|July 30, 2012|
|Reduce your blood pressure |
by 30-40 points with
|Very few doctors will hesitate to write a prescription if they find out you have high blood pressure, or hypertension. And the numbers prove it. Last year, hypertension sufferers filled nearly 150 million prescriptions for drug treatments.|
There may be a few occasions when medication is required. But the vast majority of cases respond to non-drug treatments. In past issues of Nutrient Insider, I’ve told you about the heart-protecting abilities of magnesium. This nutrient alone can reduce many cases of hypertension. But there are two other nutrients you can take with magnesium that can lower your blood pressure by up to 40 points.
But that’s not all you need to take to lower your blood pressure, especially if your blood pressure is high. The third nutrient you need is Coenzyme Q10. One study in 1994 looked at 109 patients with high blood pressure. All of them were on blood pressure medication. And all of them had high blood pressure for more than one year. After taking 225 mg per day of CoQ10, all of them experienced a gradual reduction in pressure. Most of the patients were able to decrease their medication dosages. And 51% of them were able to discontinue using medication all together. Some doctors I’ve talked to say they’ve seen CoQ10 reduce their pressure by up to 40 points using this nutrient alone. They see the biggest improvement in those who have a CoQ10 deficiency. This is especially common in those taking statins to lower cholesterol.
Is it possible statins are causing high blood pressure? Absolutely. In 2010, researchers found that statins cause higher insulin levels. And higher insulin levels are directly related to higher blood pressure.