December 22, 2010

Lower two major heart attack risk factors with one nutrient

You probably heard a lot about cholesterol as a risk factor for heart attacks. But cholesterol isn't nearly as important as two other major risk factors. These risk factors are high levels of C reactive protein and high fibrinogen levels. Fortunately, you can help both of them with one powerful supplement.

C reactive protein is a strong marker for inflammation. And fibrinogen thickens your blood. It often becomes elevated with inflammation.

A study in the journal Renal Failure followed 36 patients on dialysis. The researchers assigned them to take carnitine (100 mg daily) or a placebo for 12 weeks. Those taking carnitine had lower C reactive protein levels and lower plasma fibrinogen levels.

Carnitine is a little-known but very useful amino acid. It carries fatty acids into your mitochondria (energy furnaces) for combustion. Here we see it also reduces inflammation. While the study did not measure blood viscosity (thickness), the results strongly suggest that it will reduce this major risk of vascular disease.

Continued Below...

The Hidden Reason Why Your Body Is Falling Apart

It can cause everything from fatigue to memory problems to age spots – yet doctors rarely check for it. Here’s how to rebuild your body and get rid of your health problems.

Click Here To Learn More

Carnitine is not an essential amino acid, as your body can make it from lysine and methionine. However, production is slow. So this might be a good reason to consider it as a supplement.

You can find carnitine in most health food stores. But I've found it's more effective with other heart- and vascular-protecting nutrients. I added carnitine to a great nattokinase product at Advanced Bionutritionals a year before this study came out. And carnitine is also in Advanced Bionutritional's Ubiquinol as a key promoter of mitochondrial function. Both of these products offer better heart-attack protection than just carnitine alone.

Ref: Ren Fail. 2010;32(9):1109-14.

Ready To Upgrade?

Upgrade now to a Second Opinion Newsletter Subscription so you don't miss out on the healthy, active life you deserve.

Plus, Get Up To 18 Free Reports When You Click Here To Upgrade Today!

Get A Free Copy Of This Powerful Report

Inside You'll Discover

► A little secret that not only relieves stress but can actually banish stress from your life!

► If you are exercising too hard to be healthy.

► And, an optimal exercise regimen to excerise smarter, not harder!

Enter your name and email to claim this free report and join our newsletter

Get Report!