and Complementary Remedies for Hypertension
Use a basic vitamin/mineral formula and supplement it with several nutritional supplements that are proven useful for hypertension.
Potassium helps to prevent and control blood pressure. Be sure to get enough potassium in the foods you eat. Some good sources are various fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and fish.
Foods High in Potassium
Prunes and prune juice
Dry peas and beans
Magnesium deficiency has been implicated in high blood pressure.
Magnesium levels are shown to be consistently low in people suffering from hypertension.
Leafy greens, legumes, whole grains, purslane, poppy seeds and string beans are
good dietary sources for magnesium. (Or you can take a daily supplement of 400 milligrams of magnesium.)
Foods High in Magnesium:
Whole grain ready-to-eat and cooked cereals
Whole wheat bread
Nuts and seeds
Calcium is an important nutrient for overall good health.
Population studies indicate that hypertensive individuals consume less daily calcium. They may benefit from calcium supplementation. Several clinical studies have demonstrated the blood pressure lowering effect of calcium supplementation. Take 1 gram of elemental calcium daily.
Good sources of calcium are diary foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Be sure to choose skim or low fat varieties. Low fat and nonfat dairy products have more calcium than the high fat versions.
Foods High in Calcium
Tofu (made with calcium sulfate)
Essential Fatty Acids
Increasing dietary linoleic acid decreases the blood pressure. Hypertensive patients are deficient in E series prostaglandins. Linoleic acid was found to normalize
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential component of the metabolic processes involved in energy production. Individuals with cardiovascular disease (including hypertension, angina and congestive heart failure) often are deficient in CoQ10 and require increased tissue levels of CoQ10. Clinical studies have indicated that CoQ10 is of considerable benefit in the treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease.
The lower the serum vitamin C level, the higher the blood pressure in persons suffering from hypertension. Whether this is due to dietary habits or a blood pressure lowering effect of vitamin C has yet to be determined.
Zinc has been shown to reverse cadmium induced hypertension effectively in rats.
Bovine Renal Extract
Bovine renal extract has shown to possess blood pressure lowering effects in animals and hypertensive human subjects.
Basic Vitamin/mineral Formula:
500 IU Vitamin A
4000 mg Vitamin C
400 IU Vitamin D
600 IU Vitamin E
100 mg Vitamin B15
50 mg niacinamide
50 mg Vitamin B1
1000 mg pantothenic acid
50 mg Vitamin B2
300 mcg folic acid
100 mg vitamin B6
100 mcg biotin
500 mcg vitamin B12
Use the chelated form of the following minerals. They are important in
treating cardiovascular disorders:
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