Top supplements to support a healthy circulation.
Everyone knows blood circulation is a fundamental function of the human body. But not everyone realizes just how many health benefits they stand to gain from getting their blood moving properly. In addition to fending off heart disease, improved circulation can enhance mental performance, boost the immune system and metabolism, and can even give skin an extra glow.
Your blood is a delivery system of oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of your body. If it’s not reaching areas of your body adequately they won’t get the essential oxygen and nutrients they need for survival. In severe cases this can lead to death of those cells or tissues but in most cases it just means the area will be unhealthy. For your extremities that may mean numbness or tingling, coldness, cuts or wounds taking excessive time to heal as well as dry skin.
While diet and walking are good foundations for improving our circulation, here are some nutrients that are known circulation boosters.
L-Arginine is an amino acid, which are the building blocks of protein, and it is utilised as a precursorto produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to increase the diameter of arteries in a process called vasodilation. When your arteries are vasodilated more blood will circulate in your system and blood flow will be improved therefore improving overall heart health. It appears we can improve the benefits of L-arginine by combining it with another amino acid.
L-citrulline, a non-essential amino acid in your body, helps clear out toxins while enhancing your body’s circulation. The reason why people are so excited about L-citrulline is that it helps the body produce nitric oxide through an alternative pathway. According to Dr. Louis J. Ignarro (corecipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine): “My research shows that if you take only L-arginine, which is the dominant producer of nitric oxide, you will not receive the maximum benefit.
I have found that by including the synergistic partner L-citrulline, your ability to boost [nitric oxide] production is greatly enhanced over the effects of L-arginine alone.”
Lysine, or L-lysine, is an essential amino acid that helps to maintain overall good health within the human body through a variety of functions. An essential building block for all protein in the body, L-lysine cannot be synthesized within the human body and must be obtained solely through diet or supplementation. L-lysine plays a crucial role in the structural, circulatory and immune systems of the
human body. Lysine is believed to strengthen circulation and help the immune system manufacture antibodies.
Serrapeptase is an enzyme originally used by the silk worm which delivers a whole host of benefi ts for humans and animals. It is particularly notable as an anti-inflammatory and for increasing circulation. Due to its unique properties serrapeptase is able to dissolve dead tissue. The enzymes in serrapeptase help to improve circulation by consuming excess fibrin. This excess fibrin can cause blood to thicken, creating the perfect environment for the formation of clots.
Cleaning excess fibrin from the blood and reducing the stickiness of blood cells, thereby minimises the leading causes of stroke and heart attack – blood clots. Keep the ‘river of life’ fl owing in your body with these nutrients.
Healthy Flow™ is a powerful blend of the essential amino acids Arginine, Citrulline and L-Lysine.
Also recommended is Blockbuster AllClear™, this product contains a blend of powerful enzymes such as serrapeptase, nattokinase, digestive enzyme, antioxidants and proanthocyanidins such as grape seed extract and Pycnogenol®.