Did you know that more women die of heart disease than any other cause?
Heart Health Omega-3 + CoQ10 is specially formulated to provide a concentrated blend of omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 to help support and maintain cardiovascular health.
Suggested Usage: Adults – take 1 softgel twice daily, with food.
Caution: Do not use this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an allergy/sensitivity to betaine. If you have a pre-existing medical condition (such as cardio- vascular disease), or are taking prescription medications (such as blood pressure medications, blood thinners), consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
This product does not contain corn, dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives.
I am healthy and don’t have heart disease. Why should I take Heart Health?
Heart Health OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 is specially formulated to provide an essential blend of omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 which can help to support and maintain cardiovascular health. Even if you don’t have heart disease, supplementation with Heart Health may help reduce your chances of developing heart disease.
The fish oil provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed to maintain healthy cell membranes and are particularly important to the health and function of the brain, heart and blood vessels. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, blood clotting and inflammation. Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a powerful anti-oxidant involved in energy production within the cells. It supports heart health in many ways. It strengthens the function of the heart muscle, helps prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol oxidation, reduces blood pressure and reduces free radical damage.
I am currently taking blood thinners after a heart attack last year. Can I still take Heart Health?
Yes, it is a great complementary treatment, but bring it to the attention of your health care provider. High doses of fish oil (well beyond what is in this product) may have a thinning effect on the blood, which may require adjustment in dosage of anti-coagulants, or blood thinners you are currently taking. Fish oil will also help in the reduction of hypertension or high blood pressure therefore it may have an additive effect to any hypertensive medications you might be taking. It is important to have your blood viscosity and blood pressure checked regularly if you are on medication as well.
I am currently taking Statin drugs to help lower my cholesterol. Can I still take Heart Health?
Yes, statin drugs (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) reduce levels of CoQ10, and this can lead to side effects of statin therapy such as muscle fatigue and weakness. Deplete CoQ10 levels may also impair the function of the heart. Statin drugs have been shown to reduce plasma CoQ10 by 40% and therefore it is very important to supplement with CoQ10 if you are taking any statin drugs.
I already take an Omega 3 supplement daily. Do I still need to take Heart Health?
An omega-3 fish oil, which contain the biologically active compounds EPA and DHA, may be sufficient in our earlier years at protecting the cardiovascular system, but as we age the concentrations of CoQ10 that our bodies produce decrease significantly. Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a key nutrient in protecting not only the heart, but also the brain as we age. Supplementation with CoQ10 reduces oxidative stress and also increases cellular levels of vitamins C and E. CoQ10 is best absorbed when taken with foods or supplements that contain fats such as vitamin E or fish oil. As well, Heart Health contains many other key ingredients that support healthy heart function, including vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and betaine.
Where are the femMED products manufactured?
All femMED products are manufactured at 3 pharmaceutically licensed facility in Canada. All production facilities maintain a Health Canada Pharmaceutical Establishment License (EL), and are therefore certified as following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). GMP is an overall quality standard enforced by the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada that includes raw material and product sourcing, testing requirements, record keeping and product tracking, manufacturing facility sanitation, personnel qualifications and more.
Are the products tested on animals?
No. We use only the finest ingredients – vitamins, minerals and herbs – and none of our formulas have been tested on animals.
What do you mean by “products are complementary”?
All of our products have been designed for women only, and during the development process, we were careful to ensure that our products could be used together. Therefore a woman needing support for her menopause symptoms, breast health and prevention of osteoporosis, for example, can use 3 femMED products together – Menopause Relief, Breast Health and Bone Health without worrying about contraindications. The only 2 products that should not be used together are our Sleep and Energy formulas.
Why do you use vegetable capsules instead of gel capsules?
We set out to create the highest quality solutions in the marketplace today. We were very much against the use of gel caps because of the process by which they are manufactured. Gel caps are derived from primarily pig and bovine skin and bones. Gel caps are commonplace in the supplement and pharmaceutical markets, but as a company, we believe that vegetable caps are the better choice.
What are additives?
When it comes to choosing a nutritional supplement what is NOT in the product is just as important as what is. Be sure to carefully examine the NON-MEDICINAL ingredients, sometimes called excipients or additives. Many popular brands contain fillers, preservatives, glazes, sweeteners, artificial colors, binders, deodorizers, chemicals and potential allergens, such as lactose, gluten, dyes and gelatin. Some products include chemicals like titanium dioxide and sodium benzoate, which can be associated with significant health risks. So it is important to read the label carefully before you buy.
femMED offers a range of top quality nutritional supplements designed specifically for women that are free of these undesirable additives.
Is femMED environmentally responsible?
Yes, we at femMED make every effort to ensure that our products and processes are as environmentally friendly as they can be, for instance:
femMED bottles are made from HDPE #2 and can be recycled through most municipal recycling programs. All of our bottles are free from BPA and phthalates and the cotton that we use is elemental chlorine free (ECF).
femMED products are not tested on animals.
femMED products do not contain any artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, fillers or chemical additives.