The local population quickly discovered bergamot juice could be used to help support healthy cholesterol levels and optimize cardiovascular wellness.
Bergamot’s health benefits derive from its unique profile of phenolic compounds such as, neoeriocitrin, neohesperidin, naringin, rutin, neodesmin, rhoifolin and poncirin. Naringin has been shown to be beneficial in maintaining normal inflammatory balance, while neoeriocitrin and rutin have been found to exhibit a strong capacity to quench free radicals and maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels. Also, bergamot is rich in brutieridine and melitidine, which have a unique ability to dampen HMG-CoA reductase.
Using a patented extraction technology through collaborative works of various universities and research institutions, Bergamot BPF contains Bergamonte®, BPF/Bergamot Polyphenolic Fraction (by H&AD), the highest concentration available of these potent phenolic compounds. Clinical trials quoted were conducted on BPF.