Modern lifestyle leads to the fact that with age, any person starts to feel like will eventually wear out the cardiovascular system. The pressure level becomes irregular from nervousness and stress, bad food, urban environmental situation and bad habits lead to higher cholesterol levels in the blood, increased permeability of the vascular walls and destructive changes in the muscle tissue of the heart.
Cardiologists recommend starting preventive measures for maintaining health of the heart in advance, using a special biologically active additives, which contain in their composition of nutrients, vitamins and trace elements needed by the cardiovascular system.
Minerals and vitamins for the heart and blood vessels
In order to keep vital organs healthy, a person should not feel the deficit in the following vitamins and minerals:
- ascorbic acid — stimulates metabolism, activates the body’s defenses, helps to keep the density of vascular walls and myocardium and withdraw excess cholesterol from the blood;
- retinol — stops chemical reactions that lead to the development of atherosclerosis, helps to speed up the metabolic processes;
- tocopherol — a natural antioxidant, which helps to keep the blood within the physiological norm and promote oxidation of fat cells in the body. Also helps heart and blood vessels to resist negative factors of internal and external environment;
- rutin is a building material for the vascular walls. In addition is known for its antibacterial effect;
- polyunsaturated fatty acids — help with cell division of the heart and blood vessels, which leads to a considerable strengthening of density of their tissues, prevent the development and layering of plaque;
- thiamine and pyridoxine, the vitamins have antioxidant and regenerating effect for the muscle tissue of any type stimulates contraction of the tissue, normalize lipid exchange, promotes breakdown of fats;
- coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substrate, which is the simplest means of energy for the cells of the cardiovascular system. Able to recover tissue, to update them, resulting in a significantly reduced risk of myocardial infarction;
- magnesium is a regulator of the potassium-sodium balance in the human body, stabilize heart pressure, accelerates metabolicheskie processes, does not form plaques and blood clots;
- calcium helps the thickening of the vascular walls;
- vitamin D — enhances absorption and action of calcium;
- potassium normalizes the higher nervous activity, controlling the conduction of the nerve signal to heart and blood vessels;
- phosphorus along with potassium helps to improve the conduction of nerve impulses to the internal organs, stimulates myocardial contractility, helps in the accumulation of substances for thickening of the membranes of heart cells;
- selenium — known for its effects on free radicals that can damage cells of the cardiovascular system, has metabolicheskoi activity helps to better absorb the whole complex of other vitamins and minerals.
All these vitamins and minerals can be purchased as a single complex, and use several drugs, if it’s more convenient for reception. Modern pharmaceutical market is replete with a large number of dietary supplements and multivitamin complexes, which differ both in the speed and efficiency of operation, and price.
Popular drugs to strengthen the cardiovascular system
Among the many drugs to strengthen the heart and blood vessels is the list of drugs is long established himself as among cardiologists and patients due to its efficiency:
- Ascorutinum is a drug containing in its composition two vitamins: ascorbic acid and rutin. Helps thickening of capillary walls, helps the blood vessels to preserve their strength, relieves inflammation and helps eliminate minor swelling, violates vascular conductance. Has an antioxidant effect, normalizes the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body. In addition, the drug is known for its regenerative and radioprotective properties, can significantly improve the internal defenses of organs and tissues.
- The Panangin and asparkam — popular drugs combining in the composition of the therapeutic dose of potassium and magnesium. Appointed as a monotherapy for the prevention of pathologies of the heart muscle, and in the complex treatment of existing diseases. Restore the electrolytic balance in the blood, support the activity and density of the myocardium, increases cardiac contractility and significantly affects the rate and composition of the bloodstream.
- Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol) is a unique product that stimulates cells and tissues to accumulate energy potential. Strengthens the immune system and normalizes the activity of the cardiovascular system. Used in complex therapy for treatment of ischemic heart disease, heart failure, myocardiodystrophy and other diseases, leading to the weakening of the functions of cells and tissues. Coenzyme helps to normalize the level of blood flow and providing the required energy of the whole body, including the brain.
- Supplements company Evalar: Hawthorn Forte — a group of biologically active additives aimed at improving heart rhythm, lowering blood pressure, restoring heart tissue and blood vessels, eliminate spasms and activates enzymatic activity of the myocardium. In addition to vitamins and minerals contain in its composition extract of hawthorn is a natural antioxidant for the heart muscle, known to such effect thanks to its composition the substance quercetin. It contributes to the thickening of the vascular wall, and protects capillaries from the negative effects of pathogenic factors.
- Vitrum Cardio is a specialized multivitamin complex, which includes more than 20 minerals and active chemicals, and fish oil, plantain extract and oat bran. The product effectively acts on blood vessels and heart and can be used in complex therapy of coronary heart disease, as well as during rehabilitation after surgery on the organs of the cardiovascular system. Vitamin complex may help to normalize lipid metabolism, stabilizing triglycerides and cholesterol levels in the blood of the patient.
- Doppelgerts Catiovital — another popular multivitamin complex that also contains hawthorn extract, resulting in additional achieved sedative and antispasmodic effects. In addition it is the only drug that can have positive effects not only on heart but also helps the brain vessels, normalizes blood pressure in the veins. Used by cardiologists as a prophylactic agent for heart failure.
- Looking for less well known biologically active additive of. Those who it was used as prevention and in treatment of cardiac pathologies noted the improvement of the condition of the heart and blood vessels. Included in the means of vitamins, trace elements, extracts of rosehip, hawthorn and Ginkgo biloba normalizes blood circulation, restores the walls of the heart, improve contractility. The effectiveness of pharmaceuticals is proved for high cholesterol and as a restorative therapy after heart attacks.
- Preparations of Solgar. This line of dietary supplements includes a complex of 34 funds, contribute to the normalization of the heart and blood vessels. Drugs suitable for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and complex treatment of such pathologies. It is noteworthy that the range of each agent is one-component, it gives an advantage, as there will be no lowering effect due to the interaction of one tool with another. Apply only after consultation with a doctor or a professional pharmacist, since each tool provides a firming and revitalizing effect on the tissues and organs of the cardiovascular system.
- Synchron-7 — used for the treatment and prevention of distinct forms of atherosclerotic abnormalities of the heart and blood vessels. Is a complex system of several natural modifications of the ascorbic acid complex affect the heart, blood vessels and the immune system of the patient. The drug helps to eliminate hormonal imbalance promotes tissue repair and maintains normal composition of substances in the blood fluid.
- Magne B6 (magnelis) — tabletirovanne form of vitamins, is formed so that the active substances are absorbed in the stomach at a time, not inhibiting the effects of each other. Used to strengthen the heart muscle, improving the conductivity of the myocardium, reducing barriers to the transmission of nerve impulses to all the vessels of the human body.
- Centrum Cardio — biologically active additive, which includes a wide range of vitamins and minerals. This tool is able to restore activity of the heart muscle, improve the body’s resistance to pathological factors, to improve General condition, to normalize metabolism and provide your cardiovascular system with nutrients necessary for a comfortable operation.
Each of these systems has its own individual formula, is able to maintain a healthy heart and blood vessels for a long time. Before applying any of them you need to carefully read the instructions or consult a specialist-a cardiologist for the most rational selection of dietary supplements, aimed at maintaining the health of one of the most important systems of the body.
Irina Kuznetsova, pharmacist, medical columnist