Vitamin E: One compelling study involving over 17,000 participants found that those who consumed 400 IU or more of vitamin E daily for more than two years had a significantly healthier cardiovascular system than those consuming less. The length of time taking vitamin E was found to be more important than the dosage taken beyond 400 IU daily. Everyone should take vitamin E as a preventative, even if you're not at risk. An excellent choice is Lindberg E-400 IU.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): Research on this vitamin / enzyme-like substance has focused mainly on those with severe heart problems. As you might suspect, the highest concentrations of CoQ10 are found in the heart. If you are taking any of the statin drugs, you should also be taking CoQ10 because statin drugs interfere with natural CoQ10 production. Typical dose levels for the average person are 30-120 mg daily. These levels are probably adequate as a preventative, with higher doses (up to 300 mg) better for those with current problems. In general, the more severe your problem, the greater the benefit. We recommend Lindberg CoQ10 (100 mg).
L-Carnitine: This amino acid-like compound is concentrated in the heart muscle where it facilitates the metabolism of fatty acids for energy. It is important to your blood vessels, heart rhythm and those with cholesterol and triglyceride issues. Most research has focused on taking 1 gram (1 Tbsp) a day and up to 4 grams for people with severe problems. One of our best sellers is Fitness Labs L-Carnitine Liquid.
Lecithin: The good cholesterol (HDL) you need is manufactured partly from the linoleic acid, choline and inositol found in this natural emulsifier. Everyone should make a habit of throwing one or two tablespoons of lecithin granules in a protein shake or smoothie every day. Try Lindberg Lecithin Granules.
Policosanol: This supplement comes from the wax portion of sugar cane may help support healthy cholesterol levels, compared to prescription drugs. Suggested dose is 10-20mg a day. Try Lindberg Policosanol.
Other beneficial nutrients include: