As temperatures rise, so does our need for circulation support, just to keep up with the demands of daily activities. Even a simple errand can feel like a marathon in the heat. With the right support however, we can properly acclimate, and make the most out of the long summer days.
The combination of hot weather and sluggish circulation can take its toll. Additional risks such as heat stroke and dehydration are a result of our engines overheating. The number one solution is to stay hydrated with purified water and herbal teas, and if you need extra support, electrolyte supplements can help replenish you.
Antioxidants: Hot Weather Heroes
Another important way to support a healthy circulatory system during the summer is with botanicals and nutrients that target oxidative stress and free radicals in your body.
Padma Basic® is a powerful antioxidant blend based on an ancient Tibetan herbal cooling formula, and has been extensively researched for its benefits in circulation and heart health.*
One study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that Padma Basic reduced the levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) by 59%, and reduced advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) by 57%, compared to controls. These are toxic by-products of oxidative stress and other factors, and are shown to impact critical areas of health including cardiovascular and metabolic health. They are also involved in the aging process.*
These important findings highlight Padma Basic’s systemic benefits for cardiovascular and other key areas of health. They also support previous studies showing the antioxidant action of Padma Basic, and demonstrate the multi-targeted effects of this unique formula. Natural components of the 20 ingredients in Padma Basic include polyphenols, bioflavonoids and essential oils high in antioxidant activity.*
A whole-foods diet rich in fruits, vegetables, unprocessed whole grains, and essential fatty acids is also a crucial part of a strong, healthy circulatory system. The antioxidants, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids provided by this type of diet minimize the effects of free radicals, promote healthy arteries and help cool excessive heat.
Summer can be an exciting and rewarding time of year, offering more time in nature, new adventure, an abundance of healthy fresh produce, celebrations and more. If we take the right steps to promote cardiovascular health, we can reap the benefits of increased vitality and energy — not just one season, but for many more to come.