CRN Report : Heart-Healthy Ingredient Categories

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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) highlights four heart-health ingredient categories impacting healthcare costs. 

In honor of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recognition of February as “Heart Month,” the trade organization highlighted the health care cost savings potential of four nutrient categories: omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin K2, and soluble fibers.

The report notes all four ingredient categories have significant research backing, so much so that three of them have achieved FDA-approved qualified health claims. 

The report notes persuasive evidence is piling up for the vitamin K2’s effects in suppressing the development of arterial plaques. The mechanism of action has been shown to be the activation of the bone-building protein osteocalcin, which serves to maintain calcium in the bones and keep levels in the blood down to healthy amounts.

The report assigns the specific yearly potential health care cost savings in the 2022 to 2030 timeframe. 

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