Cardiovascular health is one of the largest health concerns, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. More research is emerging on ingredients that show they are helpful to maintain heart health and heart functions. Some active ingredients in dietary supplements support cardiovascular health by helping regulate blood pressure, easing inflammation and supporting healthy homocysteine levels. Ubiquinol, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), menaquinone-7, pomegranate extract and L-methylfolate are ingredients that focus on different heart functions that can maintain cardiovascular health.
Ubiquinol, a form of as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), protects against oxidative stress and can help maintain the ability of blood vessels to dilate, a critical step in blood pressure regulation. EPA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fatty fish; these ingredients ease inflammation in the body and may inhibit an enzyme that facilitates the final step in triglyceride synthesis.
If consumers do their research and evaluate which ingredients are appropriate for their health needs, they can purchase and use certain ingredients to help them maintain heart health.
Learn more about the science behind heart healthy ingredients in INSIDER’s Heart Health Digital Magazine.
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Holli Lapes R.D., L.D.N., is a blogger and social media content specialist at Life Extension. She is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist residing in the South Florida area. Lapes believes quality dietary supplements are an essential tool that have a variety of applications from maintaining good health to managing chronic disease. You can read more from her by visiting blog.lifeextension.com. Life Extension has been committed to sourcing the highest quality raw materials, and creating the best supplements since 1980. Life Extension provides the latest research on health, wellness, nutrition and aging and offer quality dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs and hormones.