Heart disease is a major cause of death among Canadian women, accounting for an estimated 29.7 percent of all female deaths. When popular TV show host Marilyn Denis wanted to do a segment on natural cures to women’s most common health problems, Pharmacist Sherry Torkos – co-author of Savings Women’s Hearts – was happy to make a guest appearance. In this clip, Dr. Torkos demonstrates what happens to blood vessels when you have high blood pressure. She also councils women to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked beginning at age 20.
For those diagnosed with hypertension or pre-hypertension, Dr. Torkos was most excited about MegaNatural-BP, a grape seed extract clinically shown to help reduce blood pressure. Research conducted at University of California Davis has shown that the polyphenols in MegaNatural-BP help to relax and improve the flexibility of blood vessels.