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Garlic Supplements for High Blood Pressure

Updated on January 1, 2015

Garlic Supplements for High Blood Pressure

If you don't like raw garlic, then garlic supplements could be just what the doctor ordered if you suffer from high blood pressure.

One of the reasons garlic is so popular is because it has many health benefits. On the flip side the clove taken by itself can leave a long lasting taste and smell. There's also the aspect that garlic causes problems for persons with sensitive stomachs. If raw garlic doesn't appeal to you, then the next best thing are garlic supplements.

How Garlic Supplements Directly and Indirectly Help High Blood Pressure

Garlic has properties that benefit your health in various ways. They all work together to make you healthier. This has a lasting affect on your high blood pressure problems.Some of the things garlic does is....

  • Protects and activates liver cells from toxins.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Regulates stomach function and digestive juices.
  • Promotes insulin secretion.
  • Normalizes blood circulation and stabilizes blood pressure.
  • Dissolves fats and cholesterol in the arterial system.

All this is done with one simple garlic supplement. The effect on high blood pressure comes from a variety of benefits that all contribute to better health.

The other thing a supplement can offer is something called "co-benefaction properties."

This is simply adding other vitamins or minerals to the core garlic supplement than enhance it's performance.

Absorption - Why It's Important

With any supplement you're always concerned about absorption; how much gets into your system. Adding other ingredients can help drive the primary ingredient, garlic, deeper into you system. The question is, what do you look for?

The easier way to answer this is what don't you want in a garlic supplement. Here's a list of what to watch for.

  • Yeast
  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Dairy Products
  • Corn
  • Colour

These are just fillers and offer no added benefits to the product. It's not uncommon that a less expensive brand would cut costs by adding some of these fillers.

Lets look at some natural items that can enhance garlic supplements and also benefit high blood pressure:

  • Calcium
  • CoQ10
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc

All these elements work together to improve electrolytes, gallbladder, digestion, oxidation, liver function and more.

Adding Garlic to Your Diet

Garlic is used as a flavor enhancer in many foods. The benefits of garlic have been handed down for the last 5000 years, so why is there resistance to using garlic as a natural alternative for managing blood pressure?

With any natural alternative comes the skepticism that both the medical community and patients alike share. And yes, there are situations where immediate help is necessary and medications are the right treatment.

A Diet is Composed of More Than One Thing

Diets are a never ending trial and error puzzle due to the fact that our body changes with age. Heath conditions are another reason we have to change our diet.

Garlic can be a supplement added to a balanced diet, but it also has properties helpful to patients with high blood pressure. The recommended dosages are considered "maintenance dosages" and these are for people without medical conditions. If you are using garlic to manage high blood pressure, then working with your doctor or a professional dietary consultant is advisable to maintain the proper dosage for your situation.

It's always a good practice to include your doctor in any dietary changes you plan to make. This is especially critical if you are on medications for blood pressure.

If you find natural alternatives interesting, the you will love reading about lowering your blood pressure with olive oil - take a look!


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      Health Store 6 years ago

      Hi rb11 first of all I would like to say great hub very informative I will be sure to try this out hope this works for me thanks again rb11

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      rb11 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks HS. Not everything works at first, be patient, nature has provided many answers.


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