6 Nutrients For A Healthy Heart

These vitamins and nutrients play a key supporting role in helping your body maintain a healthy heart.

Coenzyme Q10, aka CoQ10

CoQ10 helps your body convert food into energy. It energizes your heart, which helps it produce the energy it needs to beat 100,000 times a day. Studies have shown CoQ10 to relieve heart failure symptoms and reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Taking CoQ10 has also been shown to improve survival in heart failure patients.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help your body fight against many conditions.

It can help to control blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Both conditions contribute to cardiovascular disease. There is a direction relation between a deficiency in this vitamin and heart disease.

In one study, Vitamin D was shown to increase levels of cytokine, which functions as an anti-inflammatory compound. Inflammation has been linked to heart failure.

Vitamin K1

Vitamin K is known for the essential role it plays in blood clotting. It is important for keeping calcification from happening in your arteries.

Taking calcium is important. When your bones don’t absorb calcium, it can cause calcification or hardening of the arteries. Vitamin K1 helps to prevent this from happening by keeping calcium moving into the bones and out of your arteries.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a micronutrient that aids with muscle contraction, energy and metabolism, among other things.

It is known to be a natural muscle relaxant which can help your heart relax. Studies have shown magnesium can protect you against hypertension. People with high levels of magnesium have been shown to have a significantly reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Selenium

This trace mineral work as an antioxidant and may help protect against oxidative damage.

Studies have shown a relationship between enough selenium intake and heart disease. This is thought to be because of its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to reduce inflammation and prevent platelets from accumulating.

Studies also have shown that taking supplements that have a combination of selenium and Co-Q10 can reduce the chance of cardiovascular death.

Multivitamins

Think of a multivitamin as a catchall, covering all of your nutrient bases.

Studies have shown that taking a high-quality multivitamin may reduce cardiovascular disease and the risk of heart attack in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the U.S.

In one study, those who took a multivitamin consistently for more than a 20-year period reduced their chances of developing cardiovascular disease by 41 percent.

Tespo’s multivitamins can help you keep your heart healthy.

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