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Circulatory Problems


About
The movement of blood through bodily vessels as a result of the heart's pumping action.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A cardiologist and an obstetrician should both be able to monitor any woman that is pregnant. This is because being pregnant places a great deal of stress on the circulatory system. It may be possible for the blood volume to increase up to 50 percent by the time the woman enters into the ninth month of pregnancy. Women that have been diagnosed with heart disease can still have children without circulatory problems arising, as long as they are closely monitored.
  • Chelation therapy has been reported to be beneficial in making circulation stronger and better.
  • If your circulation is not quite up to par, it is best to check with your physician as there could be a variety of reasons that your circulation may be slower than it should be.
  • People that have been labeled as being within a certain risk factor of possibly developing blood clots may be put on blood-thinning drugs. These people may include people that have become bed-ridden or who have cancer. Warfarin (Coumadin) is one of the blood-thinning drugs that may be prescribed. It has been suggested that those individuals that stand a chance of getting recurring clots may need to take blood-thinning drugs for a minimum period of two years.


Advice
  • Do not use shark cartilage in any form unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Exercise regularly. Sedentary people over 35 should ask their physician before beginning an exercise routine.
  • Include a lot of fiber in your diet. Use oat bran to help reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Only consume steam-distilled water.
  • Perform a dry massage over the entire body in order to enhance circulation. Using a natural bath brush or loofah, massage in the direction of your heart. A cold towel rubbed over your body will also improve circulation.
  • Refrain from fatty foods and animal protein. Do not consume red meat, sugar, white flour, coffee, tea, tobacco, spicy foods, or soft drinks.
  • The following foods are beneficial: garlic, lima beans, pears, onions, peas, endive, brown rice, bananas, and spinach.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

L-Carnitine
Importance: Very High
Comments: Builds up heart muscle. Enhances circulation through transferring long fatty acid chains.


Garlic
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases blood pressure. Builds up heart muscle. Makes blood thinner.


Chlorophyll
Importance: High
Comments: Improves circulation. Aids in construction of healthy cells. Liquid or tablet form is recommended. Another option is to create your own green drink from leafy green vegetables.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances oxygen flow to tissues.


Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Dissolves fats.


Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Dissolves fats.


Multienzyme complex
Importance: High
Comments: Improves digestion. Enhances circulation. Helps with oxygen use in body tissues.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Breaks up fat and cholesterol. Injections under a physician's care are recommended. If injections are unavailable, sublingual form is recommended.


Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Importance: High
Comments: Improves brain function and circulation.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Diuretic. Keeps the heart safe.


Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Increases energy levels. Inhibits anemia.


Folic acid
Importance: High
Comments: Helps in the construction of red blood cells which carry oxygen.


Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps in the construction of red blood cells.


Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Keeps blood from clotting.


Calcium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Keeps blood consistency healthy and normal.


Magnesium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Makes heartbeat stronger. Works with calcium.


Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Improves oxygen flow to tissues.


Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Gives necessary nutrients in a balanced form. Aids in circulation.


Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Helps store fat. Emulsion form is recommended when used in high doses.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Stops free radicals from forming. Emulsion form is recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Butcher's Broom, Chickweed, Gentian Root, Goldenseal, Hawthorn Berries, Horsetail, Hyssop, Licorice Root, Pleurisy Root, Rose Hips, and Wormwood
Type: Internal
Purposes: These eleven herbs are believed to improve blood circulation and have beneficial effects in supporting the heart.
Cautions: Do not use wormwood if you are pregnant. Wormwood is habit forming, therefore, do not take for long-term use. Licorice is not to be used if you have high blood pressure. Not to be used on a daily basis for more than seven days at a time.

Cayenne (capsicum)
Type: Internal
Purposes: It is said to improve blood circulation and believed to normalize both high and low blood pressure. It also increases pulse the pulse rate.

Black Cohosh
Type: Internal
Purposes: Black Cohosh is thought to slightly lower the heart rate and increase the force of the pulse.

Ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Ginkgo increases the circulation of blood and oxygen to all parts of the body and some clinics are using it.