SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

Kirkman Group, Inc.

February 02, 2015 06:00 ET

February Is American Heart Month

Are You at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, the #1 Killer in U.S.?

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - February 02, 2015) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease (CVD) -- including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure -- is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Taking steps to improve your heart health is becoming increasingly important in our fast paced society.

In an effort to raise awareness of this deadly disease, February has been declared American Heart Month. There are several ways to help protect your heart, including maintaining a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine. Even with a balanced diet, many people are still deficient in certain nutrients. One such nutrient that helps every bodily process, including immune response, is Coenzyme Q10. This vital nutrient is also known as ubiquinone and works by supporting the immune system and mitochondria, which are the energy-producing units of cells.

CoQ10 acts as an electron carrier and coenzyme for the mitochondria. The University of Maryland Medical Center describes CoQ10 as a "powerful antioxidant" and has even conducted a clinical study where "people who took daily CoQ10 supplements within three days of a heart attack were less likely to have subsequent heart attacks and chest pain."

The body manufactures CoQ10, but many people don't produce it efficiently, due to the highly complicated biochemical process involved. The quantity of CoQ10 obtained from dietary sources is often insufficient. Furthermore, poor diets can lead to a CoQ10 deficiency, as can aging, so supplementing CoQ10 is a great option for those looking to maintain healthy body processes including a healthy heart.

To help you focus on your heart health, Kirkman®, a Portland, Ore., based nutritional supplement manufacturer is offering huge discounts on CoQ10. During the first week of February, to honor American Health Month, Kirkman's entire line of CoQ10 products will be offered at 30% off. Kirkman® manufacturers a variety of CoQ10 products, available in different strengths and forms including chewable tablets and hypoallergenic capsules.

You can purchase Kirkman®'s products on its website at www.kirkmangroup.com or by calling 1-800-245-8282 (or 503-694-1600 for international callers).

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    V.P. Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600