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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stack

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Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Some people may not show signs and symptoms of being hypertensive although few of the population may have manifest with headaches, shortness of breath, or nosebleeds. However, these symptoms aren't very specific and do not occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage already. Hypertension may be primary, where in it tends to develop gradually over many years. On the other hand, it may also be secondary, where in it occurs because of several causes including medications used for the treatment of kidney problems, thyroid problems, adrenal gland tumors, and among others. Beat hypertension. Lower your blood pressure with simple lifestyle changes to protect yourself from this hidden health problem. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

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Supplements 28 Supplements
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Research has found that supplementing with taurine lowers blood pressure in people, possibly by reducing levels of the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline).
Research suggest that flavonoids from sea buckthorn may have blood pressure lowering effects.
One trial reported that reishi mushrooms significantly lowered blood pressure.
Onion may have a mild blood pressure-lowering effect, according to preliminary research.
European mistletoe has reduced headaches and dizziness associated with high blood pressure, according to preliminary research, and has a small blood pressure-lowering effect.
The brain chemical serotonin may affect blood pressure regulation, and animal research suggests its precursur L-tryptophan may help prevent and manage hypertension.
Hemp protein may contribute to the reduction and prevention of high blood pressure.
0Egg Protein

People with high blood pressure might be able to lower their blood pressure by using egg protein.

Forskolin, the active ingredient in Coleus forskohlii, has lowered blood pressure in a trial with people suffering from cardiomyopathy.
The amino acid arginine is needed by the body to make nitric oxide, a substance that allows blood vessels to dilate, thus reducing blood pressure. Arginine given orally and intravenously has been reported to help reduce blood pressure.
200 IU daily. In a study of people with high blood pressure, vitamin E was significantly more effective than placebo at reducing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
800 to 2,000 IU daily. In one trial, women with low blood levels of vitamin D who were given calcium supplement plus vitamin D experienced significantly reduced systolic blood pressure.
Some doctors recommend that people with hypertension supplement with vitamin C, which has been found to have a blood pressure–lowering effect.
Pea protein may help reduce blood pressure.
0Olive Leaf
Olive leaf has been used traditionally to treat people with hypertension. In animal studies a constituent of olive leaf has decreased blood pressure and dilated arteries surrounding the heart when given by injection.
Take under medical supervision: 2 mg daily of sustained-released supplment at night. For people with nighttime hypertension, supplementing with melatonin may reduce nighttime systolic blood pressure.
350 to 500 mg daily. Taking magnesium may lower blood pressure, especially in people who are taking potassium-depleting diuretics.
2 tsp (5 to 6 grams) dried flowers brewed as tea, taken two to three times per day. Two clinical trials have shown that hibiscus can lower blood pressure. The trials have suggested that Hibiscus sabdariffa tea may be as potent as some blood pressure medications.
1,200 mg per day of an herbal extract standardized to 2.2% flavonoids. Hawthorn leaf and flower extracts have been reported to have a mild blood pressure lowering effect.
300 mg per day. According to one study, grape seed extract may lower blood pressure in people with mildly elevated blood pressure.
600 to 900 mg of a daily herbal extract. Taking garlic may improve heart and blood vessel health and may help lower blood pressure.
300 mg per day of hesperidin, for 4 weeks. A study has found that hesperidin, a flavonoid found primarily in oranges and other citrus fruits, decreased diastolic blood pressure in healthy, overweight males.
800 to 1,500 mg daily. Calcium supplementation has been shown to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
10 grams soy protein or 16 ounces soy milk twice per day. Supplementing with soy protein may significantly lower blood pressure.
100 to 200 mg per day. Pycnogenol has been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure in people with mild hypertension.
Extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids. Extracts of green, unroasted coffee that are high in chlorogenic acids might help lower blood pressure.
3 to 15 grams daily omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, have been repeatedly shown to lower blood pressure.
100 mg twice per day. Taking coenzyme Q10 may have a significant impact on blood pressure.

