Healthy blood flow carries oxygen, nutrients and disease-fighting immune cells throughout your body. Poor circulation, due to fatty plaques and blood clots can slow healing and raise your risk of heart disease, a heart attack or stroke.
I’m very familiar with this topic because about a year ago my father had a stroke – so improving his blood flow was our #1 priority.
Now there are many ways of improving your blood flow and circulation, but today I’m going to focus on the natural ways and more specifically, through food and herbs.
The Correct Diet
As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”.
So the first thing to do is reduce or eliminate animal protein and animal fat. You should also reduce your sugar intake because high insulin levels corrodes your arteries and blood vessels.
You should focus on eating more natural whole grains, sweet potatoes, fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish and nuts.
And don’t forget the water… drink lots and lots of purified water to increase your blood flow and volume.
You should also eliminate all caffeine beverages because caffeine constricts your blood vessels and also increases the stress hormone, cortisol.
3 Best Foods
There are lots of foods that can slightly help increase blood flow, but the the follow 3 are by far the best and most effective.
Garlic is a natural blood thinner that can improve blood flow to your limbs. The ideal dose would be 2 to 4 grams of fresh, minced garlic cloves per day… Or about 1000 mgs of garlic extract daily.
Adding fish to your weekly diet gives you essential omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA. This healthy fat helps to lower unhealthy fats called triglycerides in the blood, reduce blood pressure, thin the blood and reduce your risk of blood clots. Good sources of DHA are fatty fish such as salmon, trout, herring, sardines and albacore tuna.
Try to eat 2-3 servings of fish weekly or about 1-2 grams of fish oil daily.
Cayenne pepper works wonders in boosting blood circulation and heart health, if taken on a daily basis. Available as dried spice and pepper, cayenne increases metabolism and strengthens blood vessels and arteries.
If you want faster results, there are natural supplements and herbs that are super powerful and far more affective than foods at improving your blood flow and that’s what I want to discuss next.
All Natural Supplements
– Herbs, Amino Acids, Vitamins & Minerals
Nature always has the answers and because of this you rarely need prescription drugs … certainly NOT for long-term health solutions.
When trying to find natural alternatives for my dad, I did a LOT of research and tested numerous supplements before I finally discovered some of the best ingredients and combinations and that’s what I’m going to share with you today.
Vitamins & Minerals
Certain vitamins are very important.
Magnesium – statics show that 87% of people are deficient in this amazing mineral, which is needed by the heart muscle and helps the vascular system.3
Magnesium also requires calcium for proper absorption, so make sure you take calcium as well.
But the one major problem with minerals, especially calcium is that it can collect on the walls of your blood vessels and thus reducing their flexibility and having a negative impact on both circulation and blood pressure.4
And because of this, you need to take Vitamin K2 and specifically, the MK-7 version to help remove calcium from your bloodstream and shuttle it into your bones where it’s needed.5
There are 3 other vitamins that are also very important – Vitamin C, D-3 and E, utilized together. In fact, in one clinical trial showed this combination helped reduce heart attacks by over 50%.6
Next are amino acids, specifically two very important ones.
The first is a special “Carnitine” blend, utilizing Acetyl L-Carnitine, L-Carnitine Fumarate and Glycine Propinyl L-Carnitine (GPLC). This specific blend dramatically improves circulation and reduces the hardening of the arteries.
The next is N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC), which helps remove heavy metals and toxins from your blood, while boosting your immune system and also cleansing your liver.
And finally, the 3 most important herbs for improved blood flow, circulation and improved vascular flexibility are Nattokinase, White Willow Extract and Ginger Extract.
Nattokinase helps fight Fibrin Buildup, which is an insoluble protein formed from fibrinogen during the clotting of blood. It forms a fibrous mesh that impedes the flow of blood (not what you want).
White Willow Extract is a natural form of Aspirin and when used in the proper dosage, helps naturally thin your blood and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
And finally Ginger Extract, which is FANTASTIC because it helps:
- Fight against atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries
- Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation, which is a part of blood that can “clump” together and cause blood clotting.
- Increases contractile strength and ATP production to the heart.
“You’re Crazy Dr. Sam …That’s Way Too Much!”
Now, you might be thinking, “Geez, I don’t want to take 20-30 pills a day, buying a bunch of bottles and herbs” and I don’t blame you. Who has the time OR money?…
This is the same problem my parents and I had.
Fortunately, there’s “all-in-one” natural remedy called Blood Flow Optimizer™, which contains the above key ingredients, in specific scientifically researched dosages — in addition to a couple other helpful ingredients.
The feedback has been amazing and since the product has been around for many years, you know it’s effective and it works!
Combined with a proper life-style and other suggestions I made today, Blood Flow Optimizer™ can help improve your results, allowing you to reach your health goals much easier and faster.
Take a look and let me know what you think!
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- The insulin resistance syndrome and coronary artery disease
- functional tests in clinical diagnostic laboratory: the detection of magnesium deficiency
- Coronary artery calcium screening
- Importance of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K for osteoporosis prevention and treatment
- Vitamins E and C in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease