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Food Supplements That Are Helpful In Lowering Blood Pressure

Updated on December 30, 2007

Food Supplements That Are Helpful in Lowering Blood Pressure

Is there a way we can lower blood pressure without taking drugs ? Many nutrients are now being observed and tested to find out if there is a possibility to reduce or eliminate the use of antihypertensive drugs. Here's some information on the most common herbal supplements known to be valuable to patients suffering from hypertension.

* Magnesium

High blood pressure can be an indication of a deficiency in minerals that keep blood pressure in balance. In such a case , a diet rich in magnesium or magnesium supplements will be helpful. Even if magnesium fails to lower your blood pressure , it can reduce your risk of arterial disease and stroke

* Potassium

A potassium deficiency can cause high blood pressure in some people. So it will be helpful to people suffering from hypertension to consider taking potassium supplements. Banana is a fruit that is rich in potassium.

* Fish Oils

Recent studies revealed that fish oils which contain omega-3 fatty acids can lower Blood pressure, but only modestly and only with some people. There are several cardiovascular benefits associated with fish oils. A tuna fish salad from albascore tuna is high in omega3 fat.

* Garlic

A study in the British Journal of Clinical Practice revealed that garlic supplements have been able to bring about a significant reduction in blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

Several researches claim that garlic raises HDL (good cholesterol) and works against heart disease by dilating the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and making the blood less likely to clot.The amount recommended to lower blood pressure is between 1,500 to 6,000 milligrams. Some studies claimed that garlic can thin the blood.

* Vitamin C

Some studies reported that when highblood pressure patients whose blood pressure was more than 140/90 mm Hg were given 500 milligrams a day of vitamin C, their blood pressure was reduced to nine percent. The benefits began about a month after the vitamin was added to their diets. These dosages can interact harmfully with any medication you are taking.

* Fiber

Raw fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals , oat bran and seeds are good sources of fiber, which can help with high blood pressure. Drink water often for it helps the fiber to do their job.

* Multinutritional Supplments

Supplements which include Vitamin B complex, zinc, vitamin A and Vitamin E have all been thought to help lower blood pressure and cut down the ffects of hypertension.

* Other Supplements

Coenzyme Q10 is thought to lower blood pressure when amounts of 200 to 300 milligrams are taken daily.


By Robert Rowan, M. D.


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      Shubhank 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. It was really very helpful

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Soyelude for appreciating this hub. Regards to you.

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      soyelude 9 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Thanks for sharing this vital piece of information. It just might come in handy someday.Nice one.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Compu-smart for the nice feedback. Best regards.

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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Health advice is always good to know..Thanks:)

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Aman for appreciating it. Best regards to you.

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      Aman deep Garg 9 years ago

      Nice hub,enjoyed reading it.