Decrease Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Unhealthy blood pressure is a silent killer that can lead to heart and brain problems, cholesterol issues, kidney troubles and blood sugar imbalances. Happily, natural vitamins and nutrients can help combat these serious threats to your blood pressure health.

Amazingly, more than 23 million Americans struggle with blood pressure problems despite exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and taking multiple prescription medicines.

Why does a person’s blood pressure spiral out of control? Three culprits are often overlooked:

  • Calcium buildup in the arteries,
  • Inadequate amounts of nitric oxide (NO2),
  • Presence of the enzyme angiotensin II.

Calcium plaque deposits in the blood vessels may cause blood pressure to rise. The diameter of veins and arteries affects the amount of pressure blood must exert to pass through. A larger opening requires less pressure. But when blood vessels become lined with layers of calcium deposits, blood has to squeeze through narrowed pathways and blood pressure soars.

Unbalanced levels of NO2, which is naturally produced in your body from arginine (an amino acid) and oxygen, may also cause blood pressure to increase. The gaseous molecule signals the blood vessels to relax and open up to allow blood to easily pass through. The widening of the blood vessels — called vasodilation — increases blood flow, decreases blood pressure and helps keep blood platelets from sticking together.

Lastly, blood vessel constriction and water retention caused by the angiotensin II enzyme may cause blood pressure to rise. When the blood vessels constrict, blood must try to squeeze through, which can damage the lining and turn your arteries hard and stiff. Plus, this enzyme can also raise your sodium levels, resulting in water retention and elevated blood pressure.

Natural vitamins and nutrients can support the body’s efforts to eliminate these serious threats to your blood pressure health:

  • Vitamin K2 — also known as menaquinone — helps remove unwanted calcium from blood vessels and delivers it to bones, where it’s needed.
  • Grapeseed extract causes blood vessels to relax by greatly affecting the body’s production of NO2, as well as helping prevent calcium from entering into the muscle cells of the heart and arteries.
  • Blueberry extract helps stop production of angiotensin II with natural angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibiting properties. It also contains polyphenols that fight inflammation which can weaken and damage blood vessels.

With these all-natural methods, you can effectively manage your blood pressure and help protect your cardiovascular system. You’ll be glad you did: A balanced blood pressure and healthy heart provide a solid foundation for a healthy life.

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About Dr. Michael Cutler

Dr. Michael Cutler is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif. Dr. Cutler is a board-certified family physician with more than 18 years experience. He serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems. Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and founder and editor of Easy Health Options newsletter — a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients. He is also a Medical Advisor for True Health™ — America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.