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What is an easy way to reduce calcification of your arteries?

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Artery calcification

 

Most people get some degree of buildup, calcification of their arteries as they get older which is
not a good thing.
To stay healthy and live longer, it is crucial to have a good blood supply to all tissue, because that
is how we get nutrients and oxygen to the tissue.
We have all had the experience of a temporary restriction of the blood flow to an arm or a leg by
unknowingly laying in a position that cut off the circulation. It does not feel good.
If the heart muscle is not getting enough blood, we get a heart attack.
We know that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is important, but what else can you
do?
The following study investigated if magnesium may prevent calcification of the coronary arteries
(Hruby A, et al, 2014).
2,695 participants with an average age of 53 years who were free of cardiovascular disease
underwent Multi-Detector Computed Tomography of the heart and abdomen.
Multiple risk factors were accounted for in the evaluation.
Even the intake of vitamin K which has shown to help prevent artery calcification was accounted for.

 

 

The researchers found that the odds of having any coronary artery calcification were 58%
lower and having any abdominal aortic calcification were 34% lower, in those with the
highest compared to those with the lowest magnesium intake.

The authors said this may play a contributing role in magnesium’s protective associations in
stroke and fatal coronary heart disease.

When supplementing with magnesium, an amino acid chelate like magnesium glycinate is
recommended. The most common form of magnesium used in supplements is magnesium
oxide which is not absorbed well and can cause gastrointestinal irritation.

Magnesium is also important for many other reasons such as energy production and bone
formation. Ideally, it is better to combine magnesium with other important minerals since
supplementing with only one may cause an imbalance, and the other minerals are also
important for a variety of reasons.

Reference

Adela Hruby, Christopher J O’Donnell, Paul F Jacques, James B Meigs, Udo Hoffmann, Nicola
M McKeown, Magnesium Intake Is Inversely Associated With Coronary Artery Calcification: The
Framingham Heart Study,JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jan;7(1):59-69.

 

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What’s important for the cardiovascular system is also important for the immune system.

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obese man with burgers

 

In this study, participants taking berberine when compared to the placebo group saw a
reduction in triglycerides by 35.9% total cholesterol by 18.1% and LDL (low-density lipoprotein),
the so-called bad cholesterol by 21.1% (Zhang Y, et.al., 2008).

Patients with metabolic syndrome treated with berberine for 3 months showed a decrease in
their BMI (body mass index) from 31.5 to 27.4 in this study (Yang J, et.al., 2012).
Patients diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome usually have several symptoms, they are
insulin resistant, have increased waist circumference and high blood pressure.
The same research also showed that berberine decreased leptin levels from 8.01 to 5.12 μg/L.
Leptin is a hormone that suppresses food intake and induces weight loss. Obese patients are
usually leptin-resistant.

 

 

When 10 studies were reviewed both BMI and waist circumference decreased in participants
taking berberine (Xiong P, et.al.,2020).

It is important to produce a balanced immune response when needed.
An overreaction of the immune system will cause damage and is harmful. It can actually kill us.
Some people are killed by an overreaction of their immune system, not from the invading virus
or bacteria.

This research showed that berberine had an anti-inflammatory effect and initiated a more
balanced immune response (Kalmarzi RN, et.al.,2019).
Inflammation is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

When researchers treated patients with the acute coronary syndrome with berberine, they found
that several inflammatory markers were reduced, C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 were 2 of
them (Meng S, et.al., 2012).

Berberine has shown to be a very useful plant-derived compound benefitting important
functions from blood glucose metabolism, cardiovascular function, fat storage, immune
system and inflammation.

These functions are interconnected, that is why berberine is such a valuable substance.

 

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References:

Kalmarzi RN, Naleini SN, Ashtary-Larky D, Peluso I, Jouybari L, Rafi A, Ghorat F, Heidari N,
Sharifian F, Mardaneh J, Aiello P4, Helbi S, Kooti W.Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory
Effects of Barberry ( Berberis vulgaris ) and Its Main Compounds.Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019
Nov 19;2019:6183965.

Meng S, Wang LS, Huang ZQ, Zhou Q, Sun YG, Cao JT, Li YG, Wang CQ. Berberine
ameliorates inflammation in patients with acute coronary syndrome following percutaneous
coronary intervention. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2012 May;39(5):406-11.

