The Health Secret Hiding on the
San Blas Islands

The ageless health of people on the San Blas Islands baffled scientists for decades. That is, until a researcher from Harvard discovered the shocking truth.

Hi, I'm Dr. Steven Gundry. And I want to thank you for coming to this page and listening to what I have to say. I promise to make it more than worth your while. Now, as you probably already know, I'm a cardiothoracic surgeon. And I've worked tirelessly to stay at the forefront of my field for over 40 years.

Along the way, I've been honored and humbled to receive numerous awards and widespread recognition. And I've been fortunate to be in a position to make medical history on a few occasions... Such as changing the way heart valve repair is done... Or even getting a baboon to survive 28 days with a pig heart.

I even got to invent three of the most widely used heart surgery devices in the world...

And all of these things are great...
but my biggest honor is helping you.

I'm honored that my nutrition research is reaching a wider audience. My book — The Plant Paradox — became a New York Times bestseller in May of 2017.

And the primary way I do that nowadays is through cutting-edge nutrition. That's why I founded two groundbreaking nutrition clinics in Southern California.

It's also why I've written several bestselling books on the real way we were meant to eat.

I'm flattered that The Plant Paradox became a New York Times bestseller the day of its release.

And my latest book — The Longevity Paradox — quickly became another New York Times bestseller.

But more than that, I'm thrilled that so many people are changing their lives for the better through what they eat. And I want to help you do the same. Because your health is my passion.

And today, I want to use my passion — and expertise — to help you "roll back the clock" on your physical age. And to accomplish that... we're going to start with a little-known story out of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene:

The year was 1944...

A young army surgeon named Benjamin Kean had just reported for duty in the Panama Canal. Not long after his arrival, Dr. Kean began to encounter many natives from the nearby San Blas Islands.

They called themselves the Kuna. And what Dr. Kean saw was startling...

How are Kuna senior citizens managing to stay as healthy and active as their grandchildren?

Most of the Kuna people looked and acted 25 years younger than they actually were! Sixty-year-old Kuna men were rowing from island to island with ease... Kuna women over 70 still had smooth, radiant skin — despite years spent in the blistering sun...

Kuna people of ALL ages routinely enjoyed big island feasts without getting indigestion or gaining weight...

The surprises just kept coming. Dr. Kean had never seen anything like this in his career — especially back home in America. So, he decided to do health assessments of the Kuna people. And his findings left him speechless.

I'll get to why in a moment.

Here's the REALLY weird part...

On the surface, the Kuna don't seem to eat any healthier than Americans — tons of salt, fatty foods, lots of calories...

But somehow, they don't seem to
age as fast as the rest of us...

Your heart is the key to slowing down your "age clock."

And this may sound strange... but it's because of their hearts. You see, your heart is responsible for pumping blood all over your body. This is how your organs and tissues get the oxygen and nutrients they need to stay healthy and "young."

As you age, though... your heart tends to wear down. As a result, your organs and tissues begin to starve, and you get "older."

But, as Dr. Kean discovered, this doesn't seem to happen to the Kuna. 1,2 How come? Is it genetics? As it turns out, no. But it would take 53 years before anyone would figure this out...

The year was now 1997...

Enter Norman Hollenberg, M.D., a genetics expert and top professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hollenberg had spent years studying Dr. Kean's now-famous research. And he wanted to learn why the Kuna were so "immune" to heart problems and aging.

So, he traveled all the way to the San Blas Islands with one mission in mind...
Uncover the truth behind the "Kuna Health Paradox."

After a months-long investigation, Harvard scientist Norman Hollenberg found the key to the Kuna health mystery. And it was NOT genetics...

He learned very quickly that it was NOT genetics. When the Kunas he studied moved to the mainland... they began to age and have heart problems, just like the rest of us. 3

So, it must be their diet, right? They had to be eating different foods on the mainland. Nope. Guess again. They ate the same salty fatty diet, regardless of their location. 4

In fact, the amount of sodium the Kuna consumed made the "Standard American Diet" look healthy. And all of this made no sense! What was their secret? Professor Hollenberg was running out of ideas...

