Shaklee HEART DISEASE TESTIMONIAL Labor Day, 1979, I was taken to the hospital having suffered a massive heart attack. For the first eight days, I was not even allowed to turn over on my own. ; the next few days I was told I was improving, but I felt I was having strange reactions from some of the medications. I asked my doctor if he could cut back on the amounts of medication. The doctor said no as he couldn’t do that. I told him I did not like what it was doing to my mind. Four days later I left the hospital.

On the second night after I came home, I had an experience that I’ll never forget. It was like I was on a trip on L.S.D. The next morning, when I found out that I was still alive, I picked up all the medications I was taking and placed them all in a waste basket. I then called my friend, who had tried no hard to get me to take Shaklee before I had my heart attack, and told him to bring anything he thought might help me. He brought Instant Protein, Vita-Lea, Vita-E, Vita-C, Alfalfa and Lecithin. If it didn’t help and I died, okay. But, no way could I take a chance on losing my mind.

Shaklee Heart Disease Testimonial

For the next three to four months, I felt better. Even my arthritis was no longer bothering me. In May, 1980, I became a distributor in order to get my supplements at a lower cost and share them with my friends.  I have not taken any drugs in the last 12 years and at age 83, I feel better and know I am healthier than I was at 60. I take all the Shaklee products. When the Science Department at Shaklee produces another one, I just add it to my diet.

I also take Lecithin 5-6 per day in order to keep my mind alert. Then I sell from $500 to $1,000 a month to my friends because I truly believe they need them. I bowl every week, just re-modeled a new house, and really enjoy life. shaklee heart disease testimonial

Robert Folk  Sterling, IL
Shaklee Products Used: Vita-Le; Instant Protein, Vita-E, Vita-C SR, Lecithin and all the others

6 Supplements for Heart Health

Could supplements really boost your heart health? They might. Research shows that some supplements — in addition to lifestyle changes and medical treatment if you need it — may help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and reduce other risk factors for heart disease. It’s unclear if supplements actually help prevent heart disease.

Fiber and Sterols for Your Heart

Fiber. Found naturally in fruits, grains, vegetables, and legumes, fiber cuts down the amount of cholesterol your body soaks up from food. It’s best to get your fiber from foods, but fiber supplements are another option. Strive to get at least 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily. There’s good evidence that blond psyllium husk — common in fiber supplements — can lower “bad”LDL cholesterol. It can also raise “good” HDL cholesterol.

Sterols and Stanols. These natural compounds are in foods like nuts and grains. They reduce the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs from food. Sterols and stanols are sold as supplements. They’re also added to many foods, such as some margarines, orange juice, and yogurts. Experts recommend 2 grams a day to help lower LDL cholesterol.

Other Supplements That May Offer Benefits


Your body naturally makes small amounts of CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone and ubiquinol. It’s key for normal cell function. As a supplement, CoQ10 may help lower blood pressure, either on its own or along with drugs. Other studies have found that adding CoQ10 to heart failure drugs may improve symptoms and quality of life.

CoQ10 supplements are also popular as a treatment for statin side effects. Why? Statinscan sometimes lower natural CoQ10 levels. Some doctors suggest adding a CoQ10 supplement to counteract the effect, hoping it will relieve statin side effects like muscle pain and weakness. However, study results have been mixed.

Fish Oil.

With omega-3 fatty acids can slash levels of triglycerides — an unhealthy fat that can cause clots in the arteries — by up to 50%. Fish oil may also improve blood pressure. But it’s not clear if non-prescription fish oil supplements lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Some research suggests they may. However, a 2012 study found that fish oil supplements didn’t seem to help prevent heart-related deaths. Eating fish with omega-3 fatty acids is a better bet. The American Heart Association recommends that all adults eat at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fish a week.


Not only does garlic make just about anything taste delicious, it could also lower blood pressure. It may slow the build-up of plaque in the arteries, lowering your risk of clots. Research shows that both whole garlic and supplements may help.

Green Tea.

Research shows that green tea — either as an extract or as a drink — may lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. Green tea may also lower your risk of developing high blood pressure, although not all studies show this benefit.

Safe Supplement Use

Don’t blindly take every supplement that’s labeled “heart healthy.” Swallowing handfuls of supplements a day could be useless — and dangerous.

Pay attention to what the supplement does, and make sure you really need it. Do you need to raise your good cholesterol or lower your bad cholesterol?

Ask your doctor which supplement is most likely to help. If you have a heart condition or other risk factors for heart attack, for your safety, you must follow your doctor’s advice. Trying to treat a serious health condition on your own with over-the-counter supplements is way too risky.


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