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Lowering the risk of Cardiac Arrest, Part 2, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 616

Lowering the risk of Cardiac Arrest, Part 2, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 616

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Diabetics Should Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 558 

Diabetics Should Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 558 

One supplement every diabetic should be taken is Coenzyme Q10. This supplement is extremely beneficial for a diabetics health.

CoQ10 Ubiquinol and Selenium: You Need These for Stroke Or Heart Attacks – InVite Health Podcast Episode 555

CoQ10 Ubiquinol and Selenium: You Need These for Stroke Or Heart Attacks – InVite Health Podcast Episode 555

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CoQ10 Ubiquinol and Selenium: You Need These for Stroke Or Heart Attacks – InViteⓇ Health Podcast Episode 555

Hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.

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 Jerry Hickey, Ph.: [00:00:40] Coenzyme Q10 is an extremely well known supplement, and it’s really very safe and it’s incredibly beneficial. It was first discovered in Japan at the turn of the 20th century, and the research has been mounting ever since. A great deal of research comes from Texas, where a lot of the work was performed. In fact, the CoQ10 we use, the active form Ubiquinol actually comes from Texas and it’s been found to be core to metabolism. It’s at the core of producing energy from all foods, fats, carbohydrates, proteins. It affects our ability to create energy. Now for coenzyme Q10 to have this effect and of course, that’s natural to the human body. It has to be converted into a different form in your body. So the CoQ10 that most people buy in a health food store or pharmacy has to be changed before it works, before it benefits you. This active form is called Ubiquinol. Now there’s very strong evidence that it truly helps protect you if you suffered previously with a heart attack or a stroke, or if you suffer with heart failure. It’s the Ubiquinol form that will offer the best level of protection. And here’s the issue. Many people fail to adequately convert classical CoQ10 supplements to Ubiquinol, so they would be far better off if they switched to a Ubiquinol supplement.† [00:02:23]

[00:02:25] So welcome to my episode. Take the supplement if you’ve had a stroke or a heart attack. Hi, my name is Jerry Hickey, I’m a nutritional pharmacist, I’m a licensed pharmacist. I’ve been doing this for many decades. Welcome to the episode. You can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or just go to invitehealth.com/podcast we have hundreds and hundreds of InViteⓇ has hundreds and hundreds of episodes. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at InViteⓇ Health and of course, please subscribe and leave us a review.† [00:03:00]

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[00:03:02] Now there’s different forms of stroke. The most common stroke is an ischemic stroke where something blocked the flow of blood in the brain and parts of the brain can die and are supplements that have some utility in helping lower the risk of a stroke. The biggest cause of a stroke is high blood pressure. The second leading cause is an arrhythmia of the heart. An arrhythmia means improper beating pattern. The heart has to be it has to have a dependable, normal beating pattern. But in atrial fibrillation, second most common cause of a stroke, the top chambers of the heart are fluttering. And there’s all kinds of crazy patterns skip beats, triple beats, etc. The heart’s racing, and what happens are little red blood cells get left behind and clotting factors can adhere to them. And eventually they shoot out of the heart, can go into the brain and cause a stroke. So after a stroke, Ubiquinol really becomes quite important. This is the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. Neuroscience, of course, is the brain is a number of studies of Ubiquinol with the brain in children and adults, neuromuscular studies, brain studies.† [00:04:21]

[00:04:21] So this is a large group of stroke patients. And what they did within less than 24 hours, they measured the level of two nutrients in their blood. SOD which stands for superoxide dismutase a major antioxidant enzyme that defends your brain. SOD levels tend to crash and burn after the age of 55. They’re pretty much very low in everybody after the age of 65 and Ubiquinol, which also drops in your heart, your brain and your muscles, etc., with age. So these are two major protective factors. So they found in people who suffered a stroke when they measured within the first 24 hours there was a really big drop in SOD and a really big drop in the level of Ubiquinol. And they found a correlation over time between the level of damage from the stroke and a drop in these two nutrients. And they also found a correlation between reduced mental function after a stroke like six months later and the catastrophic drop in SOD and Ubiquinol.† [00:05:22]

