6 Nutrients That Support A Healthy Heart & Cardiovascular System

Discover how UP Proteins’ unique blend of nutrients and superfoods help keep your ticker in top shape and support healthy blood vessels.

There’s no magic bullet for achieving optimal heart and cardiovascular health-rather, it requires an overall healthy lifestyle involving regular physical activity, stress management, adequate sleep, and a nutritious diet. The 5 nutrients below have been shown to play a vital role in normal heart and blood vessel function, and some may help curb risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure, both of which are factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease.

See the top 6 nutrients that support a healthy heart in UP Proteins

Maintains a healthy cholesterol + blood pressure level

In addition to supporting optimal gut health, fiber is an essential for keeping your heart and blood vessels flowing freely. Both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber have been linked to heart health benefits1. Research suggests that the people who consume the most fiber in their diets have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Fiber’s beneficial effects appear to be due to its ability to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and improve insulin sensitivity. Fiber can almost act like a sponge, binding excess cholesterol in the small intestine and clearing it from your body so it doesn’t get deposited in your blood vessels where it could contribute to a heart attack or stroke. UP Proteins contains 4-7 grams of fiber per serving, or 14-25% of your recommended daily intake, from sources like broccoli, whole grain oats, chia, flax, and inulin

Omega-3 fatty acids:

Improve heart health, and more

Why are we talking about magnesium and calcium together? Because these minerals-both of which are electrolytes-have complementary roles for heart health. Calcium stimulates your heart to contract, while magnesium strategically counters the effect of calcium and helps your heart muscles relax. Together, they ensure your heart is contracting and relaxing properly. If your magnesium levels are too low, for example, calcium can overstimulate your heart muscle and lead to a rapid or irregular heartbeat. In every serving, UP Proteins contains a healthy balance of these two minerals- 44-46% of your daily value of calcium and 48-69% of your daily value of magnesium.

Magnesium + Calcium:

Maintains a healthy heart rhythm

Magnesium is an essential mineral used in more than 300 biochemical reactions that regulate physical and mental balance. It plays a key role brain neurotransmitter pathways associated with depression; and symptoms such as apathy, depression, agitation, confusion, and anxiety have been linked to low magnesium intake. Increasing magnesium intake has been shown to help people cope with stress. Ingredients in UP Proteins such as kale, spinach, and cocoa contain magnesium, and one serving of UP Proteins packs 48-69% of your daily needs.


May help reduce the risk of neural tube defects and maintain healthy heart

Low levels of potassium have been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, but increasing potassium intake can help alleviate these risks. One explanation for this is that potassium helps prevent vascular calcification-the buildup of calcium in the smooth muscle cells within arteries, which contributes to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Getting enough potassium also helps you maintain a healthy blood pressure, in part by counteracting the blood pressure-elevating effects of too much sodium. Like other electrolyte minerals, potassium also helps keep your heart beating at the right pace. Potassium is readily found in plant foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, and lentils. UP Proteins contains 6% of your daily value for potassium from naturally occurring sources.

supports stable mood and focus

Folate is a B vitamin that-along with other B vitamins-helps break down homocysteine, an amino acid that may damage the inner walls of arteries and contribute to risk of heart attack and stroke. In one study of over 20,000 adults with high blood pressure, those who took a folic acid supplement along with their blood pressure medication were less likely to experience a stroke than people who just took blood pressure medication alone. Folate is found in many foods such as green leafy vegetables, beans, and citrus fruits. Folic acid refers to the supplemental form of folate. Each serving of UP Proteins contains 83% of folate or folic acid.


Here’s a few of the ingredients in UP Proteins with nutrients that support heart health
Soluble Vegetable Fiber
Soluble Vegetable Fiber
Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds
Organic Raspberries
Organic Raspberries
Organic Pure Whole Grain Oats
Organic Pure Whole Grain Oats

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