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NOW Foods Hawthorn Extract

90 vcaps
NOW Foods Hawthorn Extract

Hawthorn Extract is a cardiovascular health support formula containing potent antioxidant flavonoids including Vitexin and other supportive ingredients found in Hawthorn herb that supports healthy blood flow and normal blood pressure levels. Hawthorn has a long history of use as a powerful cardiovascular tonic for its ability to strengthen heart muscle and maintain vascular integrity.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) Extract (Leaf & Flower) (Standardized to min 1.8% Vitexin)

300 mg


Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata) (Fruit)

200 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica (vegetable source).

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1-2 times daily as needed.


  • Hawthorn Extract is a potent cardiovascular tonic. Preliminary studies suggest that there is a solid link between Hawthorn extract and stronger heart muscle and vascular integrity. Hawthorn’s active ingredient called Vitexin has been found to support healthy blood flow, which helps maintain blood pressure within normal range and maintains blood vessel flexibility.
  • Hawthorn offers blood vessel protection against plaque buildup. It exhibit potent antioxidant mechanism, which protects fatty acids from forming into plaques that attach to the blood vessel walls. Cholesterol plaques block normal blood flow, which increases blood pressure levels and eventually lead to blood vessel damage. By preventing the formation of cholesterol plaques, Hawthorn helps reduce the risk for hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.
  • Hawthorn extract benefits a healthy balance of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Evidence-based studies suggest that this herb supports a healthy balance between the good cholesterol (HDL) and the bad cholesterol (LDL), which reduces the risk for hypercholesterolemia, obesity, and heart diseases.
  • With its high antioxidant concentration, Hawthorn extract protect the brain, eyes, cardiovascular system, immune health, and other organs from free radical damage. Free radicals, the harmful by-products of normal metabolic processes cause cell death by attacking the DNA, cell membrane, mitochondria, and other parts of the cell. Without antioxidant protection, some parts of the brain, heart, eyes, and other organs may lose their functions progressively as we grow older.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is fruit-bearing tree native to Northern Asia, North America, and Europe. Its flowers, leaves, and berries produce an extract rich in potent antioxidants, including the very active Vitexin. Hawthorn extract has been used by herbalists for generations for its benefits on cardiovascular health. In Europe and North America, it is used to support cardiovascular health in patients with congestive heart failure, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. There are also solid evidences that the antioxidants present in Hawthorn extract offers potent antioxidant protection against cell-damaging free radicals.
There are several mechanisms responsible for the benefits of Hawthorn extract for cardiovascular health. It works as a restorative tonic to the heart and the arteries, which help in dilating and strengthening of the blood vessels for efficient blood flow to the heart. This improves the heart’s pumping action, rhythm, and heartbeat. The antioxidant properties of Hawthorn scavenge free radicals before they can damage the bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein or LDL). This prevents the formation of cholesterol plaques in the arteries that can block the flow of blood, increase of blood pressure, and loss of arterial flexibility.