Arteriosclerosis – Protect your arteries with Cardio Complex

Arteriosclerosis – Protect your arteries with Cardio Complex

Arteriosclerosis (also called atherosclerosis) is a condition that happens when the arteries (blood vessels, which are in charge of carrying oxygen and nutrients from heart to body) become thick and stiff. Arteries are lined by a thin layer of cells called the endothelium. The endothelium works to keep the inside of arteries toned and smooth, which keeps blood flowing. Sometimes arteries restrict blood flow to the organs and tissues. Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic but as time passes, the walls in the arteries can become hard. This condition is called „hardening of the arteries“. Generally the term arteriosclerosis is used interchangeably with the term atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a specific type of arteriosclerosis, and it starts when the endothelium is damaged due to fat, cholesterol and other substances (such the ones found out in cigarettes), which are buildup in the arteries and on their walls. This leads to the formation of plaques. The arteries become hard and narrow and slowly, as time passes, they become blocked. This condition causes a blood flow restriction. The plaques can burst, causing a blood bump. As atherosclerosis progresses, that bump gets bigger. Atherosclerosis is categorized as a heart problem, but fact is that it can affect arteries anywhere in the body.

Atherosclerosis is the cause of cardiovascular diesease, which means:

- Coronary arthery disease or heart attack: It starts when stable plaques in the heart's arteries cause chest pain (also called „angina“), followed by a sudden plaque rupture and clotting, which then cause heart muscle to die.

- Cerebrovascular disease or stroke: It is caused when ruptured plaques in the brain's arteries cause strokes with the risk of a permanent brain damage. If an artery is temporary blocked some warning signs of stoke will be persent. A condition called „transient ischemic attacks“ (TIA's) can be caused but the brain remains without injuries.

- Peripheral vascular disease: It is caused when arteries in the leg become narrow causing poor circulation. As a result, pain is present while walking or wounds won't heal. If the condition is severe, amputations may be the result.

Atherosclerosis – A risk for young and old

It is important to mention that in general, atherosclerosis does not cause symptoms until middle or older age. But as the narrowing becomes severe, it can choke off blood flow and cause pain. Blockages can also rupture suddenly. That’ll cause blood to clot inside an artery at the site of the rupture. Further, atherosclerosis can be found in young and old people and generally no symptoms are present at all. Healthy people in their 40s have about a 50% chance of developing serious atherosclerosis in their lifetime. The risk goes up as age increases. Most adults older than 60 have some atherosclerosis but often do not have noticeable symptoms. Due to nowadays better lifestyles and improved treatments, the rate of death caused by atherosclerosis has fallen by 25% in the last 30 years. Please contact your doctor if you are taking medicines or other supplements due to other conditions.

CardioComplex – Takes care of your heart

Good news are that artherosclerosis may be prevented and is treatable. This can be done by a having healthy diet, regular exercise and persons at risk are highly recommended to take supplements rich in Omega 3 (Heart's function), olive polyphenole (LDL- blood lipids) and Vitamin B (Homocysteine levels), which can prevent arteriosclerosis and with this, lead to a healthy function of the tissues.

Cardio Complex contains the right nutrients to help you fight against arteriosclerosis:

- Omega 3 fatty acids EPA/DHA from Krill oil in 250 mg. form: Contribute to a nomal heart function.
- Olive polyphenols: Contribute to protect the blood lipids against oxidative stress.
- Vitamin E: Contribute to protect the cell components against oxidative damages.
- Vitamin B1: Contribute to a normal heart's function, energy metabolism and nervous system.
- Vitamin B6 & B12: Contribute to a normal homocysteine metabolism and to a normal red blood cell formation.
- Folic acid: Contribute to the maintenance of a normal homocysteine level and to a normal blood formation.

Besides, Centaxpharma's Cardiocomplex contains krill oil. Krill oil has essential fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, which can not be produced by the body, as well as phospholipids and the important carotenoid, astaxanthin that aren’t found in traditional fish oil. Therefore it is highly recommended to take Centaxpharma's Cardio Complex in order to improve cardiovascular and heart's health.