Every February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a month filled with chocolates, roses, Hershey’s kisses and red hearts. But this love-themed month is also an important time to think about the health of our actual hearts—the living, beating organ that keeps us alive.
Yes, February is also American Heart Health month, a time dedicated to focusing on the health of our hearts and overall cardiovascular systems. Exercise, healthy diet, mindful living and more are all important to maintaining a healthy heart.*
You may also want to incorporate a supplement to your daily wellness routine to support overall cardiovascular health.* Here are 3 heart health products we love.*
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements
Omega-3 Fish Oil is a source of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, which play an important role in cardiovascular health.* These fatty acids are found in fish and seafood, meaning they can be hard to get through diet alone—especially for non meat-eaters.
EPA and DHA have a range of health benefits, so this is a great supplement to add to your regime, especially if you’re looking to support a healthy heart.*
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of our Triple Strength Omega-3 provides 1.88 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. One 2 softgel serving contains 2 g total fat and 0 mg of cholesterol.
Fiber is an essential part of any balanced diet.* Dietary fiber is found mainly in nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, but there are many great options for fiber-rich supplements that can help you get your daily intake.
Many people are familiar with the benefits of fiber for digestive health, but a lesser-known benefit is the importance of dietary fiber for heart-health.* Studies have shown that fiber may have a range of cardiovascular benefits, like maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.*
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Viva Naturals Organic Psyllium Husk Powder, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Viva Naturals Psyllium Husk Powder has 4 grams of this soluble fiber.
Psyllium Husk Powder is super-easy to incorporate into your daily wellness routine. A soluble fiber that naturally binds and thickens, it can be used as a flour alternative in baked treats and homemade bread. It’s a soft and finely ground powder that can be easily mixed into juices, smoothies, and drinks, too.
Healthy Circulation Supplements*
Supporting healthy circulation is another important factor in maintaining cardiovascular health.* Circulation describes the process by which the heart pumps blood throughout your body.* As blood circulates throughout your veins, it delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to different areas of the body.*
There are many ways you can support healthy circulation, like getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. You can also add a healthy circulation supplement to your daily wellness regime like Viva Naturals Pycnogenol® to help support this essential process.*
Pycnogenol® is a natural extract of the French Maritime Pine Tree, and it’s rich in proanthocyanidins, a class of flavonoids with powerful antioxidant-like properties.* It’s been shown to support the health of the heart, circulation, and cardiovascular system.*
This Heart Health month, it’s a great time to think about the small changes you can make to support a healthy cardiovascular system.* Whether it’s diet and lifestyle changes, or adding a heart-healthy supplement to your daily wellness routine, your heart will thank you.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.