Angina Pectoris is defined as Acute pain in the chest resulting from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia). A syndrome due to myocardial oxygen deficit, characterized by prolonged substernal, thoracic pain which is precipitated chiefly by emotion, exercise, or the ingestion of a heavy meal. It is caused by a temporary inability of the coronary arteries to supply sufficient blood to the heart muscle.
Nutrients Involved in Angina Pectoris
DMG, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, l-carnitine, taurine, magnesium, potassium, selenium, chromium and calcium.
Suggested Angina Nutritional Supplementation
- Wellness EssentialsTM Cardiovascular Support - 2 packets daily
Wellness Essentials Cardiovascular Support is a combination of essential vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to promote healthy cardiovascular function and overall well- being.
- CoQ10 ST-100 - 1 capsule 1-2 times daily with meals
Stabilized, highly absorbable coenzyme Q10 with natural vitamin E and beta-carotene.
- E-Complex 1:1 - 2-4 softgels daily with meals
E Complex-1:1 is a unique, natural vitamin E supplement that features a 1:1 ratio of alpha- to gamma- tocopherol; this ratio more closely resembles the tocopherol profile found naturally in vitamin E-rich plants.
- According to Alan R. Gaby, M.D., vitamin E should be included in the nutritional treatment of angina relative to its capacity to improve blood flow and to prevent the production of tissue-damaging free radicals.
- DMG Sublingual - 1-2 tablets twice daily
For enhanced oxygen utilization.
- Research has shown DMG to be a physiologically active nutrient that: (1) Is an anti-stress agent that can significantly improve physical and mental performance; (2) Can improve and stimulate oxygen utilization and thereby reduce hypoxic (low oxygen) states in the body tissues; (3) Can cause marked improvement in patients with circulatory insufficiency and angina pectoris; (4) Can reduce elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, and improve circulation; (5) and can lower high blood pressure.
- L-Carnitine w/Chromium - 3-6 tablets daily between meals with juice
- Studies using L-carnitine in angina have demonstrated an ability to exercise significantly longer before developing angina or electrocardiogram abnormalities.
Dietary Suggestions for Angina Pectoris
- FirstLine Therapy® Diet