Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I decided I wanted to write this blog right away after posting about the dangers of statin drugs because, after all, it is not a good idea to take something away that may have some effect on high LDL cholesterol levels (although probably not on heart health) without finding something that WILL work.
So I did a lot of reading and have found these supplements that are recommended among others by cardiologist William Davis, the founder of the Track your Plaque program.
This is a program that helps people to keep their heart healthy but there is a fee (I believe under $100.00 a year) but the track your plaque blog seems to be free.
Here is the link:
What I have learned so far after contacting Dr. Davis is that several supplements make a big difference when it comes to heart health (this may not be a complete list and his program has much more to offer than supplement advice):
Omaga 3 fatty acids in a higher doses than for healthy people, 2000-3000 mg/daily of a combination of DHA and EPA
Vitamin D3, dose depends on blood level of Vitamin D but for many people 5000 I.U., sometimes more
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) at a dose between 500-2000 mg/day
Coenzyme Q10, confirm dose
magnesium, dose varies depending on person, people who tend to have muscle cramps may need higher dose
I wanted to get this info out as quickly as possible so this may be incomplete and dose may vary. Please confirm with a physician or other knowledgeable person.
I will read as much as I can on the Track your Plaque blog and try to share what I'm learning.