Posted on: 12.12.2022 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

Other Nutrients for Heart Health

Other Nutrients for Heart


Coenzyme Q10:

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) enhances the pumping and electrical functions

of the heart, improves general cardiac function, and improves energy

production within heart muscle cells. Because the heart is one of

the few organs in the body that is working constantly, it requires

the most energetic support. Therefore, a decrease in CoQ10 levels

could impair the functional capabilities of the heart, and possibly

lead to degenerative lesions of the heart, a condition found in

most types of cardiovascular disease.

CoQ10 is primarily available in tablet, powder,

or capsule form, but based on bioavailability studies, the best

preparations are soft-gelatin capsules that contain CoQ10 in an

oil base, such as soybean oil.

I recommend taking 60 mg of CoQ10 in an oil base

twice a day. If you are taking a dry preparation of CoQ10, take

100 to 150 mg a day.


Hawthorn is a spiny tree or shrub native to Europe. This herb dilates

your coronary vessels, thus improving blood supply to your heart

and improving the metabolic processes in your heart. This makes

your heart muscle contract more forcefully, preventing some types

of rhythm disturbances.

I recommend 100-300 mg of hawthorn per day.


This amino acid plays an important role in the ability of your body

to break down fatty acids like cholesterol for fuel. Like CoQ10,

it improves energy production within heart cells. In fact, studies

have shown that L-carnitine increases blood flow to the heart, reduces

LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and lowers blood pressure levels.

I recommend taking 1,000-2,000 mg of L-carnitine

each day.

Side effects are rare and occur mostly at higher


Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

A diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids substantially reduces

your risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and

triglycerides, preventing blood platelets from becoming sticky,

and reducing blood pressure.

All three of the following oils are excellent

sources of omega-3 fatty acids. I recommend taking either:

Fish oil: 200 to 300 mg per day, or

Evening primrose oil: 3,000 to 4,000 mg per day, or

Cold-pressed flaxseed oil: 1 to 2 tablespoons per day.


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