Natural solutions for high blood pressure
I am often asked about natural solutions for lowering blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the main indicators of cardiovascular problems so it shouldn't be ignored.
If you're not taking medication then it is wise to do something natural instead to keep it in check, because it won't necessarily go away by itself. Then, after a couple of months make sure to have your blood pressure checked again to make sure that what you're doing is working.
Common foods to help include: apple cider vinegar, beetroot, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, garlic, and hawthorn tea. You should also include oily fish or Omega 3 fish oil supplements which are associated with reducing blood pressure. For good fats try almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, olive oil, or avocado. Magnesium found in green vegetables can also help.
One of my favourite remedies is Jan De Vries Hawthorn Garlic Complex because it has a nice mix of ingredients. It contains garlic, hawthorn, passiflora, and vitamin E. You can of course drink hawthorn tea, or eat plenty of garlic, and vitamin E rich food but if you don't do this every day then this supplement is worth considering. This remedy may also reduce cholesterol levels and support arterial health. The Hawthorn has a balancing effect on blood pressure, and the garlic has traditionally been used to lower it. Vitamin E is included to support the action of the garlic and is a natural antioxidant used in this supplement to keep the arterial walls supple. Passiflora helps reduce anxiety.
Other supplements to consider include: Coenzyme Q10 which can also support vital energy supply to the heart. Vitamin K may reduce blood pressure and prevent calcification of the arteries. Arginine improves blood flow, fights inflammation, lowers the risk of arteriosclerosis, and helps to lower blood pressure.
Stress, Anxiety and emotional trauma can cause spikes in your blood pressure so if you're experiencing stress on a daily basis you really need to find ways of dealing with it. This can be achieved through relaxation techniques, walking, talking, or taking supplements to deal with stress. Your diet, smoking, being overweight, and lack of exercise are all factors to be considered and improved if necessary.
So take good care of your heart, and it will take care of you. Always check with your doctor if you're on medication.
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