The bright idea that can reverse heart failure
It’s a devastating diagnosis: You’ve got heart FAILURE, a condition that will be with you for the rest of your life.
And if you’re not careful, it’ll cut your life short.
The doc who breaks the news to you will also break out his prescription pad and start scribbling away until his pen runs out of ink.
But the one thing that can fight this condition more than anything else is available WITHOUT a prescription – and odds are, your doc won’t even mention it to you.
New research reveals that the REAL key to keeping yourself alive and healthy is in making sure you’ve got plenty of vitamin D.
Heart failure isn’t a total failure of the heart, as the name implies. But it’s close – it’s when each pump of your heart fails to push out all the blood your body needs.
If you’re healthy, between half and 70 percent of the blood in your heart gets pushed out with every beat. But if you’ve got heart failure, most of it sits in the heart and only a little gets pumped out.
Vitamin D boosts heart function so effectively that MORE blood pumps out – and in the new study, folks with heart failure given supplements saw their rate jump from 26 percent to 34 percent.
A jump to 34 percent is practically a miracle. It’s not just better heart function – it’s the type of improvement that can make the difference between a long and healthy life or a steady decline.
Folks given a placebo, on the other hand, had no change at all – but hopefully they managed to get some D after the study was over.
The researchers behind the new study say it could help heart failure patients avoid the need for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
That’s a device that gives the heart a jolt every now and then to make sure it keeps pumping – and while it could save your life, it’s far better to NOT need one in the first place.
That indeed is good news, but here’s the rub: Most folks fall short with their D levels, and heart failure patients fall even shorter. Many of them rarely get outside under the sun, which allows the body to generate its own D.
Of course, you should TRY to get out a little each day. It’s good for you.
But in addition, make sure you take a quality D supplement so you know you’re covered and your ticker has what it needs to keep on ticking.
While you’re at it, take coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine, both of which are also proven to help the heart pump out more blood.