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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide by far. For this reason, looking after our vascular health is absolutely central to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The cardiovascular system is the whole blood circulatory network comprising our blood, heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. This vital system is responsible for supplying our cells with nutrients and oxygen, and removing waste products including carbon dioxide.

The cardiovascular system is one of the most sensitive biological systems in our bodies to poor diet, toxins and lack of exercise, which is why cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, by far, worldwide. If we make our lifestyle choices cardiovascular-friendly, we are likely to benefit in practically all other areas of our health and well-being.

Central to cardiovascular health is a healthy diet low in fast-release sugars, and plenty of regular exercise. And of course no smoking!

AlphaCurcumin Plus: Super-Bioavailable Longvida Curcumin

It’s back, and this time our free-radical “Terminator” is even more efficient.

AlphaCurcumin® Plus is a leading curcumin extract, far more potent than standard curcumin supplements. It has now been relaunched using a proprietary curcumin extract significantly more effective than even the phytosomal curcumin in our previous batch.

The best has just got better!

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alphacurcumin-tumeric-diagram.pngTurmeric is ground from the root of the Curcuma Longa L. plant (see picture below), a member of the ginger family, which grows wild in the Himalayas and across South Asia. This yellow/orange spice plays a central role in the cuisine in those areas, giving the traditional dishes of these regions their characteristic yellow colour. This spice has been a component of the Ayurvedic Medicinal Systems of India, China, Tibet and the Middle East for over 2000 years, and recently has come under intense scrutiny by medical researchers astonished by the healing properties of some of its constituent compounds.

Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid class found in turmeric and gives it its characteristic orange-yellow colour. Only around 2-6% of raw turmeric contains these curcuminoids which are concentrated in the rhizome, with the three primary ones being curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bis-demethoxycurcumin. These polyphenolic compounds (especially the curcumin)have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory (through the down-regulation of NF-kB and COX-2) and anti-pathogenic properties, which give turmeric its health-giving properties. These protective compounds are so effective that they are currently the focus of a huge amount of scientific research.

The main problem with curcumin is that it has very poor oral absorption due to its low water solubility and sensitivity to stomach acids. And the tiny amount that is absorbed is quickly metabolised in a process called glucuronidation which makes it water-soluble and therefore easily for the body to eliminate through the kidneys and bile. As a result, the full benefits of curcumin are not realised — too little is absorbed and it stays in the body too short a time.

A solution to this problem has been found by finely mixing the curcumin with lipids, as curcumin is fat-soluble. This vastly increases absorption by having the lipids carry the curcumin into the body, increasing bioavailability. There are several such methods and technologies, and they vary considerably in their effectiveness.

In the last two generations of our superlative AlphaCurcumin(R) complex, we were using such methods to ensure that our customers always had access to the most bioavailable curcumin. The first generation used a powerful curcumin extract mixed with curcuminoid oils that claimed an increased absorption of 7x or 700%. The second used a proprietary phytosomal phospholipid-curcumin complex with claims of increased absorption by 29x (2900%) or more. We thought this was the ultimate at the time, and then we found Longvida® Optimized Curcumin that blew everything else out of the water. Not only does it have even higher absorption including to the brain, it also stays in the system longer whilst effectively distributing its potency throughout the body.

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When we discovered this new turmeric extract, we just knew we had to update our formula so that AlphaCurcumin Plus could remain the best of the best.

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In our new launch AlphaCurcumin® upgrade, we have swapped out the 2nd generation phytosomal curcumin with a new cutting-edge extract that is significantly more effective — Longvida® Optimized Curcumin.

What is so special about Longvida® Optimized Curcumin?

