As you approach and move beyond menopause, you can support this essential organ in two important ways:
When it comes to protecting the heart, estrogen plays a big role. Estrogen modulates vascular function, inflammatory response, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, cardiac muscle cells and stem cell survival, and development of an enlarged heart.
It does this by activating the selective receptor modulators (SERMs), which have protective and beneficial results.
SERMs are needed to help generate energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mitochondria in the cells. This energy supports the cells in the heart muscles, encouraging their ability to pump blood and, therefore, to deliver needed oxygen and other nutrients to the heart (and cells throughout your body).
SERMs also play an important role in keeping the structure of the arteries intact, clear of plaque, smooth, and flexible. According to research, SERMs modulate the estrogen receptors in the arteries and stimulates mitochondria in the lining of the arteries and in most cells. This helps protect against atherosclerosis (blocked, brittle arteries) and fatty deposits from cholesterol and other fatty substances.
Stiff arteries or those blocked by fat or plaque affect the heart’s ability to function optimally—while concurrently increasing the heart’s demand for energy.
Studies show that estrogen protects a woman’s heart and that if estrogen levels drop, as they often do post-menopause, heart health can be supported by phytoestrogens such as Pueraria mirifica.
Better than traditional hormone replacement, which can come with side effects, Pueraria mirifica may play a role in conferring protection to the entire cardiovascular system.
Pueraria mirifica also provides antioxidant protection, which keeps the heart muscles, arteries, and cells from being damaged by free radicals. This promotes lifelong health of your heart and your entire body, thus supporting this wonder herb’s ability to rejuvenate the body. Keep your heart muscles, arteries, and cells healthy so they can perform optimally throughout your life by supplementing with Pueraria mirifica. Your body—especially your heart—will thank you!
What have you done to care for your heart?
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