The importance of having a healthy heart is much discussed today. The heart is a muscular organ which provides the transportation of blood through our body and supplying it with nutrients and oxygen. Modern medicine allowed us to understand the functions of our organs and how to prevent possible diseases.
We will present you with five suggested supplements that will aid your battle against potential heart pains and diseases.
Aspirin is a medicine that thickens your blood and thus helping to reduce and prevent blood clots. Blood clots may be the cause of heart attacks. One of the Canadian studies has shown that aspirin is particularly efficient for men. Don Sin, M.D. of the University of British Columbia, revealed how blood clots have a tendency to form in larger blood vessels in men and that aspirin might have greater efficacy in these larger cells. Aspirin especially recommended for people with family history of heart attacks, for people who already suffered a heart attack, and for those in the middle of a heart attack. Approved dosage is one 80 mg baby aspirin tablet per day.
Omega-3 can be useful in balancing blood lipids such as triglycerides and cholesterol. You can find it in oily fish like mackerel, tuna, and salmon. Charles Campbell, M.D., a clinical cardiologist at the University of Kentucky, has stated that fish oil helps people with heart diseases risks and high triglycerides. We should treat triglycerides with exercise and diet. Handling metabolic syndrome will also help us treat triglycerides as well. Omega-3 reduces the building up of plaque in our arteries and consequently help with the prevention of heart attacks. You have an option of buying fish oil arranged in capsules, but that can be quite expensive. On the other hand, eating fish can do wonders for your health in global. Omega-3 is recommended for people with a family history of heart diseases and people with high triglycerides. Approved dosage is 1,000 mg a day or a serving of fish twice a week.
3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D insufficiency is linked to increased cardiovascular risks. The greater risk is primarily manifested among people with high blood pressure. We get a large part of our Vitamin D supplies from sun exposure. Therefore, 85% of people in North America are deficient. Vitamin D is particularly recommended for those people. Daily doses of 400-800 IU of Vitamin D3 will satisfy your needs. Oily fish and dairy products are also sources where you can find Vitamin D.
4. Coenzyme Q 10
Coenzyme Q 10 is recognized as a reliable antioxidant which improves the performance of cardiac muscles by increasing the heart contractility. Additionally, according to the Mayo Clinic, it may also have a role in slightly decreasing the blood pressure and improving the muscle capacity everywhere in our body. It was found that people suffering from hypertension also have low blood levels of Coenzyme Q 10, but so far this hasn’t been used as a clear proof of Coenzyme Q 10 having the primary role as the blood pressure level regulator. Coenzyme Q 10 is recommended for people taking statin drugs or suffering from hypercholesterolemia. Take it in daily doses of 100-200 mg.
According to Dr. Berkowitz, death is more common among people with low cholesterol than the people suffering from the high bad cholesterol. Niacin is used to increase good cholesterol – HDL. HDL has a role of a transport mechanism, and it will help you get rid of triglycerides and bad cholesterol from your body. The negative aspect of taking Niacin is high dosage and the side effects. Diarrhea and flushing are typical side effects and consulting professional help about its is are very much advised. Niacin is recommended for people with a family history of heart diseases, people who take statin drugs, and people with low HDL cholesterol.