Nutrients That Are Good for the Heart

A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, usually hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (elevated cholesterol and lipids), often marks the beginning of multiple medication therapy. A multiple medication regimen not only can be difficult and expensive to maintain, but quite often brings on drug-induced nutrient depletions due to actions of the medications used. With the potential problems of unaddressed cardiovascular disease and the adverse effects of the medications used to treat this disease, many individuals attempt to address their cardiovascular issues with nutritional options.

However, before looking at nutritional supplements, we need to look at lifestyle changes. Poor diet with too much hydrogenated fat from processed foods, or too little essential fatty acids, can bring about cardiovascular disease. Daily exercise is essential to help protect the heart and prevent cardiovascular disease. Minimizing stress and good weight management are also critical to good heart health. Once cardiovascular disease has been diagnosed, lifestyle and diet changes are absolutely critical to minimize medication reliance.

When it comes to lowering lipid fractions, there are many nutritional products that have been shown to be helpful. Berberine, which is found in our product, Berberine Support, is an herbal product that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels comparable to statin drugs, and to also lower blood sugar and insulin levels comparable to the prescription drug metformin. Red yeast rice has a long history of being helpful for lowering high cholesterol. Magnesium has been shown to decrease lipid factors. When magnesium is taken with coenzyme Q-10, a heart protectant, it has been shown to improve heart stamina. Finally, healthy omega-3 oils such as Omega-3 Enteric Coated may help to offset harmful fats and oils, and to decrease overall body inflammation.

ooking beyond the heart to the blood vessels of the body, a number of products have been shown to help keep these all-important passageways open and minimize hypertension caused by narrow or blocked vessels. Nitric Oxide Formula, with L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, is designed to support healthy nitric oxide (NO) levels in the body. NO is responsible for keeping the blood vessels open and blood flowing throughout the body. Pycnogenol is another important cardiovascular supplement as it helps to support vessel integrity, decrease vessel inflammation and work synergistically with NO to help improve stamina. Managing cardiovascular disease problems including high cholesterol, high lipids or high blood pressure, may require multiple nutritional supplements. Our nutritional team is here to help you maintain a happy, healthy heart.