Supplements For Heart Energy
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Although there have been advances in the care of heart disease, morbidity and mortality have remained the same.
There are alternative treatments that have been proven to help heart disease. Dr. Sinatra coined the phrase, “The Awesome Foursome”. Dr. Sinatra has had impressive results using the awesome foursome. In fact, Dr. Sinatra stated he once had a patient come off of the transplant list using the awesome foursome.
In this article we will discuss some proven supplements to help you manage your heart disease.
Magnesium Benefits For the Heart
Magnesium Taurate benefits and dosage for the heart. Magnesium Taurate dosage 500 mg/day to 1000 mg/ day may reduce blood pressure (BP) systolic as much as 5.6/2.8 mm Hg. However, clinical studies have a wide range of BP reduction, with some showing no change in BP. Magnesium taurate has also been shown to decrease glucose, help joint pain, and back pain.
Studies have been done with magnesium taurate on blood pressure. Some of the people with high blood pressure who took magnesium taurate were able to stop some of their medication. Research has shown that magnesium taurate is the best form of magnesium for the heart.
Magnesium glycinate is also a good form of magnesium for people with heart disease to take.
Some people cannot take any kind of oral magnesium because of gastric distress. Magnesium oil, which is magnesium chloride is an awesome alternative. The magnesium oil is sprayed on the bottom of your feet or on any joint that is sore. The average dose is 6 sprays twice a day.
People tolerate magnesium in so many different ways. The way I determine my dosage is too bowel tolerance. Also, it is best to get a magnesium RBC level done. This test is the best determinant of magnesium in your body. Only 1% of magnesium is in the blood.
The average dose is 400mg-800mg per day.
COq10 heart benefits. Coenzyme q10 (coq10) has been recommended for a wide range of cardiac conditions. Heart disease remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, in spite of recent progress in some areas (heart disease will be used here broadly to include heart failure, arteriosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and other cardiac problems).
In a variety of patients with heart disease, serum CoQ10 levels have been found to be significantly lower compared to healthy controls, suggesting that a deficiency may exist due to insufficient intake.
Studies have found that CoQ10 levels decrease as the severity of heart disease increases. Because of these associations between heart disease and CoQ10 levels, use of CoQ10 supplements has become widespread.
Every person taking a statin must take supplemental Coq10 because statins deplete the body of Coq10. The irony is that the heart muscle cells requires Coq10.
Coq10 has been proven to increase the ejection fracture of the heart.
The typical dosage is 200mg 3 times a day. However, for serious cases of heart disease, many people take more CoQ10.
Ribose Heart Benefits
Ribose is a nutrient needed by the heart to produce energy. The muscle cells of the heart need ribose in order to produce ATP.
Ribose is a carbohydrate vital for the body’s manufacture of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the major source of energy used by our cells.
Quite a few studies have been done on ribose, mostly relating to its potential usefulness for individuals with heart disease.
Scientists have found that supplying extra ribose in the blood helps restore the heart’s normal ATP levels more quickly. This finding has raised hopes that ribose supplements might improve heart functioning and increase exercise capacity.
Typical doses recommended by sports supplement manufacturers are 1 to 10 g per day. However, researchers have used much higher doses.
For example, in a study focusing on coronary artery disease and exercise-induced ischemia (problems with blood supply to the heart), the participants took 15 grams of ribose 4 times a day for 3 days.
Carnitine Benefits for the Heart
L-carnitine supplementation has been associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, ventricular arrhythmia, and angina in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI).
In chronic heart disease patients, L-carnitine administration over 12 months has been shown to attenuate left ventricular dilatation and prevent ventricular remodeling while reducing the incidence of chronic heart failure and death.
Total carnitine levels in aging individuals are roughly 20% lower than in youth, which leaves mitochondria increasingly vulnerable to damage.
Fortunately, studies have proven that supplementing with carnitine can restore mitochondrial function to
near youthful level.
The dosage used in the studies was 2-5 grams per day.
My name is Phyllis Robinson MSN, RN. I have been a Registered Nurse for 27 years in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I am passionate about cardiac care and heart disease. I also want this blog to be an educational tool that people can refer to for traditional and alternative treatment. I will blog on heart disorders such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and high cholesterol.
I received my Nursing degree from Baltimore Community College.
I went on to receive my Masters in Nursing from Walden University
I have worked for almost 30 years in Critical Care with a focus on heart health. I am an advocate of preventive healthcare.