How to STOP the nation's deadliest heart condition
It's one of the leading killers in the country.
Sudden cardiac arrest is so deadly that it kills 90 percent of the people who get it... and it's so common that one American dies of it roughly every two minutes.
Now, new research reveals one way to prevent this condition and save your life.
And you're not going to believe how incredibly easy it is!
Turns out that the best way to slash your risk of sudden cardiac arrest is to simply boost your intake of plain old calcium.
That's it. That's the WHOLE secret to this.
Get enough calcium, and your risk will drop. Fall short, and it'll jump.
Here's the rub: That level ISN'T what your doctor would consider low.
It's at the low end of the "normal" range of 8.9-10.1 mg/dL, but it's still IN the range.
The new study finds that if you're below 8.95 -- if you're right around that 8.9 cutoff -- you're 2.3 times more likely to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest than someone at the higher end of that range.
What makes this even more alarming is that doctors are typically more concerned about high calcium, which can be a warning sign of thyroid problems.
Low levels, especially if they're only a LITTLE on the low side, often get ignored.
Looks like it's time to stop ignoring them, pay attention, and work to keep those levels in balance.
Sounds easy enough, right?
But there is a catch here, and it's a biggie.
You can gnaw on calcium chews until your jaw gets sore -- but unless you're getting two other essentials, all that calcium will go to waste.
And they're two nutrients most people are missing.
Your body needs vitamin D to maximize the absorption of calcium and magnesium to activate the vitamin D.
If you fall short in either (or both) you'll miss out on the heart protection found in the new study and other benefits -- like bone strength.
And that's not all.
You could get the OPPOSITE of heart protection. Instead of getting absorbed, the calcium could keep racing through your blood, eventually forming the junky deposits in your arteries that lead to blockages.
So, along with getting more calcium from your diet, make sure you boost your levels of vitamin D and magnesium at the same time. If you suspect you're not getting enough from your diet (most people aren't), consider a supplement.
A decent blend will have all three in the levels you need each day, just be sure to stick to a quality formula from a maker you trust.