Are you worried about your cholesterol and overall heart health? If so, it could be for good reasons…
After all, statistics show someone in the United States dies every 34 seconds from a heart attack! This means someone will fall prey to this vicious killer by the time you finish reading this introduction.
You might not know it, but for folks over age 65 – congestive heart failure is the number one cause of death! And younger people aren’t off the hook either.
Studies show the risk of developing heart disease after age 40 is 49% for men and 32% for women! Although the statistics are staggering, you’ll be relieved to learn that there’s a natural way to:
- Increase oxygen-rich blood flow through your body!
- Lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels!
- Reduce homocysteine levels!
- Improve overall cardiovascular function!
Yes, you CAN rejuvenate and restore your heart! The only problem is…
…greedy pharmaceutical companies and doctors would LOVE to keep you hooked on expensive prescription drugs…dangerous surgeries…and regular doctor visits for the rest of your life!
This is why they hide some of Mother Nature’s safe and healthy alternatives for rejuvenating your aging heart.
But don’t worry – you’re about to discover one of Nature’s “forbidden” secrets to rejuvenate your heart!
You’ll see why you many leading natural health experts say you don’t need dangerous and costly medical procedures to help restore healthy blood flow through your veins and arteries! Best of all, this remedy is easy to use, inexpensive, and SAFE!
Let’s start by talking about…
The Good, Bad, and Ugly News on Cholesterol!
Research has linked about 70% of heart disease problems to high blood cholesterol. This is why many folks believe cholesterol is a dirty word!
The truth is, not all cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in your bloodstream and all your body cells.
It plays an important role in producing cell membranes and some hormones. In fact, your body needs cholesterol to work properly.
But too much cholesterol in your blood can lead to blood clots…coronary heart disease…and even heart or brain death!
There are two main sources of cholesterol:
- Your body makes some of it.
- You get it in animal products like meats, eggs, and whole milk.
Cholesterol and other fats can’t dissolve in your blood. They have to be transported in and out of cells by carriers called lipoproteins.
Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is known as the “bad” cholesterol. Excess LDL cholesterol can stick to the arteries feeding your heart and brain. Eventually it hardens into a thick plaque that clogs your arteries.
Clogged arteries make it difficult for oxygen-rich blood to circulate. And poor circulation means your heart, brain, and other body parts don’t receive the oxygen they need!
High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is the “good” cholesterol. Your body makes HDL cholesterol to carry extra cholesterol out of your arteries and back to the liver. Your body is then able to eliminate the excess.
When your doctor checks your cholesterol, (s)he is generally looking for:
1. An LDL number under 100.
2. An HDL number above 40.
Some members of the medical community say a combined cholesterol number above 240 is a bad sign.
This could mean your blood contains fats known as triglycerides that could block your blood vessels…cause sticky plaque to harden and narrow your arteries…and potentially cause heart disease or a stroke!
To reduce LDL blood cholesterol, doctors recommend limiting high-fat foods such as beef, butter, cheese, nuts, pork, and whole milk.
If you need to boost your HDL cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends that you:
✓ Choose fat-free or 1% milk dairy products.
✓ Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
✓ Eat fish, poultry without skin, and leaner cuts of meat.
✓ Eat six or more servings of cereals, breads, pasta and other whole-grain products.
✓ Exercise regularly.
✓ Maintain a healthy weight.
These efforts can help improve your cholesterol readings. But you should know cholesterol has an “evil twin” that can also threaten your healthy heart too…
Homocysteine Is Cholesterol’s
Partner in Health Crimes!
Homocysteine is an amino acid produced in your body. High levels of homocysteine are a powerful risk factor for over 100 health problems – including heart disease…strokes…and Alzheimer’s disease.
Too much homocysteine can cause bad cholesterol to collect in your artery walls and around your heart. This can damage the lining of your blood vessels.
And excess homocysteine can make your blood clot more easily. This could lead to blockages in blood vessels leading to your heart, lungs, or brain!
Vitamin deficiencies, hereditary disorders and certain drugs can cause your levels of homocysteine to skyrocket. You may be especially at risk if you don’t get enough B vitamins in your diet.
A simple blood test for homocysteine can help predict your risk for experiencing a heart disaster. Doctors say this test is more accurate than testing for high cholesterol or triglycerides.
