Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Supplements for High blood pressure

Supplements for High blood pressure

Fish Oils are useful for thinning the blood and improving circulation and it is now known that those whose diets are high in fish oils have a lower risk for high blood pressure. You can find high quality Fish Oil here.
Antioxidants may be helpful for long term health maintenance of arteries, but not necessarily to lower blood pressure in the short term. Take a natural vitamin E complex, rather than the synthetic dl-tocopherol. 
  • Lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant in daily dosage of 10 to 50 mg or 50 mg once or twice a week. See Alpha-Lipoic supplement for more information 
  • Arjuna is an Ayurvedic herb that has promising effects in blood vessel dilation. See Arjuna herb supplement for more information.
  • Quercetin is known as a very strong blood vessel dilator. Chronic oral quercetin exerts antihypertensive effects in spontaneously hypertensive rats.
  • Genistein helps produce more nitric oxide, a powerful chemical in the blood stream that helps dilate blood vessels. Genistein is available as a supplement. 
  • B vitamin and coenzyme complex — B6, folate, and B12 are crucial for the health of arteries and to lower homocysteine, an amino acid-like compound in the blood stream that can be toxic in high doses.
  • CoQ10 could be helpful in dosages of 20 to 50 mg. 
  • Calcium mineral and Magnesium are helpful in supporting healthy blood pressure. 
  • Hawthorn extract may be helpful, see study below. See Hawthorn supplement to purchase.
  • Ginkgo low dose, not more than 40 mg, in the morning, one option is to break a 40 mg or 60 mg tablet in half or use half a capsule
  • Dark, but not white, chocolate has polyphenols that may lower High blood pressure. Melatonin may lower blood pressure overnight.
  • Drink hibiscus tea to lower high blood pressure.


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