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When Your Arteries Have Had Enough of Not-Having-Enough!

  Healthy arteries need to be flexible to withstand the 24/7 pulsing of blood to your heart and brain. Over time they can weaken given the endless stress they're forced to endure. Healthy collagen production ensures your arteries remain strong and pliable. Much like an overinflated balloon, damaged vessels expand. It has been found that patients with lower vitamin C levels in their blood are more likely to have an aneurysm because a deficiency of vitamin C can not amply support collagen production, leaving weakened arteries susceptible to micro-tears. Your body was actually designed to create cholesterol as a way to help reinforce weakened arteries, making cholesterol a temporary hero rather than the demon it's reported to be. What many do...

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