Those with Heart Disease may have a deficiency in any of the following: Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper and Sulfur. This Heart Health and Cardiovascular Formula is designed to replenish these minerals into your vegetable garden.
Greenhouse Use: Mix with 1 yard of clean topsoil
Vegetable Garden Use: Mix or till into a 10’x10’ garden, 3 inches in depth or sprinkle in seed trench (100 ft. max)
Caution: Safety glasses and rubber gloves required when handling this product.
Package Size: 0.25 cubic ft.
Calcium is an essential chemical element largely concerned with the structure and rigidity of bones and teeth. A small portion is involved in blood clotting, transmission of impulses from nerves to muscles, and regulation of the parathyroid gland. One percent of the body’s calcium circulating in body fluids maintains correct acid-alkaline balance and regulates the heartbeat among other vital functions. Lack of calcium in the diet leads to a form of “leaching out” of bone mineral content (osteoporosis) and when vitamin D is also deficient, the condition known as rickets occurs.*
Manganese is an antioxidant, which activates numerous enzymes and has roles in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is necessary for blood sugar regulation, healthy nerves and brain, sex hormone production, normal skeletal development, production of mother’s milk and a healthy immune system. Signs of deficiency include poor reproductive performance, growth retardation, congenital malformations in the offspring, abnormal formation of bone and cartilage, and impaired glucose tolerance. Manganese supplementation has been found useful in treating multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis and diabetes *
Magnesium is important to calcium and potassium homeostasis. Numerous biochemical and physiological processes require, or are modulated by magnesium, including energy production, protein synthesis, muscle contractions and vascular tone. Extracellular magnesium concentrations are critical to the maintenance of electrical potentials of nerve and muscle membranes and for transmission of impulses across neuromuscular junctions. Magnesium deficiency is common since this mineral is refined out of many foods during processing. Deficiencies have been associated with coronary heart disease, formation of clots in the heart and brain, calcium deposits in the kidneys, blood vessels and heart, digestive disorders, depression and many other symptoms.*
Selenium is an antioxidant that works closely with vitamin E in actions such as production of antibodies; binding of toxic metals like mercury; amino acid metabolism and promotion of normal body growth and fertility. Selenium protects the cell “machinery” that generates energy. It is also necessary for the production of prostaglandins, substances which affect blood pressure and platelet aggregation. It protects all membranes; reduces risk of cancer; enhances immune system and protects against heart disease. Deficiency of selenium has been associated with premature aging, heart attack, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, infertility and increased risk of cancer.*
Copper is an essential nutrient for all vertebrates. There are a number of copper-containing proteins and enzymes, some of which are essential for the proper utilization of iron. Copper is involved in respiration and is an important blood antioxidant. It is also involved in protein metabolism, healing processes, maintenance of hair color, and formation of the myelin sheaths which protect nerve fibers. Elevated cholesterol levels, impaired glucose tolerance, anemia and heart-related abnormalities have been observed in some subjects with below-average copper consumption*