Long-term supplementation with Salba attenuated a major cardiovascular risk factor (SBP) and emerging factors (hs-CRP and vWF) safely beyond conventional therapy, while maintaining good glycemic and lipid control in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2009
Just in time for Heart Health Awareness Month, Core Naturals introduces its latest addition to their line of Salba® nutritional products: Salba Seed Oil Heart Health Formula. Florida-based Core Naturals, the largest supplier of Salba products in the United States, has once again made its mark as being on the forefront of the latest developments in nutrition.
It was just a short time ago that Core Naturals first introduced Salba seeds to the United States. In that brief time, the consumer demand for these tiny, white, nutrient-dense seeds has skyrocketed. The word is out: Salba is the richest whole food source of Omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber found in nature. Just one serving of Salba - 12 grams or approximately one heaping Tablespoon - provides over 2,400 mg of Omega-3s, over 4,500 milligrams of dietary fiber, with less than 0.5 net carbohydrates per serving! Plus, Salba is Certified Non-GMO, Certified Kosher, Certified Vegan by the American Vegetarian Association, and Certified Gluten-Free by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization).
So it stands to reason that Core Naturals would go on to create additional Salba products to meet the increasing consumer demand. Following their introduction of Salba Ground Seed and Pure Cold Pressed Salba Oil, are these new Gelcap formulas. Their expert team created this powerful combination of nutrients that have been scientifically proven to support a healthy heart.
Proven Support for Heart Health
The key ingredient in Salba's Heart Health formula is Pure, Cold-pressed Salba Oil, which is nature's richest plant- based source of Omega 3 fatty acids. In just ONE Tablespoon, Core Naturals' Salba Oil contains a whopping 8,343mg of omega-3s. (Note: Salba's delicate oil is light amber/honey toned in color, with a subtle consistency; and is odorless and tasteless). What makes this easy- to-take gelcap formula even more potent is the addition of a proprietary cardiovascular support blend of specialty nutrients. This formula includes nano-dispersed policosanol, extracted from rice bran, promising a higher level of biofunctionality compared to existing policosanol supplements to promote a heart-healthy lipid balance. Other key ingredients include the powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin, and phytosterols, which have been scientifically proven to help control cholesterol levels in the body.
The true value of Salba's exceptional nutritional profile was discovered from research conducted by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, PhD, who holds a dual professorship, one at the Department of Medicine, and another at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, for the University of Toronto.
Dr. Vuksan is renowned world-wide for developing novel alternative therapies for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and was instrumental in the creation of the "Glycemic Index", the standard measurement scale for blood sugar. Dr. Vuksan has been conducted clinical studies using Type 2 diabetic patients and healthy individuals. His most recent study, which was published in the journal, Diabetes Care, tells the good news about Salba and heart health: "Supplementation of Conventional Therapy with the Novel Grain Salba (Salvia hispanica L.) Improves Major and Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial."
In this study, Vuksan and his research team conclude, "Long-term supplementation with Salba attenuated a major cardiovascular risk factor (SBP) and emerging factors (hs-CRP and vWF) safely beyond conventional therapy, while maintaining good glycemic and lipid control in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes."
And in previous studies, Dr. Vuksan made the following observations: *Salba reduced after meal blood glucose and plasma insulin levels, thus improving the Glycemic Index of any food consumed with Salba *C-Reactive Protein, a marker for low grade body inflammation was significantly lowered (40 per cent) * Salba significantly lowered systolic blood pressure (10 over 5) * Salba significantly decreased coagulation (blood thinning) by 30% *No adverse effect was noted on glycemic control or blood lipids as previously seen with high doses of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. (NOTE:Copies of these studies are available upon request.)
About Core Naturals
Florida-based Core Naturals has established a major distribution network across the country, making Salba available in natural food stores nationwide, and to practitioners. The company is a developer and marketer of premium ingredients for the nutrition, nutraceutical, and functional food markets. Their specialty is in locating and authenticating the latest news in nutritional science and proprietary formulations which respond to the developments in consumer market trends. For a store locator & for more product information, visit Salba or call 888-499-8665. To order Salba products, visit Salba Store.