Heart Health

Clinical studies have shown Kaneka Ubiquinol promotes and helps maintain a healthy heart.

family at dinner eating healthyIn six studies, 133 healthy human subjects between the ages of 20 and 87 years old took 100-300 mg per day of Kaneka Ubiquinol for up to 24 weeks, and each person showed a consistent, intake-dependent increase in coenzyme Q10 levels, which provided antioxidant benefits.

Everyone deserves to maintain a healthy heart. A healthy cardiovascular system is at the core of a healthy body for most people. Supporting your body’s continued health through the latest medical research is our mission. That is why we have developed the next generation of CoQ10 after 30 years of clinical research. Kaneka Ubiquinol is a potent antioxidant, with the highest concentration found in the heart, that has been shown to benefit the cardiovascular system and helps support arterial health.

The highest concentration of ubiquinol is in your heart. As we age, heart health becomes even more important. During the aging process, our body begins to lose some of its natural ability to sustain the processes crucial to maintaining a healthy body. When your body is unable to sustain these functions, free radicals can attack your cells, which in turn can threaten a healthy heart, strong immune system and normal energy levels. Ubiquinol works naturally in your system to minimize free radical damage and help restore CoQ10, generating energy throughout your body, especially in your heart.


Healthy Diets

red vegetablesMedical professionals have long preached the benefits of diets that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol for heart health. A diet that consists of foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol has been linked to higher cholesterol levels and increased levels of LDL cholesterol, or "bad" cholesterol. Remember, it is important to always speak with your physician before beginning a new diet.

Foods high in soluble fiber are beneficial for anyone concerned about heart health because soluble fiber can reduce the cholesterol absorbed into your bloodstream. Many health professionals recommend 10 or more grams of soluble fiber every day to decrease your LDL cholesterol. Oatmeal and oatbran are considered cholesterol-lowering superfoods due to their high soluble fiber content and powerful impact on lowering cholesterol levels in many studies. Other foods high in soluble fiber, such as apples and kidney beans, are also powerful foods to incorporate into your diet to lower cholesterol.

Eating foods featuring healthy, omega-3 fatty acids can also improve your heart health. Fish, especially those with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, are a great choice, and the American Heart Association recommends at least two servings a week. Fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, herring, sardines and lake trout. Flax seeds and canola oil also feature higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil supplements are popular sources of omega-3 fatty acids as well.

Olive oil is a powerful cholesterol fighter that helps to lower your bad, or LDL, cholesterol. Extra virgin olive oil is especially helpful in lowering cholesterol levels in your blood because it is less processed than other forms of olive oil. Many nuts, including walnuts and almonds, are powerful foods that can reduce your cholesterol.

If you’re looking to lower your cholesterol through diet, speak with your doctor to learn more about foods that can help you in your heart health journey.


Exercise and Heart Health

active healthy familyA sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease, but it is a risk factor that you can control. Exercise is an important part of any heart health regimen, but you should talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Cardiovascular exercise, or aerobic activity, strengthens the heart and improves your body's ability to use oxygen. Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are important players in maintaining the health of, and stengthening, your heart.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Aerobic exercise should ideally be a part of your daily routine. The American Heart Association recommends a regular exercise routine consisting of at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity five days a week. After talking to your doctor, remember that you have to start somewhere. Walking is a great cardiovascular activity for anyone new to an exercise routine, and you can break your physical activity into smaller intervals of 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day.

Types Cardiovascular Exercise

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Bicycling

Strength Training

Strength training, combined with regular aerobic activity, can have a profound impact on heart health and mental and emotional health. Strength training often results in a leaner body composition, reducing one's risk of heart disease. As a result, the American Heart Association recommends strength training in conjunction with aerobic exercise as part of healthy heart maintenance.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

  • Strengthened heart and cardiovascular system
  • Improved circulation within your body
  • Increased energy levels and endurance
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Weight and body fat control
  • Improved sleep

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