February is the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month!  At FitScene, we often are asked about supplements you can take to boost the health of your heart.  Here are two nutritionist recommended supplements from Nutrikey. **Please always consult your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet. **      #hearthealthmonth

 CoQ10
CoQ10 is an antioxidant that supports energy, metabolism, immune function, cardiovascular and gum health, in addition to helping protect your cells from free radical damage caused by smoking, alcohol, pesticides, and processed food.Our nutritionists suggest supplementing with 100 or 200 mg daily. If you’re on a statin drug, take at least 200 mg in the morning or early afternoon (later in the day may disrupt your sleep). 

Omega-3
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that is critical for heart health and for reducing inflammation. The number one cause of heart disease is inflammation, and because Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory they can help reduce your risk of heart disease, in addition to lowering blood pressure and normalizing heart rhythms.

Our nutritionists find that most people need 3,000 mg daily (one capsule with each meal is a good start).