The Eight Best Nutrients for Heart Health
Did you know that your heart beats at about 115,000 times a day and pumps 7,500 litres of blood each day? Functioning to provide constant oxygen supply to every cell of your body, it is central to survival and body functions. To maintain a healthy heart, we need to consider our lifestyle, diet and emotional well-being. Read more to learn about the top 8 nutrients to maintain heart health, how they function and why they are important for a healthy cardiovascular system. AstaSupreme Advanced Cardiac support is one of the most beneficial Heart Supplements you can add to your diet to maintain a healthy heart.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 1: Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant, being able to maintain heart health by working on oxidised fat in blood vessels (which are typically the cause for blood clots and most heart problems). Clinical studies have shown that astaxanthin is able to address the 3 main worries about heart health – being able to support healthy cholesterol balance, healthy blood pressure and healthy blood sugar. Astaxanthin is first produced by microalgae but can be found further down the food chain in krill, salmon and lobster. Microalgae are the most concentrated and sustainable source of astaxanthin, and is also where Supreme Health’s AstaNZ™ Astaxanthin is derived from!
Healthy Heart Nutrient 2: Magnesium
Magnesium is a critical nutrient to maintain muscle functions. This key mineral is needed by muscle fibres to relax and prevent muscle cramp. As the most important muscle in the body, the heart relies on Magnesium to coordinate its rhythm and prevent irregular heartbeats and palpitations. Low levels of magnesium are often associated with muscle cramps, high blood pressure, insomnia, and migraines. Good dietary sources of Magnesium include all sea vegetables like kelp, nori, whole grains and wheat bran and germ, almonds, buckwheat, Brazil nuts, millet, walnuts, and tofu.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 3: Vitamin D3
Vitamin D is a hormone that mainly comes from our skin when we’re out in the sun. Vitamin D is important for regulating mineral metabolism and improving mineral absorption and utilisation in the cardiovascular system. Low levels of Vitamin D levels are associated with imbalanced levels of minerals like calcium required for cardiac function, muscle weakness, tiredness, increased risk of heart attacks and congestive heart failure. Good dietary sources are typically from animal sources including liver, sardines, butter, eggs, tuna, cheese and fortified milk, non-animal food sources include almonds, sunflower seeds, mushrooms and fortified soy products.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 4: CoQ10
CoQ10 a vitamin-like compound that helps generate energy in cells. CoQ10 has been clinically proven to support healthy circulation and to increase blood oxygen levels. It helps to regulate blood pressure and normalizing cholesterol levels. It is a potent antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative damage and inflammation. Good dietary sources include animal products including organ meat, oily fish, tofu, and peanuts. CoQ10 levels decline with age and common signs and symptoms of deficiency include muscle pain, fatigue, hypertension, and depression.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 5: Omega-3 (EPA, DHA)
Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) are needed for healthy heart function, strong healthy bones and joints, brain, and eye health. Omega-3’s EPA and DHA are known to reduce inflammation throughout the body, lower blood fat (triglyceride) and risk of heart disease. As the body cannot naturally produce Omega-3, it must be obtained through the diet and is readily found in foods like salmon, tuna, flaxseeds, mackerel etc. As the building blocks for hormone-like substances that mediate everything from smooth muscle contraction to inflammation, low levels of these EFAs can have systemic effects including dry skin, muscle tension, poor circulation, high blood pressure and inflammatory health conditions.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 6: Folic acid
Folic acid is a B vitamin found in leafy vegetables and citrus fruits. Folate is a donor nutrient that is key for all cell division, growth and reproduction. Folate also helps with breaking down homocysteine, which in high levels indicates an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Folate is important for breaking down enlarged dysfunctional red blood cells and helps protect brain levels of myelin. Signs and symptoms of low folate levels can present as fatigue, depression, mood disorders, shortness of breath, pale skin and insomnia.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 7: Plant sterols
Plant sterols are cholesterol-like substances from fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Plant sterols can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol in our blood by competing and partially block the absorption of cholesterol into the blood. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and can be lowered with plant sterols.
Healthy Heart Nutrient 8: Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble nutrient that has powerful antioxidant activity it supports cognitive functions, a healthy cardiovascular system, the nervous system and healthy skin. Working alongside astaxanthin to lower oxidative stress, it supports cardiovascular health by reducing the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (so-called “bad” cholesterol). Low levels of Vitamin E are known to cause muscle weakness, loss of coordination, poor transmission of nerve impulses and irregular reflexes and skin conditions. Good dietary sources include butter, sunflower seeds & oil, almonds, sesame oil, peanut oil, peanuts, peanut butter, oatmeal, salmon, whole rye, eggs, carrots and peas.
Advanced Cardiac Support combines Heart Nutrients
Advanced Cardiac Support combines synergistic heart health nutrients AstaNZ™ Astaxanthin, Omega-3 (EPA and DHA), CoQ10, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. Together and at the right doses, these nutrients deliver comprehensive cardiovascular health support.
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