The Picture of Cardiovascular Health
It beats 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 3.6 million times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.
At around 11 ounces, it pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day.
A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime.
Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
With all its impressive feats of strength and wonder, if you take it for granted, even it can go out like a light before it’s time.
Every year around 600,000 people take their ticker for granted. So much so, that they die from it.
A pretty good guesstimate is that pretty close to half of you reading this page now take better care of your car than your heart—and your cardiovascular system.
According to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, nearly half of you are taking a pharmaceutical drug, be it for diabetes, pain, depression, or—cardio health.
Our question is: how’s it workin’ for ya?
We don’t want to say or even insinuate that pharmaceuticals are not needed, because in some cases they are, but the fact that more and more people are finding out that they themselves can replace drugs with proper diet, a bit of exercise and additional supplements is pretty darn exciting.
Are you taking lovastatin? How about lipitor? Rosuvastatin? Crestor?
The eyebrow raising questionable chemicals in statin drugs are cooked up to reduce your cholesterol by slowing down your body’s production of the enzyme HMG-CoA.
HMG-CoA plays a role in making cholesterol in your body.
However, and here comes the catch—HMG-CoA is the building block for coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.
CoQ10 is a substance found in all of your cells. CoQ10 gives you energy, maintains the health of your cells, and…
helps to lower your cholesterol.
Statin users have shown a decrease of roughly 50-54% in their CoQ10 levels.
University of Maryland Medical Center came up with jaw-dropping health reports that showed a broad range of statin drugs that is stealing up to half of CoQ10 levels.
Other studies on this were conducted at Johns Hopkins and Duke University, along with observations, and similar comments from the American Heart Association.
Although there are cases where some people do need pharmaceutical drugs—maybe you are one of them—the rate of prescriptions being handed out so fast is extremely high. That’s alarming, to say the least.
Benjamin Franklin hit the nail on the head when he said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterwards, wouldn’t you agree?
We’ve taught our kids this while they were growing up, but do we practice what we preach?
Here in an “ounce of prevention” to help keep your engine in check 24/7—without having to babysit yourself all the time with special diets and ALWAYS having to exercise.