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Blood Vessel Support


MaxLiving Perspective

Incorporating 5 Essentials™

Blood vessels and the vessels that allow blood to be distributed throughout the body.(1) These vessels are crucial to ensuring nutrients and oxygen get to the rest of the body.(1) Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances build up in the walls of the arteries.(2) This forms plaque, and can result in the narrowing of arteries.(2) This may result in serious health conditions, including, stroke, heart attack, and more.(3) The good news is that certain lifestyle strategies can help support blood vessels naturally for a healthy cardiovascular system.

Talk with your healthcare professional about incorporating these and other strategies to help support blood vessels and cardiovascular health, naturally.

Core Chiropractic

Core Chiropractic

  • Get a chiropractic exam. The fundamental premise of chiropractic care is to balance the spine to support the health and integrity of the central nervous system, which controls all systems of the body, including the cardiovascular system.

  • Maintain regular chiropractic care. Your chiropractor may specifically assess your spinal structure as it relates to the health of the cardiac plexus and other nerves associated with circulation and endocrine support. (4)



Nutrition

Nutrition

  • Eliminate refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and fruit juice. This includes foods like white rice, white flour, and white bread. Refined carbohydrates and sugar have been linked to an increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.(5)

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of clean, filtered water per day. Atherosclerosis has been shown to be decreased significantly by drinking adequate amounts of water.(6)

  • Eliminate processed foods, such as chips, cookies, and frozen meals. These foods are packed with unhealthy ingredients, and the overconsumption of processed foods has been shown to increase the risk of atherosclerosis.(7)

  • Increase consumption of organic, raw vegetables. Vegetables are rich in many nutrients, with a couple being vitamin C and vitamin A. These nutrients act as antioxidants in your body, helping to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.(8)

  • Eliminate refined and hydrogenated oils, including vegetable oil, soybean oil, and fried foods. These oils are highly inflammatory and increase the risk of atherosclerosis.(9) Instead choose healthy fats, like avocados, raw nuts, or raw olive oil.

Mindset

Mindset

  • Learn to manage stress. Stress can cause the body to generate and form excess plaque, resulting in atherosclerosis.(10) Practice techniques to manage stress such as relaxation, yoga, and practicing gratitude daily.(11)(12)

  • Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. (13) Due to busy schedules, sleep can frequently be sent to the back burner. However, reduced amounts of quality sleep can lead to increased inflammation and atherosclerosis.(14)

Oxygen and Exercise

Oxygen & Exercise

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise is critically important for heart health and reduced inflammation.(15) Exercise, especially high-intensity, short duration exercise may help reduce and fight atherosclerosis.(16) Aim to practice high-intensity, short-duration exercise at least 3-4 times per week.


    Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting any exercise program.  

Minimize Toxins

Minimize Toxins

  • Avoid smoking. Smoking is considered to be a considerable risk factor, causing about one out of every four cardiovascular disease deaths. (17) There are over 4,000 chemicals in smoke which work together to narrow blood vessels. (18)(19)

Minimize Toxins

Tests

  • If you have any concerns about your weight, please consult with your healthcare practitioner about performing the proper blood tests.

Minimize Toxins

Nutrient Support*

Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other nutraceuticals in your dietary practices.

Blood Vessel Support Nutraceutical Recommendations

Nutraceutical

Max Natto

Garlic + Parsley Oil Blend

NOx Support

Instructions for Use

One capsule per day or as directed.

One softgel per day or as directed.

 One scoop in 8-10 oz water per day.

Daily Essentials for Men or Women

Nutraceutical

Two (2) capsules of Multivitamin (Men's or Women's)

One (1) capsule of Vitamin D3 + Probiotics

One (1) capsule of B-Complex with Delayed Release

Two (2) softgels of Optimal Omega

Two (2) capsules of Magnesium Glycinate

Instructions for Use



One packet daily with a meal.



Blood Vessel Support Bundle

Daily Essentials for Men or Women

Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.

*For optimal results, we recommend you perform a metabolic analysis profile test, which tests for key biomarkers that identify nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, bacterial overgrowth, and drug effects. Talk with your MaxLiving Chiropractor about the Metabolix Program to get tested and be able to obtain a more customized health plan.

References

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