NowFoods Hawthorn Berry 540 mg 100 caps hawthorn extract for the heart
Hawthorn Berry is a product containing hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) extract. This plant has long been considered an extremely valuable pharmaceutical resource and has many uses in the treatment of various diseases. Scientific research confirms its antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipidemic and anti-atherosclerotic effects.
What is hawthorn extract?
Hawthorn is a well-known plant that has been used in supporting the treatment and prevention of various diseases for a very long time. In Western culture, it ranks as one of the oldest plants showing pharmacological effects, having its monographs in various pharmacopoeias (Germany, France, England).
How does hawthorn extract work?
The main uses of hawthorn in folk medicine are: diarrhea, insomnia, diseases of the gallbladder, gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular disorders, including hypertension and lipid disorders. It has also been used, as an antispasmodic in the treatment of asthma and in relieving digestive disorders. Current research results prove a wide spectrum of health-promoting properties of hawthorn fruits and flowers. Chief among these are cardioprotective, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and antioxidant effects.
Hawthorn is abundant in many substances characterized by high biological activity. Its main components showing active effects on the body are flavonoids and related proanthocyanidins (rutin, hyperoside, vitexin and rhamnoside). Catechin and epicatechin can be found in the leaves of this plant. It is worth mentioning that hawthorn also contains saponins, tannins, anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, amines, choline, acetylcholine, purine derivatives (adenosine, adenine, guanine), caffeic acid, pectin, triterpene acids, as well as considerable amounts of vitamin C.
Many studies confirm the positive effects of hawthorn on the cardiovascular system. Experiments provide evidence suggesting its hypolipemic effect - lowering total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL cholesterol. It is thought that hawthorn extracts may intensify the metabolism of cholesterol into bile acids, thereby contributing to the excretion of excess cholesterol from the body. It also appears that hawthorn extracts may have an anti-aggregation effect, which may play an important role in preventing the formation of many abnormal changes in blood vessels, which are risk factors for stroke or acute coronary syndromes, among others.
1 capsule 2 times a day.