Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally
When considering targeted nutritional supplements for lowering blood pressure naturally, there’s no room for a “one size fits all” mentality.
For example, some patients who are trying to control high blood pressure will require as much as 800 mg of magnesium, higher doses of essential fatty acids, or a raft of insulin support, while others do well with just hawthorn and garlic. It all depends on many variables, such as how high the blood pressure levels are, how overweight the individual is, and so on.
Typically, I start patients on the four minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc), CoQ10, L-carnitine, and fish oil. Then we wait three to four weeks to see if blood pressure levels come down. Some do very well with these nutritional supports alone, and that’s all they need.
If there’s little or no response, I add garlic, hawthorn, and grapeseed to their regimen. We wait another three or four weeks and re-evaluate. If blood pressure levels are still not coming down, I add L-arginine and possibly another essential fatty acid, usually flaxseed.
And this is how the process goes—add a nutrient or two, wait a month, assess blood pressure, add a few more nutrients from the lists above if needed. The process can take as long as six months to a year, which is why patience is key. (A good blood pressure cuff for home monitoring is also important.)
Lowering blood pressure naturally doesn’t take rocket science, but it does take a special kind of dedication to get those numbers down—and keep them there.
Note: These targeted nutritional supplements must be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise; weight loss; following a a healthy cardiovascular nutrition plan; minimal or no alcohol use; avoiding excessive use of common NSAID medications; and stress reduction.
For more information on natural ways to lower your blood pressure and other health conditions, visit www.drsinatra.com.
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