Skipping the Chemicals

Skipping the Chemicals

Concerned About High Blood Pressure? Here Are 3 Supplements To Consider

by Ellie Mitchelle

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, then you should consider taking organic supplements. There are several vitamins and herbs that can lower your blood pressure. Below is a list of the main 3 supplements to look for.

Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 is an excellent antioxidant to add into your daily regimen. It has been associated with improved blood pressure and heart health and even has a beneficial effect on cholesterol. It is difficult to get a lot of coenzyme Q10 though food alone because it only found in a few foods, and not in very high amounts. The main foods that have CoQ10 include peanuts, beef and chicken hearts, and sardines. Heat will destroy some of the CoQ10, so the amount diminishes once the foods are cooked.

The body does produce CoQ10 through a process called biosynthesis. However, it should also be noted that people who take statins are at risk of having low levels of CoQ10 because the cholesterol lowering drugs also limit the body's natural CoQ10 production.

The solution is to get supplement with CoQ10.

Garlic

Garlic has been shown to lower blood pressure and is a perfect choice for people who want to avoid pharmaceuticals. However, there is a bit of a catch. The chemical in garlic that is responsible for lowering blood pressure is called allicin. This chemical is destroyed when it is heated. So, making a garlic heavy pasta sauce is not going to do the trick. Luckily you don't have to resort to eating raw garlic. The solution is to get garlic pills. These are made from dried garlic that is turned into a powder. These pills also won't give you garlic breath, so you can take them and not worry how your breath smells when talking to others.

It's important to choose a garlic pill that is made with organic garlic that is free of dangerous pesticides and other chemicals. Much of the world's garlic comes from China, and China has not yet outlawed many of the dangerous chemicals in their agribusiness. You might want to look for pills made with Oregon or California organic garlic.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most famous vitamins in the world. You get it in citrus, such as orange juice, as well as in vegetables such as peppers. There have been studies that have shown a link between people taking vitamin C and a lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

However, in order to get the high amount of vitamin C necessary, you need to take supplements. You can get supplements in either capsule form or tablet. Some people find the tablets hard to swallow and prefer to take the gel capsule.


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Skipping the Chemicals

I have always struggled with allergies, and it has been a huge challenge in my life. When I was a baby, I was allergic to milk and grains, which made it hard for my parents to give me the nutrition that I needed. As an adult, I have also been diagnosed with allergies to several medications, which has made it hard to get medical care. Fortunately, a few years ago I found an alternative solution to my woes. My friend recommended a natural health care clinic, and I was able to use it to avoid common medications that I was allergic to. This blog is all about the benefits of skipping the chemicals and using natural health care remedies.

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