In fact, one study reported a 90% positive prediction rate for homocysteine tests when compared with other risk factors!
One way to control your homocysteine levels is to increase your intake of folate, as well as vitamins B6 and B12. You can also eat more fruits, leafy green vegetables, and beans.
These measures can also help to control your blood cholesterol levels. If high cholesterol continues to be a problem, concerned doctors often recommend cholesterol-lowering drugs. Known as statins, these drugs can help reduce high LDL readings.
But if you, your friends, or family members are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs – you could be in real danger!
Here’s Why Statin Drugs Have
Power to Help…and to Harm!
Statin drugs block a process your liver uses to synthesize cholesterol. For this reason, Dr. Jay S. Cohen – author of the book What You Must Know About Statin Drugs & Their Natural Alternatives – says statins reduce high cholesterol more effectively than other drugs.
Cohen says statins also appear to reduce inflammation that plays a role in changing cholesterol into artery-clogging plaque.
These drugs are the darling of the medical community because they’re a pharmaceutical industry cash cow. In fact, Forbes Magazine, said statin drug sales reached an all-time high of $34 billion in 2007!
Some statin drugs are so popular – their names could be added to the dictionary! Perhaps you recognize common brand names such as:
But despite their popularity, it is a clinical fact that statin drugs can KILL your heart muscle! This is because all statin drugs cause severe coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) depletion.
Before you say, “so what” – consider this…
CoQ10 supplies the energy your heart desperately needs to maintain its rhythm of 100,000 beats each day. In fact your whole body depends on CoQ10 energy to function properly. Without it, your body malfunctions and you get sick.
Your body has a natural supply of CoQ10, but it starts to decline when you’re about 20 years old. By the time you reach 80, you’ll have about 65% less CoQ10 than when you were younger.
So the LAST thing you need is a prescription drug that helps strip the remaining CoQ10 from your body!
But that’s not the only health problem you may experience when taking these drugs.
If you’re considering treatment with one of the popular statin drugs – you should know they’ve been linked to many harmful side effects including:
- Breathing problems
- Erectile dysfunction
- Heart failure
- Irritable bowels
- Liver and kidney damage
- Memory loss
- Muscle and joint pain
- Mental confusion/disorientation
- Nerve damage
- Stomach cramps
- And many other distressing problems!
It’s easy to see why these and other troubling side effects cause as many as three-quarters of patients to STOP statin treatment!
If doctors say your high cholesterol or homocysteine levels could expose you to heart disease – you’ll be relieved to know statin drugs may not be your only option!
A Natural Way to Give Bad Cholesterol the Boot!
You can thank Russian scientists for raising awareness of one of the best kept secrets for natural healing! Scientists for the cosmonaut training program of the 1960’s discovered the amino acid dimethylglycine – or DMG for short – could improve and even reverse symptoms of accelerated aging in Russian cosmonauts!
DMG is sometimes referred to as pangamic acid or vitamin B15. Your body contains low levels of the nutrient, but it is also in found in meat (liver), beans, seeds and grains.
The Russian scientists discovered that DMG reduced buildup of lactic acid in athlete’s muscles. This decreased muscle fatigue and boosted their endurance.
But the Russians also found DMG was an effective way to treat a variety of health issues including:
✓ Brain damage
✓ Chemical poisoning
✓ Heart disease
✓ High blood pressure
✓ Liver damage
✓ And much more!
And more recent research in the United States has proved their findings too. For example…
- Dr. Thomas Pipes at the Institute of Human Fitness, in Escondido, CA, was among the first to study how DMG affected athletic performance. His first test was a one-week, double-blind comparison of 5 mg daily DMG versus a placebo in 12 male college track athletes. Participants were instructed to run to exhaustion on a treadmill both before and after the test week. Each athlete trained normally during the test week.Dr. Pipes found DMG users had a 27.5% increase in oxygen uptake in their muscles. Plus, they showed a nearly 24% increase in time to exhaustion when performing treadmill tests!
- Another double-blind study performed at the Medical University of South Carolina showed that DMG helped boost the immune response in humans. Researchers found that DMG increased antibody response to a pneumococcal vaccine by 400%!
