Dan Austin R.N.
Clinical Coordinator
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) unit
High Desert Heart Institute.


"I've never been associated with a single product that's had such a profound effect."


22 years experience with critical care nursing


Why Dan Austin's experience is important to you.

  1. Dan Austin, RN, has been a practicing nurse for over two decades, working primarily in the areas of critical care and emergency nursing.

  2. Currently he is the clinical coordinator for the congestive heart failure (CHF) outpatient clinic at the High Desert heart Institute in Victorville, CA.

  3. Dan works closely with Dr. Siva Arunasalam, M.D. in the planning and implementation of clinical research studies with l-arginine and critical care for their patients.
Learn more about Dan Austin


What's in ProArgi-9+?

Quality ingredients make a difference!
No synthetics
No GMO products
Only whole foods.

No other manufactuer has made an Arginine Supplement with out using a synthetic sweetener such as Sucralose or Zylitol. Only Synergy with the unmatched research and manufacturing ability of Natures Sunshine Products could produce ProArgi-9+ Grape. This is a breakthrough achievment.

Beware of the me-too products.
If you're in doubt, just ask where the supplement is manufactured and if it's been tested.


ProArgi9 comes in three flavors with different sweetening formulas.
Grape
Citrus Berry
Mixed Berry

Ingredients common to all ProArgi-9+

L-arginine

ProArgi-9+ has 5 grams of L-arginine in each scoop or serving.
L-arginine is a vital amino acid that plays a role in a number of physiological functions in the body, but is best known for its cardiovascular benefits. In the body, L-arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and regulates blood vessel tone and flexibility. This reduces stress on the heart, improves circulation, and lowers blood pressure.

There's a lot of cheap L-Arginine out there that is almost worthless at best and and sometimes dangerous.
Our L-arginine is pharmaceutical grade, guranteed to be the best of the best. ProArgi-9+ is endorsed by the Hippocrates Health Institute of West Palm Beach, Florida.

L-citrulline
The amino acid citrulline is metabolized to yield more L-arginine, which in turn provides additional nitric oxide. Citrulline helps to optimize blood flow and oxygen throughout the body and promote healthy energy levels.

L-arginine alone is only active for about 30 minutes, but with the addition of L-citulline, the production of Nitric Oxide extends to over 30 hours.

Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is no longer classified as a vitamin, but rather a hormone. This vitamin has long been known to aid in calcium absorption, but new research shows that vitamin D3 also plays a role in healthy cardiovascular function and supports a healthy inflammatory response.

Resveratrol
This ingredient is high in antioxidants, anthocyanins, and polyphenols, which help protect the heart and reduce LDL oxidation.

Pomegranate
Pomegranate contains superior antioxidants, known as punicalagins and ellagic acid. Pomegranate inhibits LDL oxidation, supports arterial wall strength, and enhances the activity of the enzyme responsible for converting L-arginine to nitric oxide.

Vitamin K2
This vitamin keeps calcium in the bones and out of the arteries.

Folic Acid, Vitamins B6, B12 and C
These ingredients work together to naturally decrease homocysteine levels and relieve stress.

D-ribose
D-ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that has been extensively studied for its ability to enhance the recovery of energy compounds in heart cells. It protects against cell damage in the heart and helps rejuvenate heart muscles.

Xylitol
This ingredient is a low glycemic sweetener that occurs naturally in the body. Unlike other sweeteners, xylitol has been shown to promote saliva production providing protection against tooth decay.

ProArgi-9+ Grape flavor does not contain Xylitol.




Ingredients for Grape

ProArgi-9+
Grape is unique.
-
Made from whole foods,
no synthetics, no GMO

No other manufacturer has been able to produce a formulation without sucralose, stevia or xylitol. Grape ProArgi9+ is sweetened with monk fruit extract (Momordica grosvenoriit).

 

 


Proprietary blend:
L-arginine,
pomegranate fruit juice concentrate (Punica granatum),
L-citrulline,
d-ribose,
grape skin extract (Vitis vinifera),
red wine extract (Vitis vinifera)

Other ingredients:
Citric acid,
tartaric acid,
natural grape flavors,
silicone dioxide,
monk fruit extract (Momordica grosvenorii),
vitamin C,
vitamin D3,
vitamin K,
vitamin B6,
vitamin B12,
folate


Ingredients for Mixed Berry

Proprietary blend:
L-arginine,
xylitol,
pomegranate fruit extract (Punica granatum),
L-citrulline,
d-ribose,
grape skin extract (Vitis vinifera),
red wine extract.

Other ingredients:
Citric acid,
malic acid,
natural sweetener (inulin, fructose, pea protein, and natural flavors),
silicon dioxide,
natural flavors,
stevia leaf extract (stevia rebaudiana),
vitamin C,
vitamin D,
vitamin K,
vitamin B6,
vitamin B12,
folic acid.



