How’s the Old Ticker Treating You?

Maybe I should ask, how are YOU treating your “old ticker?”  February is National Heart Month, so let’s take a look at some great heart-health tips for you and everyone who loves you!

“You’re getting older (25), it’s time to check your cholesterol. Oh, that’s too high, take this statin drug, it’ll bring it down and don’t forget to take it every day for the rest of your life.”  Cha-ching!

Statin drugs are sold primarily on the premise that they will save lives by lowering cholesterol levels, but in reality they have not convincingly demonstrated any ability to extend life in women, and they produce very little effect in men who show no clinical evidence of heart disease. Also, statins involve a significant risk of side effects.  So why are they prescribed so much? Great marketing! Annual sales of statin drugs alone exceeds 25 billion dollars. The statin “empire” is perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the modern drug industry.

Knowing that many of you who are reading this right now are taking a statin and/or a blood pressure pill, please be sure you are adding heart-healthy nutrients to your daily regimen. You heart needs extra nutritional support when drugs are involved.

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is A MUST for anyone who takes a statin!  CoQ10 supplies the spark that powers every cell in your body. Your heart muscle needs a lot of energy and when CoQ10 levels are low, so is energy and function in your cells. Statins block your body’s production of CoQ10 making supplementation essential.

Baum’s carries a variety of CoQ10 in different milligrams and sizes. One to Try: Solgar Nutri-Nano CoQ10 3.1x. It’s 3 times more absorbable!

Omega 3 Fatty Acids from either fish or flaxseed. Omega 3’s reduce inflammation and have been shown in studies to significantly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in both men and women.

We love Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega!  No nasty fish burps! Super-clean natural triglyceride form fish oil!

*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.

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