Have you heard what arginine
(L-arginine) can do for your heart?
Is Arginine a "super hero" for the heart?
The evidence is building that it just may be.
The benefits of L
open clogged arteries
reduce the chest pain of angina
increase mental acuity
lessen the complications of diabetes.
For some people with high blood pressure,
arginine alone can restore it to the normal range.
How could one supplement accomplish all
Arginine's health benefits stem from its conversion to nitric
oxide (NO) in cells that line the inside of your blood vessels. It is
the body's most potent blood vessel expander and main blood pressure
regulator. The discovery of nitric oxide's crucial role in heart health
earned three American scientists the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998.
Helping your heart
In their current book, The Arginine Solution, Drs. Robert Fried and
Woodson C. Merrell note that as people age and develop such disorders as
hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and atherosclerosis, their ability
to make sufficient amounts of nitric oxide from arginine is impaired,
contributing to a further decline in their cardiovascular health.
Reducing high blood pressure
Several recent studies confirming arginine's ability to lower high blood
have piqued public curiosity about this supplement. For example, in a
1998 Italian study, daily oral doses significantly reduced systolic
blood pressure in patients with borderline hypertension.
flow to your heart arteries
Arginine apparently can also help people with heart failure or blood
vessel disease. For instance, University of Minnesota researchers
reported that taking arginine for six weeks improved blood flow and
walking distance in people with heart failure.
Arginine may improve leg pain
associated with heart disease.
1998 German study
found that it helped those with severe intermittent claudication (leg
pain associated with atherosclerosis of arteries in the leg).
Arginine blood levels are often
reduced in diabetes, and some evidence suggests that arginine can slow
the progression of atherosclerosis in those with type 2 diabetes. It should
not, however, be taken by people with diabetic retinopathy.
Arginine is obtained through a wide range of foods, including meats, poultry, fish, dairy products, and nuts. The body manufactures arginine by digesting the proteins in these foods.
L Arginine side
Overall, arginine is considered very safe but as with any supplement, caution is advised. You should
consult with your doctor before taking
arginine if you are taking certain prescription drugs.
Arginine is sold as L-arginine, the naturally occurring form of the
dosage for high blood pressure is 1,000 mg L-arginine twice a day. Results should begin to appear in a month or two. If needed,
increase the daily dose to a maximum of 6,000 mg (in three divided
doses). Take with carbohydrates rather than protein, which can hinder
If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, angina or other risks
of heart disease you should give strong consideration to taking
This natural supplement has very few side effects (I haven't
had any) and will not only improve your heart but
also your sexual vitality!
Gene Millen. In 1990 a skilled heart surgeon sawed
open my chest and stitched in bypasses to six of my
favorite arteries. That got my
attention...and kindled a passion for helping others
avoid a heart attack or stroke.
CoQ10 And The Heart
Another heart supplement that I would not be without
is coenzyme q10. The heart is one of
the few organs in the body to function continuously without resting; therefore,
the heart muscle requires the highest level of energetic support.
Statin Drugs can
rob you of Co Q10!
If you are taking any of the statin family of drugs such
as Vytorin, Zetia, Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor to lower your cholesterol you should not be without CoQ10. Other drugs, such as beta blockers and some antidepressants, also interfere with Coenzyme Q10.
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs can literally
"kill" CoQ10 synthesis.
Bio-availability is the key.
No supplement will help you if your body can't use it
effectively. CoQ10 is a notoriously bulky nutrient that's quite hard
to absorb and therefore the type of supplement you choose can
make all the difference.
New Form of Coenzyme Q10 Announced by Dr. Al
Al Sears, MD, graduated from the University of South
Florida, College of Medicine with honors in Internal
Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Physical Medicine.
Dr. Sears tells about a recent interview with the leading
researcher of coenzyme Q10.
"I want to tell you about a meeting I had with the most
respected CoQ10 researcher in the world. It may be the most
critical CoQ10 discovery since Karl Folkers first identified
CoQ10 back in 1958.
Dr. Mae from Japan stopped by my offices to talk to me about
his latest breakthrough. Itís a new form of CoQ10 thatís 8
times more powerful than conventional CoQ10.
Being 8 times more powerful doesnít just mean that itís 8
times better. The truth is more remarkable. This new form of
CoQ10 will give you the opportunity to make gains on a scale
that defies comparison.
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to learn more about CoQ10.