Heart disease remedies

Most helpful Heart disease remedies

•   Calcium aids function of the heart muscle. Calcium is essential for blood clotting; it also plays a role in maintaining blood pressure. Take 1,500 milligrams daily, after meals and at bedtime.

•   Carnitine reduces fat and triglyceride levels in the blood. Several double-blind studies have shown that carnitine improves heart function and improves symptoms in people with congestive heart failure. Take 500 milligrams two to three times daily on an empty stomach.

•   Coenzyme Q10 oxygenizes the blood and improves exercise tolerance. Take 50 to 100 milligrams three times daily.

• Heart disease remedies  Garlic improves circulation. This herb contains several sulfur compounds that block the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Garlic also helps expand the blood vessel walls, increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Another chemical in garlic, ajoene, helps prevent blood clots. Use garlic liberally in cooking, eat up to 6 cloves of fresh garlic daily, or use commercially prepared odorless garlic capsules.

•   Folic acid and other B vitamins play a key role in recycling homocysteine, a by-product of protein breakdown that has been linked with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Without enough folic acid and B vitamins, the recycling of homocysteine into methionine becomes inefficient, and homocysteine levels increase. Increased intake of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 decreases homocysteine levels. Take 400 milligrams daily.

•   B vitamin complex helps decrease homocysteine levels. Take one dose daily.

Other helpful Heart disease remedies

•   Magnesium reduces the risk of arrhythmias and replaces magnesium depleted by drugs given for congestive heart failure. Magnesium is necessary to activate an enzyme that helps transport potassium to the cells. Take 750 milligrams daily.

•   Lecithin emulsifies fat in the blood. Take 2 capsules or 1 tablespoon with meals.

•   Evening primrose oil helps prevent hardening of the arteries. Take two 500-milligram capsules three times daily.

•   Green tea lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Drink up to 5 cups of tea daily, preferably with meals, or take 500-milligram capsules daily.

•  Heart disease remedies Hawthorn increases blood flow to the heart, strengthens heart contractions. This "heart herb" enhances cardiac output, in addition to opening up the peripheral vessels to improve overall circulation. Use a commercial product, follow package directions.

•   Vitamin E strengthens the immune system and heart muscle. Take 400 IU daily.

•   Ginkgo helps dilate the blood vessels and improves overall circulation. Use a commercial product; follow package directions.

•   Selenium is a potent antioxidant useful in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Take up to 200 micrograms daily.

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