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Vitamin D and your Heart

The Sunshine Vitamin!

Vitamin D and your heartMost of us have heeded the warnings to avoid sun exposure–covering ourselves with protective clothing and sunblock.Β  And this time of year it’s not easy to get much Vitamin D from the sun anyway, unless you live in the more southern climes.Β  But our bodies need Vitamin D so what are we to do?

Vitamin D is essential to our health for many reasons, and it’s important to know that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.Β  According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “a growing number of studies point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), strokes, and the conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes”. Continue reading Vitamin D and your Heart

Do you know anyone taking a statin drug?

Statins and Coenzyme Q10

Chances are, if you’re reading this you’re either taking a statin to lower your cholesterol, or you know someone who is.Β  Besides lowering cholesterol levels, statins are purported to have significant anti-inflammatory and plaque-stabilizing effects, so if you’ve had a heart event, such as a stent or an attack, your doctor has likely prescribed a statin, even if your cholesterol levels are under control.

What many don’t realize (and too often your doctor doesn’t tell you) is that statin drugs also reduce your body’s natural function of producing Coenzyme Q10, because the pathway in the body that naturally produces cholesterol is also responsible for the production of Coenzyme Q10.

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