Natural Heart Health Tips
Coenzyme Q-10
Coenzyme Q10 was given orally in divided doses as a dry tablet chewed with a fat containing food or an oil based Coezyme gel cap swallowed at mealtime. Heart function, as indicated by the fraction of blood pumped out of the heart with each beat showed a graducal and sustained improvement in temp with a gradual and sustained improvment in patients symptoms of fatigue, dyspnea, chest pain and palpitations.
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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 understandable.

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 disease.

Limiting certain fats you eat also is important. Of the types of fat — saturated, polyunsaturated, 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:
Red meat
Dairy products
Coconut and palm oils

Sources of trans fat include:
Deep-fried fast foods
Bakery products
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 cancer.

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.

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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