Normal curcumin extracts rapidly degrade in the stomach and intestines in processes called glucuronidation, a process which makes the curcumin inactive and easier for the body to eliminate through the kidneys and bile. This means that even the highest quality curcumin extracts are inefficiently absorbed into the body and rapidly eliminated — on average half of what is absorbed is gone within 2 or 3 hours. This means less protection over less time.

alphacurcumin-blood-brain-diagram-250.pngLongvida® Optimized Curcumin was developed by neuroscientists at UCLA using a patented* delivery technology called Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP) Technology. SLCP™ Technology gently coats the curcumin with a specific combination of lipids to form nano-scale lipid capsules or micelles. These micelles are like tiny solid diving bells that protects the curcumin in its journey into our bodies, allowing it to efficiently pass through cell barriers, including the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, bringing the benefits of curcumin throughout the body. (In fact, this curcumin was specifically developed by the neuroscientists to bring the full benefits of curcumin to the brain.)

This unique structure of the SLCP curcumin means that it is transported through the lymph and not the blood, allowing it to largely bypass liver metabolism and stay in its free unglucuronidated form (unlike its inactive metabolised form). This ability for Longvida® curcumin to stay in the body has been measured at 2.5 to 3.75 times longer than standard curcumin. In other words, Longvida® curcumin is stronger for longer, but also in more places such as the brain.

The SLCP Technology used for this product means that the curcumin stays in its active (unglucuronidated) free-form and this is especially important because it is this lipophilic “free curcumin” that has the ability to pass through the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, bringing the benefits of curcumin to where it is often needed the most. But once the curcumin is metabolised or glucuronidated, that ability is unfortunately lost. So other curcumin brands that do not use SLCP Technology to protect the curcumin, even the phytosomal phospholipid ones, tend to have much higher glucuronidation and a much lower percentage of actual free curcumin, which means that what is absorbed is less active and is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.

The result is a curcumin extract MANY TIMES more effective than other curcumin brands: 95x more bioavailable than standard 95% curcumin extract using AUC testing method; 67x more bioavailable than the standard using Cmax testing; and 285x more bioavailable than the standard using AUC normalized testing.

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So it is not just absorption that is important, but how much actual "free" curcumin ends up in the body. So brands may claim high absorption, but if they do not deliver free curcumin but some other form such as phospholipid curcumin, they are not as beneficial.

At The Really Healthy Company, we go even further. We add enzymes, quercetin and algae in order to enhance further the anti-inflammatory benefits of this curcumin. And we do so without using unnecessary excipients and fillers. The result is a supplement that is superior to those that contain curcumin alone.

So if you want the optimum benefits of curcumin, AlphaCurcumin® is the one to go for. Nothing else comes close.

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The Really Healthy Company's AlphaCurcumin® Plus brings 250mg of this highly bioavailable Longvida optimised curcumin together with 75mg of Bromelain, 50mg of Quercetin, and a specific blend of enzymes and algae in each vegetarian capsule, further enhancing the curcumin's already magnified beneficial effects. The result is one of the most potent curcumin supplements on the market today.

AlphaCurcumin also contains no added binders, fillers or any other excipients — just the full power of undiluted, leading-edge, natural ingredients.

Ingredients: Longvida® Optimized Curcumin, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule), AlphaBlend (enzyme and algae mix), Quercetin and Bromelain.

Directions: Take 2 capsules a day, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by your health practitioner. (30 servings per bottle.)

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Longvida® Optimized Curcumin
250 mg
AlphaBlend®
Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease (5,000 HUT/g), Amylase (50,000 SKB/g), Lipase (10,000 LU/g)
110 mg
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule shell)96 mg
Quercetin (Quercetin Dihydrate)
50 mg
Bromelain (2,500 GDU/g)
36 mg

Longvida® is a registered trademark of Verdure Sciences, Inc.
*For patents info visit www.vs-corp.com/ip.html

Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

AlphaGuard Plus: Superlative Antioxidant Complex

AlphaGuard® Plus antioxidant complex is superior to most other full-spectrum antioxidant food supplements on the market.

