Protect Your Heart
If you’ve ever experienced one of the many side effects of cardiac medications (angio-edema, asthma, bronchospasm, cholestatic jaundice, deteriorating kidney function, dry mouth, electrolyte imbalance, frequent urination, gout, fatigue, hypotension, liver damage, psoriasis, rashes, sexual dysfunction) you may be interested in a natural remedy for your heart. The following remedy has been used to successfully treat cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, and hypertension, not to mention many other disorders.
The Politics of Natural Remedies
According to the American Heart Association, “Heart failure patients need multiple medications.” This is probably music to the ears of the pharmaceutical industry as the more medications you take, the more money Big Pharma makes. Therefore, this remedy is something that they don’t want you to know about. It’s CoEnzyme Q10, often simply known as CoQ10. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is found in all parts of the body, but the highest amounts are located in the liver and heart muscle. Physicians in Japan prescribe CoQ10 because it strengthens the heart muscle. Unfortunately, it is not as popular with physicians in the U.S. because Big Pharma tends to dictate what medications physicians prescribe to their patients.
CoQ10 plays many roles in the body including:
- it protects the heart
- it increases tissue oxygenation
- it’s involved in energy production
- it increases the body’s circulation
- it stimulates the immune system
- it lowers high blood pressure
- has anti-aging effects
- it’s used in the treatment & prevention of cardiovascular disease
CoQ10 is structurally similar to vitamin E and since it is fat-soluble, is best taken in a liquid form. Natural forms of CoQ10 are highest in mackerel, salmon, and sardines. An even better form of CoQ10 is Ubiquinol, which is the active form of CoQ10. Supplemental dosage recommendations are 50-60 mg three times per day. ancak, in cases of severe cardiac disease, up to 100 mg three times per day may be needed. Whichever you choose, Ubiquinol or CoQ10, your heart will thank you.
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