Ingredients for Citrus Berry

Proprietary blend:
L-arginine,
xylitol,
pomegranate concentrate (Punica granatum)
L-citrulline,
d-ribose,
grape skin extract (Vitis vinifera),
red wine extract.

Other ingredients:
Citric acid,
malic acid,
natural citrus flavors,
silicon dioxide,
sucralose,
vitamin C,
vitamin D,
vitamin K,
vitamin B6,
vitamin B12,
folic acid.



A natural nutraceutical supplement that combines the latest technology and superior ingredients to enhance heart health, regeneration and anti-aging. Formulated in collaboration with leading L-arginine researchers.

ProArgi-9 Plus is an extremely effective proprietary blend of l-arginine as well as other highly effective ingredients. Through the Nobel Prize in Medicine, science has confirmed that l-arginine is the most powerful trigger of Nitric Oxide production in the body.

One serving contains 5,000 mg (5 grams) of elemental pharmaceutical grade l-arginine. The efficacy of l-arginine as a therapeutic agent has been validated by thousands of scientific clinical studies.

ProArgi-9 Plus was formulated in collaboration with leading l-arginine researchers such as Dr. Joseph Prendergast and other cardiovascular specialists who have conducted pioneering research in the proper application of l-arginine in promoting cardiovascular health. These experts have helped create the best l-arginine product on the market.

L-arginine is best known for its cardiovascular benefits. In the body, l-arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels. This reduces stress on the heart and improves circulation. L-arginine is the body’s major source for nitric oxide synthesis. Without nitric oxide, human life would not be possible. L-arginine also reduces blood viscosity. Scientific studies have shown that l-arginine aids in reducing blood pressure levels.

L-arginine also enhances health in a number of other ways. It helps improve immune function, stimulate the release of human growth hormone (HGH), and promote healthy sexual function. It may also boost energy levels, help to build muscle, and reduce adipose tissue body fat.




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Robert Hilke Jr
bob@veryhealthyheart.com
800-584-3596

Synergy WorldWide Independent Distributor




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Do not alter or discontinue medical treatment or use of medications without the advice of your physician.
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Dan Austin, RN

Dan Austin, RN, has been a practicing nurse for over two decades, working primarily in the areas of critical care and emergency nursing. Currently he is the clinical coordinator for the congestive heart failure (CHF) outpatient clinic at the High Desert heart Institute in Victorville, CA. As the clinical coordinator, Dan works closely with Dr. Siva Arunasalam, M.D. in the planning and implementation of clinical research studies with l-arginine and critical care for their patients.

The Daily Press, a local news channel in Victorville, CA, recognized Dan Austin for his 20+ years of caring for patients and his work on a groundbreaking study on heart disease that has helped save many lives at the High Desert Heart Institute. Nominated by his patient and close friend, Angelo Cici, Dan Austin has been instrumental in the helping of many lives. 

"There's no perfect heart," Austin said, tears filling his eyes as he rested for a moment in the institute's crowded back office. "But if patients can leave here and feel better, if I can give them a few more years, if I can give them some quality of life, then that's my purpose."

"He goes to every funeral for every patient. He goes to their homes. He goes to the hospital," Angelo Cici said. "If you're going to have a nurse, that's the nurse you want." 

High Desert Daily Press
APPLE VALLEY •
Angelo Cici was ready to die.

It was approaching Christmas 2008, and the 71-year-old real estate agent had been rushed to the hospital with congestive heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension and a failed pacemaker. After surgery and a stay in intensive care, Cici went home only to wind up back at St. Mary Medical Center’s emergency room days later — then again the next weekend, and again a few days later.

Doctors told Cici’s wife, Arlene, that his chances were grim since they’d exhausted all the usual interventions. He was on oxygen around the clock, couldn’t walk more than a few steps without rest and didn’t have strength to open a water bottle.

When he landed back at St. Mary’s around Valentine’s Day 2009, Angelo Cici had made a decision. “I requested that they remove all my IVs and let me go home,” he said, determined not to drag it out and leave his wife strapped with massive medical bills. “I said, ‘If I’m going to die, I’m going to die at home.’”

But Arlene Cici wouldn’t hear it. She told her husband she’d never seen him give up on anything, using ploys such as needing help with taxes and planning his funeral to keep him hanging on.

Then Arlene convinced Angelo to keep an appointment he’d scheduled at the High Desert Heart Institute, an outpatient clinic on Hesperia Road. And it was there that he landed in the care of nurse Dan Austin.

“I owe him my life,” Angelo Cici said, crediting Austin with pioneering a study on a nutritional supplement that made the 74-year-old a new man. “It took me from wanting to walk through death’s door to feeling like I was 40 again.”

