You guys know that there’s nothing us folks at Oliver’s love more than having fun with good food, but every so often we have to cut the butter and salt, put down the sugar, and get real – America is suffering from some killer heartsickness, literally. It’s sad to say, but the CDC lists heart disease as “the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States”, and it’s estimated that 1 in every 4 people will eventually die due to heart disease. There are a number of factors that can contribute to poor heart health, and while genetics can play a part, the biggest offenders are still bad diet, smoking cigarettes, excessive drinking, and lack of exercise.
These factors are bad enough on their own, but combined, they can create a ticking time-bomb of high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. While this might paint a pretty bleak picture, we firmly believe it’s never too late to take control of your health, and baby, your heart can and WILL go on! Making positive lifestyle changes for better heart health starts with a healthy diet (for heart healthy recipes, click here) and plenty of exercise as well as ditching a vice or two, but even the most diligent health guru can still miss out on nutrients vital to maintaining heart health. It can be hard to get nutrients in the quantities you need to stay healthy, especially if you’re trying to reverse a lifetime of bad habits. Supporting a healthy lifestyle with supplements is a great way to make sure your heart is getting all the love it needs, which directly translate to your health and longevity.
Now, before we give you the inside scoop on our favorite heart-healthy supplements, we feel it is important to remind you that Oliver’s is not a hospital, and we are not doctors. You should always check with your physician before starting any dietary supplements, and remember that these are supplements, not medication – they’re meant to supplement a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness, they are not meant to cure or treat anything. The products we list here are only intended to support you in your journey to your ideal wellness, and the information we give is intended as information only, not a prescription. If you feel you have a legitimate health concern involving your personal health or the health of someone close to you, please consult a licensed professional.
PHEW, now that we’ve gotten that bit out of the way, without further ado, here are our some of our very favorite heart healthy supplements at Oliver’s!
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X
($34.99, 60 Soft Gels)
Optimal wellness means feeling good day to day. For many people, this means stepping up their daily intake of Omega-3 EPA+DHA. Nordic’s Ultimate Omega’s award-winning formula delivers. With all the health benefits of pure, fresh, high-quality concentrated fish oil, it gives you more omega-3s in every serving.
Nordic Natural Ultimate Omega+COQ10
($27.99, 60 Soft Gels)
“Each and every cell in your body needs energy, and those energy demands are particularly high in the heart. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound, helps our cells generate energy and efficiently use oxygen. Ultimate Omega +CoQ10 gives you all the benefits of concentrated omega-3s, plus 100 mg of CoQ10 (as ubiquinone) in one convenient serving. Recommended for people with cardiovascular concerns, performance athletes, and anyone over the age of 40.”
Oliver’s Own Turmeric Plus Heart Complete
($19.99, 60 Capsules)
Turmeric provides one of nature’s best kept secrets– curcuminoids, a group of antioxidants with strong anti-inflammatory benefits. CoQ10 has been shown to support healthy heart function. Together? A match made for your heart.
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Cholesterol Formula 104
($11.99, 100 Capsules)
“The Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organic garlic from California. It is then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. This combination of Lecithin and Aged Garlic Extract supports healthy cholesterol levels and overall cardiovascular health.”
LifeSeasons B/P Stabili-T
($22.99, 120 Capsules)
Lifeseasons B/P Stabili-T helps to promote healthy blood circulation and normal blood pressure by utilizing a unique mix of natural ingredients. Herbs like Ashwaganda, Arjuna, and Hawthorne Berry help protect against the formation of plaque in the blood vessels and slow the circulation of stress hormones, helping you to take control of your blood pressure and overall health
Now Psyllium Husk
($18.99, 500 Capsules)
Surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically about half of government recommended levels. Psyllium Husks can be a convenient way to increase the intake of dietary fiber. These Now capsules make getting your daily fiber intake simple!
Renew Life Fiber Organic Clear Fiber
($16.99, 9.5 oz. Canister)
Curb your appetite, promote digestive balance, and support healthy cholesterol levels with our 100% soluble acacia fiber supplement. This flavor-free, clear-mixing fiber is great for cooking or baking. Plus, the fiber’s prebiotic benefits help restore your gut flora’s natural harmony.