MY GRANDFATHERS should have been around a lot longer than they were, but they both died of heart attacks, which stopped them short in their productive lives, in fact my paternal grandfather on the left was delivering a speech on conservation when he died …

Some people have hereditary reasons to be more concerned about their hearts, but even if you don’t have those markers, you’re probably vulnerable because we’re not as active as we used to be, eat more junk foods and carry more weight.

On the other hand, we have incredible information available out there that wasn’t known or available to us before.  What an amazing tool the internet is to be able to educate ourselves on health and living longer and better.


The Harvard Medical School newsletter points out that according to hard data, five things “herald the coming of heart disease:”

  1. Being inactive (so be active!)
  2. Carrying too many pounds (aim for a healthy weight!)
  3. Eating poorly (eliminate processed foods; lighten salt, sodas, sugary beverages, simple carbohydrates and use fruits and vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated fats, bean, nut, fish and poultry proteins, and herbs and spices.)
  4. Smoking (avoid tobacco)
  5. Drinking too much alcohol (limit your intake to one or two drinks a day for men, no more than one for women)

“Alone and together,” they say, those five bad habits “set the stage for artery-damaging atherosclerosis and spur it onward.  They do this by deranging metabolism and changing how sells and tissues work.  They also disturb the markers of health we worry about so much: blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.”

Stroke, heart attack, peripheral artery disease, valve problem, aortic aneurysm, or heart failure is usually the result, as well as damage to the kidneys, bones and brain.  A Nurses’ Health Study showed that, in men, more than two-thirds of all “cardiovascular events” are from smoking, excess weight, poor diet, and drinking too much.

Several products that Herbalife offers for your heart health should make it easier for you to avoid heart problems:

CoQ10 Plus

What is it?

  • is an exclusive blend of CoQ10, Vitamin D, and non-fish DHA from algae that supports heart health in adults ages 40 and above,
  • is vital for cellular energy production, and is a powerful antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.
  • CoQ10 Plus contains Vitamin D known to support general health benefits.
  • It includes the algae non-fish essential fatty acid DHA that supports heart health.

Why is it important?

  • It is endorsed by Nobel Laureate in Medicine Dr. Lou Ignarro, a member of Herbalife’s Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Board.
  • CoQ10 in your body declines as you age, and CoQ10 has been shown to be helpful for a variety of conditions associated with the heart and cardiovascular system.
  • CoQ10 is vital for cellular energy production and is a powerful antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.
  • It provides energy to heart cells, which supports overall heart health.
  • CoQ10 Plus includes Hawthorn berry which contributes to the overall antioxidant benefit.

How does it work?

  • CoQ10 is found in the highest concentrations in organs, like the heart, that have high energy demands.
  • Like a vitamin, CoQ10 works in the body as a catalyst to convert fats and carbohydrates into energy for the heart.
  • CoQ10 guards against free radical damage at the mitochondrial level and is also known to help regenerate other essential antioxidants, like Vitamin E.

The next product …

Niteworks (R)

Niteworks (R) is Herbalife’s Unique Solution exclusively developed with Nobel Prize (R)-winning scientist, Dr. Lou Ignarro.  This proprietary formula helps produce more life-supporting Nitric Oxide while you sleep, improves circulation by supporting blood flow through the vessels, and helps support healthy blood pressure levels already within a normal range.

What is it?

  • A revolutionary product that supports energy, vascular and circulatory health
  • A powder mix taken at night

Why is it important?

  • Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, or 60s, maintaining good heart health is important because we all want to keep a youthful and active lifestyle
  • Vessels become less flexible and harden with age which can affect cardiovascular health
  • Niteworks (R) supplement keeps blood vessels toned, flexible and youthful for improved circulation.

How does it work?

  • Proprietary blend of the amino acids Arginine and Citrulline helps your body produce more Nitric Oxide
  • Nitric Oxide helps keep blood vessels toned, flexible and youthful for improved circulation
  • Enhances blood flow, supporting function of the heart, brain, and other organs
  • Vitamins C and E, alpha lipoic acid provide antioxidant support

Key Message: Improves blood flow to support vascular and circulatory health.

The next product for heart health is …

Core Complex

This product was exclusively developed with Nobel Prize (R)-winning scientist, Dr. Lou Ignarro that provides a convenient and comprehensive daily solution for key indicators of cardiovascular health.

Note that foods containing at least .65 gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals will supply 1.3 grams of those sterols per day, which one packet of Core Complex will supply.

What is it?

  • An advanced and comprehensive heart health supplement that targets four key indicators of cardiovascular health
  • Convenient daily packettes with six softgels including Herbalifeline(R) and Tri-Shield(R)

Why is it important?

  • Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, or 60s, maintaining good heart health is important because we all want to keep a youthful and active lifestyle
  • Core Complex targets four key indicators of heart health: cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine, and oxidant stress

How does it work?

  • Plant sterols are shown to reduce total cholesterol and LDL, bad cholesterol
  • Provides superior antioxidant protection to support circulation and strengthen blood vessels
  • B vitamins help maintain homocysteine levels already within a normal range
  • All the benefits of Herbalife’s Herbalifeline(R) and Tri-Shield(R) products (so don’t use Core Complex with those products).

The next product is the standby for general health, as well as heart health:

Mega Garlic Plus

What is it?

  • Exclusively endorsed by Nobel Prize(R)-winning scientist, Dr. Lou Ignarro
  • Enteric-coated to release active ingredients after the tablet has passed through the stomach for full absorption

Why is it important?

  • Mega garlic Plus supports and enhances your body’s immune function
  • Helps support healthy circulation and a healthy heart

How does it work?

    • Each tablet contains the equivalent of one whole clove of garlic

Allicin, a key active component of garlic, helps support healthy circulation and a healthy heart … No Core Complex right now?  Try Tri-Shield(R) and Herbalifeline(R)


Protects your heart with the three heart-healthy compounds found in a proprietary formula with 100% pure Neptune Krill Oil extracted with a cold-vacuum process to protect the heart-healthy compounds – in softgel form.

Why is it important?

  • Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, or 60s, maintaining good heart health is important because we all want to keep a youthful and active lifestyle
  • Tri-Shield(R) supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection
  • Helps maintain cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within a normal range

How does it work?

  • The Neptune Krill Oil in Tri-Shield(R) provides three significant heart-healthy compounds:  Omega-3 fatty acids, Phospholipids, and Antioxidants
  • These three groups of compounds provide enhanced nutrient absorption and antioxidant protection for the heart.


The Herbalife standby for many years, Herbalifeline(R) … Exclusively endorsed by Dr. Lou Ignarro, with a unique blend of herbs to minimize aftertaste and improve digestibility that provides ultimate heart health protection when taken with Niteworks(R) – it is a part of Core Complex(R).

What is it?

  • In softgel form, it is an exclusive blend of high-quality Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.

How does it work?

  • Consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Fish oils also support joint health

Why is it important?

  • We all want to keep a youthful and active lifestyle
  • Ensure an adequate intake of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovasular and joint health
  • Herbalifeline(R) supplement helps maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within a normal range.

I only have one heart, and my grandfathers taught me that I should take care of mine.  A lesson well learned, I hope our children will learn from it too.

About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients (http://betterhealth-fast.com) gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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