The microbiota of the human gastrointestinal tract plays a key role in nutrition and health. Caprylic acid, commonly found in foods (coconut oil, milk fat, etc.), is a natural dietary fatty acid which supports a healthy intestinal microflora. † In vitro studies have demonstrated that caprylic acid may help to maintain a balanced level of microorganisms.† At the same time, caprylic acid does not adversely affect the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. This caprylate complex is well tolerated and provides for controlled release of caprylic acid throughout the small and large intestine. As unique herbal ingredients, pure Pau D’Arco (Taheebo) is added in a base of horseradish and clove concentrates. Pau D’Arco is a botanical with active constituents that have been shown to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Cardio-Edge supplies Sytrinol™ (a patented combination of polymethoxylated flavones from citrus fruit and tocotrienols from palm), plant sterols, and standardized pomegranate extract to help support cardiovascular health and normal cholesterol metabolism.
Sytrinol™ – A unique and powerful ingredient for maintaining already healthy cholesterol health The healthful effects of both bioflavonoids as well as tocotrienols have been recognized for years. Sytrinol provides a patented and well-researched combination of flavonoids derived from the peel of tangerines and tocotrienols derived palm. Within the peel of certain fruits, compounds belonging to a class of flavonoids called polymethoxylated flavones can be found. These compounds are similar in structure to flavones, but contain additional methyl groups on their ring structure, giving them the name polymethoxylated flavones – also known as PMFs. The primary PMFs present in Sytrinol are nobiletin and tangeretin. Science on PMFs dates back to the 1960s on their antioxidant properties. Specifically, with respect to cholesterol metabolism, PMFs have been shown to support normal levels of apolipoprotein B, the structural protein needed for the synthesis of LDL-cholesterol. Nobiletin and tangeretin have also been shown to help in the synthesis of triglycerides. In addition to PMFs, Sytrinol contains tocotrienols derived from palm. Tocotrienols, a group of compounds belonging to the vitamin E family, have also been studied over the years for their ability to act as antioxidants and to help support cardiovascular health. Tocotrienols have been shown to support the body’s normal production of HMG-CoA reductase, the hepatic enzyme responsible for the rate limiting step in the synthesis of cholesterol. Consequently, the combined action of the PMFs and tocotrienols contained in Sytrinol results in a powerful synergistic action to support cardiovascular health