Category Archives: Cardiovascular

D-Ribose is a naturally occurring monosaccharide, which was once thought to be important only as a structural component of DNA and RNA. Research has shown it to be valuable for energy production in cells. In 1973 Heinz Gerd Zimmer conducted research at the University of Munich and found that D-Ribose helped energy-starved hearts recover from

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D-Ribose is a naturally occurring monosaccharide, which was once thought to be important only as a structural component of DNA and RNA. Research has shown it to be valuable for energy production in cells. In 1973 Heinz Gerd Zimmer conducted research at the University of Munich and found that D-Ribose helped energy-starved hearts recover from

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A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was published in the International Journal of Cardiology (May 12, 2012). Subjects of the study were 443 Swedes between the ages of 70 and 88. They were given either a placebo or a combination of selenium and CoQ10. They were examined every six months, and given echocardiograms over the five

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A triglyceride molecule consists of a glycerol molecule with three fatty acids attached. After a meal, your body converts calories it does not need to triglycerides. Your body uses them for energy. Eating more calories than you can use, especially in the form of refined carbohydrates, can cause your triglycerides to become elevated. High triglycerides

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Research that appeared in the American Heart Journal (June 1993;125:1645-1649) looked at the effect IV magnesium sulfate had on patients with congestive heart failure. Magnesium was given intravenously to patients with congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and with serum magnesium levels lower than 2.0 mg/dl. The patients all had at least 10 premature ventricular depolarizations per

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Research appearing in the Journal of Applied Physiology (August 1, 2012 113:479-486) looked at mice treated with statin (cholesterol-lowering) medication. The mice were given the cholesterol medication and examined for physical performance mitochondrial function (mitochondria are parts of the cell that produce energy–they are damaged by statin medication), and the CoQ10 content of the muscle

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