[00:05:26] Now the left side of your heart pumps out oxygen, rich blood to the body. To do this, it passes through a valve leading to the biggest blood vessel in the body, the abdominal aortic artery. The valve is called the aortic valve, so blood is pumped from the left, lower chamber, the heart. It goes through this valve aortic valve and enters the aorta, which brings in blood all over the body. So you get oxygen and nutrition. So the valve allows blood to be pumped out of the heart, but prevents backflow of the blood it prevents the blood from reentering the heart inappropriately.† [00:06:05]

[00:06:08] There’s a condition called aortic stenosis. The valve is narrowed and has different levels and symptoms when you truly have some level of aortic stenosis. You can have severe fatigue and tiredness after exertion, shortness of breath, chest pain. Other things can happen like arrhythmias, so it can lead to strokes, arrhythmias, heart failure. The age of patients with aortic stenosis is rising. People are living longer. And unfortunately, this compromises things like the level of benefit from the surgery is reduced. There’s more complications in these people. There’s poorer outcomes. There’s reduced heart performance. So there was an Italian study published in the journal Aging. The Journal Aging is published up in Albany, New York, and 50 elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis. They were going to undergo surgery for aortic valve replacement. They gave them Ubiquinol or placebo, Ubiquinol prevented an increase and troponin one after the surgery. That’s really important, troponin one is found inside the cells of the heart and wonder damaged it leaks out of the heart. So there’s a rise in troponin one that signifies the amount of damage to the heart. There’s a correlation there. In fact, after a heart attack or a suspected heart attack, doctors will check the blood for Troponin one. And if they see it’s elevated, they know that the person had a heart attack. So the Ubiquinol prevented an increase in troponin one, meaning that it was preventing damage to the heart cells of the heart muscle. The heart was stronger after the surgery on Ubiquinol with improved health versus no Ubiquinol. So the strength of the heart was improved and the risk of suffering with congestive heart failure or an arrhythmia, you know, an improper beating pattern which can lead to a stroke or stiffening of the heart, fibrosis of the heart. The risk of all of these was decreased and so was inflammation in the heart. So it’s all very good.† [00:08:29]

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[00:08:30] But let’s look at heart attacks. Heart attacks typically occur when something blocks the flow of blood in the heart and part of the heart muscle dies. And one of the outcomes of a heart attack, besides arrhythmias, is heart failure, where the heart stiffens and enlarges and it becomes increasingly hard for the heart to pump blood. So this is the Journal of Cardiovascular Antiracist Research, and the researchers looked at quality of life and 128 patients after they suffered with a true heart attack, not a minor heart attack, a real heart attack. Now, they were on the best drugs that medicine has to offer, like beta blockers and ACE inhibitors and ARBs, aldosterone blocking drugs like tryptamine. The lucky patients were placed on a better diet and the researchers focused on raising their plasma levels of Ubiquinol and L-carnitine through supplementation. So Ubiquinol allows you to create energy in the heart and in your muscles and in all of your organs and tissues throughout your body, carnitine is similar. Carnitine feeds your cells of your heart, in your brain, etc., with the precursor for creating energy out of food. So they’re both very important after a heart attack. Ubiquinol and L-carnitine. Now through the supplementation compared to the other groups, because some of them were not placed on diet, some of them were not placed on the supplements compared to the other groups supplementation increased the quality of life. They had a lot more energy, they had an improved mood, their emotions improved, but their prognosis also improved. The doctor said, Hey, you’re going to do a lot better with the better diet and Ubiquinol and the carnitine than if you didn’t have these supplements and a better diet.† [00:10:30]

