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.
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.
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.
CoQ10 is often recommended for people who take statins. The body normally produces CoQ10 but statin use is said to deplete the body’s storehouse of CoQ10.
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.
A healthy diet, visiting your doctor for checkups, exercising regularly and taking the recommended supplements all can help you lead a healthier lifestyle.