Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among the Diabetic population. Nearly 70% of all diabetics will experience a cardiovascular event; two and a half times more likely than non-diabetics.
Diabetes Support Supplements, a new dietary supplement from ProactiveLife, is the first product to combine pure cocoa powder with nine other ingredients to provide cardiovascular support. Recent studies show pure cocoa can provide clinically significant cardiovascular support.
According to the Journal of American College of Cardiology June 3rd addition type 2 diabetics who consumed pure cocoa witnessed a 30% increase in arterial blood flow.
At the American Heart Institute’s conference in 2011 Harvard researchers looked at 21 studies involving 2,575 participants and found that cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levels, among other benefits. Eric L. Ding, PhD, of Harvard Medical School believes the healths benefits come from polyphonic flavonoids in cocoa.
A presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress showed that people who consumed the most chocolate had a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with people who consumed the lease amount of chocolate.
A study conducted by the University Hospital Zurich, "Intervention studies strongly suggest that cocoa has several beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, including the lowering of blood pressure, the improvement of vascular function and glucose metabolism, and the reduction of platelet aggregation and adhesion. Several potential mechanisms through which cocoa might exert its positive effects have been proposed, among them activation of nitric oxide synthase, increased bioavailability of nitric oxide as well as antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties." (1)
ProactiveLife was founded in 2011 to help people take control of their health. The approach incorporates community, lifestyle changes, and natural supplements to assist people with blood sugar regulation and provide cardiovascular support.
Diabetes Support contains 10 ingredients to lower blood sugar naturally including cocoa, cinnamon, omega-3, vitamin D and others while providing cardiovascular support. Along with lifestyle changes including diet and exercise Diabetes Support is a new proactive approach to better health.
(1) Cocoa, Blood Pressure, and Vascular Function. Sudano I, Flammer AJ, Roas S, Enseleit F, Ruschitzka F, Corti R, Noll G. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2012 Jun 9.