5 Minerals and Vitamins for Heart Health
There are so many vitamins and minerals out there that, without a little help, it can be hard to narrow it down and know which ones are best for supporting heart health. Keep reading to learn about 5 different minerals and vitamins for heart health.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids help support a healthy-functioning heart. It can be difficult to get enough Omega-3 in your diet since our bodies don’t naturally produce these types of fatty acids. If you’re not getting enough Omega-3 in your diet alone, MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil can help provide you with essential nutrients to help support your heart.
More and more studies are pointing to the fact that a Vitamin D deficiency can put one at risk. Vitamin D is actually produced by the body, more so when you are out in sunlight, and helps to regulate blood pressure. However, factors like getting less exposure to sunlight, obesity and age can lead to a deficiency. Many turn to supplements, such as MegaRed® Super Heart™ to get their daily allotment of Vitamin D.
Magnesium is a mineral found naturally in dark green vegetables, nuts and whole grains, among other foods. A deficiency of Magnesium has been linked by certain studies to higher blood pressure and an. To get your daily value of magnesium, explore supplement options, or focus on eating magnesium-rich foods like raw spinach, soybeans, avocados and even dark chocolate.
While technically an enzyme, CoQ10 works hand in hand with vitamins in the body, and more studies are showing it may be a helpful ingredient in. It can be found naturally in the highest concentration in most meats, as well as soybean products and certain nuts. The relatively low concentration of CoQ10 in commonly eaten foods, however, means that it may be necessary to take a supplement to get enough CoQ10.
Folic Acid often referred to as Vitamin B9, is another one of the many possible vitamins for heart health. This vitamin helps to regulate the amount of homocysteine, an amino acid associated with a possible risk for blood clots, found in the bloodstream. Natural sources high in Vitamin B9 include broccoli, lentils, brussels sprouts and asparagus.
Potassium has long been known to regulate blood pressure levels. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you reach the recommended daily value of potassium, which, according to the Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine, is 4,700 mg of potassium. While bananas are often said to be high in potassium, potatoes actually have about twice as much potassium in the typical serving. Potassium may also be obtained in supplement form.