Then, one morning, looking over his journals, he realized he'd closely followed what the Kuna were eating... But not what they were drinking. And from that point on, things began to pick up speed... The first thing he noticed was that they weren't drinking much water. Instead, they seemed to be drinking this brownish concoction — all day, every day. 5

What was it?

One morning, he got up early to watch the "jefe" — or woman of the house where he was staying — make a fresh batch. He made a note of each ingredient as it went into the metal pot. A single unripe banana, about a cup and a half of water, a pinch of cayenne pepper and a sprinkle of cinnamon...

Then one final ingredient was DUMPED in — and Dr. Hollenberg's eyes lit up...

Dr. Hollenberg discovered that a unique island beverage was responsible for keeping the Kuna youthful and healthy.

I must have read this study at least 10 times.

And there was one line that I kept reading over and over again...

When the Kunas left the islands to live on the mainland, they started having the same health problems as everyone else.

And thanks to Dr. Hollenberg's investigation into what the Kuna ate and drank, we now know why.

The island-dwelling Kuna routinely consume copious amounts of one potent ingredient...
And this ingredient is what makes their incredible health possible:

Pure, Raw Cocoa

Pure cacao contains an ultra-high concentration of specific heart-boosting nutrients — called flavanols.

You see, in its natural form, cocoa is bursting with unique nutrients called flavanols.

And flavanols are known for helping to increase blood flow and "rejuvenate" your body. 6

How do flavanols pull this off?

They trigger the natural production of a crucial compound called nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide helps keep your blood vessels open, allowing your blood to carry restorative nutrients and oxygen to all the organs and tissues in your body...

So, by boosting your nitric oxide levels, flavanols help your body stay nourished, youthful, vibrant, and strong. And it doesn't stop at nitric oxide. Flavanols also neutralize free radicals — which, left unchecked, lead to accelerated aging as well. 7

So, the bottom line is... if you want to feel and look more youthful, get a huge dose of flavanols from cocoa.

There's one problem, though...

You can't get this stuff at the store.

Sure, you can get processed chocolate — where all the flavanols have been stripped... while sugar and other harmful substances have been added...

The chocolate you find at the store has little in common with real cacao.

But if you want real cocoa, flavanols and all, you're going to need to do some research. Take it from me. It took me four months to find an authentic cocoa I could ship to the U.S. — one that was on par with what the Kuna were drinking.

And if you'd like, I'll show you how to get the cocoa I used in a moment.

But before I do, I want to show you a couple of things you should add to the cocoa to maximize your results. This is where ancient island secrets benefit from some modern science...

Stir THIS in your cocoa.

No, not marshmallows or whipped cream. It's something I call the "secret superfruit." It's known for improving your mental focus and concentration, enhancing your memory, and reducing brain fog.

And like cocoa, it's loaded with rejuvenating nutrients that "supercharge" your heart and circulatory system:

Coffee Fruit

Whole coffee fruit is loaded with flavonoids — which are crucial for enhancing blood flow.

And I'm not talking about the caffeine-filled drink... I'm talking about the entire fruit — bean and all.

Whole coffee fruit is one of the most potent sources of heart-healthy flavonoids on Earth.

But that's not all coffee fruit gives you...

It also sharpens your memory and concentration by boosting a compound called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which enhances brain function. 8

So, when you combine coffee fruit with your pure cocoa, not only do you look and feel younger... you think younger.

Now, that being said, there is one more thing that needs to be optimized for your body to make the most out of this combo: ABSORPTION. To maximize the rejuvenating effects on your body... you need to absorb the powerful compounds you're taking in as efficiently as possible.

And this comes down to your digestion... So I recommend adding a special class of fiber to your "heart recharge" blend. It's called...

Prebiotic Fiber

Prebiotic fiber feeds and strengthens your good digestive bacteria — which help enhance your absorption of the nutrients in Heart Defense.

This fiber fuels your "good" gut bacteria — so they start working overtime to enhance the nutrient absorption in your digestive tract.

How do they do that?

Simple. The moment the flavonoids and flavanols from these superfoods reach your gut, your bacteria begin breaking them down to a size your body can absorb.

And the best part is this process has a "controlled release" effect. So your body gets a constant dose of these vital nutrients throughout the day.

