Coronary Artery Disease also known as CAD is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to the heart.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body, but levels generally decrease with age. CoQ10 is present in many foods including vegetables (spinach, cauliflower, broccoli), fish (trout, mackerel) and organ meat (heart, liver, kidney). It plays an important role in cellular growth and maintenance.
CoQ10 may help coronary artery disease by lowering oxidative stress or the imbalance of free radical to antioxidant activity.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids may help coronary artery disease by preventing arrhythmias, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, decreasing platelet aggregation, and lowering triglycerides.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.
Garlic also known as Allium Sativum is a species of the onion genius, Allium. Native to Asia and Iran, garlic is a perennial flowering plant sprouting from a multi-segmented bulb, closely related to the onion, leek, shallot and chive. Upon trauma, the bulb creates sulfur compounds used for medicinal qualities.
Garlic has significant cardioprotective properties and may help coronary artery disease.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid produced by the body that transports fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production. Carnitine is named from the Latin word carnus or flesh as the compound is primarily sourced from meat – red meat, fish, poultry and dairy being the best sources.
L-Carnitine may help coronary artery disease by improving mitochondrial function and balancing cardiac energy metabolism.
Green Tea Extract is made from dried Camellia sinensis leaves, which contain antioxidant-rich compounds called catechins, specifically epigallocatechins-3-gallate. First imported from India to Japan in the 17th century, consumption has been linked to health benefits including digestion, mental alertness, heart disease and cancer.
Green Tea Extract may help coronary artery disease by slowing down LDL oxidation.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis.
Multivitamins essentially provide vitamins and minerals at levels close to Daily Values or Recommended Dietary Allowances. No standard definition or regulatory guidelines are available.
Multivitamins may help coronary artery disease by eliminating deficiencies of key vitamins and minerals linked to the disease.
Astaxanthin is a micro-nutrient called a carotenoid. These pigmented photochemicals are powerful antioxidants, found naturally in microalgae and seafood (salmon, crab, shrimp).
Astaxanthin may help coronary artery disease by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally live in the human body. They typically include strains from the common bacteria groups, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, as well as the yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii. Found naturally in fermented foods (kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, miso and sauerkraut) and dairy (yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese), probiotics are part of the microbiome or the healthy community of organisms that keep the body healthy.
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