Q10, E, C & Selenium Improve Cardio Health in At-Risk Patients
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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A 6 month, randomized, placebo-controlled study of 70 patients at high risk for heart disease1 found that a combination of antioxidant nutrients improved the health of arteries, lowered blood pressure, improved blood sugar metabolism, and boosted HDL Cholesterol High-density lipoprotein that is one of five lipoproteins that enable cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the bloodstream to the liver and to the adrenals, ovaries, or testes for the production of steroid hormones. .
Each day the participants took 120 mg of Q10, 1000 mg of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E, and 200 mcg of selenium or placebo.
The authors described the results of their study, “Antioxidant supplementation significantly increased large and small artery elasticity in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. This beneficial vascular effect was associated with an improvement in glucose and lipid metabolism as well as significant decrease in blood pressure.”
With millions of Americans heading in the direction of the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease it is nice to see that even basic antioxidants can help prevent the problem. Right now, billions of health-care dollars each year are being wasted on toxic drugs to address these issues even though they don’t actually fix anything.
Lead researcher, Reuven Zimlichman, stated “The findings of the present study justify investigating the overall clinical impact of antioxidant treatment in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.”
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