I bet you don’t spend much time thinking about your blood vessels. I know I don’t. But if we did, much like our skin on the outside, we’d want our vessels on the inside to remain soft and supple.
Because the harder your blood vessels are, the bigger your risks become. And the stiffer they get… well…, the closer you are to turning into a stiff yourself.
The good news is there are some simple ways to keep them soft and supple. And when you do, blood can keep flowing free and easy, reducing your heart risks.
But let’s face it, easy health solutions are a direct threat to the drug industry. They would prefer you purchase their pricey drug of the week instead.
So some pharmaceutical executives are practically giggling with glee right now. Because recent research appears to back a pricey new diabetes med as a solution for aging blood vessels in everyone, even folks who aren’t diabetic.
Naturally, the execs are seeing dollar signs. But I’m seeing something else… a cynical ploy to sell more meds.
And that’s why today I’m going to share what those pharma industry suits hope you never learn about the health of your blood vessels.
The next big blood vessel drug
The one-two punch of age and toxins can be absolute murder on your blood vessels. Over the years, they slowly turn stiffer as the crud builds up inside.
And that can set the stage for a heart attack or stroke. So, believe me, I’ll celebrate anything that can safely reverse that process, slow aging in those blood vessels, and reverse the cardiovascular risks.
The key word there is safely. Because that’s NOT what we see here in the new study. In it, researchers claim SGLT2 inhibitors can restore youth to your arteries.
Scientists first compared blood vessel function and stiffness levels in young adults to older folks. Next, they basically “matched” them to rodents with a similar degree of decline in blood vessel function.
They then gave the older mice either standard mouse chow or meals enhanced with a popular SGLT2 inhibitor.
The mice had:
- improved blood vessel function
- reduced arterial stiffness
Those results are precisely what you want to see. But in this case, I’ve got to wonder why the drug was studied in MICE and not PEOPLE?
Sometimes animal studies are necessary to avoid harming humans, like with an untested drug, for example. But these meds are out there in use. And it wouldn’t be hard to put them to the test or even check in on people already taking them.
Could it be they didn’t want to talk about the side effects, too? Because this entire class of medication packs some doozies, including potential amputations.
Lucky for us, there’s a better way.
Restore youth to blood vessels
Few things speed aging inside and out quite like processed foods, especially refined and ultra-processed carbs. Plus, sugar, in particular, can lead to tighter blood vessels (among other problems).
Eliminating those… even if that’s ALL you do… will generally do more for your health than any other single choice you make.
Next, make sure you’re getting plenty of omega-3s. They can help restore health to aging blood vessels.
Earlier this year, one study found that these potent fatty acids can trigger your GPR32 receptors, increasing your body’s production of resolvins. These unique molecules can help block inflammation and stimulate healing within your blood vessels.
There’s also one more unexpected step you can take each day to protect blood vessels. And that’s to take good care of your teeth and gums.
Brushing and flossing help to eliminate germs from your mouth, of course. But it turns out that includes the ones working overtime to get inside your body and into your blood vessels, where they can cause all sorts of mischief.
You’ll discover more about the link between gum disease and your overall health… including how to STOP it… in this free report.
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