The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 17.9 million people die each year of cardiovascular diseases and this figure is set to rise to 26 million by 2030. WHO also estimates more than 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable by adopting a healthy diet and addressing other lifestyle factors.
Phytonutrients such as resveratrol, lycopene and astaxanthin are often used for their therapeutic benefits for the cardiovascular system, along with coenzyme Q10, omega-3 fatty acids and D-Ribose.
D-Ribose is the main building block of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the body’s primary source of energy for cellular processes. Vital organs such as the heart need to replenish ATP quickly to perform optimally.