Magnesium Oxide

Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium for You Magnesium supplements come in so many different forms, the most common of which is magnesium oxide. The oxide form is used in many supplements, including multivitamins, because it’s just so darn easy to pack into a pill. Magnesium oxide acts most potently on…

Read More

A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…to raise the level of uric acid, which in turn inhibits nitric oxide (NO), a key chemical that helps keep arteries dilated. * High fructose corn syrup interferes with the metabolism of two key minerals, magnesium and copper. Magnesium keeps heart cells energized and contributes to healthy bone density…

Read More

The Benefits of Multivitamins

…different forms of magnesium. As far as the copper and manganese go, they are too high. Even though copper at 2 mg is the recommended daily allowance, if excess copper is taken in the diet—which is frequently the case—this amount of copper in a multi could create a pro-oxidant effect. Vitamin and…

Read More

Vitamins and Women: What the News Reports Didn't Tell You

oxidant causing oxidative stress in your body. Plus, once women are no longer having their periods, iron levels can build up to toxic levels. * As with iron, you need to be careful with copper. Any good multivitamin should have less than the RDA of copper since copper can also act as a pro-oxidant.…

Read More

Best Multivitamins for Women: What the Media Didn't Report

…• There isn't a woman over 55 on this planet that should be taking iron. When it’s taken when it’s not needed, iron acts as a pro-oxidant causing oxidative stress in your body. Plus, once women are no longer having their periods, iron levels can build up to toxic levels. The best multivitamins…

Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your ability to prevent blood clots. Acute stress, such as anger, can cause heart attack and stroke. Oxidative stress. Unchecked free-radical activity accelerates…

Read More

Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…vegetable oil is damaged in cooking, making it vulnerable to harmful oxidation. Q: Are eggs a heart-smart choice? A: Eggs are perfectly fine to eat. I eat four to six DHA-fortified, cage-free eggs per week. Eggs contain magnesium and sulfur, plus the egg white is full of protein. But there’s one thing…

Read More

What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…walls, reduce energy consumption in the heart, and lower blood pressure levels. They also help protect the membranes of heart muscle cells from oxidation. ACE inhibitor drugs are typically prescribed if you’ve had a heart attack. After a heart attack, your left ventricle may have wall motion abnormalities…

Read More

Women's Vitamin Needs

…is more debilitating. So what are women's nutrient needs? I recommend 750-1,000 mg of calcium a day from all sources, along with 200 to 600 mg of magnesium. It’s also important to get weight-bearing exercise, such as walking for at least 20 minutes per day. Plus, try to work with weights two to three…

Read More

The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…Pharmaceutical drugs. They deplete the body of nutrients and energy. For example, statins deplete coenzyme Q10 and diuretics deplete precious potassium and magnesium. So, if you need to take medications you want to supplement accordingly. 3. Alcohol. Overindulgence ages the body. 4. High-fructose corn syrup. This…

Read More