Natural Remedies for

natural remedies for healthy heart blood pressure and cholesterol

Healthy Heart,

Blood Pressure

and Cholesterol

Natural Remedies for Blood Pressure, Heart and Cholesterol,

including anti-oxidant protection and safety information.

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Omega 3 Oils 

General Heart/Arteries, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Clotting tendency.**

ANTI-OXIDANTS:

Co-Q10              
General Heart and Arteries, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol.

HERBS:

Garlic                     

General Heart and Arteries,, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Clotting tendency.**

Hawthorn                   

General Heart and Arterial Health, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol.

LOWERING HOMOCYSTEINE:

Vitamin B    
reduces homocysteine; General Heart and Arteries, Cholesterol

TMG   
reduces homocysteine; General Heart and Arteries, Cholesterol.

OTHER:

ViridiMAN Multi     
General Heart and Arterial Health.

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IMPORTANT: If you take prescription medication, especially Warfarin or similar, you must note all WARNINGS for supplements, and consult your doctor.


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OMEGA 3 OILS

Fish Oil and Flax Oil

Omega 3 oils are called essential fatty acids because they cannot be manufactured by the body, but must be obtained from the diet – oily fish and some seeds.omega 3 oil for heart health Omega 3 can be deficient. Many trials show Omega 3 oils naturally help reduce blood pressure, blood clotting, and arrhythmias. They lower LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and raise HDL (‘good’) cholesterol. They are natural anti-inflammatories and are useful for the health of arteries. They have many health benefits for the whole body.

Fish oil contains approx. 30% omega 3, concentrated oils contain approx 65%. Flax oil contains over 50% omega 3 but those with digestive problems may not be able to convert it to usable form.
See All About Omega 3  for more detailed info.

Warnings:
avoid with warfarin or similar anticoagulants.
take with food.
not for those with fish or shellfish allergy.
avoid just before or after surgery, or childbirth, due to blood thinning.

Supplements: Small size capsules may be easier to take, check before you buy. Most capsules are gelatin, but some are vegetarian, even if containing non-vegetarian fish oil!

Some prefer bottled oils, though these may not be available by mail order. Do keep these in the fridge and use them up quickly, as rancid oil becomes carcinogenic.
Flax seed oil is pleasantly nutty and can be added to food – great for those fed up with swallowing medicines. You can also buy powdered Flax seeds, to sprinkle on cereal, yogourt or vegetables –for example by Linusit. An excellent source of Omega 3 and nice to eat!
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RULES FOR A HEALTHY HEART (ENGLISH SPEAKERS)

1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

                                       
Anon; source unknown.
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ANTI-OXIDANTS

Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

coenzyme q10 heart healthCoQ10 is an anti-oxidant made naturally in our bodies, but amounts decline with age.

It is found in small amounts in meat and fish. CoQ10 is also called ubiquinone, because of its widespread distribution in the human body. CoQ10 is used by the body to transform food into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy on which the body runs.
CoQ10 protects LDL cholesterol from oxidising, reducing damage to arteries including coronary arteries. Studies show positive results in lowering high blood pressure. CoQ10 is vital in cell energy production throughout the body, and is essential for the healthy function of the hard-working heart muscles. CoQ10 is helpful to those taking statins, tricyclic anti-depressants and some beta-blockers, as these can block natural CoQ10 production.

CoQ10 is a fantastically beneficial supplement, and one that we should all be aware of, as we get older, as our natural levels fall. There are no restrictions on long-term use. Some people have reported noice improvements in general energy.
Warnings: none

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HERBS

Hawthorn

hawthorn for blood pressureHawthorn berry contains flavonoids (plants compounds) called anthocyanidins that cahave been demonstrated in research to protect and relax the arteries and strengthen the heartbeat.
 
Traditionally used in many countries for a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension, angina, cholesterol, arterial disease, arrhythmias and weak heart. IFor eample, it is not used by doctors in the UK but may be prescribed by doctors in Germany.

