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Taking Care Of Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Imani Sankofa

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Blood Pressure Basics

Recent studies show that about 40% of U.S. citizens have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This increases the risk for stroke, heart attack, heart disease or failure, kidney failure and arterial aneurysms, including strokes.

Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the arteries is simply too strong. This pressure can lead to damage of the arteries, heart and kidneys. Each time the heart beats or contracts, it pumps blood into the arteries for distribution throughout the body. During these contractions, blood pressure is at its maximum. This is called the systolic blood pressure. In between contractions the heart rests and blood pressure falls, which is known as diastolic blood pressure. The harder your heart works to pump blood to all parts of your body, the higher the blood pressure number reads.


So How Do We Take Care of Our Blood Pressure Naturally?

Grape Seed Extract: In order to maintain a healthy blood pressure level, it is important to support the body’s healthy balance of enzymes, including both the ACE enzymes and the nitric oxide catalyst eNOS. When we use this approach at the microcellular level, we can do even more to support our heath with nutrition.

In a recent clinical trial conducted at the University of California-Davis, subjects diagnosed with metabolic syndrome taking either 150 mg or 300 mg of a unique patent-pending grape seed extract for four weeks were able to lower their systolic blood pressure by 12 points and their diastolic pressure by 8 points on average. No changes in blood pressure were observed in subjects given the placebo. A second trial conducted on patients with pre-hypertension found similar blood-pressure–lowering effects.

MegaNatural BP is a new patent pending grapeseed extract that contains a minimum of 90% phenolic compounds. These compounds are potent antioxidants that can help to support blood pressure by supporting the body’s properly maintained expression of eNOS activity. In an upcoming book by medical journalist Robert Kowalski entitled The Blood Pressure Cure, MegaNatural BP is referred to as a “secret weapon against high blood pressure.” Kowalski is quoted as saying, “with average improvements in systolic blood pressure of 8 to 12 points and a lowering of diastolic BP of an average of 6 points, it’s as good as one would expect form a prescription drug, without any of the possible side effects.

FutureNatant: A unique probiotic formula that contains the selected strains of probiotics; Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Bifidobacteria infantis. These species of friendly bacteria secrete compounds know as tri-peptides that show a unique ability to safely modulate ACE activity and maintain a body’s healthy ACE expression. According to a study performed at FutrueCeuticals, FutureNatant inhibited ACE activity by 94% compared to controls.

Hawthorn: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “considerable evidence supports the cardiovascular benefits of this herb. Studies suggest that hawthorn can be safely taken by people with hypertension who are taking blood pressure medicines.”

Motherwort: Motherwort is an herb that contains alkaloids, cardioprotective compounds that support healthy blood pressure, blood flow and heartbeat.

Grape Juice: A double blind study, published in the scientific journal Biofactors, evaluated 40 men with mild hypertension whose blood pressure averaged 146/94 mmHg. After 8 weeks the group that drank grape juice presented an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 7.2 and in diastolic pressure of 6.2mm compared to baseline. Another study found that grape juice produced arterial relaxation by increasing eNOS activity in the cells lining the arterial wall.

Blood Pressure Take Care:

The Blood Pressure Take Care formula by New Chapter is a heart and circulatory health product that helps to maintain healthy blood pressure through multiple pathways: maintaining high-density lipoproteins at optimal levels and safely maintaining healthy enzyme expression. Blood Pressure Take Care by New Chapter is an effective new, natural health product to promote healthy blood pressure levels because of its synergy of nutritional components. The patented MegaNatural BP grape seed extract, FutureNatant, Hawthorn, Motherwort and Grape Juice are all included in New Chapter's Blood Pressure Take Care formula.


The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggestions and ideas presented are for information only and should not be interpreted as medical advice, meant for diagnosing illness, or for prescriptive purposes. Readers are encouraged to consult their physician or health care provider before beginning any supplement regimen. The information in this document is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.



Author's Bio
Christine Dreher, CCN, CCH is a Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, Author of “The "Cleanse Cookbook" and President & Founder of Christine's Cleanse Corner, Inc., (a whole food nutritional company that specializes in nutritional and health education). Christine is the Editor and Publisher of the free, online "Transform Your Health" Nutrition and Health E-Newsletter. She is also a Health and Nutritional Speaker and Teacher, and a Nutritional, Diet and Internal Cleanse Consultant. For more information, visit Christine on the web at www.TransformYourHealth.com or www.BeyondProbiotics.net or call 858-673-0224.

Imani Sankofa / Author & Editor

As a result of working with Imani, women learn to reduce stress, release weight, and reconnect to life. Imani is looking to work with women who are interested in peace of mind, improved health, and creating a life they love.

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