Top 6 Supplements for Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally
Nearly 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
When a person is diagnosed with high blood pressure, the typical approach is to prescribe medication and monitor. However, there are many natural supplements that can help lower blood pressure without the risky side effects of many medications.
Here are the 6 top supplements for lowering blood pressure:
Magnesium: Magnesium is an essential mineral for more than 300 bodily functions with arterial blood flow being one of them. Magnesium is great for relaxing the blood vessels and helping transport calcium and potassium through the body, also necessary for stabilizing blood pressure. Not to mention that negative side effects are rare. The most common reaction of taking too much magnesium is diarrhea, as magnesium is a laxative.
Potassium: Potassium helps lower blood pressure by helping the body excrete excess fluid (urine) and removing sodium. Excess fluid in the body puts more strain on the body and therefore increases blood pressure. Most processed foods are loaded with excessive amounts of sodium, which affecting the potassium to sodium ratio and affecting arterial blood flow.
CoQ10: Coenzyme Q10 is vital for converting food to energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage/death. It has been found that individuals who have suffered from a heart attack may have a deficiency in this important antioxidant. CoQ10 can help lower blood pressure by improving energy in cells and possibly reducing the risk of blood clots.
Olive Polyphenols: Olive oil is known for improving heart health due to its polyphenol content (antioxidants) that help protect red blood cells from damage and lower cholesterol.
Omega-3: Omega 3 is excellent for reducing inflammation in the body. Less inflammation means less strain on the body. Not to mention that Omega 3 is essential for good brain health.