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A Healthy Heart

Recommendations for protecting your heart and blood vessels.


Take the pressure down


Your heart and blood vessels, including arteries and veins, work together to pump blood, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure occurs when the pressure that is exerted on the arteries is unusually high. Normally this arterial blood pressure should be around 120 millimetres of mercury (mmHg) or lower. If it is consistently higher than 130 mmHg, you may have a problem regulating blood pressure. High blood pressure causes the heart to work harder, and is a risk factor for several serious health problems including heart attack and stroke.

Do you have high cholesterol?

High levels of circulating cholesterol could contribute to a narrowing of the arteries by fatty plaque deposits (known as atherosclerosis). Having these fatty plaques in your arteries increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and/or stroke, as well as other chronic diseases.


The good, the bad and the ugly

There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol binds fatty acids and transports them to the liver, where the fats are processed and removed from the body. LDL works in oppostion, transporting fats from the liver, through your arteries to your periphery to be used for cellular processes. Excess LDL, however, can deposit and build up in the wall of your arteries, which can contribute to heart disease.


How healthy is your heart?

Maria Lucey our Higher Health Nutritionist can help select natural supplements and make a protocol specifically for you. Book your free 15-minute Heart Health Consult now.

Natural supplements to help support your heart:

Berberine and milk thistle: Because high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of heart disease. The combination of berberine and milk thistle has been found to reduce LDLs and triglycerides, improve HDL levels, and support healthy blood glucose.

Resist-X Advanced 60 tablets

SPMs: Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are chronic inflammatory conditions. Unresolved inflammation can worsen existing disease states and negatively affect healthy ageing. Specialised pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) have been shown to support the resolution of inflammation, helping your body to regain balance.

SPM Active™ 30 capsules

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): May be used to support healthy cardiovascular function, maintain optimal energy levels and reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals (a major driver of cardiovascular disease). CoQ10 can also help reduce blood pressure, and is an important supplement if you are currently taking cholesterol lowering medication.

Bio Q-Absorb 150 30 soft gel capsule

Bio Q-Absorb Ubiquinol 30 capsules

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids: Fish oil and algal oil are valuable sources of essential fatty acids, which have been shown to lower triglyceride levels and improve the ratio of HDL vs. LDL cholesterol. They are also well known for their antiinflammatory effects - all of which are beneficial for cardiovascular health.

MetaPure EPA/DHA 120 capsules

Magnesium and Taurine: These nutritents work together to support the health of your heart, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Magnesium relaxes the wall of blood vessels, which can help to lower blood pressure. Taurine may assist with stress-induced high blood pressure.

CardioX Tropical flavour 400 g oral powder

Tocotrienols: The combination of tocotrienols (part of the vitamin E family) and specific citrus bioflavonoids has been shown to help balance cholesterol levels without the negative side effects of some cholesterol lowering treatments.

Vitamin E8 30 soft capsules


Higher Health Consult with Maria Lucey

Hi, I'm Maria Lucey, founder of Higher Health Wellness Centre and passionate advocate when it comes to all things nutrition.

I am a qualified Nutritionist, registered with ATMS.

I am also a qualified health coach I studied with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and I am currently studying Functional Medicine.

When meeting with me, we will go over a wide range of areas to ensure you get the best results possible when it comes to your health and nutrition.


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