Garlic Controls High Blood Pressure

Garlic is an “Effective and Safe Approach” For Blood Pressure Support

A meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials shows supplementation with garlic (Allium Sativum) may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure for individuals with hypertension. Pooling data from 7 randomized, placebo controlled studies that compared garlic supplements to a placebo it was found that garlic supplements reduced systolic blood pressure on average 6.71 mmHg and diastolic…

Omega-3 Consumption and Hypertension

New research published in Hypertension shows a high Omega-3 Index, which is a newly established risk measure for heart disease, may be inversely related to Blood Pressure levels in healthy young adults.  This newest study supports a meta-analysis done in 2014 which concluded Blood-Pressure-Lowing effects could be associated with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Over 2000…

Magnesium and High Blood Pressure

Magnesium Pills May Improve Blood Pressure in At-Risk Populations

A new meta-analysis found individuals with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or other non-communicable chronic disease have a higher risk for hypertension (High Blood Pressure) but supplementation with Magnesium may lower their blood pressure. 11 gold-standard randomized controlled trials were reviewed.  Researchers found Magnesium supplementation significantly decreased both systolic (4.18 mmHg) and diastolic (2.27 mmHg) blood pressure. …

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Dietary Potassium Linked with Lower Blood Pressure

A new meta-analysis of several population studies has found that increasing dietary potassium may help with supporting healthier blood pressure levels.  Researchers looked at the link between blood pressure and dietary potassium, sodium and the ratio between potassium and sodium. Researchers found that the higher the dietary potassium, measured from dietary recall and urinary excretion,…

High Blood Pressure

L-Arginine-B Vitamin Combination Effective for Blood Pressure Improvements

A new study has found a combination of the amino acid L-Arginine, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 may improve vascular function in addition to supporting a reduction in blood pressure. 81 people participated in this placebo-controlled clinical trial.  Study participants ranged in age from 40 to 65 years of age and were randomly…

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Garlic Plus Lemon May Improve Cholesterol Level, Lower Blood Pressure

A new study finds combining garlic and lemon juice may help reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in individuals with high blood lipids and may improve their blood pressure as well. Over 100 people with elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemic) participated in this randomized controlled parallel-designed clinical study.  Participants were assigned to one of…

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Omega-3’s May Give Additional Heart Health Benefits for Statin Users

According to a new study people taking statin drugs to reduce cholesterol levels may see benefits for reductions in blood pressure and arterial improvements when supplementing with fish oil. 20 Adults with Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited condition that leads to elevated bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, participated in this trial.  All participants were already taking…

High Blood Pressure

Meta-Analysis Digs Deeper into Magnesium’s Potential to Lower Blood Pressure

A causal effect of magnesium supplementation for lowering blood pressure in adults was seen in a recent meta-analysis. Data from 34 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials was reviewed.  Over 2,000 individuals, including normo-tensive and hypertensive people, between the ages of 18 and 84 were included in these trials. Study participants received either a 368 mg/day magnesium…