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The absorption of CoQ10 in any product form is apparently very low. With an increasing demand for CoQ10 in larger doses required to attain more effective therapeutic blood levels there is a need for higher absorbable and more stable CoQ10 products.
You may have heard how aspirin can help prevent the possibility of a heart attack, or that chewing aspirin when a heart attack strikes will lessen the harmful effects of the attack. But is it true? Will an aspirin a day keep a heart attack away? Possibly—but your odds of improvement are better if you take the aspirin at night right before you go to bed, according to new research. Let’s take a look . . .
Could garlic help you reduce the chance of heart disease? It’s looking that way, according to scientists at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. According to a recent research report, aged garlic, vitamins and other nutrients have been combined into a pill and are being credited to slowing the progression of atherosclerosis. Keep reading for more information on this possible new discovery.
A major controversy has developed in the USA and around the world over the possible excess use and adverse effects of statin drugs.
When Ubiquinol the reduced form of CoQ10 entered the US commercial market the manufacturers claimed that they had discovered a way to make the product stable so it could be used as a food or nutritional supplement.
Have you ever heard of the drug Heparin? If you take blood thinner medication, you may be familiar with this prescription – even if it’s not the particular one you take. If you don’t happen to take heparin, you can thank your lucky stars. A batch of contaminated heparin has been linked to 81 deaths in the U.S. alone, according to the FDA. Keep reading for more information on this potential health threat.
Do you struggle with keeping your blood pressure in check? If so you may have already tried the usual methods to help lower your blood pressure, such as prescription medication and an altered diet. But if these options aren’t working effectively for you, perhaps a more natural approach could be your answer. Here are the alternative health suggestions . . .
Do you remember the old cartoons where steam blew out of a character’s head when he or she was angry? Sometimes the stresses of life can make you feel like you’re about to “blow” and result in an increase of your own body’s pressure – your blood pressure. Read on to learn why it’s crucial to maintain healthy blood pressure.
Do you suffer from high cholesterol? Perhaps you’ve tried a number of ways to reduce your cholesterol levels, such as changing your diet and getting more exercise. Your doctor may have even prescribed a medication to help in your cholesterol-lowering efforts – especially if diet and exercise alone weren’t working for you. If you do take a prescription medicine, and you happen to take one called Vytorin, you’ll want to keep reading. And you might want to think twice about taking that medication, as it has become the center of attention recently in regards to what it can actually do for your heart health.
Does heart disease run in your family? Or have you already been diagnosed with some form of heart condition? Neither one of these outlooks seems easy, and both can be life-changing. You might be worried that you’ll have to start taking medication – and even worse, keep taking medication . . . for the rest of your life. And that leads to other concerns, such as the cost and side effects of such medication. Are you stuck in a no-win situation? Not in the least. There are ways to protect your heart – the natural way. Let’s take a look . . .
Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? High cholesterol can contribute to many serious medical conditions, and if left unchecked is a leading cause of heart attacks and heart disease.
Do you appreciate a really good meal? Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-lover, there’s nothing like enjoying the foods you relish. Unfortunately for some, the foods you love the most often contain the things worst for your body. When was the last time you had a steak? Or worse yet, steak and eggs? These two foods contain cholesterol, which in excess amounts can be harmful to your health.
A recent study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association reports daily supplements of a fatty acid found in fish oil halves the risk of sudden death in heart attack survivors.
Are you struggling to stay on a heart-healthy diet? Maybe heart disease runs in your family and you’re trying to take steps to prevent it. Or, you may have already been diagnosed with some form of heart disease and are implementing habits to reverse that diagnosis. Whatever your case may be, it’s not always easy to stick to what the doctor orders when it comes to your diet. It can be difficult to cut out a lot of the sugars and sodium that are linked to increased cardiovascular risk, and add the fruits, vegetables and whole-grain, high-fiber foods that help to lower it.
When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? According to the American Heart Association, approximately one-third of all adults have high blood pressure. This condition is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” as there are often no symptoms until it becomes a health risk.
Do you have a healthy heart? With heart disease being the leading cause of death in both men and women, it’s likely that you could be one of many folks reading this article that struggles in the heart health area.
Here are two important questions for you... Question #1: Are you a woman? Question #2: If your answer to #1 was “yes” do you know you may be at serious risk for heart disease?
Heart disease (including stroke) is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And although you can’t combat every risk factor (such as family history, age, race), there are things you can do to avoid falling prey to heart disease - simple ways to help keep your heart in tip-top shape.