I'm Gene Millen your host on this website with my wife Bernie. I'd like to tell you how and why Vital Life Nutritionals got started.
In 1990 my cardiologist sawed open my chest and stitched in bypasses to six clogged arteries. This got my attention and propelled me on a journey to discover how to keep my heart ticking for a long time.
I've invested untold hours studying the research to discover the best heart supplements to keep my heart and (and yours) healthy...and make them available in out Heart Health Store.
Shortly after my open heart surgery I enrolled in an excellent cardiac rehab program which brought in speakers, including a certified nutritionist. I was suprised and disapointed that she offered little advice on nutritional supplements and seemed to have a bias against vitamins.
At that time and for many years until recently the focus was on the "dangers of saturated fat and cholesterol", which were believed at that time to be the cause of heart disease. (See Cholesterol Facts for the truth about what really causes heart attacks.)
As I dug into the research to learn the essentials of keeping a healthy heart I discovered that most of the information, with the exception of the admonition to exercise, was focused on medications. There was little or no information about the natural solutions that are available.
I learned early on that the choices for nutritional products are mind boggeling. There are literally hundreds of choices and nutritional supplements aren't regulated by the FDA. Studies show that many products do not contain the ingredients shown on the label.
Consumer Lab tested 7 policosanol supplements and found that four products contained only 23% to 78% of the ingredients listed on the bottle. "Let the buyer beware."
Prescription drugs however, must meet the requirements known as Current Good Manufacturing Practices or cGMP which identifies that they are subject to the regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
cGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of drug products by requiring that manufacturers of medications adequately control manufacturing operations. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing robust operating procedures.
Vital Life Nutritionals are manufactured by Vitamer Labs, which is a pharmaceutically registered facility that meets stringent FDA regulations.
All Vital Life Nutritionals in the heart health store have received the highest rating in the cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) program and the cGMP seal is displayed on the label.
Vitamer Labs was created solely to service the natural foods industry and uses the highest quality ingredients and formulations.
All supplements are throughly tested to insure proper dissolution and absorption. You can rest assured that Vital Life Nutritionals won?t end up in your urine and what you see on the label is in the bottle!
You never have to worry about how fresh our products are as each container has a user-friendly Best By date.Amber colored recyclable glass bottles preserve freshness
Labels list all ingredients to avoid consumer allergic reactions to unnamed ingredients and full body, tamper-evident sleeves ensure consumer safety.
It might be time for you to change your oil. For years, the medical establishment touted fish as the ultimate heart healthy food, citing its abundance of omega-3s.
There's just one problem: most of the fish you find in the stores and restaurants has been raised on a farm.
That means the fish are fed a diet of fish flakes made from corn, cereal grains and other additives. This unnatural diet of Omega 6 food causes the salmon's omega-3 levels to plummet.
Krill are shrimp-like invertebrates or crustaceans that are harvested from the icy Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.
Krill Oil is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids for the maintenance of a vital heart and brain.
Unlike fish oil, the Omega-3 fatty acids in Krill Oil are absorbed and carried to the body's cells in phospholipid form.
Phospholipids form the structural basis of cell membranes, so Phospholipids with Omega-3 fatty acids are easily recognized, absorbed and utilized by the body.
These are common side effects of the statin family of drugs.These prescriptions do a great job of lowering cholesterol...but is worth enduring the negative side effects.
Dr. Duane Graveline, MD, a former NASA astronaut relates on his website, SpaceDoc.com how Lipitor was the source of his transient global amnesia.
"My first book, Lipitor, Thief of Memory, was written after my two bouts of transient global amnesia (TGA) associated with the use of Lipitor in the years 1999 - 2000. Predictably at that time, I was focused on cognitive dysfunction and Lipitor.
"I soon realized the adverse reactions involved far more than impaired cognition, including personality change, myopathy, neuropathy and a chronic neuromuscular degeneration similar to ALS and all statins were contributing to these adverse reactions, not just Lipitor."
During the last 23 years I have worked with hundreds of people who are looking for ways to lower their cholesterol without the use of statin drugs.
It was nearly 10 years ago that I first discovered Policosanol. I've found Policosanol to be one of the best alternatives to Lipitor and other statin drugs as it lowers ldl cholesterol and increases the good hdl cholesterol...and without the side effects caused by statin drugs. Click here to learn more about policosanol and the Vital Life Nutritionals Policosanol Extra Strength Formula.
Red Yeast Rice has been shown in clinical studies to lower cholesterol by 30% and triglycerides by 34%!
Red Yeast Rice is a nutritional supplement that is manufactured by fermenting rice with the Monascus purpureus yeast. It is listed in the Chinese Pharmacopeia as a medicinal food because of its ability to support healthy cholesterol levels and blood circulation. Click here to learn more about Red Yeast Rice
This all natural food rich vitamin specifically addresses the unique nutritional needs of today's man.
In addition to providing 100% of 19 vitamins and minerals, Men's Multi Vitamin contains Siberian Eleuthero and marigold extract, both powerful antioxidants.
It also includes saw palmetto for prostate health and tomato powder for lycopene.
This iron-free multi is specially formulated to reflect the demands of modern men, providing them with a divided dosage for nutritional support throughout the day. Read more about Men's Food Rich Multi Vitamin.
The nutritional needs of a woman are vastly different than those of a man. Especially during child bearing years, women need additional iron, calcium and folic acid to help achieve optimum health, just to name a few.
And though our multivitamin line offers many excellent choices for ladies, Women's Multi is the only product specifically formulated to suit the nutritional demands of today's women.
In addition to extra amounts of the above mentioned vitamins and minerals, Women's Multi includes the amino acid L-tyrosine, lavender extract, chaste berry extract and several other herbs and vitamins critical to women's health. Click here to read more about the Women's Food Rich Vitamin.
You will want to take a close look at this heart health store supplement. The list of conditions that are found related to magnesium deficiency contains over 3,500 medical references!
The health benefits of magnesium are mostly ignored because it is not a drug, even though it is MORE powerful than drugs in many cases. That's why it is used in the hospital for life-threatening and emergency situations like seizures and heart failure.
Mark Hyman, MD, founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, says this about the health benefits of magnesium.
"Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff - whether it is a body part or an even a mood - is a sign of magnesium deficiency.
"A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Read more about MagnesiumClick here to go to our Heart Health Store.Mega Magnesium capsules are on sale now! Your heart and blood pressure will say "Thank you!"
Thanks for joining us on the journey toVital Heart Health for Life!
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