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At the Heart of a Healthy Inflammatory Response*

The heart is both the symbolic center of the body and spirit as well as the physical center of the body. This organ, just the size of two adult fists, is located in the exact midpoint of your chest, though it's tipped slightly so it seems like it's more on the left side. Your heart beats about 2.5 billion times in your life, and your blood travels 12,000 miles each day! Each beat requires your heart to work twice as hard as it would if you were sprinting.

Your body relies on healthy blood flow and a strong heart and vascular system for many of its daily activities: Immunosupportive components, hormones and nutrients rely on the bloodstream to get where they need to go in the body. The respiratory system relies on it to transport oxygen, and in turn the blood carries carbon dioxide to the lungs to be exhaled. The heart works hard, day in and day out. Its wellbeing is a vital aspect of health.

The heart's diverse yet balanced roles and physiology, particularly the veins and the arteries, illustrate yin and yang. The heart is tough, and it can handle a lot. However, it's also tender.

Emotions - especially grief - can be translated into physical pain. And a broken heart can feel like just that: A break-up or loss naturally causes the body to replace those feel-good happiness hormones (including dopamine and oxytocin) with stress hormones like cortisol.

Consider the colloquial mentions of the heart and their meanings:

"My heart skipped a beat."

"My heart was racing."

"My heart stopped."

The emotional and physical roles of the heart are tightly intertwined.

A happy heart is a healthy body.* The heart's job is a thankless one, but now and again we should pause to appreciate all the work it does. An investment in our heart is an investment in life itself. Paying attention to your heart's functions, especially when your family history is wrought with challenges, can help support this all-important organ as we age and our bodies naturally begin to degrade.* There's no reason to wait until a certain age to pay attention to your heart - you can invest in the long-term health of your heart today.*

Turmeric Supreme Heart can be seen as an investment formula on your path to wellness by supporting the overall innervation of the heart - the electrical impulse that gets and keeps the heart beating and moves your blood around the body.*  Let's meet the herbs in Turmeric Supreme Heart.

Turmeric:

Research has linked Turmeric to helping maintain normal levels of blood triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood), as well as promotion of healthy arterial flow.* This herb is best-known for providing a healthy inflammatory response throughout the body, including the heart.* Turmeric and many of the other herbs in Turmeric Supreme Heart work synergistically to really support that response.*

Hawthorn:

Of all the herbs that support heart health, Hawthorn has perhaps the most storied history.* It's an herb that traditionally was used to support the heart during times of grieving.* Hawthorn, a symbol of the heart since first-century Rome, provides antioxidant support and promotes healthy circulation, particularly in the small coronary arteries that support the heart muscle.* It supports the electrical system that regulates the heartbeat, too.*

The herb gives a lot of itself, with the leaves, berries and flowers used. It nourishes the heart tissue and muscle, including the valves that must close strongly and regularly to maintain healthy bloodflow.*

Hawthorn is an example of synergy in action, as research suggests that it isn't one specific constituent but the cooperation of many that provides its cardiosupportive properties.*

Quercetin & Resveratrol:

The phytochemical Resveratrol has garnered considerable scientific attention for its potential to support healthy blood vessel function and promote heart health.* Quercetin is among the most abundant natural flavonoids, and it both supports a healthy inflammatory response and healthy arterial flow.*

These two flavonoids work synergistically with the other cardiosupportive herbs in Turmeric Supreme Heart.*

Coleus:

Often known as a beautiful landscape plant, Coleus, a member of the mint family, has been used for millennia in Ayurveda. This herb supports cardiovascular health by promoting healthy heart muscle contractions.*

Coleus supports the activation of cAMP, an important tool in cellular communication that helps support healthy blood pressure.*

Ginger:

Ginger, a warming herb, has long been used to support the heart.*  Traditionally, it was used in small amounts with other herbs to support circulation in the peripheral body.* It also provides antioxidant support and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.*

As we know with synergy, the combination of multiple herbs can yield a more potent formula than the individual parts. The synergy in this formula is working to support all aspects of heart health at every age.* After all, who doesn't want to stay young at heart?*

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