Best Cardiovascular Support Supplements for Heart Health
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for your body. Magnesium helps in many ways, but it’s main role is to maintain proper blood pressure levels. When your blood pressure goes too low or high, it causes problems with various organs such as the brain, kidneys and heart.
If you have any type of heart condition (heart attack), then you need to take magnesium supplements because they are very effective at lowering blood pressure. Magnesium is found naturally in foods like almonds, beans, spinach, lentils and other vegetables. You can also get magnesium from certain herbs like dandelion root. However, if you don’t eat these foods regularly or if you’re not getting enough of them in your diet, then you may want to consider taking magnesium supplements instead.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium is 400 mg per day. Some people require even higher amounts of magnesium, so you’ll want to consult your doctor before starting any kind of supplementation program. Magnesium supplements are available over the counter and usually cost between $20-$50 per month depending on how much you take.
Magnesium citrate is one type of magnesium supplement that’s commonly used to treat heart conditions, though there are several others out there as well.
This supplement has proven to be very helpful for lowering blood pressure as well as preventing and treating heart disease. Magnesium also works well to improve your energy levels while helping to prevent muscle cramps at the same time. Many people like taking magnesium before they go to bed because it helps them sleep better.
Others take it during the day if they feel themselves getting stressed out and they need to relax. It’s also a good idea to take magnesium supplements when taking calcium supplements since it helps the body assimilate the calcium.
There are several different types of magnesium supplements available over the counter including magnesium citrate, chloride, aspartate, lactate, gluconate and oxide. All of these have their own benefits and side effects, so you’ll want to consult your doctor before taking any of them. Magnesium supplements can cause some mild side effects like loose stools or diarrhea.
Some people also experience an upset stomach or vomiting when starting magnesium supplements for the first time. If these problems persist or become unbearable, then you should see your doctor immediately.
The FDA has required manufacturers to include warnings with magnesium products since some people have experienced serious complications from taking too much magnesium on a regular basis. This can happen if you’re taking both a multivitamin and a magnesium supplement, so you need to be aware of how much you’re getting from all sources. As with any supplement, you should consult your doctor before taking magnesium to treat or prevent heart disease.
They will be able to tell you how much magnesium you’re currently getting from your multivitamin and then you can decide if you need to get a magnesium supplement too.
The ideal treatment for preventing or treating heart disease is a multivitamin supplement that contains 100% of the DV (daily value) for magnesium, along with other important nutrients like B6, B12, folic acid, riboflavin and other B complex vitamins. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract tablets fit this description and are made from the world’s richest source of organic aged garlic – the same type of garlic that has been used medicinally for centuries.
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is available without a prescription and can be found at most health food stores. It contains several nutrients that are beneficial for the heart and vascular system, as well as several antioxidants and anti-fungals that are good for overall health.
If you want to prevent or treat heart disease with a natural approach, I strongly recommend taking a look at the entire line of nutritional supplements made by New Chapter. They use time-honored, traditional recipes combined with the best modern science to create products that are good for your entire body.
Any one of their multivitamins would be a good choice to make sure you’re getting 100% of the DV for magnesium as well as other important nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, zinc, B6, folic acid and more. New Chapter’s products are available at most health food stores or you can order them directly online.
If you’ve suffered heart disease in your family, it’s especially important to take good care of your heart by eating right, getting regular exercise and taking the proper supplements. And when it comes to supplements, I think New Chapter is as good as it gets.
If you have any questions about the relationship between magnesium and heart disease or anything else related to this topic, please leave your questions in the comment section below.
James South MA, CCN
Nutritional Supplement Manufacturer American Botanics
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