With advancing age, plaque builds up in the walls of our arteries which is made up of lipids, inflammatory cells, cellular waste and calcium. While the gradual accumulation of plaque causes the blood vessels to narrow over time, plaque can also become unstable and rupture, potentially damaging the inner lining of the arteries (endothelium) and block blood flow.
Arterial Protect is a patented and clinically tested combination of French maritime pine bark and centella asiatica (gotu kola) extracts, which have been demonstrated to support the body’s ability to control plaque formation and promote plaque stability, helping to prevent ruptures and maintain healthy blood flow throughout the body.
Pycnogenol® pine bark extract has been shown to improve endothelial function and arterial blood flow. Additionally, Pycnogenol® is known to reduce oxidative stress, modulate inflammatory factors and help inhibit platelet aggregation.
Centella asiatica was found in placebo-controlled studies to enhance the stability of arterial plaque. Stable plaque is characterized by a fibrous cap rich in collagen that holds the plaque in place. Centella asiatica modulates production of collagen and also supports healthy inflammation levels and free radical defense mechanisms.
In a clinical study, supplementation with Centellicum® centella asiatica and Pycnogenol® – the two ingredients of Arterial Protect – resulted in substantially reduced progression of arterial plaque and also a reduction in oxidative stress.
Just one vegetarian capsule daily of Arterial Protect provides those, seeking enhanced arterial protection, with an option to naturally stabilize endothelial plaque and promote healthy blood flow.