Vitamins for Heart Health
If you or a loved one has ever suffered from heart problems, you know how life changing it can be. Every part of the patient’s life falls under scrutiny including exercise, diet and what medications and supplements you take. Suddenly, certain foods rich in Vitamin K, are normally considered healthy, like spinach, become off limits because they could potentially cause a reaction with blood thinners. Over the counter medications, which once could be taken as needed, suddenly require closer examination.
The same is true for vitamin supplements. We screen our multivitamins for safety with common medications. At Rainbow Light, we take this very seriously. In fact, we have a page of our website devoted to heart health that you can use as a reference, for heart patients and those people who just want to maintain their healthy heart.
What supplements are good for your heart?
Maintaining cholesterol levels already within the normal range is a priority for people who want to take care of their heart. Plant Sterols, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Coenzyme Q10 all have been shown to support heart health. We have created supplement blends like our Omega Cardio Performance™ supplement that use these ingredients to specifically target heart health.
Omega-3 Fatty acids can support healthy levels of triglycerides and may help to balance cholesterol. Of course, because Omegas can come from fish, mercury can be a concern. At Rainbow Light, we only use sustainably harvested small fish from the pristine waters of the coast of Peru. We also use third party testing to ensure that our Omega supplements are free from heavy metals, dioxins and PCB’s.
CO Q10 is often recommended for people who take statins. The body normally produces CO Q10 but statin use is said to deplete the body’s storehouse of Co Q10. Omega Cardio Performance™ contains 100 mg to support healthy heart function and to facilitate cellular energy.
Plant Sterols may help to lower cholesterol that is already within the normal range. Our formulation contains 800 mg of plant sterol esters, when combined with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, this level may lower the risk of heart disease.
Vitamin D is important to heart health and helps to normalize blood pressure. Omega Cardio Performance™ contains 1,000 IU of vitamin D3.
A healthy diet, visiting your doctor for checkups, exercising regularly and taking the recommended supplements all can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. At Rainbow Light, we like to take some of the stress out of your life by doing the hard work for you. We use the latest nutrition information to guide us in creating our formulations.
We assess our products to ensure that they do not interfere with common medications. We have an easy-to-use website that makes it simple to find supplements that are safe to take no matter what your dietary needs, including our Allergen SafeGuard® and Vegan Guard®. We hope that your heart will rest a little easier using our products.