Adding PycnoQ10 to treatment for heart failure patients boosts blood flow to organs
HOBOKEN, N.J. — A recent study published in Panminerva Medica found that a pycnogenol and coenzyme-Q10 combination (PycnoQ10) taken by stable heart failure patients as an adjunct to medical treatment naturally strengthens the heart, increasing the blood volume ejected with each beat.
As a result, the oxygen-rich blood supply to the organs improves, and patients become more physically energetic.
Pycnogenol is an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree and has been clinically proven to improve endothelial function and blood flow.
"Many conditions that lead to heart failure cannot be reversed, but heart failure can often be medically managed with good results," stated Gianni Belcaro, a lead researcher of the study. "This study shows that a combination of Pycnogenol and CoQ10 offers an effective, natural solution as adjunct for heart health management."
The 12-week single-blinded, placebo-controlled observational study was conducted at Chieti-Pescara University in Italy and investigated the effectiveness of pycnogenol and kaneka CoQ10 (PycnoQ10) supplementation in 53 patients. Patients were between the ages of 54 and 68 years and had mild to moderate hypertension, with stable congestive heart failure.
The physical abilities of patients improved substantially as evidenced by 3.3 times longer walking distance on a treadmill in patients taking PycnoQ10, versus marginal improvement in a control group.
Xlear unveils nasal spray products for adults, kids
OREM, Utah — Xlear recently announced the release of two new products: Xlear nasal spray and Kids Xlear nasal spray.
The new Xlear nasal sprays are formulated with xylitol, a 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables. The Kids Xlear nasal spray retails for approximately $6.99. The adult version of Xlear nasal spray retails for $6.99 and also is available in an easy-to-inhale “Pump-Mist” dispenser, retailing for $13.49.
All three versions of Xlear’s nasal sprays can be purchased at Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe, the company stated.
Intimina by Lelo caters to feminine wellness
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Lelo on Thursday launched Intimina by Lelo, a new brand of intimate wellness products positioned as a premium to what’s on the shelf today.
The new line of products — a line of personal massagers, pelvic floor exercisers, hygienic cleansers and feminine moisturizers — will be available to ship this summer.
“Today’s woman has countless friends on Facebook, far too many contacts in her cell phone and more emails than she has time to open, so when it comes to giving herself the attention she needs to live a longer, healthier and more satisfied life, the investment is well-deserved,” Lelo’s U.S. sales manager Donna Faro said. “To redefine feminine wellness, you have to look far beyond the gym membership.”