Astragalus and Endothelial Health
We have included Astragalus in COR-Restor because, when combined with Ginseng, it can increase absorption of Arginine and Citrulline by 67% and 43% respectively, and increase vitamin absorption by as much as 50%, increase glucose absorption by 57%, increase insulin sensitivity by 38%, increase ATP production by 18%, decrease blood sugar by 19%, and increase glycogen in muscle (24 hours after strenuous exercise) by 60%. When you combine all of this with the endothelial healing effects of COR-Restor, you get a body that functions with a renewed efficiency.
Now, to top that, if possible, how cold we not include a ingredient that is known, around the world, as “The Great Rejuvenator?” COR, in COR-Restor, is an acronym for Cardio Oxygen Rejuvenation. No way could we leave out “The Great Rejuvenator.”
When we think of “rejuvenation,” in the context of health, the term “anti-aging” comes to mind. Well, Astragalus root has three big Anti-aging qualities.
1. Protects Immune Cells Against Aging
TAT2 increases the activity and production of telomerase, an enzyme which facilitates the repair of telomeres on DNA.  Telomere length has been strongly associated with aging, and shorter telomeres are typically indicative of older, damaged cells. These segments of DNA protect our cells from damage and the wear-and-tear process associated with aging. By protecting telomeres, cellular replication can continue its normal process.
Astragalus root also increases energy in the body and fights against colds, ulcers, diabetes, and general weakness. It boosts the immune system and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It increases blood circulation too.
Astragalus is famous for immune boosting properties. Western doctors have found that astragalus produces interferon in the body, as well as boosts red blood cells.
Interferon helps destroy microbes and viruses. It is anti-viral and is often recommended for people with compromised immune systems, like HIV or chronic colds or respiratory infections. Anyone who is fighting off a serious disease such as cancer can benefit from astragalus.
Astragalus gets immunity boosting action from a high content of polysaccharides and flavinoids - two very potent antioxidants. Flavonoids protect cells from free radicals and Polysaccharides boost the production of white blood cells and activate special cells that protect your body against disease. It also increases production of interferon, a potent antiviral chemical.
2. Supports Toxin Removal
The liver is constantly removing toxins from the blood. In a world of processed foods, BPA, and other chemical pollutants, the liver quickly becomes overloaded. It's the main reason our society is plagued with liver disease, caner, and cirrhosis, etc… This allows toxins to build up throughout the body, damaging cells and advancing the aging process. Research has shown that extract of Astragalus protects the liver against cellular dysfunction and liver fibrosis.  Protection like this against advanced liver damage suggests astragalus may support normal liver activity and help reduce the effects of toxic overload.
3. Protective Effects for Kidney Health
Even the best filters get clogged. The kidneys are no different. Like the liver, damaged kidneys result in a toxin buildup and encourage aging. Clinical researchers have discovered that astragalus offers protective effects against kidney disease.
As an aid to a healthy heart, Astragalus has long been used for heart problems. It is believed to strengthen the heart and protect the blood vessels. The saponins it contains prevents plaque from collecting in the arteries. This helps increase the flow of blood to the heart. People with weak hearts often take this herb to relieve breathlessness and distress in the chest area. Astragalus is also taken to lower high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Astragalus is a protector of the adrenal glands which produce stress reducing hormones. It is often used to fight the effects of stress and anxiety.
Athletes take this herb for it’s strength and endurance promoting action. It is said to increase stamina and vitality.
Astragalus is great a great aid for the digestion. It helps the body process food more efficiently, reduce gastric acid and inhibits gastric secretions. It is often used to treat stomach ulcers