A healthy heart is vital to overall wellness and vitality. In addition to following an anti-inflammatory diet and getting regular, moderate exercise, consider adding these four supplements for heart health to your daily routine:
- Fish oil. Several studies have linked omega-3 fatty acids from fish with a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as lowered triglyceride levels and reduced blood pressure.
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This is a powerful antioxidant that promotes the efficient utilization of energy at the cellular level and is especially beneficial to for the heart muscle. It is a particularly important supplement for those who take cholesterol-lowering statin medications, which can inhibit the body's ability to synthesize CoQ10.
- B vitamins. Low levels of B vitamins have been linked to increased blood levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid associated with a higher risk of heart disease
- Vitamin C. This antioxidant vitamin has been shown to help lower blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension.
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