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The main reason for vitamin supplements is to eat and nourish the body and heart But are these supplements and vitamins really nourishing the body as you think?

In early 2021, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a series of reviews of dietary supplements and vitamins claiming heart-healthy properties. It stated that those who took the supplements and those who took the placebo supplements. Does not reduce the risk of heart attack coronary artery Or other SLOT causes of death from heart disease to be less at all, and also indicated that the selection of foods that contain vitamins from vegetables and fruits. It also appears to be more beneficial to the body.

However, for those whose body system has difficulty absorbing vitamins. It may be necessary to receive vitamin supplements as recommended by your doctor.

As for vitamin supplements claimed to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease risk reduction, such as omega-3 (omega-3 or fish oil), red yeast rice, and coenzyme Q10, Dr. Pieter Cohen, Associate Dr. Pieter Cohen. professor The School of Medicine at Harvard Medical School said:

Omega-3 or fish oil
Omega-3 is a group of monounsaturated fatty acids. It is essential for the various systems in the body. The tablets contain omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which help reduce swelling and inflammation. prevent blood clots and may prevent cardiac arrhythmias But there is no definitive conclusion that omega-3 supplements Or fish oil can help prevent heart attacks in those at risk.

However, if you don't have heart disease Fish oil can be consumed twice a week. and eat beans Legumes and healthy fats like olive oil can also help keep your heart healthy without omega-3 supplements.

red yeast rice
Red yeast rice is rice fermented with a red yeast called Monascus purpureus. The red yeast rice contains monacolin K, a component of the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. Several clinical trials indicate that Red yeast rice supplements containing approximately 4-10 mg of Monacolin K can lower cholesterol levels.

But most red yeast rice supplements contain about 600 mg of Monacolin K per capsule. And often indicated to take 2 capsules per day, but it is not true that each capsule contains Monacolin. how much k and according to American law If a drug says what quantity of ingredients? It's not a dietary supplement, but a drug, so it's like buying a can of beer and guessing how much alcohol it contains. Most beers tend to have an alcohol content of 3.2-8%, etc. In red yeast rice supplements, it contains Monacolin. The K in each capsule is not the same.

If you really want to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the body. Recommend drugs that have a direct effect and cheaper like statins would be better. However, be sure to have a physical examination and consult your doctor before taking this drug as well.

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