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Improve your heart health with vitamin C

by , 24 June 2013

According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, one of the most common treatments for a certain type of irregular heartbeat (fibrillation) is a procedure called cardioversion. Luckily, there's a natural alternative you can use to treat an irregular heartbeat - and it's none other than vitamin C.

Cardioversion involves applying an electrical shock to the heart to attempt to restore a normal heart rhythm. Although this treatment is safe and often successful, the fibrillation frequently returns –sometimes quite promptly, within just a few days.

And when prompt recurrences happen, it can be quite upsetting. Patients are often understandably discouraged and don’t want to undergo repeat treatment

If you have an irregular heartbeat, otherwise known as a trial fibrillation and have tried treating it with cardioversion, but have had little success, there’s an alternative natural treatment you can try.

And it’s all thanks to a group of a group of Greek researchers who’ve reported that vitamin C – yes, that’s just ‘regular’ vitamin C could significantly decrease recurrence of a trial fibrillation after cardioversion treatment.

Use vitamin C to help your heart beat better

According to Dr  Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, in this study, 44 individuals with this problem were randomised evenly to take either no vitamin C or 2g of vitamin C 12 hours before cardioversion and then 500mg twice daily for the next seven days.

Only one of the patients given vitamin C had a relapse of a trial fibrillation, while 36%) of the patients not given the vitamin had relapses.

Researchers also found two other positive changes in the group given vitamin C

Both their white blood cell levels and fibrinogen levels fell significantly, but neither dropped in any of the control patients.

In addition, markers of inflammation were also significantly higher among patients who had a recurrence of a trial fibrillation, compared with those who didn’t.

“So far, there’s no longer-term follow-up to this research, but taking 2 grams (or perhaps a bit more) of vitamin C each day certainly can’t hurt and there are many other health benefits to it as well,” advises Dr Wright. Other health benefits of vitamin C include protecting you from the common cold, cancer and heart disease.

If you have fibrillation, it’s certainly worth trying.

This enzyme is so powerful it sends patients with congestive heart failure into remission...

This enzyme is one of the top 10 remedies sold in Japan. It's also widely used in part of Europe. And no wonder! It has been used as a treatment for the early stages of congestive heart failure when used in high enough dosages. It actually improves the function of the healthy part of the heart and it also slows the damaging effects of high LDL cholesterol. And although some health-care providers are finally acknowledging its benefits, many people still haven't even heard of it.

Why is it not more generally used in this country if it's so effective?

The answer is simple.

It's not going to make anyone a lot of money. Not doctors. Not pharmaceutical companies. Not the media. Nobody! And let's face it. Pharmaceutical giants don't want their customers to reverse heart damage with an easily obtainable, affordable alternative to their expensive prescriptions. Why would they? It's bad business!

But you can find out all about this vitamin-like nutrient and what type of food to eat along with it to make it work best for you. Find out here...

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