Natural therapies to lower blood pressure


I previously wrote about ways to preventive high blood pressure. Now let’s consider treatment using herbal and nutrient supplements to lower blood pressure.


Before you start taking prescription medicine for high blood pressure

It makes sense to carefully review the many ways to lower blood pressure I discussed previously. After all you can do, if you reliably and consistently have elevated blood pressure, consider treatment with natural medicine. There are many herbs and nutrient supplements shown to lower blood pressure. Remember that they may not work as rapidly as prescription medicines.


Nutrient supplements and herbal treatments for hypertension

I have learned from the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine fellowship training that by using only nutrition, nutrient supplements, and stress-reduction, you can expect to achieve normalize your blood pressure 80% of the way. Here are the nutrient supplements that are useful to lower blood pressure:

  • Fish oil (fish or omega 3 PUFAs) at 3-4 grams daily DHA with EPA daily reduces blood pressure on average by 8 mmHg systolic and 5 mmHg diastolic (8/5 mmHg); it also lowers heart rate 6 beats/minute and lowers endothelial inflammation.[1] [2] [3] [4]