Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lunch and Learn HVP

HVP Hops, Valerian, Passion Flower

Hops have been used for well over 1,000 years to brew beer, but it has also been used since medieval times to produce medicine.
The flavonoid found in hops is classified as a phytoestrogen (a plant-based compound that mimics the activity of the female hormone estrogen). It is believed by some that such flavonoids can help increase estrogenic activity in the body, overcoming symptoms of estrogen deficiency.
Since estrogen levels are known to drop during menopause, hops may help alleviate the hot flashes and night sweats that typically accompany the condition.
According to a 2010 study from Finland, menopausal women provided an eight-week course of a hops extract experienced a reduction of hot flashes, night sweats, and even low libido compared to those provided a placebo.
Cardiovascular Disease
 There is a  compound in Hops  that helps relax blood vessels and improve blood circulation.  Hops can  therefore, provide relief for hardening of the arteries, a condition where  there  is an accumulation of plaque inside an artery can lead to a heart attack or stroke

Valerian is derived from the personal name “Valeria” and the Latin verb “valere” (to be strong, healthy).
Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Hippocrates described its properties, and later prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia.
Valerian root is a safe and natural way to help with one of the most annoying and common health problems — poor sleep. With minor and rare side effects, it can really trump prescription sleep aids when it comes to its overall effect on your health.
Many prescription sleep aids leave you feeling groggy the following morning, not to mention all the other scary and more serious risks on those long labels. Valerian root works with your body’s chemistry to help get your nightly rest back on track.
In addition, valerian root offers relief for many other common health concerns through its natural sedative abilities. It’s helped many people with:
menstrual cramps
high blood pressure

Passion Flower is the official wildflower of Tennessee
There are many passionflower benefits —inflammation from skin irritations and burns, ADHD, high blood pressure and asthma,

May Help Reduce the Effects of Menopause, Including Hot Flashes & Depression
Lower Blood Pressure
Reduce Anxiety
Addresses ADHD Symptoms
Helps Reduce Insulin Levels
Improves Your Sleep
Reduces Inflammation
Improves Your Sleep

Natures Sunshine scientists have now put these three herbs together in 1 convenient capsule which is called HVP, Hops, Valerian, Passion Flower.
I love the quality control of Natures Sunshine herbs. There are numerous tests that all herbs must undergo in order to be accepted as authentic high energy, free from all contaminants herbal supplement. All of their herbal combinations are known as therapeutic because their quality is so meticulous. So it is with the HVP herbal combination In short HVP is a synergistic combination with the following overall benefits:
Relaxes spasms in the digestive and urinary tract
Promotes restful sleep and great to resolve insomnia when you take about 4 at bedtime
Reduces high blood pressure and excitability when taken with every meal 2 each time
Increases the flow of urine
Great for anxiety, dependency, hyperactivity, seizures, muscles spasms, cramping, Nervous headaches, cardiovascular disease, menopausal symptoms.
HVP is particularly helpful for those individuals who awake repeatedly during the night due to nervousness or an active mind.
It is high in calcium, niacin, potassium, selenium, vitamin C and zinc.

One young man used it for anxiousness very successfully.