Zhang Y, Li X, Zou D, Liu W, Yang J, Zhu N, Huo L, Wang M, Hong J, Wu P, Ren G, Ning
G. Treatment of type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia with the natural plant alkaloid berberine.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;93(7):2559-65.

Yang J, Yin J, Gao H, Xu L, Wang Y, Xu L, Li M. Berberine improves insulin sensitivity by
inhibiting fat store and adjusting adipokines profile in human preadipocytes and metabolic
syndrome patients. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:363845

Xiong P, Niu L, Talaei S, Kord-Varkaneh H, Clark CCT, Găman MA, Rahmani J, Dorosti M,
Mousavi SM, Zarezadeh M, Taghizade-Bilondi H, Zhang J. The effect of berberine
supplementation on obesity indices: A dose- response meta-analysis and systematic review of
randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101113.

 

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The research referred to below was conducted with participants who had type 2 diabetes. This does not mean that you have to have type 2 diabetes to take this formula.

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2 important things to help you stay healthy and feel good.

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blood glucose food

 

You need to keep your glucose metabolism healthy by keeping your blood glucose at a low and
normal level.
There are several reasons why this is important. When your blood glucose is elevated to a high
level as it tends to be when we get insulin resistant, and when we eat high glycemic index food,
we usually get tired.
Elevated blood glucose also leads to increased low-grade inflammation, and inflammation is the
the second thing you need to keep low to stay healthy.
Increasing CRP, an inflammatory marker, has been found with higher fasting glucose levels,
even among subjects with fasting glucose in the normal range (Aronson D. et.al., 2004).

 

 

Eating high nutrient, low glycemic index meals are important, and so is exercise.
There is however something else you also can do to keep your blood glucose lower.
You can take berberine, a natural plant derivative.
Berberine has shown to provide several health benefits. One of them is keeping the blood
glucose at a lower, normal level.

In the following study participants with type 2 diabetes were randomized to take either berberine
or metformin (a diabetic medication) for 3 months (Yin J, et.al., 2008).
The effect of berberine was found to be similar to metformin.
A significant decrease in hemoglobin A1c from 9.5% to 7.5% was found when taking berberine.
Hemoglobin A1c is a measurement of long term glucose control.
Fasting blood glucose was reduced with 34.9%, postprandial blood glucose with 43.9%, and
plasma triglycerides with 21.2%. Postprandial glucose is the blood glucose measured after a
meal.
The insulin resistance index was reduced by 44.7%.
Another study which included 116 patients also with type 2 diabetes showed similar results
(Zhang Y, et.al., 2008).
In these studies, the participants had type 2 diabetes which means they were severely insulin
resistant.
There is no reason to wait until we get a serious disease before taking action.
Berberine can be used to help keep glucose metabolism healthy.

 

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References

Aronson D, Bartha P, Zinder O, Kerner A, Shitman E, Markiewicz W, Brook GJ, Levy
Y. Association between fasting glucose and C-reactive protein in middle-aged subjects.
Diabet Med. 2004 Jan;21(1):39-44.

Zhang Y, Li X, Zou D, Liu W, Yang J, Zhu N, Huo L, Wang M, Hong J, Wu P, Ren G, Ning
G. Treatment of type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia with the natural plant alkaloid berberine.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;93(7):2559-65.

Yin J, Xing H, Ye J. Efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism.
2008 May;57(5):712-7. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2008.01.013.

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The research referred to below was conducted with participants who had type 2 diabetes. This does not mean that you have to have type 2 diabetes to take this formula.

It’s very important to have a healthy glucose metabolism and keep the blood glucose low. You want to take this formula and keep your glucose metabolism healthy.

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How to protect your lungs from an infection

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lung infection

 

Our tissue can get damaged in many ways, from an injury to bacterial and viral infections.
When tissue gets damaged, free radicals and inflammation are triggered.
Research has shown accelerated viral mutation by nitric oxide-induced oxidative stress (AkaikeT, 2001).
Glutathione which the body makes it an important intracellular and extracellular protective antioxidant against oxidative stress. This plays a key role in the control of pro-inflammatory processes in the lungs.
Research has suggested that glutathione is important in immune regulation, remodeling of the extracellular matrix, apoptosis (cell death) and mitochondrial respiration (Rahman I, MacNee W.,2000).
The mitochondria is the energy-producing entity of the cell.