[00:10:31] Now, this one is really telling heart failure is very scary. They classify heart failure, according to the New York Heart Association classification stage one. Hey, you don’t even know you have heart failure. Stage two. You probably have a little trouble breathing and you’re probably fatigued after exercise or physical activity. Stage three Heart failure. You’re experiencing the symptoms just sitting in a chair and you’re just sitting on the couch watching TV and it’s hard to breathe and you’re fatigued. Stage four is really scary. Stage four Heart failure is more scary than HIV because people with HIV infections are now put on a cocktail of drugs that keeps them alive. Stage four Heart failure is as scary as advanced cancer, and it has a very poor prognosis and a short time. I mean, it’s just not it’s just not a good thing. So all of the patients, it’s a Danish front study, 420 patients with severe heart failure. So the New York Heart Association classification was stage three or four. So it’s not good. And they were already on the best medications, like the beta blockers, like the ARBs, like ACE inhibitors. They were supplemented to increase the Ubiquinol levels or given placebo.† [00:11:47]

[00:11:49] Here’s the results they were they were amazing. It was over a two year period for people with class three and class four heart failure two years is a very long time. A 43. With the Ubiquinol 43% reduction in cardiovascular related deaths. In other words, a death from a heart attack or an arrhythmia like ventricular tachycardia where the lower left chambers racing or sudden cardiac death. So a 43% reduction in dying, a 42% reduced risk of dying from all cause mortality. So that could be anything including infections. Because don’t forget, these people, their immune system compromised it’s not working well so it’s easy for them to get infections, even heart infections. The nt probnp significantly improved now that’s important. Nt probnp is a protein found in the cells of the heart and cardio cardiologists. An interventional cardiologist will look at the level of nt probnp in the blood to see how damaged the heart is, where if their medication is improving this patient’s health. So when you have a heart attack and heart failure, nt probnp is leaking out of heart and the level in the blood rises. They found a level of nt probnp significantly improved, significantly dropped. And I have to tell you, this other study showing this where they gave older people Ubiquinol versus regular CoQ10 versus placebo and only the Ubiquinol improved nt probnp in older people. Hospitalizations were greatly reduced. The need for a heart transplant was greatly reduced. The need for being put on a mechanical pump to help the heart work was greatly reduced. So there’s a lot going on here.† [00:13:34]

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[00:13:36] So in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, this is a Japanese study. Patients with stable heart failure. Stable heart failure is safer than unstable heart failure, obviously, but they had a reduced ejection fraction. So that’s really important. The heart is just not pumping enough blood to meet their needs. So they’re not getting enough oxygen and nutrition to the brain and their organs and system. Not a good thing, fatigue, hard to breathe, I mean, a lot of symptoms here. They were placed on Ubiquinol or placebo, and the Ubiquinol greatly improved the function of their endothelial tissues. Now, that’s really important. Endothelial tissues line your blood vessels like a rug. The cells line your blood vessels like rug shoulder to shoulder, and they pump up in your blood vessels. So this is a reason why they were less likely to wind up in the hospital or have a second heart attack or wind up for heart transplant. It’s over because everything was working better for their circulation.† [00:14:36]

[00:14:39] Now there’s a lot to say about Ubiquinol. I mention a study on my radio program many times that took place in Sweden Linköping University, great research institution, the Karolinska Institute, another great research institution, and they gave elderly people supplements to raise their Ubiquinol level, but also to restore their selenium level. Selenium is a mineral that’s involved with reducing the risk of certain cancers if you utilize it properly, not everybody useful utilizes it properly. It’s also needed for the health of the liver and the eyes and the brain, and also for the health of the heart. So to make everything fair, they had to give everybody selenium because they want see that Ubiquinol make a difference. Everybody was given selenium. Now, Ubiquinol when they gave these very elderly everybody who was over 60 some of these people were in their eighties. When they gave these elderly people the supplements it reduced their risk of dying from heart related events by over 50%, such as a heart attack and arrhythmia, a heart failure, sudden cardiac death, or reduced. Now, they went back and looked at these patients ten years later. So these patients were put on the supplements for five years and then it stopped and they revisited these patients ten years later and 12 years later, they found that there had been long lasting benefits for from restoring the selenium and giving the patients Ubiquinol. 12 years later, they still had a 40% lower risk of dying from something related to the heart, such as a heart attack or a stroke or sudden cardiac cardiac death. I mean, it shows that even for a limited time, if you took Ubiquinol daily for five years, it just turn back the clock on your heart health and your heart remained younger than your chronological health. So if you were 70 and you took ubiquinol when all of a sudden you had a 50 year old heart, 50 year old heart don’t normally have a heart attack. So when you’re 80, you still had a 60 year old heart. It’s kind of like that. I mean, you can’t directly quantify it, qualify it, but the heart was made younger. So I think anybody over the age of like 55 or 60 really should be on kaneka Ubiquinol and I would take 120 milligrams a day would food. But if you have damage to the heart or if you’ve suffered with a stroke or heart attack, you want to take more. So discuss that with your nutritionist or your doctor or pharmacist. But certainly 240 to 400 milligrams a day would have a significant effect on improving your health.† [00:17:13]

