5 Heart-Health Supplements
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plays a critical role in keeping our blood vessels strong by aiding collagen repair. Load up on vitamin C to help prevent illness during times of stress.
|Ester–C supplements, a non–acidic form of the vitamin that's gentle on the stomach. Take 500 to 1,000 mg twice a day.|
can cut your levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that's been linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease. If your homocysteine levels are high, consider adding folate.
|Vitamin B–1 by Nature Made. Take 50 to 100 mg a day.|
Look for one that offers 20 to 30 different vitamins and minerals in a daily dose.
|Twinlab's Daily One caps.|
is the "master antioxidant." It can prevent cholesterol oxidation, a key factor in heart disease.
|A brand with mixed vitamin E or d–alpha tocopherols on the label. Try New Chapter's Complete E Food Complex. Take at least 400 IU per day.|
helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function and regulates blood pressure levels.
|Country Life Cal–Mag Complex. Take 500 to 1,000 mg a day.|