Nearly 116 million Americans have hypertension¹, and an estimated 30 percent of adults have pre-hypertension, a condition which raises the risk of developing high blood pressure². 

Plus, a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that only 7% of all American adults have optimal health in five key areas linked to heart and metabolic health: Weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease status³.  

The good news is that consumers who adopt a more heart-healthy diet — one with smaller portions, more vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, less unhealthy fats, more low-fat protein sources, less sodium and some meal planning — can improve a variety of heart-health markers, reduce heart-disease risk, and become heart-healthy. 

Thoughtful dietary supplementation is a very important complement to a good diet and sensible exercise, which is why developers of heart-supportive formulas should keep the following Maypro branded ingredients on the top of their list: AmealPeptide®Excelery™ and Oligonol®.


AmealPeptide®— A Nitric Oxide Synthase Booster

AmealPeptide® is a clinically tested, proprietary ingredient derived from casein.

Produced through a patented fermentation and enzymatic process that releases two key tripeptides, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline (VPP) and Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline (IPP), AmealPeptide provides VPP and IPP in concentrations not practical to achieve through the consumption of dairy products.

Mechanism of Action
AmealPeptide works by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme that leads to the constriction of blood vessels and is said to improve arterial flexibility by naturally supporting the production of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS).*

Backed by more than 30 published studies — including over a dozen double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials, Amealpeptide allows for better blood circulation and less stress on the heart.*

AmealPeptide is FDA GRAS for inclusion in food, beverages and dietary supplements in the US and is FOSHU-certified by the Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan. In addition, it is gluten-free, Kosher, Halal and Non-GMO. 

While it is made from milk protein, the lactose levels in AmealPeptide are undetectable (under 0.05%), so it is safe for those with lactose intolerance.* 

To learn more about AmealPeptide, click here or reach out to your Maypro representative.


Accelerate Your Circulatory Health with Excelery™

Designed to support healthy circulation, Excelery™ is a proprietary celery seed that is fully extracted to maximize bioavailability with a concentrated amount of health-promoting phthalides (pronounced “thalides”).

Mechanism of Action
Rich in nitrates, this group of compounds naturally relaxes artery wall tissues and supports healthy blood flow.  

Celery notably contains 3-n-butylphthalide (3nB), a compound that is not only responsible for the characteristic odor of celery but also has been found to support healthy circulation.

Extraction is gently done without the use of petroleum solvents, which can leave toxic residue, and without high-temperature steam dissipation, which can destroy heat-sensitive compounds. 

Excelery is standardized in two grades to contain either 42.5% or 85% total phthalides, of which 3-n-butylphthalide and sedanenolide are the predominant compounds. 

The science-backed benefits of Excelery include: 

  • Improving overall circulation* 
  • Naturally cleansing the body of harmful toxins* 

Excelery is gluten-free, Kosher, Halal, and Non-GMO. 

To learn more about Excelery click here or reach out to your Maypro representative.


Oligonol®—An Anti-Aging, Pro-Heart Power Player

Oligonol® is a patented, low-molecular-weight polyphenolic extract — a type of antioxidant — derived from lychee fruit (85%) and green tea (15%) with excellent absorption and multiple heart-health and anti-aging benefits.* 

Mechanism of Action 
Featuring superior bioavailability and supported by 30 human clinical trials, Oligonol is an ingredient developed specifically to enhance circulation, which can help provide a boost in energy and benefit overall heart health.* 

While some polyphenols may be poorly absorbed, Olignol contains low molecular polyphenol, which enhances the absorption and maximizes its antioxidant capability. Its quick absorption effects allow it to be an excellent combatant to stress and fatigue, so end-users can be productive all day long.*

Oligonol has been clinically shown to: 

  • Support post-meal blood glucose and lipid levels already in a healthy range* 
  • Help reduce visceral fat* 
  • Help decrease fatigue and support endurance* 

Winner of the Natural Products Expo West NutrAward for Best New Ingredient in 2008 and the SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award in 2011⁴, Oligonol is derived from naturally farmed lychee fruit and green tea. Oligonol is gluten-free, Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, and NDI-Exempt.

To learn more about Oligonol click here or reach out to your Maypro representative.

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8 Heart Health Basics

Maypro has global commodities sourcing capabilities with stringent quality assurance requirements and supply chain transparency. Whether you are formulating for pill, capsule, tablet or liquid form, ask us about some of the most celebrated, and a few of the less known, functional ingredients for heart health.

  1. Fish Oil 
  2. CoQ10 
  3. Collagen 
  4. L-Carnitine  
  5. Magnesium 
  6. Garlic 
  7. Green tea 
  8. Cinnamon



Let’s Meet at Expo West

Schedule some time with us at Expo West. It’s the perfect opportunity to share updates on your newest products in development, ingredient needs, and ask about the latest research on our proprietary and branded ingredients.

Natural Products Expo West 2023
March 9–11, 2023
Anaheim Convention Center
Booth # 4075 in Hall D