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With all the chocolate and roses in the air, it’s easy to get swept up in the lovey-dovey atmosphere and neglect yourself. This Valentine’s Day, give your heart some love and care by taking some simple steps to keep your heart healthy.

Many medications aim to help people with cardiac issues, but what if we told you that taking a food supplement could make life easier for your heart, even if you are perfectly healthy?

Curcumin is the collective name for cucuminoids extracted from the spice turmeric, that is used around the world as a common flavouring spice. This yellow food supplement is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.*

CurcuWIN® is a curcumin supplement that contains three active compounds within turmeric: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. 

In a randomised, controlled, double-blind, parallel prospective study, fifty-nine healthy adults were assigned to placebo (inactive powder), 50 mg, or 200 mg CurcuWIN®, for 8 weeks.

The higher CurcuWIN® (200 mg) supplementation produced a dose-mediated improvement in endothelial function measured by flow-mediated dilation. In English, this means that the blood vessels opened, allowing blood to flow better. The outcome was a clinically substantial 3.0% increase in benefit between the 200 mg dose and placebo.

Findings from this study suggest that a minimum of 8 week supplementation with 200 mg per day curcumin enhances endothelial function in healthy young subjects.

Oral curcumin supplementation may present a simple lifestyle strategy for promoting healthy circulation, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in individuals who are healthy.

Although taking a capsule may sound tedious, curcumin is easy to take and is an affordable way to look after your heart.

One capsule of Altruvita Curcumin+ provides 250mg CurcuWIN®