In addition to improving athletic performance and boosting the immune system – doctors and scientists believe DMG can also improve your cardiovascular health too!
Dr. Roger Kendall, co-author of the book Building Wellness with DMG, cited several reports from people praising DMG’s ability to:
✓ Reduce high cholesterol, homocysteine and triglycerides levels!
✓ Lower high blood pressure!
✓ Eliminate angina (heart pain)!
✓ Improve circulation!
✓ Provide higher energy levels!
Kendall said DMG enhances metabolism, which helps reduce physical, emotional, and environmental stress symptoms that can cause cardiovascular problems. Because DMG boosts oxygen use at the cellular level, this helps reduce heart pain caused by low oxygen availability. Improved circulation in the extremities and less pain has been seen in people suffering from poor circulation in lower leg muscles.
DMG can also reduce the formation of artery plaque (atherosclerosis) by helping to lower homocysteine levels and reduce free-radical damage. It works with folic acid and vitamin B12 to help convert the homocysteine to methionine, an essential amino acid.
In this way DMG helps reduce excess homocysteine – and helps protect your arteries from free-radical damage! Plus, it helps increase your levels of methionine, which can act as a free-radical scavenger.
Dr. Kendall said this makes DMG extremely beneficial to recovering heart patients – and just about anyone interested in reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease!
What the Experts Say
About DMG and Cardiovascular Disease!
As heart disease victim Dr. John Gray, Ph.D., author of the bestselling book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus has stated about his profoundly positive experiences with DMG:
“Fifteen years ago I had angina heart pain. It was hurting a lot. I come from a family with a history of heart disease. One of my brothers died of a heart attack. Another brother has had a quadruple bypass and three heart surgeries. And another one of my brothers has had two heart attacks. So it’s in the family. And suddenly I’m getting angina from stress. Pain the chest.
So I research it and look into the natural solutions. So I find this book on DMG – dimethylglycine. And I find out there’s hundreds of studies on dimethylglycine. Yet most people have never heard of it. The Russians did the original research on it. So maybe that’s why we’ve closed our ears to it. But it’s an amazing ingredient.
Without getting too scientific, it basically helps the body do one thing: absorb oxygen better. It oxygenates the cells. You can go without food for weeks. You can go without water for days. But you cannot go without oxygen. Everything shuts down without oxygen. And here’s something that will increase your oxygen uptake.
I took DMG one day. I took one pill of it, and my angina went away. It came back a few other times and I’d take another DMG pill and it would go away again. No side effects. No toxicity. It just gives you oxygen. It gives you power. It’s amazing stuff. It also helps the cells protect themselves from free radical damage. It neutralizes free radicals. And it helps your body produce SAMe, a substance which basically makes you happy. It also boosts glutathione levels and helps your body detoxify.
You get help for your cardiovascular system, because your heart now has more energy and more oxygen. You’re using the oxygen better. Your vessels absorb oxygen better. Your blood flow increases when you use dimethylglycine. Your blood sugar levels also balance when you take dimethylglycine.
Basically every system in your body will improve with dimethylglycine. It helps with everything. And if you’ve got low energy, dimethylglycine will help increase that energy. And that will be a huge boon.”
As renowned cardiologist Dr. Mitchell Pries, M.D., Ph.D., has stated:
“Cardiovascular patients on DMG almost universally experienced favorable reactions such as improved well-being, vitality and mobility; overall improvement in circulation…decreases in cholesterol levels…decreases in blood pressure…and improvement in cardiac response in patients undergoing exercise stress tests.”
And as Dr. Wayne Garland has stated:
“Russian scientists discovered that DMG promotes healthy cardiovascular function, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides as well as supports the central nervous system glycine receptor, maintaining a healthy amino acid balance within the central nervous system.
Mislabeled for years as vitamin B-15, DMG is an effective energy booster, stamina-enhancer and cardiovascular-building nutrient, as it makes the process of metabolism in the body quicker and more efficient.”
Dr. Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D. has stated of DMG:
“Although DMG is an effective energy booster, stamina-enhancing and cardiovascular-building nutrient, many people looking for better health and wellness today either have never heard of it or are not aware of the many incredible benefits and healing potential of DMG.
In the recent past, there has been little publicity or public knowledge available for the health-conscious consumer to read about DMG.
