NATURE’S SECRET FOR HEART HEALTH
Love is in the air, red hearts decorate stores and businesses, and we want to share an important way to support your heart health during American Heart Month.
Heart health should be a focus for all of us. We all have been touched personally by heart conditions whether that is personal histories of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, family histories of heart attacks and strokes or just the struggle to stay active, maintain a healthy weight and quit smoking. This month the American Heart Association released their Life’s Simple 7 goals to improve the nation’s heart health.
Manage Blood Pressure
- Control Cholesterol
- Reduce Blood Sugar
- Get Active
- Eat Better
- Lose Weight
- Stop Smoking
That’s quite a list and easier said than done! BUT, there’s hope! At New Life Functional Neurology & Endocrinology, we have many natural and effective ways to support heart health and help you conquer your 2023 goals.
While each of the 7 steps above is important, let’s focus this month on one key way to improve your heart health naturally, COENZYME Q10.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant found in plants, bacteria, animals, and people. It is a critical step in the process of how your cells make energy, and the heart uses a large quantity of the energy your body makes each day. In addition, levels of CoQ10 can decrease as you age making it important to ensure that you have enough.
We are learning that this important power player has some fascinating heart health benefits when studied in the last few years. While more research needs to be done, studies suggest CoQ10:
- Improved blood pressure control with decrease in systolic blood pressure of 16 mm Hg and in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg.
- Reduced muscle pain and weakness sometimes associated with taking a type of cholesterol medication, statins.
- Improved heart function for those with heart failure – less daily symptoms, reduced mortality (risk of death) and improved ability to exercise.
- Quicker recovery after open heart bypass and heart valve surgeries
The studies have led medical experts to give Coenzyme Q10 a class B recommendation as a safe, adjunctive therapy in patients with heart failure!
It gets even better. CoQ10 is generally well tolerated with few significant side effects. It can interact with certain blood thinners such as Warfarin/Coumadin and needs to be avoided in those with serious liver disease. As with any supplement, it is important that you consult your doctor to see if this natural heart health support would benefit you along with standard care. In addition, you should choose supplements that are high in quality with excellent absorption and independent quality assurance by an outside third party. Our CoQ10 Active, as well as all of our supplements, meet these strict criteria.
At New Life, we are focused on renewing your function and restoring your quality of life. We want you to have a vibrant, energetic heart ready to take on new challenges in 2017. Call TODAY, to get 20% off when you purchase CoQ10 Active this month!
IF YOU HAVE A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION LIKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND/OR DIABETES AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU, PLEASE CALL NEW LIFE FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY & ENDOCRINOLOGY TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR CARE AND TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.
Dr. Elliot Hirshorn is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist and practitioner of functional medicine at New Life Functional Neurology & Endocrinology in Greenville, SC. The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or diagnosis and does not replace or constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Please seek out the advice of a qualified health care practitioner before making any health-related decisions.
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