Did you know that our hearts start beating from around 5–6 weeks of pregnancy when we are still embryos? During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. The heart has a never-ending workload, and its health and functioning can be affected by a deficient diet and lack of exercise, smoking, infection, genetics, and many other factors.
The cardiovascular system relates to your heart and the blood vessels that move blood around in your body. The blood pumped through your heart, veins and arteries supply vital oxygen and nutrients throughout the body to the organs, muscles and soft tissue. Leading a healthy lifestyle is extremely important for your heart health. This includes maintaining a nutritious balanced diet and exercising. A healthy lifestyle, especially when started at a young age, goes a long way to preventing cardiovascular disease as we get older. Certain vitamins and minerals also play a role in optimal heart functioning. Supplementing with Coenzyme Q10, Magnesium and Vitamin D can have potential heart health benefits.
- There is a high concentration of Coenzyme Q10 in the heart muscle. Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant, and it works in the powerhouses (mitochondria) of our cells to produce energy and protect them from oxidative damage which in turn could assist with restoring optimal energy levels, reduced oxidative damage and improved heart function.
- Prescribed cholesterol medication such as Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin may reduce the Coenzyme Q10 levels in the body which can lead to muscle stiffness and injury.
- Magnesium is known to play an important role in blood pressure management and may reduce certain cardiovascular risk factors by supporting heart function and rhythm, arterial flexibility, and vascular muscle tone.
- Vitamin D exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and may also have a mild hypotensive effect in high dosages. Vitamin D supports a healthy Immune and Cardiovascular System.
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Article by: M Dateling B.Optom (UJ) Dip.Sports Vision (UJ) MBA (Wits) and C Rauch-Nell B.Pharm (Wits) supplied by AnaStellar
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