4 Nutrients for the Heart

One simple molecule can help your heart beat more forcefully, keep you from feeling fatigued, and can even increase your lifespan. This energizing molecule is known as ATP. Your heart needs vast amounts of energy to function properly… and it’s easy to get your body to produce more ATP.

ATP is to your body what gasoline is to a Cessna plane. To repeatedly distribute oxygen and nutrients throughout your 100,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries, your heart needs to pump a whopping 74 gallons of blood each hour. To compare, a small Cessna plane burns a mere 10 gallons of gasoline per hour. Without ATP, your heart doesn’t have the energy required to maintain proper blood flow. And if energy demand exceeds supply, heart failure occurs.

Premature deaths from heart failure have been rising since 1980 – probably due to a lack of the nutrients in our diet required for the production of ATP. Drugs like Coreg are often used to curb the trend, but not a single one increases ATP production or increases lifespan. Instead, users are put at great risk for adverse drug reactions like obesity and Type II diabetes.

Fortunately, Mother Nature provides an awesome foursome of ATP-boosting nutrients: ribose, magnesium aspartate, creatine monohydrate, and acetyl-L-carnitine (not L-carnitine). By ensuring that your heart has ample amounts of these nutrients, you can live free from the worry of premature heart failure. And aside from working in unison to boost ATP, the awesome foursome increase mental focus and muscle growth, and slow aging.

All of these nutrients are sold as supplements. You can also get magnesium aspartate and acetyl-L-carnitine by fortifying your diet with grass-fed beef, avocados, seeds, nuts, and spinach.

[Ed. Note: Shane Ellison is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition. Get his “Foundational Health Education” program to beat obesity, heart disease, and even Type II diabetes by clicking here.]