Best 11 Supplements for Cardiovascular Health

Medical researchers found the top 11 micronutrients in vitamin supplements that benefit your cardiovascular health.

By Keith Bishop, C.N. B.Sc. Pharmacy

A research analysis of over 884 medical studies and 883,00 patients from the American College of Cardiology found the following 11 vitamin supplements benefit your heart, brain, and blood vessels. 

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (fish oils) decreased cardiovascular death by 93%, heart attack by 85% and all heart disease events by 86%.

Folic acid supplementation decreased stroke risk by 84%.

CoQ10 supplementation decreased all-cause of death by 68%.

The best 11 supplements for cardiovascular health include:

1.    Omega-3 fatty acids

2.    Folic acid

3.    Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

4.    Omega-6 fatty acids

5.    L-arginine

6.    L-citrulline

7.    Melatonin

8.    Magnesium

9.    Vitamin D3

10. Zinc

11. Alpha-lipoic acid


In a surprising twist, the researchers found omega-6 supplements decreased the risk of cardiovascular events by lowering cholesterol, lowering LDL cholesterol, improving the good HDL, and potentially improving fasting blood glucose. We’re always learning and adapting!

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in:

·       Soybeans

·       Corn

·       Nuts and seeds

·       Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs


 Supporting Supplements Include

 


Medical Reference Source

Peng An, Sitong Wan, Yongting Luo, et al. Micronutrient Supplementation to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 80, Issue 24, 2022, Pages 2269-2285, ISSN 0735-1097, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.09.048.

 This research summary is for education purposes. Each person and health condition is unique so you should consult with your healthcare provider before making changes in your healthcare program.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent andy disease.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in the Feel Better blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your health program.

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