Hypertension, also known as High Blood Pressure, is when the force of blood pushing against the artery wall is too high. Long term health problems such as Heart Disease, Kidney Disease and Stroke are possible if left untreated.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body, but levels generally decrease with age. CoQ10 is present in many foods including vegetables (spinach, cauliflower, broccoli), fish (trout, mackerel) and organ meat (heart, liver, kidney). It plays an important role in cellular growth and maintenance.
CoQ10 may help lower blood pressure without significant side effects by neutralizing harmful free radicals, increasing cellular energy, and preventing blood clots.
Potassium is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods including fruits (avocado, bananas), vegetables (yams, spinach, mushrooms) and fish (salmon). It plays an important role in maintaining cellular, nervous system and muscular health.
Potassium may help regulate blood pressure by lessening the effects of sodium, as well as, easing tension on blood vessel walls.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.
Magnesium may help hypertension by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.
Garlic also known as Allium Sativum is a species of the onion genius, Allium. Native to Asia and Iran, garlic is a perennial flowering plant sprouting from a multi-segmented bulb, closely related to the onion, leek, shallot and chive. Upon trauma, the bulb creates sulfur compounds used for medicinal qualities.
Garlic's sulfur compounds may help reduce blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.
Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Flaxseed oil is extracted from cold-pressed, ripened flax seeds and contains the omega-3 fatty acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). ALA is an organic compound found in human cells that serves as a powerful antioxidant.
Flaxseed oil may help hypertension due to the Alpha-Linolenic Acid component, but the biological mechanisms are unclear.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body absorbed through foods including seeds (chia), dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese), fish (sardines, salmon) and vegetables (Chinese cabbage, kale, turnip greens). Calcium maintains vascular and bone health, as well as muscle and nerve function.
Calcium may help hypertension by regulating blood pressure.
ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid is an organic compound found in human cells that serves as a powerful antioxidant. It is found naturally in plants including flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemps seeds and walnuts. ALA is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish oil.
ALA may help hypertension, but the biological mechanisms are unclear.
Folate is the natural form of Vitamin B9, sold as a supplement as Folic Acid. Folate plays a critical role in cell division, as well as the formation of red and white blood cells, DNA and RNA. Folate is found naturally in dark leafy vegetables (spinach, romaine, broccoli), fruits (oranges, lemons, banana, strawberries), legumes (beans, peanuts) and eggs.
Folate may help hypertension by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.
Meditation is a set of techniques encouraging a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Originating in ancient Asia, it migrated worldwide in the 20th century in the form of a religious practice. Due to its calming and relaxing effects, Meditation is used in the treatment of stress, depression, anxiety, blood pressure, pain and other mental health conditions.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally live in the human body. They typically include strains from the common bacteria groups, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, as well as the yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii. Found naturally in fermented foods (kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, miso and sauerkraut) and dairy (yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese), probiotics are part of the microbiome or the healthy community of organisms that keep the body healthy.
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