Natural Heart Health Tips
Natural Heart Health Product #4
Transform Your Heart is an
educational website and is
an outreach of Fountain of Life.
Co-Q-10 is an abbreviation for Coenzyme Q-10. This is an enzyme that is produced by the body which is essential
to heart health. As we age our Co-Q-10 levels significantly drop. One way you can see this on the outside of your
body is to look at your gums. If they are receding you are probably low in this enzyme. Your gums reflect the health
of your heart. Just a short time on this enzyme will generally result in noticeable improvement in your gums, which
is an outward sign that it is also helping your heart.
There have been many studies done on oral supplementation for various heart conditions which show that people
who take supplemental Co Q-10 experience significant resolutions in symptom severity and also experience fewer
hospitalizations. Even patients with end stage heart failure
awaiting heart transplantation who received 60mg. of Co Q-10 supplement for 3 months experienced a significant
improvement in functional status, clinical symptoms, and quality of life. Those using placebo had no measurable
benefits at all. It is important to note that 60 mg is very low dose. 300-400 mg is normally recommended for heart
patients. Here is a quote from Peter H. Langsjoen, M.D.
When shopping for Co-Q-10 it is important to note that not all of them are the same. There is a big difference in
quality. It is wise to do due diligence and make sure the product you are getting is one that will be well absorbed
and utilized. The Q-sorb type is supposed to be better absorbed.
It is important to know that statin drugs and beta blockers greatly reduce your levels of Co-Q-10, while natural
alternatives to these drugs do not. Statins are anti-inflammatories. Serrapeptase (which we will look at later) is a
natural antiinflammatory that has shown in studies to work better than statins without the side effects. You can
google this and you will find an abundance of information on this subject.
What is a beta blocker? Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are drugs that block
norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline) from binding to beta receptors on nerves. They are used for treating:
abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, heart failure, and angina (chest pain). All of these symptoms can be
treated with natural products like the hawthorn berry syrup, and magnesium previously mentioned. In fact, studies
show that these products work
better than the pharmaceutical drugs do without the dangerous side effects. None of the natural solutions will reduce
your body's Co-Q-10, for instance.
Let me ask you this. If the pharmaceutical drug doesn't work as well and has dangerous side effects that the natural
solution does not have, like reducing Co-Q-10 levels, why would anyone choose to take the pharmaceutical rather
than the natural product. I believe there are two reasons.
Firstly, fear. They just can't imagine that their doctor would recommend they take something that is dangerous and
less effective than a natural, readily available product and they fear to be responsible for their own health. That is
Secondly, pharmaceutical medicines are generally covered by insurance plans and natural supplements are not,
which makes the pharmaceutical a better choice for some people's budget.
The main reason people take them, however, is lack of knowledge. They just don't know that modern medical
science says the natural products work better and are safer.
When it comes to your heart it pays to do some research. It is still legal in the US to study and learn about natural
health products and take steps to restore or increase your physical health.
"People who take supplemental Co Q-10 experience significant resolutions in symptom severity and also
experience fewer hospitalizations."
Eat a heart-healthy diet
Eating a special diet called the Dietary
Approaches to Stop Hypertension
(DASH) eating plan can help protect your
heart. Following the DASH diet means
eating foods that are low in fat,
cholesterol and salt. The diet is rich in
fruits, vegetables, whole grains and
low-fat dairy products, which can help
protect your heart. Beans, other low-fat
sources of protein and certain types of
fish also can reduce your risk of heart
Limiting certain fats you eat also is
important. Of the types of fat —
monounsaturated and trans fat —
saturated fat and trans fat increase the
risk of coronary artery disease by raising
blood cholesterol levels.
Major sources of saturated fat include:
Coconut and palm oils
Sources of trans fat include:
Deep-fried fast foods
Packaged snack foods
Look at the label for the term "partially
hydrogenated" to avoid trans fat.
Heart-healthy eating isn't all about
cutting back, though. Most people need
to add more fruits and vegetables to their
diet — with a goal of five to 10 servings a
day. Eating that many fruits and
vegetables can not only help prevent
heart disease, but also may help prevent
Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of
polyunsaturated fat, may decrease your
risk of heart attack, protect against
irregular heartbeats and lower blood
pressure. Some fish, such as salmon
and mackerel, are a good natural source
of omega-3s. Omega-3s are present in
smaller amounts in flaxseed oil, walnut
oil, soybean oil and canola oil, and they
can also be found in supplements.
Following a heart-healthy diet also
means drinking alcohol only in
moderation — no more than two drinks a
day for men, and one a day for women.
At that moderate level, alcohol can have
a protective effect on your heart. More
than that becomes a health hazard.
From: Mayo Clinic
The best price we have seen on this product is at
WalMart. It is basically wholesale, so we are not
carrying this as we cannot offer our clients a
good enough price on this.
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