Austin’s role in initiating that life-saving study — and his 23-year career as a dedicated nurse and tireless patient advocate — led to him being named the 2011 Daily Press Person of the Year.

It was difficult to pin the 60-year-old down long enough to give him the award, as he rushed from patient to patient at the heart institute Wednesday. And it’s not easy to get him talking about himself, with his tendency to lapse into inspiring talks on preventative care or childhood obesity. But patients, family, friends and colleagues have no shortage of kind words for the man in blue scrubs.

“He’s the epitome of the word nursing,” said his wife, Yolanda, who’s been a nurse at St. Mary’s for 32 years. “He exemplifies what we all should be.” Four decades ago, Austin was pre-med at San Diego State University, his love for children fueling his dream of becoming a pediatrician.

Then in 1970 he was diagnosed with epilepsy. With sleep deprivation a major trigger for seizures, his wife said he was forced to rethink his life plan and got into the real estate business. Austin said he enjoyed his brief stint in that field, but still he couldn’t shake the desire to work with patients.

“I always knew I’d be involved in health care in some way, because it was something of service,” Austin said.

After he and his wife moved to the High Desert in 1978, Yolanda started at St. Mary’s and Austin — inspired by his wife — got work there as an orderly. Soon, he was enrolled at Victor Valley College’s nursing program, starting as a registered nurse at 37 years old. He’s been an RN now for nearly a quarter-century, working for years in the emergency room and in critical care at St. Mary’s. He was asked by Dr. Siva Arunasalam to help open the heart institute eight years ago, starting with five patients and now caring for up to 60 each week.

In the ’90s, Austin spent a spell at Desert Valley Hospital, helping to launch their new emergency room. He also became the preferred nurse for Roy Rogers, the famous “Singing Cowboy.”

“On his way in to see him, he would always stop and get him a butterscotch milkshake,” Yolanda recalled. She said her husband always makes sure he has a supply of razors and shaving cream at the ready. After checking his patients’ vitals and taking care of their physical needs, he takes extra time to be sure they’re groomed and presentable, believing that sense of dignity is critical to their healing and to the comfort of their frightened families.

“He’s just such a caring man that I think everyone wishes they had a Dan Austin in their life,” Arlene Cici said. After working at the heart institute during the day, Arlene Cici said Austin came to their home in the evening to check on her husband. The experience forged a friendship that’s taken the two men halibut fishing in Alaska and across the country promoting the L-arginine supplement ProArgi-9+ that canceled Cici’s death warrant.

“He goes above and beyond, sometimes to a fault, even,” said Christine Reyes, an RN at the Heart Institute who’s known Austin for nearly two decades.

A couple years ago, Reyes said Austin had a patient who was diabetic, in renal failure and had no family to speak of. Austin would spend his lunch “break” taking food to the man’s home and visit him after working a shift at the busy clinic. And when the man lost his battle, Austin was there, too.

“He goes to every funeral for every patient. He goes to their homes. He goes to the hospital,” Angelo Cici said. “If you’re going to have a nurse, that’s the nurse you want.”

The study that changed Cici’s life wasn’t the first time Austin has had a hand in introducing a life-saving treatment to the area.

In Spring 2008, Austin worked with 75-year-old Don Schoonover, an Apple Valley man who became the first High Desert resident to receive a HeartMate Left Ventricular Assist Device, a device implanted near his stomach to pump his blood in place of his failing heart.

The symbolism of the organ that’s come to be the focus of Austin’s career isn’t lost on him.

Since his 27-year-old son Anthony and 23-year-old daughter Elena were young, Austin has had a tradition of collecting “heart rocks” as a family. And no matter where he goes — from a running track in Athens to a beach in Hawaii — he always seems to find the heart-shaped stones, with jars of them scattered around his home and office.

“There’s no perfect heart,” Austin said, tears filling his eyes as he rested for a moment in the institute’s crowded back office. “But if patients can leave here and feel better, if I can give them a few more years, if I can give them some quality of life, then that’s my purpose.”

The supplement that Angelo Cici credits with saving his life is called ProArgi-9+, a powder that’s believed to deliver a long-lasting dose of the amino acid L-arginine.

L-arginine naturally occurs in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, according to the National Institutes of Health. The body converts L-arginine into nitric oxide, which causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow.

With prompting from nurse Dan Austin, Dr. Siva Arunasalam launched a clinical study on the product at the High Desert Heart Institute three years ago.

Cici was among 35 critically ill patients who took four doses of ProArgi-9+ each day — twice the product’s recommended daily dosage — for three to six months. And Austin says the results were profound, with patients showing reduced blood pressure, improved echocardiogram results and a slew of other health benefits.

The team is working on getting results of the study published, with both Austin and Cici promoting the supplement at events across the country.


 



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