AF-8 does not contain: Gluten, wheat, added preservatives, artificial colouring or any genetically modified material and is suitable for vegetarians.
AF-8 helps the body improve and support the well-being of the cardiovascular system.
A healthy cardiovascular system can have positive effects upon a wide range of ailments and studies have shown that ingredients contained within AF-8 have a multitude of benefits to an individual’s health.
In the body, the amino acid L-Arginine changes into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and improves circulation. Some evidence shows that L-Arginine may help improve blood flow in the arteries of the heart, which in turn may improve symptoms of clogged arteries, chest pain or angina and coronary artery disease. There are other potential health benefits with L-Arginine, such as possible reduction of blood pressure.
L-Arginine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in foods such as chicken, turkey, pumpkin seeds, peanuts and soybeans as examples.
Your kidneys change L-Citrulline into L-Arginine boosting the L-Arginine levels already contained in AF-8. Studies show that a combination of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline increases the longevity of Nitric Oxide in the Cardiovascular System which enhances benefit. Some studies indicate that L-Citrulline may also be helpful in improving intestinal problems.
L-Citrulline is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in foods such as watermelons, walnuts, brown rice and spinach as examples.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels. Vitamin C helps to protect cells and keep them healthy and impacts several areas of cardiovascular health, ranging from blood pressure to endothelial (the lining of the arteries) health and is an effective antioxidant. Recent studies indicate that Vitamin C taken in conjunction with L-Arginine increases the beneficial effects of Nitric Oxide production.
Vitamin C is found in foods such as oranges, grapefruits, red peppers and broccoli as examples.
Studies have shown that Beetroot acts as a moderator to blood pressure, due to the high levels of nitrate. Beetroot naturally contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and Vitamin C, as well as Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Iodine, Iron and Copper – and so has a great range of micro nutrients that enhance the benefits of AF-8.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract has huge antioxidant potential due to its flavonoid phytonutrients. These polyphenols, including resveratrol and OPC (unique oligomeric proanthocyanidins complexes), are found in their most potent form in Grapeseed Extract. OPC helps the body to produce glutathione, which is the master antioxidant that protects DNA and strengthens the immune system. OPC’s also increase intracellular Vitamin C levels and strengthen capillaries and thus improve blood oxygen circulation around the cardiovascular system and throughout the body making them a perfect addition to AF-8. These antioxidants can also act to protect soft tissue collagen in the joints and skin from free radical damage, and help prevent premature aging and protect the blood vessel walls from inflammatory stress.
Resveratrol could be considered one of the ‘stars of the show’ with its many health benefits. Ranging from its anti-aging properties to its positive effect on heart health. It has high levels of antioxidants helping to reduce oxidative stress on arteries and it blocks the production of N F Kappa B, a powerful noxious inflammatory agent. Resveratrol Extract also provides cellular support that improves mental function and even has claims of cancer suppression abilities attributed to it.
Vitamin K2 serves many important functions in the body, alongside the vital role of supporting healthy clotting of the blood. Studies show that K2 may help in fighting against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease and can support the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin K2 is optimal for the body to utilise calcium to build strong healthy bones thus helping to inhibit calcium deposits in the arteries.
Vitamin K2 is found in foods such as egg yolk, butter and cheese as examples.
Vitamin D3 helps strengthen the immune system and aids cell to cell communication in the body. Cholecalciferol (D3) is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body. Cholecalciferol is used to treat or prevent many conditions caused by a lack of vitamin D, especially conditions of the skin or bones. A growing number of studies are implicating a deficiency in Vitamin D3 as a risk factor for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, strokes, and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Vitamin D3 is found in foods such as salmon, liver, eggs and cheese as examples.
*Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin Supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.