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The best hack for healthy blood vessels?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 02, 2013 at 1:26 PM

What is the single best hack for healthy blood vessels?

For all kind of them, including brain.

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on January 03, 2013
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K2. Easiest way to make sure is to take a K supplement. I take a life extension super K which has 1000mcg K1, 1000mcg K2-MK4, and 100mcg K2-MK7 just to cover all the bases.

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:40 AM

Of course, I don't.

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:39 AM

K1 or K2? Does it matter?

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at 10:39 AM

Already. Systematic training for 8 and half years.

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Good point about insulin sensitivity. Along the same lines I believe zinc and glutathione are protective against glycation.

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on January 02, 2013
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Agree with vitamin K2 for sure. Keeps the calcium in our bones & teeth, and out of blood vessels, joints, and other soft tissue.

I would also stress good blood glucose management -- chronically elevated blood glucose levels lead not only to elevated A1C (glycated hemoglobin) but also to glycation of the blood vessels themselves. And then instead of being like nice, flexible, rubber tubes, they become more like glass tubes that rupture more easily and also contribute to higher blood pressure, since they can't expand to accommodate increased blood flow or blood volume.

This doesn't necessarily require a low-carb diet, but it does require good insulin sensitivity, because it's not just how high your glucose spikes, but how long it stays elevated before coming back down. The longer it's elevated, the more likely the glucose is to start sticking to everything, including blood vessels...

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on January 02, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Good point about insulin sensitivity. Along the same lines I believe zinc and glutathione are protective against glycation.

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on January 02, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Exercise.

...or were you looking for something easier in a bottle?

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:39 AM

Already. Systematic training for 8 and half years.

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on January 02, 2013
at 01:39 PM

Vitamin C, Vitamin K

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on January 03, 2013
at 12:57 PM

K2. Easiest way to make sure is to take a K supplement. I take a life extension super K which has 1000mcg K1, 1000mcg K2-MK4, and 100mcg K2-MK7 just to cover all the bases.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on January 03, 2013
at 10:39 AM

K1 or K2? Does it matter?

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on January 02, 2013
at 08:58 PM

Best hack is NOT Smoking!

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:40 AM

Of course, I don't.

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