I had first earned about DMG during trips to the USSR’s leading heart institute in Moscow in the 1970s. They were researching the “oxygenating” actions of DMG in treating angina and other heart diseases.
I also learned that Soviet Olympic athletes were also using DMG to improve their endurance. My Soviet hosts saw my interest in DMG and since I was their invited guest of the heart institute, they were pleased to present me with books and articles on the subject, along with translations.
This became the basis for many lectures and articles on DMG during the 1970s.”
Dr. Roger Kendall, author of the groundbreaking book, Building Wellness with DMG, earned his Ph. D. in organic biochemistry from Penn State University and has held teaching positions at the University of Bridgeport and Ambassador University. He states of the heart-healthy benefits of DMG:
“DMG aids cardiovascular function by improving oxygen utilization, reduces elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreases angina pain and high blood pressure.
It occupies a key spot in the metabolic pathway, which makes the cells of the body work more efficiently…Like a catalyst, it enhances the body’s functions at the cellular level.
…Our research has shown that DMG is especially important as a nutritional supplement for the reduction of stress, improved cardiovascular health, immune response, mental function and even overcoming auto immune diseases and cancer.
DMG breaks down to produce methyl groups and other derivatives of glycine. That is why we say in the book that DMG breaks down so you don’t have to…
DMG acts on the body to reduce the effects of hypoxia (low oxygen availability in the tissues) and reduces lactic acid buildup. This explains DMG’s ability to increase stamina, endurance and muscle recovery after heavy workouts.
Our work shows that DMG can help normalize high blood glucose and cholesterol levels, although we don’t yet understand the mechanism of these effects.
DMG recycles SAMe, the primary methyl donor in the body, which helps lower elevated homocysteine, an identified risk factor in cardiovascular disease. Through the methyl donor SAMe, DMG supports nerve function and neurotransmitter production.
DMG is an anti-stress nutrient that can help the body overcome various stress factors in a positive way. Much research still needs to be done to better understand some of the specific ways that DMG aids the body in overcoming a wide range of degenerative conditions including heart disease and cancer.”
According to Dr. Michael Cutler, M.D. of Easy Health Options, board-certified family physician and graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine:
“DMG has been shown to have a positive impact on cardiovascular health, diabetes, blood pressure, stamina, immunity and mental acuity.”
And according to Dr. James Balch, M.D., and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C., authors of the #1 bestselling health book Prescription for Nutritional Healing:
“DMG has been found to reduce elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It improves oxygen utilization by the body, helps to normalize blood pressure and blood glucose levels, and improves the functioning of many important organs.”
According to a report from Scientific Bio-Logics, Inc.:
“A clinical evaluation of DMG using over 400 geriatric patients showed a positive correlation between DMG and improvement in the heart and blood circulatory system.
The patients taking DMG, almost universally, experienced such favorable reactions as:
- Uplifted feelings of well-being, vitality and mobility.
- Overall improvement in circulation as measured by the Doppler method.
- Decrease in elevated serum cholesterol levels.
- Reduction or elimination of pain in those with stable angina pectoris.
- Fewer recurrences for patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias.
- Decrease in blood pressure for those with hypertension.
- Improvement in heart response in patients undergoing exercise stress tests.
- Elevated systolic blood pressure was reduced from a high of 98 to levels of 85 to 88.
- Lowered average triglyceride levels from 200 to 110 mg.
Both the DMG treated group and controls were also on a prescribed program of diet and exercise.
The increase of available oxygen in their tissues produced a drop in the blood pressure readings of a group of hypertensive patients and brought their pressure readings down into the normal range.
At the same time there was a notable improvement in their mental and physical performance as a result of taking DMG.
Over the past few years DMG has been used in the U.S. and the Soviet Union as a nutritional adjunct in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies, chronic fatigue, emphysema and other respiratory problems, liver disorders, alcoholism, immune response deficiencies and sports practice.”
According to WebMD.com:
“Dimethylglycine is often used to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides and to help bring blood pressure and blood sugar into normal range…Some people use it to reduce stress and the effects of aging, as well as boost the immune system’s defenses against infection.”
