We want to help you keep it healthy. Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S.A.
Encour helps support your heart and other vital organs, muscles, and brain.
Your heart is one of your most important muscle groups.
It should not skip a beat.
This complex organ found in your chest makes life itself possible. It works every minute for every day of your life. And every day, your heart muscle cells rely on creatine to power their work and prevent damage. The only way to make sure you have enough creatine is to supplement your healthy diet daily with Encour.
Benefits of Creatine for your Heart based on scientific research
The following is an excerpt from a paper published by Dr. Kreider, who is the head of the scientific advisory board for our company. He's one of the leading authorities on creatine, which is a key ingredient in Encour. While his paper covers a wide range of topics, we have limited our focus on his writings about creatine and the heart.
"Coronary heart disease limits blood supply to the heart thereby increasing susceptibility to ischemic events, arrhythmias, and/or heart failure. Creatine and phosphocreatine (PCr) play an important role in maintaining myocardial bioenergetics during ischemic events . For this reason, there has been interest in assessing the role of creatine or PCr administration in reducing arrhythmias, ischemia related damage, and/or heart function in individuals with chronic heart failure [176-186]. For example, Anyukhovsky et al.  reported that intravenous administration of PCr and PCr-nine (300 mg/kg) in canines prevented accumulation of lysophosphoglycerides in the ischemic zone of the heart which is associated with increase prevalence of arrhythmias.
The researchers concluded that this may explain the antiarrhythmic action of PCr and PCr-nine in acute myocardial ischemia. Sharov and coworkers  reported that exogenous PCr administration provided protection against ischemia in the heart. Likewise, Balestrino and colleagues  concluded that
phosphocreatine administration, primarily as an addition to cardioplegic solutions, may improve energy availability during myocardial ischemia, prevent ischemia-induced arrhythmias, and improve cardiac function.
As noted below, there is also evidence that creatine supplementation may maintain energy availability during brain ischemia and thereby reduce stroke related damage. Thus, prophylactic creatine supplementation may be beneficial for patients at risk for myocardial and/or cerebral ischemia."
Reprinted with permission from
CREATINE IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
December 1, 2020, Richard B. Kreider, PhD, FACSM, FISSN, FACN, FNAK.
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Fight cholesterol daily
A change in diet is usually where everyone starts to address cholesterol and triglycerides. Medications are frequently prescribed if diet and exercise are not enough to control the issue.
Some studies suggest the key ingredient in Encour (creatine) may help maintain cholesterol and triglyceride levels already with the normal range.
Diabetes is a major contributor to heart problems. For some people, issues with blood sugar and insulin levels arise as they age.
Doctors often start by advising patients to limit their intact of sugar following their diagnosis. Increasing your exercise and activity level can make an impact also.
Research suggests the key ingredient in Encour (creatine) may help you maintain your blood sugar levels within the normal range. Our sugar-free formula also makes it easier to stick to your diet by replacing sugary drinks with refreshing Encour.
A body with more muscle, less fat is better for your heart
You need both muscle and fat in your body. But the ratio of muscle to body fat is a measure of relative fitness. Encour helps increase and maintain muscle mass providing energy within your cells. Muscle is the hardest to retain when we age.
Fat? For most, it's a fight to keep it off weight after we reach adulthood. For those of us who struggle with losing weight, reducing our body fat is a life-long challenge.