Vitamin E and Heart Disease Prevention

You’ve probably heard that vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that works wonders for anti-aging. What you may not have heard is that vitamin E can play a significant role in heart disease prevention. It can reduce your risk for heart disease by as much as 25 to 50 percent. 

Let’s look at how vitamin E affects your heart, along with the best foods to eat, so you can start boosting your intake of this essential nutrient. 

Antioxidant Power & Heart Disease Prevention

Vitamin E reduces inflammation and the harmful effects of LDL cholesterol, which is commonly referred to as “bad cholesterol”. It does this by fighting free radicals, which cause LDL cholesterol to oxidize and lead to the hardening of blood vessels. When blood vessels harden, blood flow is restricted, while blood pressure goes up, along with your risk for heart attack and stroke.

The damage caused by free radicals, called oxidative stress, puts you at risk for all sorts of problems, including diabetes, cancer, degenerative brain disorders, and all the visible signs that you commonly associate with aging.

One way to avoid, or in some cases delay, these problems is by keeping this oxidation process under control. You can do that by eating a diet high in antioxidants – and vitamin E is a prime antioxidant.

It boosts vitamin K: Vitamin E helps your body use vitamin K, a fat-soluble nutrient. Vitamin K is crucial for blood clotting, bone health, and maintaining blood calcium levels. One of vitamin K’s jobs is to direct calcium to where it’s actually supposed to go – mainly your bones and your teeth. Another of its jobs is to keep calcium away from places you don’t want it building up: your arteries or other soft tissues.

Nitric oxide: No, not the laughing gas – that’s nitrous oxide. Nitric oxide is produced by almost all the cells in your body.

One of the keys to a healthy heart is that your body produces enough nitric oxide. The molecules of this amazing substance expand blood vessels to increase blood flow and to decrease plaque growth and the clotting of arteries. Vitamin E helps ensure your body can maintain high enough levels of nitric oxide which, in turn, keeps your blood vessels open and enables good circulation. So, yes, your body’s ability to produce nitric oxide is definitely crucial to your cardiovascular health.

Unfortunately, nitric oxide is destroyed quickly by free radicals. So, eating lots of antioxidants like vitamin E helps keep nitric oxide levels up.

My Favorite Dietary Sources of Vitamin E

  • Pine nuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds
  • Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Avocados
  • Mango, blackberries, kiwi
  • Red sweet peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy greens
  • Trout, salmon, lobster, crayfish
  • If you really want to get adventurous for vitamin E, try sea snails, octopus, and fish eggs (caviar or roe)

How to Choose a Vitamin E Supplement

Taking a daily vitamin E supplement is a good idea for most people. Just be sure it contains all eight vitamin E compounds. Yes, eight. Most of the vitamin E supplements sold today contain only one. Check the label. If you want to see what a vitamin E supplement label should look like scroll below to examine my formulation called Full Spectrum Vitamin E. It has all eight compounds and contains the dosage levels I recommend as a doctor. 

Now, I also recommend you get started on boosting your heart health and future wellness. Get more vitamin E into you because it’s a wonder nutrient. Your future self will be grateful. 

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I truly believe, each person holds the power to transform their current health status into a healthy, flourishing one.

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Antioxidants are crucial to long-term health. Unless you have antioxidants to stop oxidation, more and more damage will continue to happen

How can you reverse your age?

Your age (in years) increases once every 365 days. But you can actually make your age go backward from a biological standpoint. What I mean is that there is a certain average condition that your body, its cells, tissues, and organs are expected to be in at each stage of your life chronologically. This is often referred to as your biological age, right? 

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If you are doing well, your biological age will be less than your chronological age. In other words, your biological age will make you feel and look younger than your actual age – your body will be in better shape than otherwise expected given your age.

Start lowering your biological age so it is less than your chronological age.

Vitamin E is your answer. As a fat-soluble vitamin, it protects your cell membranes and helps reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke – which is a major benefit. It also helps support your body’s defense against cancer since free radicals play a role in cancer development.

Supplement your diet with the BEST Anti-aging vitamin. 

If you’re like most, your lifestyle does not allow you to eat the proper amount of the key fruits and vegetables that contain large amounts of vitamin E. Or when you do, it’s not always organic.

If you’re looking for a great vitamin E supplement that won’t break the bank, click on the Add to Cart below and get my vitamin E supplement. – Full Spectrum Vitamin E by BodyManual

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Not all E vitamins are the same. Make sure you get FULL SPECTRUM Vitamin E

FULL SPECTRUM VITAMIN E contains all eight vitamin E compounds. Vitamin E is not just one thing, there are actually eight compounds that really make vitamin E.

Compare it for yourself: Not all Vitamin E supplements that you’ll find on the market are full spectrum. What you’ll find is that others usually only contain between one and four of those Vitamin E compounds rather than all eight.

Note: Tocopherol and Tocotrienol are compound names that identify the vitamin E family. We are showing them here so you can be more familiar with the names when purchasing your Full Spectrum Vitamin E.

A lot of what you see or experience as "aging" is the cumulative effects of free radical damage. The biological age is accelerated by free radical damage.

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