Since my blood pressure is so erratically high, I am at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Lucky for me I do not smoke anymore, for nearly two years. I also found research to support Garlic and Vitamin E are good vitamins and herbs to help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, especially the garlic. I take both and have read that Co-Q10 also helps reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. I take these in addition to my blood pressure meds as well since they also assist in lowering blood pressure and keeping your heart healthy.