 

 

The researchers of the following study found that the epithelial lining fluid in the lungs of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome was deficient in total glutathione when compared with that of normal study participants (Bunnell E, Pacht ER.,1993).
The inner layer of the lungs has an epithelial lining.
This deficiency of glutathione may predispose these patients to increased injury of the
cells in the lungs.
This is especially important now since the Coronavirus is capable of producing acute respiratory distress syndrome in some people.

Under certain circumstances, when we are exposed to increased levels of free radicals, and when we get older, the body needs more glutathione for protection. However, as we get older, the body produces less glutathione.

There is however a way to deal with that now.
We can take S-Acetyl Glutathione which has shown to get into the cells where it’s needed.
How much we need is individual, but 400-800 mg per day usually makes a big difference in most people.
Regular reduced glutathione, the most common form on the market, is not well absorbed.
To be sure you get a high-quality product, look for a patent number on the bottle.

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References:

Akaike T, Role of free radicals in viral pathogenesis and mutation.Rev Med Virol. 2001
Mar-Apr;11(2):87-101.

Bunnell E, Pacht ER. Oxidized glutathione is increased in the alveolar fluid of patients with the
adult respiratory distress syndrome. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1993 Nov;148(5):1174-8.

Rahman I, MacNee W. Oxidative stress and regulation of glutathione in lung inflammation. Eur
Respir J. 2000 Sep;16(3):534-54. Review.

 

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How to improve endothelial function?

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Easy way to improve endothelial function which affects cardiovascular risk.

 

endothelial cells

 

Endothelial function is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk.
The endothelium is the inner layer of the blood vessels.
One way of evaluating endothelial function is by measuring flow-mediated dilation which relates
to the artery’s ability to open and close. This affects the circulation and blood flow to the tissues.
Better circulation leads to improved nutrient delivery to all tissues including the heart
and the brain.

 

 

In this research flow-mediated dilation was measured on three separate occasions where the
participants ingested either 6 g of green tea, 125 mg of caffeine (the amount contained in 6 g of
tea), or hot water (Alexopoulos N, et.al., 2008).
Flow-mediated dilation increased significantly with the green tea but did not change
significantly with caffeine.

 

green tea

This may be one of the reasons that green tea has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular risk.
By making some simple changes to your daily habits, you may find that several small changes
for the better ads up, and in the long run, it can really make a difference.

Reference:

Alexopoulos N1, Vlachopoulos C, Aznaouridis K, Baou K, Vasiliadou C, Pietri P, Xaplanteris P,
Stefanadi E, Stefanadis C.The acute effect of green tea consumption on endothelial function in
healthy individuals.Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008 Jun;15(3):300-5.

 

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How to lower your cholesterol LDL levels?

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hdl and ldl cholesterol

 

Can it be this easy to lower your cholesterol and LDL?

 

The following research compiled data from several randomized controlled studies that
investigated the effects of turmeric and curcumin on blood triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL
cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol in subjects with metabolic diseases (Yuan F, et.al., 2019).
The above-mentioned compounds are all cardiovascular risk factors, with LDL cholesterol being
the most important one to keep low. The reason is that oxidized LDL cholesterol interacts with
macrophages a type of white blood cells and create atherosclerosis (Lara-Guzmán OJ, et.al.,
2018).
This is what the researchers found.

 

 

Turmeric and curcuminoids could lower blood triglycerides by 19.1 mg/dL, total cholesterol by
11.4 mg/dL, and LDL cholesterol by 9.83 mg/dL. HDL cholesterol was increased by 1.9 mg/dL.
Curcumin was more effective than turmeric.
Both turmeric and curcumin which is the major active ingredient in turmeric are not well
absorbed.
There is however now curcumin which has been made to significantly improve
absorption.

 

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References:

Lara-Guzmán OJ, Gil-Izquierdo Á, Medina S, Osorio E, Álvarez-Quintero R, Zuluaga N, Oger C,
Galano JM, Durand T, Muñoz-Durango K, Oxidized LDL triggers changes in oxidative stress and
inflammatory biomarkers in human macrophages. Redox Biol. 2018 May;15:1-11.
Yuan F, Dong H, Gong J, Wang D, Hu M, Huang W, Fang K, Qin X, Qiu X, Yang X, Lu F, A
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Effects of
Turmeric and Curcuminoids on Blood Lipids in Adults with Metabolic Diseases. Adv Nutr. 2019
Sep 1;10(5):791-802.

 

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