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Heart & Circulation Supplements

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Holland & Barrett’s vitamins to help care for your heart and circulation come in a variety of formats from tablets to soft gel capsules, specially formulated to support normal heart function and circulation.

Many of our vitamins for circulation and the heart are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The heart’s role in the body

The heart is a muscle about the size of a fist which is situated in the middle of your chest.

The heart continuously pumps blood around your body, through the circulatory system.

Blood delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to all areas of the body and carries away carbon dioxide and waste products.

The heart and circulatory system work to ensure that your organs can function.

The human heart plays an essential role in the body and it is therefore incredibly important that we take the best possible care of it.

Supplements for the heart

There are a variety of heart supplements available, all of which help to support the normal functioning of the heart.

Garlic

Holland & Barrett Odourless Garlic Capsules helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

This garlic for the heart is an odourless, rapid release supplement, which is standardised to provide a high, naturally absorbed, allicin yield. Allicin is the active ingredient in garlic and is responsible for many of its health benefits.

Potassium

Another supplement which is good for heart health is potassium.

This essential mineral helps to support muscle function and contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Foods high in potassium include fruits, dried fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

If you are not getting enough potassium in your diet, Holland & Barrett Potassium Caplets have an easy absorption mechanism and are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Supplements for circulation

Just as with the heart, you can take supplements to support the health of the circulatory system.

How can omega 3 fatty acids be beneficial to the heart and circulation?

Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is an omega 3 fatty acid which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

The body is unable to produce these omega 3 fatty acids itself and so you must get these through your diet, or by taking a supplement alongside a balanced diet.

Flaxseed oil is made from ripened flaxseeds and has been used by humans for thousands of years in cooking and baking.

It is also known as linseed oil and is an excellent source of Alpha Linolenic Acid.

Holland & Barrett Flaxseed Linseed Oil contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 and helps contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA.

Alternatives to tablets and capsules

If you find it difficult to swallow tablets and capsules, or you just prefer not to take them, there are some alternative circulation and heart vitamins available.

Paradox Omega 3, 6 & 9 High Strength Oil is simply taken on a teaspoon or can be mixed into shakes, juices or smoothies.

It contains  natural vitamins D3 and E as well as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EHA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which contributes to normal blood pressure (when  daily intake of EPA & DHA is at least 3g/day) and the normal function of the heart (when daily intake of EPA & DHA is at least 250mg/day).

BetterYou Vitamin K2 Spray can be sprayed directly into the mouth or the inside of the cheek.

This allows the vitamin to be absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system.

K2 is a vital nutrient which supports normal blood clotting and bone health and it is the 99% pure active ingredient contained in this supplement spray.

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    Our vitamins for circulation and vitamins for your heart come in a variety of formats from circulation tablets to liquid. Many of our vitamins for circulation and heart are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans as well as people who are taking Statins or who suffer with high levels of cholesterol.

    FAQs

    There are a range of supplements which help to support the normal function of the heart.

     

    Holland & Barrett Vegan Algal Oil Omega 3-6-9 Capsules contain EPA and DHA, which are long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which contribute to the normal function of the heart.

     

    These omega 3s are often found within fish oil supplements and so this algal oil supplement is a great alternative if you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet and cannot otherwise take cod liver oil.

    Flaxseed is the seed from the flax crop, which is native to Southern Europe and Asia.

     

    Flaxseed oil is made from ground and pressed flaxseeds. Flaxseed oil contains the essential omega 3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and can used in a wide variety of ways, including in cooking, skincare and dietary supplements.

    Flaxseed oil naturally contains Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), an omega 3 fatty acid which the body is unable to produce on its own and therefore one which must be obtained via your diet. ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, when at least 2g are ingested per day.

    As well as flaxseed, other great food sources of ALA include soybeans, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

     

    If you do not feel as if you are getting enough ALA in your diet, then it might be a good idea to start taking a daily supplement such as Holland & Barrett Flaxseed Linseed Oil Capsules.

    The NHS recommends that we should include at least one portion of oily fish in our diets each week in order to get our recommended allowance of omega 3 fatty acids.

     

    However, if you do not like oily fish then it can be difficult to get enough omega 3. Therefore, it is a good idea to take a daily supplement to keep your levels topped up.

     

    It is advised that you take two of the Holland & Barrett Maximum Strength Triple Omega 3-6-9 Capsules each day, preferably with meals.

    Omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 are all different types of fatty acids.

     

    An omega 3-6-9 supplement is one which quite simply contains all of them, whereas an omega 3 supplement will just contain omega 3.