Heart afflictions are my family’s legacy. Even though it’s not exactly the legacy I want…
Since so many people in my family have suffered from heart problems and have had cardiac complications, I’ve learned to be aware of my risk factors at all times, and I do everything I can to avoid participating in my family’s heart-disease legacy.
I exercise regularly and eat right. I also pay attention to my blood pressure, cholesterol levels and weight.
And just to be on the safe side, I do one more important thing.
It’s something that’s been scientifically proven to not only significantly lower your heart risk, but also support your heart if you have blood pressure or blood sugar concerns.
Here are the details…
Make your blood vessels young again
Analyzing the bloodwork of patients who had suffered heart attacks revealed a common problem — low levels of vitamin D.
Yet, no one knew what the link was between heart problems and the “sunshine vitamin” since vitamin D3 is normally associated with bone health.
It took Ohio University scientists and their state-of-the-art nanosensors to connect the dots. The sensors, which are about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, were used to discover exactly how vitamin D3 affects the endothelial cells that line your heart and blood vessels.
And the results will make you want to bask in the sun.
Not only does vitamin D3 increase the level of nitric oxide in your blood to help support healthy blood flow and blood pressure, but it also protects against oxidative stress in your cardiovascular system (damage caused by free radicals that accelerates the age of your cells).
Put simply, D3 can help turn back the clock and keep your veins, arteries and heart young.
So, getting a therapeutic dose of 5,000 IU of D3 can help save your heart… in addition to all the other amazing benefits it provides!
Protecting your heart
Now, to get more D3 and grab all of those heart-protecting benefits, you could simply spend more time in the sun. However, for many of us, getting enough naturally is impossible.
If you have a family history of cardiac problems like me… or are already living with blood pressure or blood sugar problems… it’s imperative you get enough vitamin D3 so you are not deficient.