Being diagnosed with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels is always unsettling as it pertains to the heart and cardiovascular system. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are the harbingers of heart (cardiovascular) disease which involves the narrowing of blood vessels, or blocking of blood vessels which can ultimately “lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.”1
High Blood Pressure–The Silent Killer
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you already have narrowing of the blood vessels which is making your heart work harder to pump the blood, which, over time, damages the arteries and the heart.2 Many people are quite cavalier about this condition and simply rely on “meds” without giving thought to changing their diet or lifestyle. Relying on blood pressure medication without making other lifestyle changes with regard to diet and exercise is similar to rolling the dice with your life.
Things You Can Do to Help Lower Cholesterol, Triglyceride Levels, and Blood Pressure
Avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar.
If you are overweight, lose weight.
Work toward eating a plant-based diet (try adding fatty fish twice a week: wild-caught salmon, sardines or mackerel for Omega 3 fatty acids).
Avoid ultra-processed and “fast” foods.
Avoid trans fats or foods with hydrogenated fats or oils.3
Consider supplementing your diet with CoQ Omega Max which has a dual action. The CoQ10 supports normal blood pressure levels while the Unique Omega 3 helps normalize triglyceride levels and supports healthy good cholesterol levels.
CoQ Omega Maxis a combination of fish oil and CoQ10 providing dual-action cardiovascular support. If you’re tired of taking that spoonful of fish oil, and also regularly take a CoQ10 supplement, you may greatly appreciate this no-fish-burp combination supplement! This is also an excellent supplement for people who don’t like fish.
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound that works within the cells to generate energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which helps to protect tissues from oxidative stress, particularly on the heart. The contribution of CoQ10 supplementation to cardiovascular health has been well supported in human research studies.4,5,6,7,8
The two most well-researched omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA plays a role in supporting healthy cardiac and circulatory systems, while DHA is a crucial structural component of the central nervous system They also aid the body’s “clean-up” response to the arachidonic acid cascade (which is involved in the inflammatory response), and promote cardiovascular health.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
Doctor Emi’s CoQ Omega Max uses Kaneka CoQ10® (Ubiquinone), a type of CoQ10 that is most easily absorbed into the system, along with the unique MaxSimil® fish oil – a highly-absorbable and extremely effective type of fish oil. When clinically studied, Maxsimil® fish oil was shown to be three times more absorbable than other types of fish oil.17 And, because it is easy to digest (even for people who don’t digest fats optimally), you won’t be burping fish oil throughout the day.
Please discuss with your physician, this, or any other dietary supplement you are taking or wish to take. Dietary supplements can react with prescription drugs as well as with one another.
The Doctor Emi Team
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