Phytosterols and Blood Pressure

Meta-Analysis Supports Phytosterols’ Potential Blood Pressure Benefits

A new meta-analysis shows that Phytosterols’, mostly known for their Cholesterol reducing potential, may also help support healthier Blood Pressure. 19 clinical trials were reviewed and data was pooled and analyzed.  Results showed that Phytosterol supplementation may reduce Systolic Blood Pressure by an average of 1.55 mmHg and Diastolic Blood Pressure by .84 mmHg.  These…

High Blood Pressure and Probiotics

Probiotics Can Improve Blood Pressure: 9-Study Review

According to a research review published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, long term Probiotic supplementation may control Blood Pressure. Over 540 adults with either normal or elevated Blood Pressure participated in the 9 studies reviewed by these researchers.  The analysis of the study results found Probiotic supplementation reduced Systolic Blood Pressure (top number)…

L-Carnitine and Weight Loss

L-Carnitine Supplementation Beneficial for Reducing Waistline and Blood Pressure

According to a new meta-analysis, supplementation of the amino acid L-Carnitine has been shown to reduce both systolic blood pressure and waist circumference in people suffering from various health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. 9 randomized controlled trials with over 500 participants were included in this meta-analysis.  The participants had underlying health conditions like non-alcoholic…

Vitamin C and High Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Good For Blood Pressure: Meta-Analysis

A new Meta analysis found supplementation with Vitamin C resulted in significant reductions in blood pressure (3.84 mmHg for systolic blood pressure and 1.48 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure) and individuals with high blood pressure saw even greater results (4.85 mmHg for systolic blood pressure and 1.67 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure) .  Researchers pooled…

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…