Now, you're probably wondering where you can find all these ingredients, and what portions you should mix them in...

And I want to make this as easy as possible for you. So I did all of the homework and tracked down the best ingredients in each category: cocoa, coffee fruit extract, and prebiotic fiber.

Then, I combined them into one deliciously drinkable formula:

Gundry MD Heart Defense

And after perfecting the ingredient ratios in this formula, I immediately began testing it with a group of enthusiastic volunteers.

The results were simply outstanding:

4 out of 5 test group members immediately started reporting:

  • Dramatically increased energy —
    all day long
  • Much clearer thinking
  • Improved digestion
  • Decreased hunger
  • Less stress

Plus the test group members LOVED the taste of Heart Defense! And that's not all...

9 out of 10 test group members said they would confidently recommend you try Heart Defense.

And 100% of the test group members said this was an easy choice to add to their daily routine.

Now I want you to be able to add it to YOUR routine. This way you can experience the same incredible benefits the test group members did.

And I'm about to show you how to do that. But first, I want you to know exactly what you're getting:

The Formula

Now, I want to make one thing clear: You deserve nothing short of the BEST when it comes to your health. And as with every Gundry MD product — Heart Defense contains only the highest quality ingredients:

It took months to find a pure cocoa with a flavanol content this high.

When it comes to cocoa...

Acticoa™ takes the cake. It's the result of 7 years of intense research. And it rivals the enormous levels of cocoa flavanols found on the San Blas islands.

However, what you'll really enjoy is the taste. When you mix a scoop into water or milk, your tastebuds will notice. And on top of all the nutrients — Acticoa has that rich and creamy taste you love in a traditional chocolate.

Whole coffee fruit extract enhances the brain benefits of Heart Defense.

Now when it comes to coffee fruit...

NeuroFactor™ is the way to go. This super-concentrated extract gives you a mega-dose of all the cognitive benefits coffee fruit has to offer.

That's why it's been proven to boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor — a protein in your brain which is pivotal for things like learning, memory, and higher-thinking — by 143%. 9

Flaxseed powder provides prebiotic fiber and heart-healthy omega-3s.

And when it comes to prebiotic fiber...

Flaxseed powder is a powerful source of fiber and omega-3. The benefits range from giving you a satisfied, "full" feeling... to relieving your food cravings, nourishing your skin, and protecting your heart.

NOTE: I added chicory inulin to the flaxseed powder to give it even more prebiotic power.

When you have these three potent ingredients boosting nutrient delivery throughout your body... you get stories like these:

"AMAZING... I was in hopes for more energy... It has done that and MORE. I teach Zumba and Zumba Gold and would like to show this to my students. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!"
– Holly M., age 40

"When I'm in a hurry and skip coffee and just drink Heart Defense, I feel energized and sometimes go the whole day without drinking my usual two cups of coffee."
– Pamela R., age 54

There are a lot more stories where these came from... but I want the next story you see to be your own.

So, it's time to answer the question that's probably on your mind right now:

How do you get your hands on this revolutionary formula?

Already, thousands of people are experiencing the power of Gundry MD Heart Defense firsthand. And now is your chance to try Gundry MD Heart Defense for yourself...

And that's not all...

Today, I want to give you a special offer, to show how much I appreciate you being a loyal Gundry MD subscriber.

You see, these compounds cost A LOT to manufacture and produce. So when it hits the market, a one-month supply will retail at $85.95.

However, I don't want you to have to pay that today. You're a valued member of the Gundry MD health community.

So I'm going to give you a link to a special Heart Defense order page in a second — where you'll be able to get your supply for as low as $42.00...

It's time to experience...

  • Enhanced heart health
  • Increased energy
  • Clearer thinking
  • Smoother digestion

But there is only a very limited supply of Heart Defense available…

And many people are ordering multiple jars today. (I recommend you do the same by the way, since your order is protected by a guarantee.)

As a result, this limited supply of Heart Defense is expected to sell out fast.

And that's why I urge you to act now. Click the order button below and get started on your journey to living a healthier and happier life — well into old age.

Now, I'm ecstatic about the tremendous health-boosting power inside this formula...

