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Rmedag posted:
What vitamins are good to take to keep the heart healthy and well?
cardiostarusa1 responded:

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Can I Take Vitamins to Keep My Heart Healthy?

Your heart, which is about the size of your fist, is the engine that drives blood through your veins and arteries. Although it is a powerful little organ, it is susceptible to various disorders.

To help keep your heart healthy and strong, you need a diet rich in vitamins, such as B3, D, C and omega-3, as these are among the most essential nutrients when it comes to heart health......

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billh99 responded:
Many studies have show that people that take extra supplement vitamins have had lower heart disease.

However, when they have done blind studies where people where given either a the vitamin or a fake one that the extra vitamins did not have any befit and in some cases had negative effects.

You need to get your vitamins from a balanced diet as they also include many other heart healthy chemicals such as anti-oxides and trace minerals.

Extra vitamins are not needed unless you have a diagnosed need for them.

However, a "1-a-day" take for "insurance is OK. But not if you use it as a excuse for a poor diet.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Rmedag and welcome!

Have you had heart issues in the past or are you looking to avoid future health issues? As always, please do contact your doctor before stopping or starting any prescription or over the counter medication, vitamin or supplements.

Here's a comprehensive article:
Supplementing Your Heart Health: Omega-3, Plant Sterols, and More

And you might find other ideas to try here:
Alternative Treatments for High Cholesterol


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