Title sums it up. Which supps are best to keep blood pressure in check? And does anyone know ifwill raise blood pressure?
1) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
There is some evidence that the supplement CoQ10 may help to reduce high blood pressure. A 12 week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 83 people with systolic hypertension examined the effect of CoQ10 supplements (60 mg twice daily). After the 12 weeks, there was a mean reduction in systolic blood pressure of 17.8 mm Hg in the Coq10-treated group.
Another study conducted at the University of Western Australia looked at the effect of CoQ10 on blood pressure and glycemic control in 74 people with type 2 diabetes. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 100mg CoQ10 twice daily, 200mg of the drug fenfibrate, both, or neither for 12 weeks.
CoQ10 significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure(mean reduction 6.1 mm Hg and 2.9 mm Hg respectively). There was also a reduction in HbA1C, a marker for long-term glycemic control.
In a meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials of garlic supplements, three trials showed a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure and four in diastolic blood pressure. Researchers concluded that garlic powder supplement may be of clinical use in patients with mild high blood pressure.
Garlic supplements should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) similar to aspirin. Garlic may interact with many drugs and supplements such as the prescription drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Trental (pentoxifylline), aspirin, vitamin E, gingko. It is usually recommended that people taking garlic stop in the weeks before and after any type of surgery.
The herb hawthorn is often used by traditional herbal practitioners for high blood pressure.
In a randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers in Reading, UK, 79 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either 1200 mg of hawthorn extract a day or placebo for 16 weeks. Medication for high blood pressure was used by 71 percent of the patients.
At the end of the 16 weeks, patients taking the hawthorn supplement had a significant reduction in mean diastolic blood pressure (2.6 mm Hg). No herb-drug interactions were reported.
4) Fish oil
Preliminary studies suggest that fish oil may have a modest effect on high blood pressure. Although fish oil supplements often contain both DHA (docohexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), there is some evidence that DHA is the ingredient that lowers high blood pressure.
5) Folic acid
Folate is a B vitamin necessary for formation of red blood cells. It may help to lower high blood pressure in some people, possibly by reducing elevated homocysteine levels.
One small study of 24 cigarette smokers found that four weeks of folic acid supplementation significantly lowered blood pressure.
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Thanks guys I appreciate it I'm gonna go pick up a few to try on payday. Does anyone know whether the formestane raises Bp?
Celery Seed Extract.
Remember why you started.
No using at stand alone to assist maintaining muscle while cutting fat. I'm using formeron transdermal at 300 mg a day.
AI Cycle support helped me with BP. Your supposed to use it during and after a cycle of PH's, but I've heard that the profile is so effective that guys use it even off-cycle. For me it's good stuff, but it's the V8 juice of supplements, taste like celery and cayenne pepper!
You can add grapeseed extract to that list
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Due to the severity of the issue of hypertension, if your BP problems are really becoming a problem, dont be afraid to speak with your doc rather than seek out a plethora of herbal remedies.
Thanks guys! It's more of a preventative measure rather than treating a current issue. Just wanna be sure as this is my first run with anything hormonal so I wanna keep my bases covered. I started it Sunday and I've already been able to notice things out of the normal. I seem to have a little bit more anxiety or a little more of an edge than normal. So I think Ill add In Some sort of Bp support this weekend.
It's not high it was at 124/76 today. I actually do use Walmart haha great advice! I just want something to keep it from getting high. Where I'm at now is not bad but the day I started this run I was at 104/75 so I just wanna make sure it doesn't get too much higher. Not really worried though as I'm still in the ok zone.
Agmatine sulphate actually lowers blood pressure considerably.
Odd that this hasn't been mentioned yet, considering it is clinically used to reduce afterload: nitrates!
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