[00:17:14] There are other supplements that could be beneficial after a stroke or heart attack. Of course you should discuss all of this what your health care professionals besides Ubiquinol and the brain it could be Alcar, a form of carnitine that gets into the brain and the heart it could be carnitine. B Vitamins are very important to both the brain and the heart. B Vitamins because they allow you to use calories for energy, especially B6, B12, folate and riboflavin. The mineral magnesium can be very helpful. All of these have benefit after a heart attack, but once again, you need guidance on this. So I want to thank you for listening to today’s episode. You can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to your podcasts, or just go to invitehealth.com/ podcast. You can also listen InViteⓇ on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook at InViteⓇ Health. And by the way, when you listen to our podcast, if you could leave a a review and if you could subscribe I’ll be very helpful, gives us feedback, reviews. And I want to thank you for listening to today’s episode. And this is Jerry Hickey signing off. Thank you.† [00:17:14]

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Is A Powdered Multivitamin Beneficial? – InVite Health Podcast Episode 551

Is A Powdered Multivitamin Beneficial? – InVite Health Podcast Episode 551

Multivitamins are for all age groups with research suggests a multitude of reduced risk factors to specific disease states. Multivitamins and mineral are consumed by thousands of individuals learn more about why a powder form maybe more beneficial for your needs.

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When your thyroid is overproducing, this is known as hyperthyroidism. This can create symptoms such as increased appetite with weight loss, diarrhea, intolerances to heat, swelling of the eyes, and enlargement of the neck due to the thyroid.

Top Five Supplements To Promote Overall Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 542

Top Five Supplements To Promote Overall Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 542

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Top Five Supplements To Support Overall Health – InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode 542

Hosted by Melissa Bistricer, RDN

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InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed healthcare professionals are excited to offer you the most important health and wellness information you need to make informed choices about your health. You can learn more about the products discussed in each of these episodes and all that InViteⓇ Health has to offer at www.invitehealth.com/podcast. First time customers can use promo code PODCAST at checkout for an additional 15% off your first purchase. Let’s get started!

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Melissa Bistricer, RDN: [00:38] Welcome back to another podcast at InViteⓇ Health. You have probably heard that vitamins and minerals are important in your body. Today we’ll be talking about supplements to promote overall health. Deficiencies in these supplements can lead to negative impacts. So I wanted to talk a little bit more about the importance, the science and how it works in the human body, all of its functions, and what we can do to support taking multivitamins, Vitamin D3, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acid and CoQ10 the Ubiquinol form.† [01:08] My name is Melissa Bistricer, I am a registered dietitian. I am so excited to bring to you the nutritional aspect of nutrients here at InViteⓇ Health. Nutrition, Food for thought: Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Overall, health is extremely important now do not wait till it is too late. InViteⓇ Health promotes an integrative approach and providing vitamins into your daily life to increase your quality of life in conjunction with nutrients. It is also important to learn and include other lifestyle modifications like nutrition, exercise and sleep. These practices with the use of vitamins will promote optimal benefit in your daily life.†[01:52]