According to Dr. Janet Hull, Ph.D., CN:
“DMG has been shown to lower blood cholesterol, improve circulation and general oxygenation of cells and tissues, and is helpful for arteriosclerosis and hypertension – some of America’s most common diseases. In Europe, vitamin B15 has been used to treat premature aging because of both its circulatory stimulus and its antioxidant effects.”
In an online comment, a Dr. Bartholomew of the Bluefield Clinic in Virginia wrote of his initial impressions after giving DMG to patients with high cholesterol levels and circulatory problems due to overweight and diabetes – two major heart disease triggers. He stated:
“I would like to take a few moments to express my initial excitement about DMG. We have been doing research at the Bluefield Clinic and in a small group of patients we have seen significant finding in a rather short period of time.
These patients are diabetic, overweight, and have circulatory problems. The most dramatic results to date were on a diabetic amputee, who was having circulatory problems in the remaining leg. Her cholesterol was above 300, her triglycerides were over 500…
After 20 days her cholesterol was within normal limits. Both pre and post DMG laboratory work was done in a hospital and is on record. I am going to continue with this clinical research and am very excited about what I am seeing with DMG.”
According to a clinical overview published in the renowned Townsend Letter for Doctors, in May 2000:
“DMG supplementation has been found beneficial for circulatory problems, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. DMG enhances oxygen utilization to the heart during hypoxia (low oxygen availability), reduces angina pain, and improves other characteristics of the blood, including reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
According to a symposium conducted in Moscow in 1964 (USSR Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Biological and Medical Chemistry), the principal field of DMG application in trials conducted at over 20 clinics was in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.
…The studies reported major improvements in the areas of arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, coronary circulation and myocardial function, angina pectoris and high blood pressure upon administration of DMG.
Good results were obtained on daily doses of DMG from 50 mg to 100 mg. The principal mode of action to which the improvements were ascribed centered on DMG’s ability to decrease hypoxia to the various tissues, to improve various oxidative processes in the body, and to normalize lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.
A four-year clinical evaluation of DMG by Mitchell Pries, M.D. of Palmdale, CA has confirmed the Soviet findings. In trials involving the administration of DMG (125 mg BID) to over 400 cardiovascular patients; Dr. Pries reported major improvements in the following areas:
- Circulation to the extremities
- Cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Angina pain
- High blood pressure
- Stress tests
The patients were on a reduced fat diet and were maintained on their normal medication. Most of the patients in the study had elevated cholesterol levels of greater than 250 mg/dl.
After taking 250 mg of DMG for 3 months, most showed a 19 percent drop in total blood cholesterol and a major drop was seen for the triglycerides as well.
The patients underwent standard diagnostic evaluations including blood chemistry, electrocardiograms, stress tests and doplar blood vascular readings.
Dr. Pries concluded that 125 mg of DMG, taken twice daily, was effective in producing significant improvement in his cardiovascular patients and allowed many to reduce their medication levels. He suggested that higher doses of DMG might yield a faster improvement in his patients.”
According to VitalHealthZone.com:
“People with cardiac problems may need extra dimethylglycine.”
According to best-selling author and film-maker G. Edward Griffin:
“DMG is one of the most important nutrients for optimum health and longevity; yet it is almost unknown to the general public. Its unique properties were identified by Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., who introduced it to me in 1972. I have been taking DMG daily ever since and would not be without it.”
According to HealingWithNutrition.com:
“DMG is good for the heart. It has been found to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and help normalize blood pressure and blood glucose.”
According to Dr. J. Noverini, D.C.:
“Several of my patients and myself have been taking DMG. Not only do we feel well overall, but our immune systems and liver and heart functions have improved as well. I highly recommend DMG.”
Other famous health gurus who have recommended DMG for improved health and well-being include Dr. Morton Walker, D.P.M., Dr. Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., natural health author Jaquelyn McCandless, Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O., Dr. Fred Pescatore, M.D., Dr. Charles Graber, Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., Dr. James Frackelton, M.D., and numerous others.
Where to Find High-Quality Stabilized DMG
You’ll be glad to know that DMG is available as a nutritional supplement from Targeted Nutrients! This highly stabilized DMG supplement comes in vegetarian capsules (V-caps). This provides an aluminum-free alternative to earlier forms of this supplement that were packaged in individual aluminum foil pouches.
To boost your heart health the natural way…