People taking omega-3 supplements are at lower risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular disease events, according to a new meta-analysis.
While this meta-analysis found that omega-3 supplements lowered the risk of heart attacks, it also found they didn’t reduce the risk of stroke. This is not surprising. While omega-3 fatty acids assist in protecting the cardiovascular system, they are not the only nutrients that are needed. Nor are they either the most important nutrients for ensuring cardiovascular protection.
Dr. Rath’s scientific research has proven that heart disease is essentially an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. A lack of vitamin C causes a weakening of the artery walls, which the body attempts to repair using cholesterol, lipoprotein(a), and other blood risk factors. Among its many other functions in the body, vitamin C plays an important role in the synthesis of collagen – the key stability molecule for the artery walls and for connective tissue in general. An optimum supply of vitamin C strengthens the artery walls and keeps them in a state of optimal repair.
As important as vitamin C is, however, the most effective way to prevent and protect against cardiovascular problems does not come from any individual micronutrient alone, but from carefully chosen balanced combinations. Developed by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California, this concept is known as the micronutrient synergy approach and is based on the scientific understanding that nutrients work together in the body in teams. Along with optimum amounts of vitamin C, other nutrients Dr. Rath recommends for the natural prevention of heart disease include vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin D, folic acid, the amino acids proline and lysine, copper, betaine, chondroitin sulfate, and N-acetylglucosamine.
To learn more about the natural prevention of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular conditions, read Dr. Rath’s book, ‘Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!’.