[01:53] Now let’s get on to talking about the five most important nutritional supplements to take for overall health. This can support individuals looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle through the use of supplements. But remember, diet is extremely important as well. Let’s dive deeper into the nutritional supplement that will benefit overall health. The core five are good quality InViteⓇ health multivitamins, vitamin D3, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acid and coenzyme Q10 the Ubiquinol form. † [02:24]

[02:24] Let’s start by talking about multivitamins. We know that multivitamins are used to fill nutritional gaps to make sure people are getting their daily intake of essential nutrients and aren’t under consuming these nutrients. A multivitamin is supplementing the nutrients that we are not getting enough of through food and may be deficient in which can cause serious illnesses, poor nutrition, digestive disorders and other health conditions. Multivitamins are micronutrients made up of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the body. They can not be produced in the body and therefore need to be consumed from outside sources such as foods that we eat or being supplemented.† [03:04]

[03:05] The typical American diet does not resemble what dietitians and experts recommend for fruits and vegetables and whole grains, which has very important vitamins and minerals. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommended getting essential micronutrients while eating a variety of a healthy, balanced diet. This is important to be realistic, and even if a diet is planned, well, it is not possible for every single person to choose foods containing the correct recommended amount that are essential micronutrients and they may fall short. However, it is hard to assume the population will get all their nutrients from food. As individuals, diets are lacking in the intake of vegetables, fruit and whole grains. With time consuming, a poor diet may result in several deficiencies leading to serious health conditions. Over time research has been done to assess the use of multivitamins and minerals to improve health. The vitality and utility of taking a multivitamin and minerals supplement has helped to fill small but crucial nutritional gaps. That have helped to prevent conditions such as anemia, neural tube defects and osteoporosis. There has been some evidence suggesting the use of multivitamins in regard to preventing cancer and the prevention of delayed cataracts and aspects of cognitive function as well.† [04:23]

[04:23] The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey about half of the non industrialized civilians living in the US are taking a dietary supplement such as the most common one is a multivitamin mineral. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 clarifies that supplements are for supplementing the diet and not for preventing or treating a disease. Again, that is extremely important to understand that supplements are for supplementing the diet and not for preventing or treating a disease. Therefore, let’s get into the details about why our supplements here at InViteⓇ Health are so unique and the benefits of purchasing them is that there are no synthetic products added, they are scientifically formulated under the cGMP, which stands for current good manufacturing practices.† [05:11]

[05:12] The Multivitamins support energy, vision and nutrient depletions. Our Core Multivitamin contains lutein and lycopene, which is specifically helping eye health that can help blue light damage and too much screen time. We all know how much we sit at the computers for multiple hours of the day, and these nutrients will help maintain the eye health from the blue light and screen time. The Men’s Multivitamin supports overall aging, sexual health, immunity, and vision. The Men’s has all the same nutrients as the Core Multi but has an additional four nutrients. It has quercetin, which is a flavonoid that supports respiratory circulation and prostate health. Black Cumin which helps lung metabolism and prostate health. Beta-Sitosterol helps healthy cholesterol levels and lastly, Maca helps to enhance endurance, mood level, sexual function and prostate health. The Women’s Multivitamin supports overall healthy vision, sexual health and energy. The Women’s has all the same nutrients as the Core Multi but has an additional four nutrients. It has iron bisglycinate, a gentle iron to not cause constipation or nausea. Collagen hydrolysate to support skin, hair, nails and joints. Purple Andean Corn Extract contains a flavonoids to help with the brain, eye, breast, and metabolism. And lastly DIM to help breast cervical health. The Performance Multivitamin has the same nutrients as the Core Multi but provides two additional nutrients that are powerful antioxidants. SOD and Rhodiola have performance enhancing nutrients to benefit any lifestyle. Specifically for athletes and individuals with diabetes.† [06:52]

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[06:52] You may be thinking what is so unique about our multivitamins here at InViteⓇ health? They offer active forms of folate and methylcobalamin. This means the body has an easier time metabolizing these nutrient. The active form of folate supports protection of the brain, heart and cellular protection as well as the active form of Methylcobalamin, also known as B12, which is the active form to support nerve and brain health. † [07:18]

