The heart is the most vital organ in the body; it helps in maintaining the functions of almost all the other organs in the body. It is very important to take good care of your heart with every healthy option available. Here are some of the proven supplements for healthy heart; easily accessible in the market.
Coenzyme 10 (CoQ10)
CoQ10 is similar to vitamin which is found in every cell of the body. As you get old CoQ10 starts diminishing in the body. In order to work properly, every cell needs energy for the cell growth and maintenance. CoQ10 plays the important role in replenishing that energy. It is known as a powerful antioxidant which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. CoQ10 is present in the organ meats such as kidney, liver, heart, soy oil, beef, and peanuts. CoQ10 is available in the north America as a dietary supplement. It is also known as Q10, vitamin Q10 or Ubiquinone. CoQ10 is said to help in the heart failure, cancer like breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, kidney and colon. Although there are very few studies done on the importance of CoQ10 yet the future of CoQ10 is very optimistic in maintaining the heart health.
Taking 100 -200 mg a day of CoQ10 is beneficial for a normal human being. If you are suffering from any cardiovascular disease; then it is always recommended to ask your doctor about the dosage of CoQ10. Medicines like statins ( for high cholesterol ) and medicines that lower blood sugar decreases the level of CoQ10 and also decreases the effects of CoQ10 supplements. CoQ10 is easily available in all natural food stores and vitamin and supplement section of all the pharmacies. Also available at very competitive prices at Costco wholesale.
Hawthorn Berry :
Hawthorn is a plant which is found in china, the leaves, berries and flowers of hawthorn are used to make medicines. For a long time, Chinese people have been using hawthorn to prevent heart diseases like heart failure, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat high blood pressure, low blood pressure, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and high cholesterol. In, Germany most of the naturopaths are using hawthorn in the treatment of heart failure in patients.
Research suggests that hawthorn can lower the LDL levels in the blood and also lowers the accumulation of fat in the liver and aorta (the largest artery in the body , located near the heart). Hawthorn can also be effective against anxiety, chest pain (angina), irregular heartbeat and muscle spasms. Hawthorn can interact with many prescription drugs used to treat heart diseases therefore if you have heart diseases and taking prescription medication for that then it is always recommended to seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Starting dose of 300-500mg/day is sufficient for most people .
Vitamin C with Lysine:
Most of you guys have heard of Dr. Linus Pauling Heart Therapy, about the use of vitamin C with lysine in maintaining good health of the heart. Dr. Pauling himself used the high dose of vitamin C and Lysine to prevent the building of the plaques in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Deficiency of vitamin C leads to many cardiovascular diseases in the body , maintaining the proper level of vitamin C can prevent the complication of the heart diseases. According to Dr. Pauling 6000 – 18000 mg daily of vitamin C with 5000-6000 mg of lysine daily can reverse the blockage of arteries to 50% in a month.
Vitamin C is required to strengthen arteries so that arteries do not get plaques and form atherosclerosis, whereas lysine is a binding inhibitor and adds sufficient dosage it can reverse the plaster cast build-up inside the artery. In order to get a more clear picture, I would strongly recommend my readers to visit www.paulingtherpy.com .
According to my personal experience, all of these supplements definitely help in giving the boost to the heart. I would strongly recommend using these supplements with your doctor advice in preventing various heart diseases.
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