Hawthorn has a reputation for normalising blood pressure, that is, not lowering it excessively, and is considered suitable for long-term use. This is one of my top herbs to investigate for those with cardiovascular problems.
hawthorn narmalises blood pressureIt is reputed to take 2-3 weeks to take effect, and 2 months for maximum benefit.
The Latin name for Hawthorn is Crataegus.
Warnings: physician’s guidance advised with beta-blockers, digitalis and cardiac glycosides

Garlic

garlic for heart healthGarlic is probably the most well known herb connected with a healthy heart and circulatory system.


In research it has lowered LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and reduced blood pressure and the tendency for clots to form. It also has benefits for the immune system.


Warnings: avoid with warfarin or similar anticoagulants.
avoid just before or after surgery, or childbirth, due to blood thinning.
high-dose garlic may react poorly with certain drugs used for HIV, always consult your doctor.


Supplements: A high potency garlic is considerably better value than the usual small garlic pearls. 

Garlic and Hawthorn combinations

These mixtures are a convenient way of taking these herbs together. Both herbs show benefits in research for the circulatory system, for more info please see Garlic and Hawthorn listed above.

Warnings: avoid with warfarin or similar anticoagulants.
avoid just before or after surgery, or childbirth, due to blood thinning.
high-dose garlic may react poorly with certain drugs used for HIV, always consult your doctor.
physician’s guidance advised with beta-blockers, digitalis and cardiac glycosides.

Supplements: I believe both Bional and Bioforce make combination remedies containing hawthorn and garlic, with other herbs.

REDUCING HOMOCYSTEINE

Vitamin B Complex

coenzyme q10 heart healthB Complex contains all the different B vitamins, which work best in combination. It is one way of reducing levels of a toxic substance called homocysteine.

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced in our bodies by the incomplete breakdown of excess protein, and is a major risk factor for heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. B6, B12 and Folic Acid are especially helpful in maintaining healthy homocysteine levels.

In studies, B3 helps lower cholesterol. B vitamins are also involved in nerve health and energy production. Some B vitamins are depleted by alcohol, the drug metformin, or oral contraceptives.
Warnings: avoid with cataracts.
causes harmless yellow discoloration of urine.
high doses of vitamin B3 may cause harmless facial flushing.
Supplements: good B complex is widely available. It is useful if it contains extra B5 and/or vitamin C, shown by research to be needed in higher quantities when we are under stress.

TMG

You may not have heard of TMG, but please remember it and tell your friends and family. I am sure it will soon be in the news much more.

TMG or Tri-Methyl Glycine, derived from beetroot, can be more effective than B vitamins in lowering homocysteine levels (see B Complex above), because it is a better 'methyl donor'. 'Methyl donors' are able to detoxify homocysteine. TMG also protects against LDL cholesterol, helps raise HDL cholesterol, and helps protect the liver from the effects of excess alcohol.

Warnings: none
Supplements: Not widely available! use an internet search. Products aiming to lower homocysteine may contain TMG.

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OTHER PRODUCTS

Viridian ViridiMAN Multi

coenzyme q10 heart healthA unique formula for male health. ViridiMAN multi provides thorough and convenient support for three main areas of concern in male health - the cardiovascular system, the prostate gland, and sexual health. This product is a combination of herbs, vitamins and minerals, such as saw palmetto, nettle, zinc, broccoli, pumpkin seed, and rhodiola. All of these have benefits proven by research. It recognises that the nutritional needs of men are different from those of women.

You can read more about some of these ingredients, such as saw palmetto, zinc and rhodiola, on other topic pages. However, taking this supplement is not a guarantee of prostate/sexual/cardiovascular health: you must still eat well and look after yourself!
A vegan product, suitable for adult men in every age group.

Warnings: take with food.
avoid if you have fluid retention from kidney or heart problems.
Ingredients,  full list on request, it just won't fit on this webpage!


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