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BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

High blood pressure or hypertension is a very common disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Hypertension is known as a silent killer because often people have no symptoms and are unaware that their blood pressure is too high. Almost one third of people with high blood pressure do not know that they have it, and if left untreated hypertension can cause serious and irreversible damage. It is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and death.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDE

Apart from the lifestyle changes that you can make, there are also some supplements that may play a role in lowering blood pressure as well. Here's a list of the top supplement types people should use to produce the best results:

 

COENZYME Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most powerful nutrients in our bodies. It plays a critical role in the proper functioning of cardiovascular system as both an energy producer and as an antioxidant. Clinical studies showed that coenzyme Q10 may lower blood pressure.

 

VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN D

A number of clinical researches suggest that vitamin C and vitamin D play a critical role in blood pressure regulation and heart health. Studies found that vitamin D and/or vitamin C supplementation may decrease both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

 

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

According to a research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who ate diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had lower blood pressure, on average, than people who ate diets with less of these fatty acids.

CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM

Studies have shown that diets rich in magnesium and calcium do seem to have some protective effect and that people who follow diets low in magnesium and/or calcium seem to develop high blood pressure at a higher rate.

GREEN TEA

Green tea contains special compounds called catechins, that may inhibits the function of ACE. ACE is an an enzyme that that act as vasoconstricting agents (causing blood vessels to narrow), which forces the blood pressure to rise.

 

L-ARGININE

Arginine is an essential cofactor in the synthesis of nitric oxid, that plays a large role in regulating the tone of blood vessels, causes blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure. A lack of arginine at any one of many points can lead to a decrease in the amount of nitric oxide.

WHEY PROTEIN

Whey protein contains bioactive peptides with ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitory activity. ACE is an enzyme that that act as vasoconstricting agents (causing blood vessels to narrow), which forces the blood pressure to rise.

 

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most powerful nutrients in our bodies. It plays a critical role in the proper functioning of cardiovascular system as both an energy producer and as an antioxidant. Clinical studies showed that coenzyme Q10 may lower blood pressure. In fact, in a meta-analysis researchers concluded that coenzyme Q10 has the potential to lower systolic blood pressure by up to 17 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 10 mm Hg, without significant side effects, but it may take 4 - 12 weeks before you will see any beneficial effects.


Vitamin C

Population based studies suggest that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C, have a lower risk of high blood pressure than people who follow poorer diets. Eating foods rich in vitamin C and/or using vitamin C supplements are important for your overall health, especially if you are at risk for high blood pressure. Studies showed that moderate daily supplements of vitamin C improve endothelial function, and thereby help prevent the chest pains of unstable angina pectoris and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. With long term dosages of 500 milligrams of vitamin C per day, the systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressures all declined about 9 %, measured one month after the vitamin C intake began.


Vitamin D

A number of clinical researches suggest that vitamin D play a critical role in blood pressure regulation and heart health. Vitamin D deficiency may triple a person's risk of high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan. One study found that supplementing vitamin D to older adults with high blood pressure decreased both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Researchers also found that giving both vitamin D and calcium together caused even larger decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.


Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

According to a research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who ate diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had lower blood pressure, on average, than people who ate diets with less of these fatty acids. Omega-3 supplements are another tool that has shown effective when taken by those with high blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids 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. According to a recent paper published by the University of Connecticut Health Center, omega 3 fish oil supplements benefits individuals who have hypertension or high blood pressure. The results may not be as drastic as with some other supplements but there can definitely be some noticeable differences.

Green Tea

Green tea has been shown to greatly lower high blood pressure symptoms. Researchers in Taiwan discovered 65% lower risk high blood pressure for men and women who drank at least 2 cups of green tea daily for at least a year. Studies show that green tea catechins, especially EGCG, inhibits ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme), an enzyme that that act as vasoconstricting agents (causing blood vessels to narrow), which forces the blood pressure to rise.


Calcium

Studies have shown that diets rich in magnesium and calcium do seem to have some protective effect and that people who follow diets low in magnesium and/or calcium seem to develop high blood pressure at a higher rate. A large meta-analysis review of 42 study found that calcium supplementation has a significant effect on blood pressure, and may reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Researchers suggest that a calcium intake at the 1,000-1,200 mg daily level may be helpful in preventing and treating hypertension. In addition a population-based study people who take in more calcium were less likely to have a stroke over a 14-year period.

Magnesium

Studies have shown that diets rich in magnesium and calcium do seem to have some protective effect and that people who follow diets low in magnesium and/or calcium seem to develop high blood pressure at a higher rate. A prospective cohort study found that the risk of developing hypertension in both men and women decreased as serum magnesium levels increased. Other prospective studies found that increased serum magnesium levels is associated with decreased risk of CHS (coronary heart disease).


L-Arginine/L-Ornithine

L-Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide that plays a large role in regulating the tone of blood vessels, causes blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure. A lack of arginine at any one of many points can lead to a decrease in the amount of nitric oxide available in the body. Studies found that L-arginine supplementation can stimulate NO production, thus lower blood pressure because.

Whey Proteins

Research published in International Dairy Journal found that daily consumption of whey protein brought a more than six-point reduction in the average blood pressure of patients with elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Researchers found that a number of bioactive peptides have been found in whey protein, including peptides with ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitory activity. ACE is an enzyme that that act as vasoconstricting agents (causing blood vessels to narrow), which forces the blood pressure to rise.


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