The Best Heart-Health Supplements

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Filed Under: Food and Nutrition, Nutrients and Additives, Heart Health
Last Reviewed 02/22/2014

The Best Heart-Health Supplements

What do you consider to be the most important heart health supplements, and what are your recommended dosages for each?

There's no doubt that the combination of a healthy diet and targeted supplementation with several key nutrients is the best way to promote optimal heart health. The following heart-health supplements are my top cardiovascular nutrient recommendations, along with the minimum and maximum dosages I suggest.

Supplements and Vitamins for Heart Health

  • CoQ10: 100 to 200 mg to maintain heart health; 300 to 600 mg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • L-Carnitine: 400 to 800 mg to maintain heart health; 1,500 to 3,000 mg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Magnesium: 200 to 400 mg to maintain heart health; 400 to 600 mg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • D-Ribose: 5 to 10 g to maintain heart health; 5 g three times daily for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Omega-3 fats: 1,000 mg of DHA and 200 to 500 mg of EPA to maintain heart health; 1,000 to 2,000 mg DHA and 500 to 1,000 mg EPA for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Resveratrol: 30 to 100 mg to maintain heart health; 100 to 200 mg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Seanol: 720 to 1,440 mg to maintain heart health; 1,440 to 2,160 mg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Vitamin D: 2,000 to 3,000 IU to maintain heart health; 2,000 to 4,000 IU for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Vitamin E: 100 to 300 IU for women and 200 to 400 IU for men to maintain heart health; also 100 to 300 IU for women and 200 to 400 IU for men with serious heart-health concerns

  • Vitamin K: 150 mcg to maintain heart health; 300 mcg for those with serious heart-health concerns

  • Calcium: 500 to 750 mg for women and 200 to 500 mg for men to maintain heart health; also 500 to 750 mg for women and 200 to 500 mg for men with serious heart-health concerns

DISCLAIMER: The content of DrSinatra.com is offered on an informational basis only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of a qualified health provider before making any adjustment to a medication or treatment you are currently using, and/or starting any new medication or treatment. All recommendations are "generally informational" and not specifically applicable to any individual's medical problems, concerns and/or needs.

 
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