This is a sequel to an earlier article that spelled out the problems with daily aspirin to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The earlier article explained why the daily aspirin routine is not only ineffective, but it’s dangerous. It leads to a plethora of other problems and gastrointestinal issues while doubling the risk of strokes without reducing fatal heart attacks.
So here is a collection of natural heart-healthy protections that create positive side effects while boosting cardiac strength:
7 Heart-Healthy Alternatives to Aspirin
- 1. Arginine or L-arginine is an amino acid that can produce arterial dilation to keep arteries from constricting. Arginine generates short term nitric oxide (NO), which acts only when needed to keep blood cells from clumping and clotting, but allows coagulation to occur when appropriate.
- 2. Vitamin K2, found in nattokinase or as separate supplements, keeps calcium from hardening along the inner artery walls of your arteries. This is usually what causes hardening of the arteries, calcification of the inner walls. K2 gets calcium out of the blood stream and into bone matter where it belongs.
- 3. Hawthorn berry has been used in Oriental Medicine for centuries. It is usually consumed as a tea. You can purchase or make your own tinctures as well, which many consider more potent than teas. Hawthorn berry is a vasodilator (artery and capillary dilator) that also strengthens the heart muscles and helps maintain regular heart beat rhythm.
- 4. Tocotrienol, found in natural vitamin E and some CoQ-10 products, or even as a separate supplement, is a natural anti-coagulant without side effects.