[07:18] 1-25 dihydroxy vitamin D3 is cholecalciferol the active form of vitamin D3. That is a lipid soluble compound that plays a significant role in calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism. Vitamin D naturally comes from sunlight, but with time, people are getting less sunlight, spending more time inside. According to Cleveland Clinical Mercy Hospital states that approximately 42% of US Americans are deficient in vitamin D. This can be because vitamin D comes from sunlight and from minimal food sources such as eggs or sardines. Most Americans are not getting enough sunlight and can have issues with prescribed medications depleting vitamin D stores leading to the need for supplementation. Vitamin D is needed in order for calcium to be absorbed in the body. Calcium is the main component of bone health. Therefore, vitamin D has to be present in the body to be able to absorb calcium. Vitamin D supplementation should be prescribed according to your lab value. If you are on the lower end of 20, then you may want to take the vitamin D3 3000 IU. If an individual only needs a maintenance dose, then they may just need the vitamin D3 1000 IU. Vitamin D dosing really depends on your lab value to assess the appropriate amount for your specific body needs. Low levels of vitamin D can lead to serious health conditions, especially as people age. We hear about the prevalence of the elderly breaking their hips or fracturing other bones. This can be due to the limited exposure to the sun as they age and not getting enough of the active form of vitamin D leading to more complications such as fractures or even worse, osteoporosis.† [09:04]

[09:06] According to the Science daily, if an individual does not have sufficient magnesium levels, then vitamin D cannot be metabolized. This means that vitamin D is stored and inactive for about 50% of Americans. Magnesium is important since it plays many different roles in the body. Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve transmission, neuromuscular conduction, single transduction, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is important for structural functions of proteins, nucleic acids, or mitochondria. Low levels of magnesium generally will not cause any issues, but severely low magnesium can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type two diabetes, or osteoporosis. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey they report nearly half of Americans have inadequate intake from food or water of magnesium. Therefore, not consuming an estimated average of requirement of 350 milligrams depending on age and gender.† [10:14]

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[10:15] At InViteⓇ Health we have two ways you can buy magnesium, either magnesium glycine or magnesium citrate. Magnesium glycine is quickly absorbed and binds itself to a non essential amino acid called glycine and it is not proven to have a stool softener effect. Magnesium citrate provides a natural regulatory activity due to its strong bond to citric acid. This form attracts water and helps for the occasional constipation, causing diarrhea essentially. It is best to start low and slow it with magnesium supplementation as it can have a bowel softener effect for some individuals, starting with 200 milligrams at night and see how you feel and the intensity of the bowel movements then determine if you can increase or stay at 200 milligrams.† [11:02]

[11:02] Over the past 200 years, there has been an increase in scientific scrutiny on the public interest in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to help anti-inflammatory cytokines, antiarrhythmic, and antithrombotic properties. Fish and fish oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids specifically in EPA and DHEA, which are in fatty fish. Alpha lipoic acid, also known as ALA, is also an omega-3 fatty acid, but is discussed less due to alpha lipoic acid. Being a plant based product such as only in seeds, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and beans. Omega-3 are found in fish, which have been broken down in the form of EPA and DHA. While omega-3’s in plant foods may not have been, this essentially means the body will need to convert DHEA and EPA further. The reason why fish is the preferred form to get EPA and DHA is because it leads to more significant health benefits. This is because the EPA and DHA are generally found in foods, but in the Westernized diet, individuals are not getting a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids has the potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing inflammation, and lowering triglyceride levels.† [12:23] 

