It's the pressure inside the arteries. The top number (systolic) is the pressure exerted against the arteries during the contraction phase of the heartbeat. The bottom number is the (diastolic) that's the pressure exerted between contractions, when the heart muscle is relaxed. Elevations mean more strain, which can lead to damage. So lowering your High Blood Pressure without the dangerous side effects of drugs is to your advantage.

Supporting Healthy Numbers with Twin Lab’s Blood Pressure Control, which is a C-12 Peptide naturally derived from Milk's Protein Casein, helps partially inhibit the Key Enzymes that regulate Blood Pressure. This can be combined with Ridgecrest Herbals Blood Pressure Formula, which a multitude of Chinese Herbs for stabilization. Come On you Guys! You know it's the men that get this the most! Vasculature can occur when the Blood Pressure is moderately, but chronically elevated. A lot of times one does not realize they have it because symptoms are not always noticeable. Blood Pressure K from Health From The Sun keeps the blood flowing thru the arteries with Potassium Phosphate and Olive Leaf.

Diastolic or Systolic, which is the greater risk? Since the Journal of Hypertension announced that the critical measurement was the Systolic, which is the crucial number. This is the maximum force exerted by the Heart against the Blood Vessels. Jiaogulan by Planetary Formulas< is a southern Chinese Herb, studied by Vanderbilt University, called a vasorelaxation causing the lining of the Blood Vessels to release Nitric Oxide, which relaxes the Blood Flow thru the arteries, with the possible prevention of stroke, heart attacks, and arthrosclerosis. I won't go into the benefits of Exercise, Fruits and Vegetables here because we know all of that! However this is one of the most common killers in the west. Stroke and congestive heart failure is one of the biggest obstacles we face today! Also, sodium and even preservatives are known to elevate pressure. Kroeger Herbs has Circu Flow, the famous recipe for Blood Flow and Circulation to keep those arteries open and flowing with Hawthorne Berries, B6 (transporter), Magnesium and Potassium, Butchers Broom (the sweeper) and Cayenne (circulation).

Syndrome X and Hypertension, one of the newer cardiac risks associated with excesses of insulin, which makes the sympathetic nervous system dominant and which contributes to Hyper-tension, called Hyperinsulinemia encourages the retention of salt and water. Source Naturals has K-Mag C with Potassium for the depletion of this mineral from too much sodium. Those on medications always have loss of Potassium and Magnesium. A good amount of Vitamin C too is in this one. Blood Pressure Meds are often disappointing, when patients were searching for alternatives they found a 8-year study which involved 117,534 people this study concluded that the side effects of the pharmaceuticals eroded the quality of the results. Source Naturals with Heart Response has the minerals Potassium and Magnesium, COq10, which are all very exciting nutrients for Blood Pressure. It also has Hawthorne, the famous Heart Tonic and Carnitine, known as the Heart Helper Amino. Another Dynamic Duo from Planetary Formulas is Arjuna, the Ayurvedic centuries old Herb that helps with Cardiovascular and a Heart Helper in a 10-1 Extract, researched to strengthen the Heartbeat. Combine this with Planetary's Hawthorne Heart. This duo can be beneficial for conditions of Heart, Blood Flow, Pressure and even Cholesterol. Did you know that Tinnitus, Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) etc could occur with Hypertension, especially when the body is overwhelmed with stress and work.

Stress worsens everything; it goes straight to your Heart, which responds to this with every kind of condition. Clear Products has Tinnitus, a Chinese Herbal Formula with Homeopathics. You can go to my Web Site for additional information on this formula. Helping with how Stress overwhelms our Hearts, Now Foods has Kava Kava in Tincture and Caps, exceptional for relaxing the mind especially wired for high tension and releasing tension in the muscles, also with Ginseng adaptogenic Herb for Stress. Take note! This is Raintree Nutritions answer with the Rainforest Herb of the Amazon Chanca Piedra, written up in "Herbs for Healing" by the author of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" Phyllis Balch. This amazing Herb helps eliminate so many of our dysfunctions, which includes Hypertension, Urine Flow to your Kidneys, Anti-Viral, Cellular and Liver protection. Enzymatic Therapy has a great Omega 3 called Eskimo 3, calming Blood Pressure. It consists of all Fatty acids from Fish and is also good for Cholesterol and Joints. No burping afterwards, its also easy on the digestion.

Dr Christophers Formulas with Nourish Blood Pressure with Cayenne, Ginger, Parsley (water eliminator) and Garlic. This is a Circulation Rebuilder and opener of the arteries. Another way to keep that Blood from clogging is Health PlusBlood Cleanse, with Vitamins, Blood and Liver Herbs, Choline and Dandelion, Burdock, Red CloverandAstaxanthin, a green algin Antioxidant. Enzamatic Therapy hasAqua Flow for the impact on the Kidneys (very important for Blood Pressure) with the Minerals plus Bearberry (uva ursi) Boldo, Dandelion and Goldenrod, which could be a factor with those that take aspirin or even painkillers, because of the Potassium imbalance. Herb Pharm also has Hawthorne Blend regulating Heart Rhythms, normalizing Blood Pressure and strengthening the Heartbeat. This is in tincture, so you can drop right in your mouth or mix this in your Green Shake.

What about your Adrenal Glands, which are the endocrine powerhouses. These cells are functioning with a Hormone called Aldosterone, that's the Blood Pressure and salt retaining Hormone and Norepinephrine the regulator of the Heartbeat and Blood Pressure with the fright and flight syndrome. Natra-Bio Homeopathics and Now Foods have the Adrenal Support. Check out our Adrenal Support Category. There's more with Triple Leaf Teas with Blood Pressure, 20 bags with Chinese Herbs and Health King also with Blood Pressure Tea, which is a Cardiotonic Tea. Lest we forget The Stinking Rose Garlic, always known for helping Hypertension. Even younger adults need to be more aware now in the environment of these times. Strokes occur when blocked or burst vessels disrupt blood flow to the brain. High Blood Pressure, Very High Cholesterol, Obesity, Diabetes and Tobacco use are some of the High Risk Factors. You are never too old or too young to become more aware to assess your Heart Health!

Primary Risk Factors

  • Cigarette Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Various Cholesterol Factors
  • Low HDL Levels
  • Diabetes
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Advancing Age (Become Ageless)

    Secondary Risk Factors

  • Low Antioxidant Status
  • Low Level Essential Fatty Acids
  • Low Levels of Magnesium and Potassium
  • Type A Personality

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    Written exclusively for by Suma G Nathan, Certified Registered Holistic Nutritionist/Chinese Herbologist.