Features and benefits
Oriental Botanicals CardioTone contains:
- Terminalia, which is traditionally used as a heart tonic in traditional Ayurvedic medicine
- Dan shen and tienchi ginseng, which are traditionally taken to invigorate the blood and support healthy circulation in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
- Camphor tree, which is often taken with dan shen and tienchi ginseng in TCM
- Naturally sourced vitamin K2 (as vitaMK7, also known as MK-7) to support the health of the cardiovascular system, including the arteries and blood vessels; vitaMK7 has been shown to be more readily bioavailable than some other forms of vitamin K2, including MK-4
How it works
The heart and blood vessels work closely together to enable the blood to reach all tissues and organs of the body. Oriental Botanicals CardioTone contains ingredients to support heart, blood and blood vessel health, as detailed below.
Chinese herbs for Heart health and circulation
Dan shen is traditionally used to support Heart health in TCM, where it’s often taken in conjunction with tienchi ginseng. The two herbs are traditionally believed to complement and reinforce each other’s actions, and in TCM are used to promote healthy circulation by invigorating the Blood and resolving areas of sluggish flow (Blood stasis).
Camphor tree is often included in herbal formulations containing dan shen and tienchi ginseng, and is a natural source of the compound borneol.
The Heart, Mind and Spirit are considered closely linked in TCM, where dan shen is also traditionally used to calm the mind and soothe the spirit.
Terminalia – Ayurvedic heart tonic
Oriental Botanicals CardioTone also contains terminalia, which is regarded as a heart tonic herb in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, meaning that it’s traditionally regarded as having the ability to strengthen the heart and restore vigour and tone to the cardiac muscle (myocardium).
Vitamin K2 supports blood vessel health
Oriental Botanicals CardioTone includes vitamin K2 as vitaMK7® (also referred to as MK-7). This naturally sourced form of vitamin K2 is more readily available for the body to use than some other forms of vitamin K2 (such as MK-4), and supports cardiovascular system health by helping to maintain the health of the arteries and blood vessels.