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Flavonoids are often recommended along with vitamin C and may increase the effectiveness of vitamin C; citrus flavonoids, in particular, may improve the absorption of vitamin C.
  • Clemetson CA, Andersen L. Plant polyphenols as antioxidants for ascorbic acid. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1966;136:341-76.
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
  • Vinson JA, Bose P. Comparative bioavailability to humans of ascorbic acid alone or in a citrus extract. Am J Clin Nutr 1988;48:601-4.
There is some evidence that magnesium may enhance calcium absorption.
  • Briscoe AM, Ragan C. Effect of magnesium on calcium metabolism in man. Am J Clin Nutr 1966;19:296-306.
Vitamin D’s most important role is maintaining blood levels of calcium. Therefore, many doctors recommend that those supplementing with calcium also supplement with 400–1,200 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • Norman AW. Intestinal calcium absorption: a vitamin D-hormone-mediated adaptive response. Am J Clin Nutr 1990;51:290-300.
Some evidence suggests that adding vitamin E to fish oil may prevent fish oil-induced increase in blood sugar levels.
  • Luostarinen R, Wallin R, Wibell L, et al. Vitamin E supplementation counteracts the fish oil-induced increase of blood glucose in humans. Nutr Res 1995; 15:953-68.
Studies in animals and humans suggest that supplementation with large amounts of either vitamin C or vitamin E increases the requirement for the other nutrient.
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
  • Brown KM,Morrice PC,Duthie GG. Erythrocyte vitamin E and plasma ascorbate concentrations in relation to erythrocyte peroxidation in smokers and nonsmokers: dose response to vitamin E supplementation. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1997 Feb;65(2):496-502

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Potential Effects from Stack

