Cardiovascular Health Ain’t Hard
Just Do What You’re (Grand)Parents Did… And Supplement Too
ACCORDING TO the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. In 2006 about 80,000,000 people in the United States had one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
The U.S. population in 2006 was approximately 298,444,215. So, nearly 27% of the U.S. population had some type of cardiovascular disease in 2006.
Think it got any better since then?
The good news is that, given the enormity of the problem, there’s been a ton of research devoted to understanding, treating and preventing the ticker from ticking out. Unless you have a congenital problem (aka “genetics”), lifestyle can either be the culprit or savior.
What you eat, what you do, and — assuredly — what you think affects all of you, and particularly the heart. (More on this from the AMA.)
Eating well and exercising is a good start, and probably sufficient for most of us, but… and this is my predominant bias… if you want extra insurance or think supplementation can provide extra benefits, there’s no lack of products offered, such as these, which I take:
Coenzyme Q10 According to researchers Emile G. Blinzakov, M.D. and Gerald L. Hunt, CoQ10 can boost the immune system, increase the strength of the heart without exercise, relieve angina, protect against heart attacks, lower high blood pressure, reduce weight naturally, heal periodontal problems, extend life, and slow down the aging process.
Neptune Krill Oil This form of omega-3 is absorbed faster and more efficiently than that typically found in fish oil. Neptune Krill Oil supports heart health and cell membrane integrity.
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Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.