Heart disease was the leading cause of death world-wide in 2019 (most recent year statistics available). Heart disease cases doubled from 1990 to 2019, and the number of heart disease deaths rose 50%. Additionally, the number of years lived with heart disease-related disability also doubled in the last 20 years.
Key Vitamins for Healthy Hearts and Arteries
Vitamin A (retinol): 10,000 IU as retinyl palmitate, not beta-carotene.
–Slows the progression of inflammation leading to heart disease
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 5,000 IU.
–Keeps arteries flexible and reduces inflammation; blocks a hormone that increases blood vessel constriction (which can lead to increased blood pressure)
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) 45 mcg.
–Helps direct calcium away from blood vessels (where it can be lead to hardening of the arteries or “arterial calcification”) and into bones where it is needed
Take this combination daily and also consider: grape seed OPCs, CoQ10, and Berberine.
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