Blood Pressure Health

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against artery walls when the heart pumps the blood into the arteries. A blood pressure check measures how hard the heart is working to actually pump the blood. When blood pressure is elevated, a person has a much higher risk of heart attack or stroke . . .

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Nutrients

Bevko has several products that contain nutrients that aid in normalizing blood pressure:

  • Buffered C: Various population-based and clinical studies show a proportional relationship between vitamin C and blood pressure. That is, the higher the amounts of vitamin C, the lower the blood pressure.
  • Bone & Minerals Complete: Contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other trace minerals, all of which are important for blood pressure health.
  • Cal-Mag Plus: Calcium and magnesium are quite important in maintaining a normal blood pressure range.
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega-3 Fish Oils: A growing number of studies show that fish oils are effective in reducing blood pressure.¹
  • Multivitamin Forte
  • Tri-Mag

Diet

Diet is crucial in preventing (and lowering) high blood pressure for all levels of hypertension. There are a number of things we can do to improve our cardiovascular health, including:

  • following a high-potassium diet that is rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates. A good way to do this is by following an alkaline diet, which is rich in plant foods. An alkaline diet is important because our bodies are supposed to be slightly alkaline, but the modern diet creates a state in which most people have an acidic environment. An acidic environment develops when we eat mostly acidic foods: too much animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods. These foods can deplete the body of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which are important to blood pressure health.
  • increasing dietary consumption of celery, garlic (the equivalent of 4,000 mg of fresh garlic daily), and onions.
  • increasing intake of vegetable oils.
  • avoiding salt, caffeine, and animal fat.

Lifestyle

  • Aerobic exercise is very important for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. Exercise can lower cholesterol, improve the blood supply to the heart and brain, reduce blood pressure, and help achieve your ideal body weight. If you have led a sedentary lifestyle, you should check with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen.
  • Use stress-reduction techniques (such as yoga).
  • Reduce excess weight.
  • Avoid smoking.

Caution: People with severe hypertension should consult a physician. While the nondrug methods can be employed for hypertension, the person may need a medication to initially control the situation. Once control is achieved, the person can then work with their physician to taper off the drug and maintain balance using the nondrug therapies.