What supplements help reduce inflammation in the arteries?

Supplements that help reduce inflammation in the arteries may be able to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Research has shown that these anti-inflammatory supplements may benefit your heart's health:
  • fish oil
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • resveratrol
  • turmeric (curcumin)
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Supplements that seem to reduce inflammation include: nettle leaf extract (900 milligrams), bromelain (2,000 milligrams), ginger (900 milligrams), and curcumin (1,200 milligrams). There's not a lot of human data on this point, but there is enough science to suggest that they can be helpful.
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d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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