The lesser-known omega-7 fatty acid not only targets triglycerides (as fish oil does) but also boasts a study showing benefits on both HDL and LDL—just like niacin, only without the flush.
This formulation from the CocoaWell line combines CoQ10 with green tea and plant flavanols for a unique heart support supplement. Plus it’s organic and fair trade, so consumers love it.
Made with Aker BioMarine’s sustainable and super-traceable EPA- and DHA-rich krill oil, these little soft gels pack a solid heart-healthy punch (300 mg or 500 mg) without having to choke down big pills.
We need all the help we can get in reaching recommended fiber intake. Fiber cuts risk of heart attacks and strokes. An additional 10 grams of fiber each day may cut risk of coronary heart disease. No change in lifestyle required.
Essential cofactor of carboxylation, making osteocalcin bind to the bone matrix. Translation: K2 keeps calcium in bones. Carboxylation also activates matrix GLA, a protein that prevents calcium from accumulating in arteries—and calcium is what makes up plaque. At only 45 mcg per dose, it’s an easy add-in to supplement formulas.
Easily the best tasting of the lot here (unless you’re a krill-craving whale), tomato sauce is rich in lycopene, which dramatically lowers Ox LDL if not total cholesterol levels. Bring on the pasta!
Functional Ingredients editors pick their favorite heart-healthy products.
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