For those looking for natural ways to maintain or improve their heart health, we reviewed several highly recommended supplements and their benefits.
Essential for heart health. At least 100 mg. daily up to 200mg. or more for smokers or those with a circulatory disease.
- Hawthorne Berry
Maybe the most significant herb for helping with the health of the heart. The constituents nourish the heart muscle and strengthen it. Hawthorne Berry is a very gentle herb, and works over time. There are no side effects, and it is considered to be very safe.
An amino acid found in meat. Essential for proper functioning heart. The highest concentration of this essential amino acid SHOULD be found in the heart. Many people are deficient in this important protein source. Recommend at least 500 mg. daily.
- Cayenne Pepper
Naturally high in natural Niacin, Cayenne promotes healthy circulation and dilates the blood vessels. Considered to be cleansing to many organs. Very safe. Two 500mg. caps up to 3 x daily.
- Heart Complex
Trying a progressive formula with a complex of herbs would be recommended. A product called Heart Formula can be found in liquid form, 20 drops in water 3x daily.
- Blood Sugar
Imbalanced blood sugar creates a host of health problems. It causes stress to the Adrenals, Kidneys and other organs and may promote high blood pressure. A significant formula called Blood Sugar Harmony is designed to normalize blood sugar levels. This product includes Chromium Nicotinate which is an essential factor to controlling insulin triggers. Helps to build muscle, and supports better utilization of proteins. Also helpful for weight loss.
Numerous studies point to the ability of Garlic to help normalize cholesterol levels and lower high blood pressure. Also helps to build resistance to colds and flu, and helps to rid the body of toxic heavy metals.
Many Herbalists consider Astragalus to be the MOST important herb for promoting healthy immune function. The benefits are many. It helps with digestion and elimination of waste products, and increases metabolism. It is further believed to protect from high blood pressure, arrhythmia, and improve overall cardiac function. It also helps to prevent formation of fatty plaque deposits in the arteries. Other benefits extend to helping with anemia, renal failure, diabetes, eyesight, liver and kidney function. Astragalus should be one of the first things you reach for during cold and flu season.
Many studies have been done to show the benefits of this incredible extract. The conclusion of these many studies give Resveratrol ‘fountain of youth’ type of billing. It may be one of the most significant supplements one can take to promote a healthy body on many different levels. Reseveratrol helps to reduce inflammation, it helps to lower bad cholesterol. It is thought to limit the spread of cancer cells as well as protecting nerve cells from damage and arterial plaque buildup that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes can be helped with this supplement due to its’ helping to reduce insulin resistance. Studies with animals show an increase in lifespan and reduction in obesity. Recommended dose is 60 to 200 mgs. daily. It may be more beneficial to chew the tablets before swallowing as the tissue in the mouth absorbs Resveratrol directly.
- Green Tea Extract
Green tea has also become the focus of much study. The active ingredient is called ECGC which is a powerful anti-oxidant that promotes numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lowering bad cholesterol and risk of heart disease. Additional studies show that ECGC kills cancer cells and benefits patients battling many types of cancers. It further helps with inflammation, helps with blood sugar, protects the liver, fights infection, increases metabolism, and may help combat digestive disorders such as diarrhea and influenza. Green Tea extract is also thought to slow the aging process and boost cognitive function in part because it is high in the amino acid call L-Theanine which helps the brain produce Dopamine. L-Theanine found in Green Tea extract also helps to increase the body’s resistance to colds and flu.
Recommended reading: Dr. Stephen Sinatra in his book The Sinatra Solution, Metabolic Cardiology promotes the use of many of the supplements outlined here; especially CoQ10 and L-Carnatine, Garlic and Hawthorne Berry among others.
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