[12:23] There are three options in InViteⓇ that provide you with the benefits without having to eat fish. If you really dislike it. There is the fish oils, krill, oil and flaxseed. Fish oils are derived from cold water, oily fish which have the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, EPA and DHA. This helps to support your brain, memory, mood, and cognition health. Krill Oil Advanced has Antarctic source shrimp that supplies DHA and EPA. The anthocyanins that are provided have powerful antioxidants that help to support heart health and inflammation. If you have an allergy to fish or shellfish, the alternative is to use the High Lignan Flaxseed Complex or the Organic Flaxseed Powder. Flaxseed supplies omega-3 fatty acids to support heart and brain as well as omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Omega-6 supports immune health and omega-9 supports circulatory health. This is a great alternative to fish or krill oil. The dose for the fish, krill or the flaxseed complex are two capsules per day, and the organic flaxseed powder is between 1 to 3 scoops per day added either to yogurt or water. † [13:32]

[13:32] Lastly, let’s talk about the importance of CoQ10 and specifically the Ubiquinol form an energy source. The body naturally produces CoQ10, which is an antioxidant that helps with growth and maintenance. With age or certain medications such as statins, diuretics, blocking agents or acetaminophen like Tylenol the levels in your body start to decrease. Which can result in low energy, fatigue and other health concerns. Coenzyme Q10, which is Ubiquinol, is the preferred form as it is the reduced form of CoQ10, which is more absorbable and ubiquinone is an oxidized form. Ubiquinol is needed for energy, without Ubiquinol, you will not have energy in the body.† [14:15]

[14:16] The role of CoQ10 has shown to help in the mitochondrial coenzyme, which is essential for production of ATP. Otherwise simply known as our energy. Cardiac cells are extremely sensitive to the deficiency of CoQ10, which can be produced by cardiac diseases. Therefore, CoQ10 supplementation has the ability to help prevent and treat heart alignments to improve cellular bioenergetics. It has also helped to lower LDL oxidation and the progression of atherosclerosis. CoQ10 can also decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, decrease body viscosity to help patients with heart failure or coronary heart disease. Significant improvements have been seen by taking CoQ10 with patients going through heart failure, hypertension, ischemia, heart disease, and other cardiac illnesses. The dosage for Ubiquinol is generally for the age of 40 years older under 60 milligrams is sufficient. If you are over 60 years old, 120 milligrams is sufficient depending on your health conditions as well. † [15:20]

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[15:20] Let us briefly talk a little bit more about the diet as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend getting essential micronutrients while eating a variety of healthy, balanced diet. Again, we know that some people can eat a healthy diet and still need certain supplements to help ensure they are replenishing any nutrients that may be depleted based on lifestyle factors. A healthy overall diet is based on an intuitive eating mindset. Intuitive eating is defined as a non dieting approach to have a balanced diet. Some might be more familiar with following the “Choose My Plate” guidelines with three main concepts for you to remember and planning a healthy, balanced diet are the three P’s pick, plan, and portion. The idea is to pick healthy choices, prepare foods in the healthiest way and portion to make sure you are eating proper portion sizes that your body may need. A plate should look like a quarter of protein, a quarter of carbs. And lastly, the most important, a half of your plate should be non-starchy vegetables. Non-Starchy vegetables are examples are broccoli, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, or mushrooms. Key takeaways are that half of your carbs should come from whole grains, including vegetables, fruits of all different colors, and switching from fat free to low fat dairy products, drinking low calorie or no calorie beverages, choosing lean proteins versus high fat proteins and increasing physical activity.† [16:45]

[16:45] So getting exposure can come in different ways. My advice to you is to use one of our multivitamins, which has an excellent array of vitamins and minerals. Then we spoke about four other core vitamins to take daily, which is magnesium, vitamin D, fish oil or krill oil. And lastly, CoQ10, the Ubiquinol form. This can benefit your overall health and targets to benefit the multitude of pathways in the body. You can go check out the products sold here at invitehealth.com and if you have any further questions, you can always chat with myself as a nutritionist or any of our health care providers to assist you here at invitehealth.com or you can email me at mbistricer@invitehealth.com.† [17:24]

[00:17:24] I am Melissa Bistricer, RDN ready to share the knowledge to help you modify your lifestyle to live a happier, more successful life. I’m looking forward to continuing to provide you with educational podcasts and blog post, Again, nutrition, food for thought: Time and Health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Have a great day and tune in for the next podcast coming your way soon.† [17:24]

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