Keep your heart in check - Supplements to improve heart health

The heart is a delicate organ, and when it comes to supplements aimed at promoting heart health, health-conscious consumers tend to tread carefully. Why? Primarily because of the numerous misconceptions and myths concerning heart supplements and their efficacy in acting as a nutritional gap-filler that do not oversell their proposed benefits. Here’s where we come in. This blog answers all you need to know about how to check your heart health, improve it, and most importantly, maintain it.

  • How to check your heart health?
  • Checking your heart health is the first and easiest step in determining how much supplementation your heart requires. Measuring your heartbeat and blood pressure at home is an excellent preliminary indicator. A high BPM and BP point toward blood flow issues, including artery blockage, and also signal hypertension and susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases. Conversely, low blood pressure indicates hypotension, meaning that not enough oxygen and nutrients are reaching vital body organs resulting in low blood flow.

    To get an accurate outlook on your blood pressure and heart rate, it is medically recommended that you measure the same either in the morning prior to consuming any medication, or during the evening, around dinner time. What is also important to keep in mind is that you should not have exercised at a small interval prior to checking your blood pressure and heart rate.

  • How to improve heart health?
  • Improving your heart health is not as simple as adding a few supplements. Supplements do give you a helping hand as always, but it is important that they form a part of a cohesive and healthy self-care regiment. This goes beyond the food you choose to eat. A proper night’s sleep and a daily fitness routine are unnoticed but important aspects of caring for your heart and body, and go on to multiply the benefits of your diet and supplements.

    Though the claims of certain vitamins and minerals “boosting” heart health are widespread, they are not sufficiently backed by medical evidence and research. By and large, fiber, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to support heart health.

    The supplements your heart can safely rely on

    Swisse strives to provide supplements that health professionals can always stand by. The Swisse Heart Health supplement, containing vegetable oil phytosterol ester and alpha lipoic acid lowers that help lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and promotes healthy nerve functionality, which contribute towards better cardiovascular health and reduced heart disease risk.

    The Swisse Co-enzyme Q10 supplement provides your heart the various benefits of CoQ10, including offering antioxidant properties that prevent cell membranes from being radically damaged. CoQ10 also helps in cellular energy production, which is especially important in older adults to counter reduced enzyme production.

    If it is Omega-3 supplements you are after, the Swisse Odourless High Strength Wild Fish Oil and Swisse 4X Strength Fish Oil work as multi-action supplements that are just conducive to improved heart health, but also alleviate joint pain and improve general health. Both supplements are also highly beneficial during pregnancy, providing the foetus with the necessary supply of Omega-3 which is required to aid brain and eye development of the foetus, as well as that of breastfed infants.