Supplementing for Heart Health Featured

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According to the CRN Consumer Survey 68% of the US take some form of supplements, with the number one consumed supplement being Fish Oil. The number two most consumed supplement is a multivitamin, but what do you take for you heart? I am going to tell you about the top five.

Fish Oil is loaded with Omega-3 Fatty Acid, which can cut the levels of triglycerides in your blood by as much as 30%. As well as improving blood pressure.

Fiber is found naturally in fruits, grains, and vegetables, and cuts down the amount of cholesterol absorbed from foods we eat. You're going to want to take in 25-30 grams of fiber per day. If you don't take anywhere close to that, I highly recommend increasing it steadily over time to limit any gas build up or possible cramping. Example of this would be maybe increase 2g a day for a week and another 2g a day for the next week.

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is naturally made in our bodies in small amounts and can help lower blood pressure. If you are currently taking a statin for cholesterol already, CoQ10 can help with the common side affect many statins have of lowering our already smaller amount produced naturally.

Garlic has been shown to slow the buildup of plaque in your arteries, which in turn will lower the risk of getting blood clots, and maintain natural blood pressure.

Research on Green Tea has shown that it can lower LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides and also raise HDL levels.

Now, with this said, it is probably the best practice to get all of your nutrients from food, but in many cases it is almost impossible to get 100% RDA from just eating. Without taking in far too many calories that is, and that's where supplements come in. Supplement Rx offers a great Fish Oil, as well a multivitamin for both men and women. I highly recommend taking these as a minimum in your daily routine.