Since time immemorial, mankind has been looking in vain for a way, a product or an herb that would reverse the aging process.
Age doesn’t bring with it only experience and wisdom but also brings with it high blood pressure, impotence and Alzheimer’s.
And unless you take care of your circulatory system, there’s a chance that heart failure will rear its ugly head to shorten your lifespan, or at the least affect the quality of your life.
When it comes to keeping your circulatory system in good shape for free flow of blood through the vascular system, you can count on cayenne pepper.
Human Circulatory System
The circulatory or cardiovascular system is a network of vessels and body organs involved in the flow of blood. This is necessary for the blood to transport much needed oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones and blood cells to and from body cells.
Blood also transports nutrients such as electrolytes and amino acids, building-blocks of a vast array of proteins. Free circulation of blood is extremely crucial for nourishment, fighting disease and stabilization of body temperature and acidic/alkaline balance.
A poor or weak circulatory system is one of the primary causes of heart disease, stroke and heart failure.
Herbs for Health
Herbs have been used not only as food, flavoring and perfume but also as medicine. In fact, herbs are touted more for their therapeutic values than they are for their culinary use. Herbs are also gaining popularity because many health conscious people prefer natural remedies to address health issues over drugs and surgery.
In general usage there is a difference between culinary and medicinal herbs. However, in medicinal use any part of the plant including seeds, berries, bark and roots that dried and used as spices is considered an herb.
Most plants contain chemical substances that are:
- Not nutritive but biologically active.
- Nutritive as well as biologically active.
These substances have effects on the body when consumed or on topical application. Herbs are the basis of Chinese herbal medicine as well as the Indian Ayurveda medicinal system that have been in use since centuries. In the west, medicinal herbs have their roots in the Hippocratic elemental healing system.
Cayenne for a Healthy Heart and Circulatory System
Cayenne pepper is a hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes and named after the city of Cayenne in the French Guyana. It derives its therapeutic value primarily from its active component capsaicin, which produces a sensation of burning in any body tissue that it comes in contact with.
Ingestion of cayenne peppers affects the amount of heat the body puts off.
In herbal medicine, cayenne pepper is considered to be one of the strongest remedies for reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides by preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol and removing arterial plaque.
High LDL cholesterol concentration is associated with cardiovascular disease as it promotes fatty deposits (plaque) in the inner lining of arteries, which restricts blood flow.
When you consume cayenne pepper it travels all through the entire vascular system, all 60,000 miles of it, and clears blocked arteries to help the blood to flow freely. Restricted blood flow means that the heart has to work more to ensure that blood reaches to each and every body organ and cell. Improvement in blood circulation means less stress on heart and better heart health.
Besides, cayenne pepper prevents formation of blood clots by assisting fibrinolysis the normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin. Fibrin is a white insoluble fibrous protein that forms a network that traps red blood cells and platelets to form small blood clots.
Regular intake of cayenne helps in removal of small blood clots preventing formation of dangerous blood clots, a major cause of heart attack and stroke.
It is no surprise that the incidence of heart disease is low in India, Thailand and Korea, where Cayenne pepper is an integral part of the normal diet.
Other Health Benefits of Cayenne
Apart from improving heart health, better blood circulation has a positive effect on your overall health. Improved blood flow ensures that every part of the body, from top to toe, gets the much needed oxygen and nutrients for sustaining life and general wellness.
Cayenne pepper is a stronger stimulant than coffee and that too without the harmful effects of caffeine and fear of addiction.
Some of the other benefits of consuming cayenne pepper include:
- Improved vision
- Relief from pain including arthritic pain
- Alleviate impotence
- Treats asthma
- Stimulates the respiratory system
- Aids digestion and easy elimination of waste
- Improves brain function
- Boosts energy levels to promote a sense of wellness
- Provides relief from stress
How to Take Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper has an immediate effect and is harmless. However, consumption of small quantities may not provide the desired results.
In addition, those new to cayenne pepper would find direct consumption hard and need to develop tolerance.
A time-tested way of building tolerance is to start with peppers with low SHU (Scoville Heat Units), a measure of pungency or spicy heat of peppers, and work upwards slowly.
The simplest way of taking cayenne pepper is to make cayenne tea by mixing half to one teaspoon of cayenne powder with hot water and letting it set for ten minutes. Adding ginger somewhat cools the pepper while retaining its blood thinning property.
Cayenne pepper is also available in capsule form. Cayenne capsules are equally effective with a slight difference. While direct consumption has an immediate effect, taking capsule means waiting until the capsule breaks in the stomach.
It is also available in a variety of combination formulations that include other herbs with known properties of improving heart health.
Cayenne is also available as a tincture and in cream form for topical application. Pain relief creams using capsaicin from cayenne works as a counter-irritant and provides temporary relief.
While it is near impossible to reverse the aging process, herbs have the ability to delay the aging process. Heart health is the key to good health as you move up the years. Herbs like cayenne pepper comprise of biologically active ingredients like capsaicin that keeps your heart healthy by improving blood circulation.
Cayenne pepper is more effective when taken in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy diet. For even better effect you may also include supplementation with known anti aging agents such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Cardio Support contains ingredients that affect different aspects of cardiovascular health, including arterial integrity, blood health, heart muscle strength and better blood flow.
Additionally, the ingredients in Cardio Support overlap their abilities, to enhance one another’s effects, increasing long-term heart health and protection against degenerative disease.
Cardio Support is the only natural supplement that we are aware of which utilizes enteric coating technology to safely release the active ingredients in the stomach.
This delivery method not only protects the enzymes such as Nattokinase but also greatly enhances the efficacy of other ingredients present such as Resveratrol and L-Glutathione.
No other formula covers so many ‘angles’ to manage and protect your cardiovascular system, and yet Cardio Support is still natural with no known side effects.
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