Blood Flow4 Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Pycnogenol, Fish Oil
Insulin Sensitivity4 Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Melatonin, Magnesium, Garlic, Fish Oil
Lean Mass3 Coleus forskohlii, Arginine, Vitamin D, Fish Oil
Memory2 Vitamin E, Melatonin, Fish Oil
Growth Hormone2 Arginine, Melatonin
Sleep Quality2 Melatonin, Magnesium
Free Testosterone2 Coleus forskohlii, Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Fish Oil
Anaerobic Exercise2 Taurine, Arginine
Cognition1 Pycnogenol
Sperm Quality1 Vitamin C
Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-11 Vitamin E, Fish Oil
Lipid Peroxidation1 Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Fish Oil
Gastrin1 Melatonin
Immunity (aka Immune system)1 Vitamin E
Endothelial Function1 Fish Oil
Leptin1 Melatonin, Garlic, Fish Oil
Serum Magnesium1 Magnesium
Plasma Melatonin1 Melatonin
Nitric Oxide (aka NO)1 Arginine
Photoprotection1 Fish Oil
Interferon Gamma1 Vitamin E
Interleukin 41 Vitamin E
Dysmenorrhea1 Vitamin E
Prostate Cancer Risk1 Vitamin E
Cortisol1 Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Melatonin, Magnesium, Garlic, Fish Oil
Plasma Vitamin C1 Vitamin C
Plasma Arginine1 Arginine
Attention1 Melatonin, Pycnogenol, Fish Oil
Infant Birth Weight1 Fish Oil
VO2 MaxNeutral Vitamin C, Fish Oil
DepressionNeutral Vitamin C, Fish Oil
Aerobic ExerciseNeutral Vitamin C
Exercise-Induced Immune SuppressionNeutral Vitamin C
Protection from SmokingNeutral Vitamin C
Symptoms of Peripheral Vascular DiseaseNeutral Garlic
Postpartum DepressionNeutral Fish Oil
Pre-Eclampsia RiskNeutral Fish Oil
T Cell CountNeutral Fish Oil
B cell countNeutral Fish Oil
Natural Killer Cell Content (aka NK cellNeutral Fish Oil
Muscle Soreness (aka Delayed onset muscle sorenessNeutral Fish Oil
Risk of StrokeNeutral Vitamin E
Apolipoprotein BNeutral Fish Oil
Insulin SecretionNeutral Fish Oil
AdrenalineNeutral Melatonin
Bleeding TimeNeutral Vitamin E
LDL-CNeutral Vitamin E
Asymmetrical dimethylarginineNeutral Arginine
Power OutputNeutral Arginine, Vitamin D
Red Blood Cell CountNeutral Vitamin E
C-Reactive ProteinNeutral Vitamin E
Cognitive DeclineNeutral Vitamin E
Breast Cancer RiskNeutral Vitamin E
Fecal WeightNeutral Vitamin E, Magnesium
DNA DamageNeutral Vitamin E
HDL-CNeutral Vitamin E, Magnesium, Grape Seed Extract
TriglyceridesNeutral Vitamin E, Magnesium, Grape Seed Extract
EuphoricNeutral Vitamin E
Colon cancer riskNeutral Vitamin E
Serum T4Neutral Vitamin E
Serum T3Neutral Vitamin E
White Blood Cell CountNeutral Vitamin E, Garlic
Verbal FluencyNeutral Vitamin E
Neutral Taurine, Sea Buckthorn, Reishi, Onion, Mistletoe, Tryptophan, Hemp Protein, Egg Protein, Coleus forskohlii, Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Pea Protein, Olive Leaf, Melatonin, Magnesium, Hibiscus, Hawthorn, Grape Seed Extract, Garlic, Flavonoids, Calcium, Soy, Pycnogenol, Green Coffee Extract, Fish Oil
vLDL-C-1 Fish Oil
HbA1c-1 Magnesium
IGF-1 (aka Insulin-like growth factor-1)-1 Magnesium, Fish Oil
TNF-Alpha (aka TNF-α-1 Fish Oil
Blood Glucose-1 Vitamin E, Magnesium
Asthma-1 Magnesium
Platelet Aggregation-1 Fish Oil
Natural Killer Cell Activity-1 Fish Oil
Stress-1 Fish Oil
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder (aka Manic-depressive disorder)-1 Fish Oil
Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-1 Fish Oil
Symptoms of Tinnitus-1 Melatonin
Symptoms of Jet Lag-1 Melatonin
Alertness-1 Melatonin
Total Cholesterol-1 Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract
Pain-1 Vitamin D, Pycnogenol
Bone Fracture Risk-1 Vitamin D
Symptoms of Alzheimers-1 Vitamin E, Fish Oil
Anxiety-1 Melatonin, Fish Oil
Liver Enzymes-1 Vitamin E
Cardiovascular Disease Mortality-1 Vitamin E
Stomach Ulcers-1 Melatonin
Cancer Mortality-1 Melatonin
Noradrenaline (aka norepinephrine)-1 Melatonin
Colorectal Cancer Risk-1 Vitamin D
Parathyroid Hormone (aka PTH)-1 Vitamin D
Insomnia-1 Melatonin
Muscle Damage-2 Taurine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Melatonin, Fish Oil
Fatigue-2 Coleus forskohlii, Vitamin C, Fish Oil
Homocysteine-2 Vitamin E, Garlic, Green Coffee Extract, Fish Oil
Inflammation-2 Sea Buckthorn, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Melatonin, Pycnogenol, Fish Oil
General Oxidation-2 Vitamin E, Vitamin C
Heart Rate-3 Taurine, Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Melatonin, Grape Seed Extract, Pycnogenol, Green Coffee Extract, Fish Oil
Fat Mass-4 Coleus forskohlii, Arginine, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Green Coffee Extract, Fish Oil
Blood Pressure-7 Taurine, Coleus forskohlii, Arginine, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Melatonin, Magnesium, Grape Seed Extract, Garlic, Pycnogenol, Green Coffee Extract, Fish Oil



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