Supplements for Cardiovascular Health
Some supplements can help our muscles and bones, they can speed up our weight loss (or gain) process, they can make us look and feel healthier in general. High cholesterol and blood pressure are some of the factors that put us at the risk for heart disease. So, what are the supplements that can help us fight these things and prevent strokes, heart attacks and similar cardiovascular problems? Here are some supplements and nutrients that could help you improve your cardiovascular health!
CoQ10 or Coenzyme Q10 is a very popular enzyme, isn’t it? Also known as ubiquinol and ubiquinone, as a supplement, this molecule can lower blood pressure, either along with other medicines or on its own. As an addition to heart-failure medications, CoQ10 helps patients feel better day by day.
Garlic doesn’t only taste delicious, but it can also lower human blood pressure a little bit. That can slow down the buildup of plaque in the arteries, thus lowering the risk of blood clots. It doesn’t matter if you have your garlic in supplements or in food; in both cases it can be helpful.
Fish Oil is so full of omega-3 fatty acids that it can lower levels of unhealthy fat (yes, triglycerides) in human blood by up to 30%. In addition, fish oil might improve blood pressure. It’s better, of course, to eat fish, but if you cannot (or don’t like the taste), opt for non-prescription fish oil supplements.
Green Tea has many health benefits, but right now we’ll focus on its effect on cardiovascular health. Both the drink and the extract can significantly lower triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol), while raising HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
Stanols and Sterols can be found in grains and nuts, but you can purchase them as supplements, too. These nutrients can reduce the amount of cholesterol human body absorbs from foods. For that reason, sterols and stanols are sometimes added to yogurts, orange juice, margarines and other foods. To help lower LDL levels, it’s recommended to take 2 grams of sterols and stanols per day.
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