Burning calories is a natural process of oxidation that releases energy in our bodies. However, oxidation can be destructive when it is excessive and uncontrolled, which can happen with stress (physical and mental), poor diet, toxins and environmental pollutants, too much sun, radiation and illness. When this happens, our cells can become damaged by reactive molecules called free radicals and our energy and vitality deteriorates. Long-term, this can lead to premature ageing and degenerative conditions.

Whilst the body produces some of its own antioxidants, the rest must be obtained through the diet, primarily from fruits and vegetables (especially their skins and pips). However, we live in a world where oxidative stress on our bodies is increasing due to rising pollution and stress loads, whilst dietary levels of antioxidants are decreasing, due to poor diets and the fact that our food is often grown in nutrient-depleted soils. The result can be compromised health.

AlphaGuard® Plus is one of the very best all-in-one antioxidant supplements on the market today, combining many of the most effective antioxidant nutrients and complexes, including Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, Curcumin Extract, Quercetin, Bilberry Extract, Vitamin E, Alpha lipoic acid, Green tea extract, N-Acetyl cysteine, Zinc, Leutein, Beta-carotene, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin and Selenium. The reason we put such a potent variety of antioxidants into our supplement is that antioxidants work synergistically in the body — their combined benefit far exceeding the benefit we would obtain from taking them separately. And not only that, many of them have their own unique and essential function, so they must all be present for optimum well-being.

This makes AlphaGuard® Plus the ideal food supplement for helping to prevent excessive oxidation in the body.

Directions: Take one or two capsules a day with a meal, or as advised by your healthcare practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)100 mg
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)100 mg
Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC)60 mg
AlphaBlend®
(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)
50 mg
Biocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract (BCM-95™)40 mg
Quercetin40 mg
Bilberry Extract 4:130 mg
Vitamin E (natural - 24IU)20 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid15 mg
Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols)15 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine15 mg
Zinc (citrate)10 mg
Leutein (actual leutein)6 mg
Beta-Carotene (natural)2 mg
Lycopene (actual lycopene)1.25 mg
Zeaxanthin (actual zeaxanthin)500 µg
Selenium (methionine)25 µg

Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

Natto NKCP Nattokinase

Natto NKCP contains an enzyme extracted from a Japanese delicacy called natto — fermented soybeans — renowned for over 2000 years for its nutrients.

Please note that this product is temporarily unavailable as the manufacturer is slightly tweaking the formula. We will restock it as soon as the new product becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

The reason natto itself isn't more popular is fourfold: it has an unpleasant smell and taste; it contains high amounts of vitamin K2, which can interfere with medicines such as Warfarin; the nutrients (enzyme active components) can vary greatly between different natto brands; and it is difficult for Westerners to find.

The Japanese developers of natto NKCP have solved these problems by culturing the natto bacilli (good bacteria) that form during the fermentation process of natto and then extracting only the active enzymes — the nattokinase — before removing the Vitamin K2. The final product is presented in an easy-to-take odourless tablet, so that everyone can now enjoy the benefits of natto. And unlike competing nattokinase brands, the manufacturers of natto NKCP extract the nattokinase during the end of the fermentation cycle, making this brand the most effective and highest quality nattokinase supplement available. And what is more, Natto NKCP can be taken safely and effectively long-term.

Directions: For normal health maintenance, the recommended intake is 1 - 2 tablets (250mg in total) per day with water after the evening meal, or as directed by your health practitioner. (Tablets are small and easy to swallow.)

Ingredients: Proprietary extract of Natto Bacilli Culture (125mg), Microcrystalline Cellulose (bulking agent), Resistaqnt Dextrin (bulking agent), Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids (emulsifier), Silicone Dioxide (anticaking agent), Shellac (coating). Contains no Vitamin K2.


Please note that if you are on blood thinners, you should still consult your doctor before taking supplements such as NKCP.

Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

PRL Cardio-ND *

Cardio-ND from Premier Research Labs is a naturally-sourced, whole food supplement for cardiovascular support.

