The heart attack risk factor your doc won't mention
It could be the single biggest risk factor for a heart attack.
No, it's not your cholesterol, despite all the hype. And it's not your blood pressure, either.
It's not even your weight!
It's NOT ANY of the conditions your doctor is probably hounding you over. In fact, it's just the opposite... because there's a solid chance he won't even so much as mention this one to you.
But new research proves that this one risk factor... one that's easy to check and easier to change... could play the biggest role of all in your heart health.
The key is in calcium.
While it's an essential mineral, there's a RIGHT way to get it... and a WRONG way. And if you get it in all the wrong WAYS, it'll end up in all the wrong PLACES.
As a result, the new study finds that the more calcium you have in your circulation, the higher your risk of a heart attack.
Overall, every jump of just 0.5 mg/dL of calcium in your blood will increase your risk of a heart attack and/or coronary artery disease by about 25 percent.
Naturally, the "experts" are using this study to raise alarm over the use of calcium supplements.
That's just hogwash.
The problem isn't the calcium itself. It's how it's used -- or NOT used -- in your body.
When everything is humming along fine, calcium doesn't spend much time in your blood. It gets locked up on bone, where it belongs.
And if you have high levels in your blood, it's not a sign of too much calcium in your food or your supplements.
It's a sign that the calcium isn't going into the bone like it's supposed to.
The problem in most cases has nothing to do with the actual calcium. It's generally a sign that you're missing out on the other nutrients needed to help put it where it belongs.
Specifically, you need vitamins K2 and D, as well as the mineral magnesium.
Without all three, the calcium will keep rushing through the blood and eventually form the deposits that lead to hardened arteries and heart risk.
There are three ways to cut those risks.
First, make sure you're getting ALL of those essentials each day. A decent bone support formula should have all of them in the doses you need, including calcium. Don't be afraid of it! When taken properly -- with the other essentials -- it will CUT your heart risk, not increase it.
Second, have your doctor check you for hyperparathyroidism, a condition caused by a benign tumor on your parathyroid glands that can cause elevated blood calcium.
And third, drink more tea.
Tea can naturally chase out excess calcium, preventing buildups and, according to one study, cutting the risk of a heart attack by 29 percent.
So... get brewing!