The benefits you begin to experience once you take your first sip are nothing short of amazing. And those benefits quickly become a part of your life, the longer you take Heart Defense.

Just look at how it's already making a huge difference in this Gundry MD subscriber's life:

"I feel more relaxed. Fewer "bad" food cravings. Skin is looking great. Hair feels good. I would like to take it twice a day. Love it!"
– Dian S., age 65

In fact, I'm so confident you'll have an amazing experience with this formula, I'm making your order today completely risk-free:

When you get your supply of Heart Defense today, you're also getting my 90-day satisfaction guarantee. If you're unsatisfied for any reason at all, return your jars within 90 days — empty or full — for a quick, hassle-free refund.

I want you to take your time. Use the whole 90 days to let these wonderful nutrients do their job inside your body. And if you don't wake up feeling refreshed, with better circulation, enhanced brainpower, smoother digestion, and a stronger metabolism...

Or if you're unsatisfied for any other reason at all... I will personally refund you every cent of the product price. No questions asked.

So you're fully covered to try Gundry MD Heart Defense today. But this amazing formula is expected to run out soon. So, go ahead and order your supply now.

Now, I have one more thing to say before I go...

If you're unsatisfied with your health now, I don't want it to stay that way. Do you?

If you don't take action, "age-related" problems tend to get worse, not better.

Because, as a doctor, I can tell you long-term health issues like chronically low energy and accelerated aging don't fix themselves. Left alone, they only get worse over time...

Your energy will continue to dwindle. Your "brain fog" will take longer to clear up. And the worst part is, your health will still be holding you back from enjoying your life...

But if you take action now...

Taking charge of your health is an incredible feeling you'll never want to give up.

You're not just taking a BIG step toward taking charge of your health... You're taking back control of your life and happiness in the process.

You're going to wake up every morning feeling happy and rested. You're going to feel motivated to conquer the day. And you're going to love the more youthful and vibrant-looking version of yourself you see in the mirror.

This is your life, and I want to see you out there enjoying it.

So, start your journey today. Take a big step toward better health by ordering your supply of Heart Defense now.

I designed this formula to do wonderful things for your body, and I can't wait for you to experience it.

Looking out for you,

Steven Gundry, MD

Still here? You probably have questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions I've been getting:


What are the ingredients in Gundry MD Heart Defense?

What if it doesn't work for me? Is there a guarantee?

As a physician, I know that individual bodies can react differently to the very same compounds. Even though everyone can benefit from the flavonoids, flavanols, and prebiotics in this formula, I'm aware that results can vary. So, if you're unsatisfied with this product for any reason whatsoever after a full 90 days of use, I'll return your money, hassle-free... guaranteed.

Does Heart Defense contain caffeine?

Heart Defense does contain a trace amount of caffeine — only 2 mg per serving. To give you an idea of how little this is, DECAFFEINATED coffee contains between 8 and 14 mg of caffeine per serving.

How safe is Gundry MD Heart Defense?

Gundry MD Heart Defense contains only 100% natural and safe ingredients. The formula is tested for quality and purity at an independent, 3rd-party facility. However, as a physician, I recommend consulting with your own health care provider before beginning any new program.

How do I use Heart Defense?

Simply mix one scoop of this powder into a beverage of your choice — water, milk, etc. — and it's ready to go. Drink just one glass a day on a consistent basis. The formula digests easily, so you can take it with or without a meal, whenever you'd like.

How does Gundry MD Heart Defense work?

Heart Defense works by utilizing the flavanols in the high-grade cocoa powder and flavonoids in the patented coffee fruit extract to help naturally enhance nitric oxide production in your system. Once your levels of nitric oxide increase, your blood vessels will be able to relax and open up... allowing your blood flow to improve. And you'll feel the powerful benefits throughout your entire body. Prebiotic fiber and omega-3 have been added to enhance absorption and heart health benefits.

When can I expect results?

Most users report feeling a noticeable increase in energy and vitality on their first day of use... usually within the first hour. However, the most dramatic results were reported after consistent use over the course of 4 weeks and beyond. Please use as directed.

It's time to experience...

  • Enhanced heart health
  • Increased energy
  • Clearer thinking
  • Smoother digestion


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