Please note: this is a professional-formula food supplement generally used by healthcare practitioners.

Cardio-ND™ provides, probiotic-fermented food supplement that is a nutritional industry first! The nutrients in Cardio-ND™ have been micro-cultured and micro-digested under controlled conditions to deliver comprehensive nutritive support for the cardiovascular system. The diverse phytonutrient profile of this formula has made it one of our most popular practitioner formulas for cardiovascular support.

ND Technology™ (Novel Micro-cultured Delivery)
This premier quality formula is fermented using a unique probiotic culture which allows rapid oral delivery with superior bioenergetic properties. Many people say they can feel the effect of this product the very first time they take it.

Directions:Take 1/2 teaspoon mixed in 1/4 cup water or juice, 2 times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Shake gently before use.

Servings per bottle: approx. 94 (235mL total)

Ingredients per 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL)Amount
1Probiotic culture inactivated after fermentation preserved with organic alcohol.
Vegan product. Store in a cool, dry place.
Cardio-ND Pro Blend
Hawthorn (berry) (Crataegus laevigata), Green Tea Extract (leaf) (Camellia sinensis), Organic Turmeric (rhizome) (Curcuma longa), Organic Motherwort (leaf) (Leonurus japonicus), Indonesian Cinnamon (bark) (Cinnamomum burmannii), Bear Garlic (leaf) (Allium ursinum), Garlic Extract (bulb) (Allium sativum), Organic Cayenne (fruit) (Capsicum annuum); fermented in a probiotic culture1
40 mg
Other Ingredients
Purified Water, Organic Alcohol, Organic Molasses, Natamycin

PRL stock levels: Whilst we keep normal stock levels of PRL best sellers, this range is very large and so we only keep low stock levels of the others listed on this site, including this one. And if the product you want is not listed at all, please contact us so we can look to special ordering it for you.

PRL CardioVen *

CardioVen from Premier Research Labs is a specific nutraceutical formula that targets premier cardiovascular health.

Please note: this is a professional-formula food supplement generally used by healthcare practitioners.

CardioVen™ promotes cardiovascular health by featuring premier quality coenzyme Q-10 (50 mg/cap), which is derived from a natural fermentation process (not synthetic CoQ-10). This form of CoQ10 is fat-soluble and is identical to the CoQ10 that is naturally produced by our cells. Live-source “trans” isomer CoQ10, such as this one, is preferred to synthetic “cis” isomer CoQ10 in long term use.

CoQ10 is an essential nutrient vital for cellular energy production as it is an important part of the mitochondrial electron transport system that powers our cells. This nutrient especially supports the heart muscle and other bodily tissues that have high energy needs, which is why CardioVen is recommended for supporting heart health.

CardioVen also features two key nutraceutical blends: Cardio PhytoEssence and Cardio Pro Essentials. These offer a broad range of harmonised botanical agents with complex phytochemical profiles for additional nutritional support.

CardioVen is often used concurrently with HCL.

Directions:Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily or as directed by a health professional.

Servings per bottle: 60

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Vegan product. No Added Stearates. Store in a cool, dry place.
Cardio PhytoEssence
Organic Blueberry (fruit), Organic Rice Fiber, Organic Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata), Organic Cayenne (fruit) (Capsicum annuum), Organic Beet (root) (Beta vulgaris), Cardamom (pod) (Elettaria cardamomum)
185 mg
Cardio Pro Essentials
Mixed Tocotrienols (predominantly delta and gamma fractions), Olive Leaf (Olea europaea), Bear Garlic (leaf) (Allium ursinum), Beta-Sitosterol, Organic Chlorella (whole cell) (Chlorella sorokiniana), Organic Turmeric (rhizome) (Curcuma longa)
172 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Ubiquinone)50 mg
Other Ingredients
Green Tea (leaf) Extract, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule

PRL stock levels: Whilst we keep normal stock levels of PRL best sellers, this range is very large and so we only keep low stock levels of the others listed on this site, including this one. And if the product you want is not listed at all, please contact us so we can look to special ordering it for you.

