Valentine's Day may be over, but this is still a great time to show your heart some love.  There are many things you can do starting today to keep your heart healthy, starting with supplements.

Here are Dr. Hotze's top 6 nutrients for heart health:

1. Vitamin C is required for healthy collagen, which is the glue that holds coronary cells together.  It helps to strengthen and protect the arteries, increases nitric oxide, which helps the arteries to widen, and strengthens the blood vessel walls.  It is a potent antioxidant that fights off toxins.  You should take 1,000 mg of vitamin C per 25 pounds of body weight.

2. Vitamin D deficiency contributes to inflammation, high blood pressure and diabetes, all of which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.  For optimal health, your vitamin D level should be at least 70 ng/mL, but less than 100 ng/mL.  If you're not sure of your vitamin D level, be sure to have it checked.

3. Magnesium deficiency in the diet can cause atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack and worse, sudden cardiac death.  High levels of magnesium may help promote a steady heart beat and healthy blood pressure levels. The most asorbable forms are Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Glycinate.

4. Fish oil helps in protecting the heart and has been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks by 11%.  A high-quality pharmaceutical grade fish oil, such as Nordic Naturals ProOmega, may even help lower triglycerides, reduce platelet clumping and lower blood pressure.

5. L-Lysine helps to make collagen stronger.  When partnered with vitamin C, l-lysine acts like steel rods in concrete holding together coronary cells making them stronger.

6. L-Proline has been discovered to reverse atherosclerotic deposits in the arteries, thereby reducing the chance of blockage, or worse, heart attack.  L-Proline works like an adhesive remover, helping to release fat into the bloodstream rather than forming more deposits on the arteries.

Besides taking heart healthy nutrients, it is also important to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet of organic fruits and vegetables.  Don't wait, today's the perfect time to start incorporating these steps so that you can protect the heart health of you and your loved ones.