Are you an angina patient or have a high risk of heart attack or stroke? Has your healthcare professional mentioned the term ‘Atherosclerosis’
Atherosclerosis is a buildup of plaque in the arteries and restricts and reduces the flow of blood. This condition is more common in older people, and is what leads to an episode of angina or in severe cases, heart attack.
Inside the arteries is a lining of cells called the endothelium, and this is what keeps the walls of the arteries smooth and toned, keeping your blood flowing freely.
Atherosclerosis happens when the endothelium suffers some sort of damage, often caused by high blood pressure, smoking or high cholesterol. This leads to the build-up of plaque on the artery walls which may result in angina, heart attack, stroke – should the blockage occur around the brain – and if left untreated, may result in death.
Clinical trials have shown that Royal Jelly may support health by lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, and decreasing blood pressure, useful for those struggling with this health condition. In fact, it may prevent you from being a target of Ischaemic heart disease, a leading cause of death which killed 15.2 million people worldwide in 2016.
While Royal Jelly may help with heart disease, making better lifestyle choices FIRST is of paramount importance. Studies show that smoking shortens your life by up to 10 years, as well as affecting the lives of those around you with second hand smoke, so talk to your healthcare professional about creating a wellness plan to ensure you have a better, longer and healthier life.
Atherosclerosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Making better, more informed choices can make all the difference.
Please note: Royal Jelly should not replace any medically advised medication or instruction from a health care professional. The best way to test if Royal Jelly may assist your condition is to try taking small doses while closely observing your symptoms.
Disclaimer: Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.