PRL DHA Omega-3, Premier (Vegan)

Premier DHA by Premier Research Labs is a plant-source Omega-3 DHA fatty acid food supplement derived from algal oil that supports brain, nerves, eyes and heart function. This is a healthy vegan alternative to fish oils.

Omega-3 fatty acids are defined as essential fats, which means that the body cannot make them from scratch, and so they must be supplied by the diet. The most important form of these Omega-3 fatty acids is DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which is a long-chain type of Omega-3 fatty acid essential for the healthy functioning of the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system and, in children, eye tissue development.

DHA, unfortunately, can only be adequately sourced from fish and shellfish, but our bodies can make it by converting the omega-3 Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) found in plant sources such as flaxseed oil and other cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts) and green leafy vegetables. However, our bodies are very inefficient at converting ALA into DHA (usually <5%), which is why vegetarians and vegans, or anyone who does not have adequate quantities of fish or shellfish in their diet, can struggle to maintain optimum levels of DHA. (Many also choose to limit their fish and shellfish intake due to the increasing toxicity of our seas, lakes and oceans.)

Premier DHA is a high quality, non-GMO Docosahexaenoic Acid sourced from algae, making it a vegan-friendly and clean DHA source — the healthy alternative to fish oils!

Directions: Adults or Children (12 years and over): Take 1-2 soft gel caps daily, Children (age 3-12 years): Take 1 cap daily. Children (4-8 years): contents of capsule may be sprinkled in a small quantity of food or mixed in juice to avoid swallowing a capsule.

Ingredients per veg soft capAmount
Vegan product. 100% solvent free, excipient-free. No magnesium stearate, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, artificial colours, favours, preservatives, binders, glues, or other potentially toxic excipients often found in tablets and gelatin capsules. Free from GMOs. Violite bottle.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid from algal oil)200 mg
Other Ingredients:
Sunflower Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sunflower Lecithin, Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract
Soft Vegetable Capsule:
corn starch, glycerin, water, carrageenan, sorbitol, beta-carotene, caramel color

Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

PRL ImmunoVen *

ImmunoVen is a herbal food supplement blend, including olive leaf extract, for nutritive immune system and cardiovascular support.

Please note: this is a professional-formula food supplement generally used by healthcare practitioners.

ImmunoVen™ is a premier quality food supplement featuring Olea-Pro™, a potent olive leaf extract coupled with a supportive phytonutrient blend, Olea BotaniBlend™. This unique formula offers nutritive benefits for the immune system and cardiovascular health.

Directions: Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily or as directed by a health professional.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Vegan product. 100% solvent free, excipient-free. No magnesium stearate, corn, milk, salt, sugar, wheat, artificial colours, favours, preservatives, binders, glues, or other potentially toxic excipients often found in tablets and gelatin capsules. CONTAINS SOY (Organic Natto is made from fermented, non-GMO soy).
Olea BotaniBlend™
Aquamin F Mineralized Red Algae (whole) (Lithothamnion sp.), Cranberry (fruit) (vaccinium macrocarpon), Organic Cilantro (leaf) (coriandrum sativum), Reishi (fruiting body) (Ganoderma lucidum), Organic Turkey Tails (whole) (corioius versicolor)
304 mg
Olea-Pro™
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea) [standardized to contain 20% oleuropein], Green Tea Extract (leaf), Green Tea Extract (leaf) (Camellia sinensis)
165 mg
Other ingredients
vegetable capsule (hydroxypoply methyl cellulose)
100 mg

PRL stock levels: whilst we keep normal stock levels of PRL best sellers, this range is very large and so we only keep low stock levels of the others listed on this site, including this one. And if the product you want is not listed at all, please contact us so we can look to special ordering it for you.