Heart of the Matter – New hypertension guidelines focus more attention on cardiovascular health

Laurie Petersen

Stress. Overwork. Too much salt. Sedentary lifestyle. Genetics. Many factors contribute to cardiovascular disease but there are ways to help your customers stave off the effects by using nutritional supplements and practicing better eating habits.

Let’s start with high blood pressure, or the more formally known “hypertension.” New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology lower the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 millimeters of mercury or greater from the previous 140/90.

The most effective ingredients to support healthy blood pressure, she says, are omega-3s, coenzymeQ10, magnesium, vitamin E, garlic, amino acids (l-arginine, l-carnitine, l-taurine, l-citruline).

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