What Can Really Keep Blood Pressure Low?
Vitamin C to Keep Blood Pressure Low
We have written many times about the importance of vitamins E and D to support good cardiovascular health.
But there is another, even more common vitamin that has now been proven by researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine drastically to lower blood pressure and remove plaque build-up from the arteries.
What’s more, it works wonders even in smallest doses.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently conducted an analysis of 29 unrelated studies of the effects of vitamin C for blood pressure-lowering abilities.
The average dose of vitamin C used in these 29 studies was about 500 mg and ranged from as low as 60 mg to 4000 mg throughout the median duration of 8 weeks. The study trial size ranged from 10 to 120 participants.
After summarizing the results of all 29 studies, researchers made a clear conclusion that vitamin C is incredibly effective in decreasing blood pressure.
Researchers explain that ascorbic acid (vitamin C) can boost the production of nitric oxide (NO), which dilates blood vessels. It also strengthens and improves the elasticity of inner walls of blood vessels (endothelial layer).
Surprisingly, this information has been known since 1954, when Nobel prize winner biochemist Linus Pauling started his research on the health benefits of vitamin C.
According to Pauling, we have full control of our cardiovascular health. Stroke and heart attacks can be eliminated, prevented and cured by the proper use of vitamin C and lysine (an essential amino acid).
He explained that besides harmful LDL cholesterol, there is another subtype of cholesterol called lipoprotein A (LPA) that causes most of the arterial inflammation. Lipoprotein is a nasty, heavy and sticky cholesterol molecule that slips under blood vessels weakening their outer layer and creating ruptures.
The reason doctors, in general, pay little or no attention to lipoprotein damage is that there are no patented drugs that can effectively remove it.
Vitamin C, however, counteracts lipoprotein. It creates a compound that binds with lipoprotein molecules and removes them.
This makes blood vessels stronger and more elastic. Plus, it removes inflammation and cholesterol plaque build-up in the arteries.
All this contributes to lower blood pressure with absolutely no side effects.
500–1000 mg is the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. If you feel like you need to temporarily tackle germs, viruses or inflammation, you can take up to 2000 mg/day.
Cardamom Powder to Keep Blood Pressure Low
This could be considered the most powerful heart herb on earth. And you most likely have it sitting in your kitchen cabinets already.
In a study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, not only did it drop participants blood pressure 19 points …
… it also almost eliminated plaque build-up in their heart and oxidation of their cells.
And did I mention it’s delicious and can be found in all supermarkets dirt cheap?
The researchers gave their volunteers (all suffering high blood pressure) 1.5 grams of cardamom powder, twice a day for 12 weeks.
One-quarter of a tablespoon full equals around 1.5 grams, if you want to try this at home.
At the end of the study, the participant’s average systolic blood pressure had dropped 19 points and diastolic 12 points.
So, those with high blood pressure of 140/90 could possibly bring their pressure down to a healthy level of 120/80 using nothing but cardamom powder.
Even more importantly, the antioxidant levels in their blood improved 90%. This is extremely important as oxidation is the main cause of cholesterol plaque build-up in the heart, causing heart attack and stroke.
But how does cardamom lower blood pressure so drastically?
Turns out it has the exact same function as calcium channel blockers (one of the most common blood pressure medications), without any side effects.
This makes cardamom the most powerful herb I’ve heard of to lower blood pressure.
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