Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) is a small thorny tree originally from northwestern Europe. For thousands of years, folk medicine has prescribed hawthorn for a variety of uses, from a sore throat to a troubled heart. Hawthorn is rich in flavonoids and other compounds which are responsible for its benefits to heart health.
The components of hawthorn exert their heart-helping actions in a number of ways. Hawthorn increases the force of heart contractions and blood flow, while reducing the demand for oxygen. It reduces deposits in the arteries, lowers blood pressure, reduces irregular heartbeats, reduces resting pulse rate and lowers cholesterol levels. Clinical trials with hawthorn have confirmed its beneficial effects on the heart, and have found that it can relieve symptoms associated with heart failure. It also increases exercise performance.
AOR’s Hawthorn II is an extract rich in flavonoids that supports cardiovascular health in a research backed dose. Those looking for a single product to support overall cardiovascular health and function should consider hawthorn as a natural alternative.
Supplement Facts – Serving Size: One Capsule
Hawthorn extract 450 mg
Colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium stearyl fumarate, microcrystaline cellulose, corn maltodextrin. Capsule: hypromellose.
Take one to two capsules per day with or without food or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Use for a minimum of two months to see beneficial effects.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking cardiac glycosides such as digitalis/digoxin, or blood pressure medication, or if symptoms persist or worsen.
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