Essential Formulas Products That Help
Promote Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. According to the American Heart Association’s 2018 statistics, approximately 1 of every 3 deaths in the US is from cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death globally.i The good news is there are many actions you can take to prevent heart disease, including using high-quality heart-healthy supplements.

This article summarizes how four Essential Formulas products, namely Reg’Activ® CardioWellness®, Essential Living Oils™, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics®, and Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis Plus®, help promote cardiovascular health.

Reg’Activ® CardioWellness® promotes heart health in a number of ways. Most importantly, CardioWellness contains Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which is a strain of bacteria that synthesizes glutathione.ii

Glutathione levels are strongly associated with cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that individuals taking ME-3 were better able to control oxidation of blood lipids and cholesterol. This is an important factor in maintaining optimum cardiovascular health.

The CardioWellness formula also contains the following supplemental ingredients that contribute to heart health:

  1. Coenzyme Q10 helps the heart produce more energy and is a powerful antioxidant to protect the heart.iii
  2. Pantethine, a vitamin B5/pantothenic acid derivative, helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range.iv
  3. Thiamin (vitamin B1) is added for cardiovascular support and helps support healthy blood pressure.v
  4. N-acetyl-cysteine is an antioxidant and an important precursor for the synthesis of

Essential Living Oils™ are critical in regulating cardiovascular health, such as blood pressure, triglyceride levels, blood viscosity and clotting, and heart rhythm. Many Americans consume diets that are dangerously out of balance regarding the ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils is a vegan alternative to fish oil, which provides a healthy ratio of essential fats formulated from eight natural plant and seed oils.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® is a fermented food product that delivers probiotics, prebiotics, and over 400 postbiotic metabolites.vii It is well established that Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a very effective product for supporting dysbiosis-related gastrointestinal problems and maintaining GI health.

Numerous studies have reported on the association between gut dysbiosis and heart disease.viii Dysbiosis can influence multiple pathways to atherosclerosis and high blood pressure progression.

Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis Plus® is a product that contains Brazilian Green Propolis, astaxanthin, flaxseed oil, and an extract of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics. These ingredients promote a balanced inflammatory response, healthy immune system and powerful anti-oxidant activity, strongly supporting cardiovascular health.


i American Heart Association. 2018 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.—at-a-glance-ucm_498848.pdf
ii Mikelsaar et al., 2009. Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3: an anti-microbial and anti-oxidative probiotic. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, vol. 21(1), pp. 1-27.
iii Kumar A, et al. Role of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in cardiac disease, hypertension and Meniere-like syndrome. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Dec 2009;124(3):259-268.
iv Rumberger EM, et al. Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, favorably alters total, LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in low to moderate cardiovascular risk subjects eligible for statin therapy: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014 Feb 27;10:89-100.
v Eshak ES, Arafa AE. Thiamine deficiency and cardiovascular disorders. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Oct;28(10):965-972.
vi Rushworth G and Megson IL. Existing and potential therapeutic uses for N-acetylcysteine: The need for conversion to intracellular glutathione for antioxidant benefits. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Feb 2014;141(2):150-159.
vii Metabolomic Analysis conducts at Human Metabolome Technology Japan, Inc. 2016.
viii Lau K. et al. Bridging the Gap between Gut Microbial Dysbiosis and Cardiovascular Diseases. Nutrients. 2017 Aug;9(8):859.