The Best Heart-Health Supplements

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Heart Health, Food and Nutrition, Nutrients and Additives
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

Enjoy What You've Just Read?

Get it delivered to your inbox! Signup for E-News and you'll get great content like you've just read along with other great tips and guides from Dr. Sinatra!