Heart Vitamins for a Healthy Cardiovascular System

By Arturo Galindo, Cert. Nutritional Therapist

Linus Pauling recommends a list of heart vitamins for a healthy cardiovascular system. Pauling is the only individual awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes and he lived close to 100 years old.

What is his secret?

Pauling created a nutritional program to control heart disease... using vitamin C and the amino acid lysine

But there are other vitamins and nutritional recommendations from Linus Pauling ... one of the most influential scientists from the 20th century.

In this article I will provide a list with all his recommendations.

Heart VitaminsHeart Vitamins for a Healthy Cardiovascular System includes Vitamin C, Lysine and other Substances that are Natural to Your Body.

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Important:  Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is more than a vitamin.
Why? It regulates many functions in your body to make sure they're doing their best job in keeping you healthy!

Linus Pauling Nutritional Research

The Linus Pauling scientific research on vitamins happened over a period of 30 years. This includes the research on vitamin C and heart disease.

The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine published many of his s research papers. 

The Pauling Therapy to control heart disease is the result of all these years of experience. 

This information is critical for you if...

  • You’ve suffered a heart attack or stroke; 
  • Undergone artery bypass surgery; 
  • Have high blood pressure 
  • Have any other form of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Vitamin C and Lysine

Many people use the Pauling Therapy to control heart disease the natural way.  This nutritional program uses vitamin C and the amino acid lysine to control heart disease... and both are substances that are natural to the body.

This is important information because nearly half of the adult population in the US has some form of heart disease... and many people are looking for natural alternatives to better control heart disease. 

This includes the use of heart vitamins and other substances that are natural to the body. Here's a link to the Pauling Therapy to control heart disease.  It has more details on how vitamin C and lysine work together to prevent and heal heart disease. 

My wife and I have used this nutritional program for several years now with amazing results.

Here's an interest scientific studyNutritional Supplement Program Halts Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast Computed Tomography

Heart Vitamins as recommended by Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling also lists other heart vitamins and nutritional recommendations in his book How to Live Longer and Feel Better

  • Vitamin E - 800 IU(to 3,200 IU)
  • Vitamin A - 20,000 to 40,000 IU
  • Super B-Complex - one or two
  • Daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement
  • Eat less sugar
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Amino acid Proline (250 mg to 2,000 mg) as recommended by Dr. Matthias Rath

More heart vitamins and nutritional recommendations from Dr. Linus Pauling

  • Take 250 to 2,000 mg of the amino acid proline daily, This is in addition to the original nutritional program that's part of the Pauling Therapy.
  • Take 100 to 300 mg of coenzyme Q10. This is required for the production of energy in all cells and maintain proper heart function.
  • Eliminate trans-fatty acids and introduce Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils
  • Eat salt, but only undefined salt. A low salt diet can cause the body to change its hormonal balance as it attempts to retain sodium. This can lead to increase risk of heart attach
  • Supplement with magnesium (150 to 1,500 mg). The heart requires magnesium to maintain a regular heartbeat.
  • Eliminate ordinary sugar and refined carbohydrates. Sugar (glucose) competes with ascorbic acid. More sugar prevents ascorbic acid from entering the cells.
  • Supplement with vitamin K, either the K1 or K2 form (1 to 40 mg K1 or 150 mcg K2). This is to regulate calcium from soft tissues into bones.
  • Avoid supplemental calcium. Most people get what they need in their diets and supplemental calcium is of poor quality. If you still want to, supplement with the same amount of magnesium.
  • Add a multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement as insurance
  • Supplement with the amino acids taurine, arginine and carnitine (1 to 3 grams)
  • Ass supplement vitamin D3, especially in the winter months (2,000 IU)
  • Take 3 to 6 mg of melatonin before bed. This is one of the most potent antioxidants and is found in every cell with no known toxicity.

“Although physicians, as part of their training, are thought that the dosage of a drug that is prescribed for the patient must be carefully determined and controlled, they seem to have difficulty in remembering that the same principle applies to the vitamins.”Linus Pauling, only individual to win two unshared Nobel Prizes 

Why your doctor may not be aware of the value of vitamin C to Control Heart Disease

It’s unbelievable that many doctors are not aware of the value of vitamin C to prevent chronic disease... and the value of vitamin C cancer treatment.

Doctors rely on the medical and nutritional authorities... who are in large part influenced by Pharmaceutical companies in many different ways.

The Food and Nutrition Board issues RDA values for vitamins and minerals. The RDA values are set large enough to prevent nutritional vitamin deficiency diseases.

For example:

  • Scurvy for vitamin C. 
  • Beriberi for vitamin B1, 
  • Pellagra for vitamin B3, 
  • And so on. 

These nutritional values prevent vitamin deficiency disease... but they don't prevent disease in the long term

Many experts think the Food and Nutrition Board has a clear bias towards vitamins.  

This includes Linus Paling and others who think that the Board is not willing to examine the evidence on the therapeutic value of the proper use of vitamins, including vitamin C... and they select only medical and scientific references that it needs to support its bias.  



  • Fonorow, O. (2008) Practicing Medicine Without a License, The Story of the Linus Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease
  • Semantic ScholarNutritional Supplement Program Halts Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast Computed Tomography

By Arturo Galindo
Certified Nutritional Therapist

I have used vitamin C and nutrition for over 10 years to end my chronic diseases and help my family stay healthy. Learn about our story.

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