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Clinical Uses for Kardovite - Part 1

by John Stan | Jun 26, 2013
You may have seen the bottle on our website, in an email, or even in person. You may have held the little capsules in your hand, cracked one open, and dumped its contents onto your tongue. You may even be taking it yourself, as part of your daily health regime - but do you really know all that Kardovite can do?

In this article, let's take a look at 4 of the 8 most common clinical uses for Kardovite:
But first, here are the 6 mighty herbs that make up this special heart tonic, designed to keep your heart pumping strong, and efficient all day long:

Hawthorne (leaves & flowers) - is a potent antioxidant that prevents hardening of the arteries, and increases the ability of the heart muscle to contract, making the heart a more efficient pump.

garlicGarlic - maintains overall cardiovascular health, prevents high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improves the ratio of good-to-bad cholesterol, inhibits blood clotting, improves circulation and protects the coronary arteries against age-related stiffening.

BilberryBilberry - is a powerful antioxidant that improves circulation in small blood vessels such as those found in your eyes.

CayenneCayenne - the active constituent in Capsicum called Capsaicin, has anti-platelet effects and is used to treat poor cisculation, excessive blood clotting, elevated lipid levels, and to help prevent heart disease.

milk-thistleMilk Thistle
- is a digestive aid that is used in the Kardovite formula to protect the liver from toxins and disease, under the premise that a healthy liver is an essential part of circulatory health.

ValerianValerian - a small amount of Valerian is included in the capsules for its ability to reduce negative conditions associated with anxiety and psychological stress.

Poor Circulation & Related Conditions

  • Hawthorn dilates peripheral blood vessels and that of the heart itself. The various chemical compounds of Hawthorn override blood vessel constricting enzymes and keep the blood vessels open, thus improving circulation.
  • Garlic can improve poor circulation by keeping the veins and arteries free of buildup that impairs blood flow. Garlic has been proven to prevent the accumulation of plaque in the arteries and make platelets less likely to clump together.    
  • Cayenne Improves circulation through vasodilatation. It has the ability to rapidly stimulate the circulatory system and deliver fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart and other organs in the body. When used properly, cayenne "opens up” capillaries allowing blood to reach areas that it may not normally reach due to poor circulation.

  • In chronic venous insufficiency, valves in leg veins that carry blood to the heart become damaged, resulting in leg swelling, pain, itching, varicose veins and skin ulcers. The Anthocyanoside content of Bilberry appears to strengthen blood vessels and decrease these symptoms.

  • There are many health conditions related to poor circulation, and new evidence is coming to light. For example a 2007 article in the journal Rheumatology discusses mounting evidence that vascular pathology plays a role in the initiation and/or progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Potential mechanisms are episodically reduced blood flow through the small vessels in the subchondral bone at the ends of long bones, and related reduced interstitial fluid flow in subchondral bone.

High Blood Pressure

  • Hawthorn seems to have hypotensive activity, causing peripheral vasodilation and to induce endotheliumdependent arterial relaxation; the proantocyanidin constituents seem to cause this effect. Increased coronary and myocardial circulatory perfusion and reduction in peripheral vascular resistance have been observed with the use of Hawthorn.

  • Garlic is thought to reduce blood pressure by causing smooth muscle relaxation and vasodilation by activating production of endothelium-derived relaxation factor (EDRF, nitric oxide)

  • Cayenne is a vasodilator and lowers blood pressure levels by increasing the rate at which blood flows throughout the circulatory system, which in turn takes some of the pressure off arterial walls.
  • Valerian is commonly used as an adjunct in the treatment of insomnia, as well as an anxiolytic to treat anxiety disorders. Because of these effects, valerian root has been studied as a potential treatment for hypertension.    

High Cholesterol
  • Garlic has been shown to lower serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improve the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that Garlic and Garlic powder preparations possess hypocholesterolemic action. Garlic has been recommended and proven effective as an oral treatment for lowering cholesterol in hyperlipidemia; it is also used for coronary heart disease, age-related vascular changes, atherosclerosis, and myocardial infarction.

  • Anecdotal evidence suggests Cayenne may aid the body to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.          
  • By increasing the bile production and stimulating protein synthesis in the liver, Milk Thistle regulates the digestion of fats and may be beneficial in preventing arteriosclerosis and strokes, in addition to reducing the chances of gallstone formation by promoting total, normal cholesterol levels and helping the liver convert low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad cholesterol") into high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good cholesterol"). Milk Thistle is also thought to prevent cholesterol that has been excreted into the bile from being reabsorbed into the body.  Another compound in Milk Thistle stops the oxidation of LDL cholesterol into a form that creates plaques in the linings of artery walls.


  • People with diabetes are about twice as likely to develop hypertension as people without the disease, possibly due to an abnormality in the way their bodies react to insulin. Studies have been done on diabetic patients using a daily Hawthorn supplement to lower blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. The study showed a reduction in diastolic blood pressure using hawthorn in people with type 2 diabetes taking prescribed medication.
  • Consuming garlic could help reduce levels of blood sugar in people suffering from type 2 diabetes, as well as offering other benefits in the treatment of the metabolic condition. Studies have found garlic supplements could offer benefits to diabetes patients, and that raw or cooked garlic or aged garlic extract can help to regulate blood glucose and potentially stop or lower the effects of some diabetes complications, as well as fighting infections, reducing bad cholesterol and aiding blood flow.
  • Bilberry fruit is stated to have vasoprotective activities and may provide vasoprotection by decreasing capillary fragility and permeability when taken orally. Bilberry may be useful in the treatment of retinopathy, damage that can occur to the retina of the eye due to chronic high blood sugar or high blood pressure.

Stay tuned for our next eNewsletter, where we will look at the remaining 4 clinical uses for Kardovite.

In the mean time, if you're interested in trying Kardovite for yourself, click here to learn more about the product and to purchase.


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