When it comes to keeping the blood flowing smoothly to your brain, you can do it the hard way, or you can do it the easy way.
There are actually two ways that qualify as hard.
In one, a surgeon opens the carotid artery and removes the blockage. In the other way, the surgeon inserts a stent.
Both methods require surgery. Both reduce stroke risk by a small margin. But there’s also a higher stroke risk during the procedures.
Now… Here’s the easy way. Take vitamin E. But not just any vitamin E.
As I told you last week, vitamin E has four tocopherol forms (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta). And E also has four tocotrienol forms (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta).
In a study of 50 patients with carotid artery blockage, tocotrienols provided huge benefits.
For 18 months, an intervention group took 240 mg of palm oil tocotrienols daily. Plaque buildup was REVERSED in many of these subjects. In other subjects, plaque buildup was halted. There were no improvements in the placebo group.
Of course, with a serious, high-risk carotid blockage, you won’t really have a choice. But for most of us, the easy way is the only way to go.
Antioxidant effects of tocotrienols in patients with hyperlipidemia and carotid stenosis” Lipids, Vol. 12, 12/30/95, springer.com