Maintaining healthy circulation and healthy heart blood flow are essential aspects of heart health and cardiovascular health.
What Is Circulation?
Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is circulation? Well, each time your heart beats, it pumps blood from the heart to the lungs to get oxygenated. The blood returns to the heart. The heart sends the oxygen-rich blood through the arteries to the rest of the body. The veins carry oxygen-poor blood back to the heart to start the circulation process over once again. This circulation occurs in what we call the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system is composed of the lungs, heart, arteries, and veins.
Proper circulation is key to maintaining optimal health. It ensures that blood and oxygen continuously flow throughout the body and allows your lungs, heart and muscles to function properly and efficiently to function properly and efficiently. It can also help you fight off and avoid diseases and illnesses, as well as help to remove waste from the body created by different organs.
Heart Blood Flow and Healthy Circulation
Maintaining blood pressure within the ideal range is an essential aspect of heart health and cardiovascular health. Studies increasingly show that drinking Salvia miltiorrhiza herbal tea may alleviate hypertension and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Salvia miltiorrhiza, also called Danshen, may help manage high blood pressure by increasing vasodilation, improving microcirculation, and reducing platelet aggregation. This means that the blood can flow through the circulatory system with less effort.
Elevated plasma cholesterol levels, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is associated with poor heart health. Danshen may support healthy circulation by helping the body control lipid metabolism. Danshen has compounds that may help reduce the amount of high density cholesterol circulating in the blood.
Danshen also supports the health of the lining of the heart. The lining of the heart is susceptible to damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and from inflammation. Danshen helps support an environment free of the stress stimuli that may increase the expression molecules that can damage the lining of the heart.
Healthy Heart Muscle
In addition to supporting healthy heart blood flow, Danshen can help support healthy heart muscle. In cases of mild injury or high stress to the heart, the damaged muscle cells will naturally regenerate. Sometimes these cells regenerate as smooth muscle cells. Smooth muscle cells are less efficient than the striated muscle cells that normally make up heart tissue.
Danshen may inhibit the proliferation of smooth muscle cells in the heart. This action can support healthy heart function by preferencing cardiac muscle cell development.
Learn How Salvia Supports Heart Blood Flow
Salvia miltiorrhiza extract offers a wide range of potential heart blood flow and circulation health benefits. It supports healthy circulation and heart health at the cellular level. Together with a healthy diet and proper exercise, it can support the conditions needed for improved cardiovascular health.
Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) is one of five herbal extracts included in Linden Botanicals CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits. CardiAce Kits are a synergistic collection of five time-tested heart health herbal supplements designed to support vascular health and healthy heart function, bolster mitochondrial energy, improve cardiac stress tolerance, and protect against free radical damage. Kits come in two sizes: 100g (~50 servings) and 250g (~125 servings).