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HYPERTENSION
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  • Hypertension Description
  • Hypertension Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Hypertension Causes
  • Hypertension Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutritional Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
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    HYPERTENSION DESCRIPTION

    Blood pressure normally rises as you get older; however, this normal increase occurs more quickly in people who have high blood pressure. When the heart pumps the blood through the arteries, the blood presses against the walls of the blood vessels. In people who suffer from hypertension, this pressure is abnormally high. Whether blood pressure is high, low, or normal depends on several factors:
    • The output from the heart.
    • The resistance to blood flow of the blood vessels.
    • The volume of blood.
    • Blood distribution to the various organs.
    All of these factors in turn can be affected by the activities of the nervous system and certain hormones.

    If blood pressure is elevated, the heart must work harder to pump an adequate amount of blood to all the tissues of the body. Ultimately, the condition often leads to kidney failure, heart failure, and stroke. In addition, high blood pressure is often associated with coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, kidney disorders, obesity, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and adrenal tumors.

    SYSTOLIC & DIASTOLIC NUMBERS

    Blood pressure is represented as a pair of numbers. The first number is the systolic pressure, which is the pressure exerted by the blood when the heart beats, forcing blood into the blood vessels. This reading indicates blood pressure at it's highest. The second reading is the diastolic pressure, which is recorded when the heart is at rest in between beats, when the pressure is the lowest. Both figures represent the height (in millimeters, or mm) that a column of mercury (Hg) reaches under the pressure exerted by the blood. The combined blood pressure reading is then expressed as a ration of systolic blood pressure to diastolic blood pressure, such as 120/80.

    INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN AMERICANS

    An estimated at least 50 to 65 million Americans have high blood pressure, depending on the study cited. A study that analyzed government health statistics and other data gathered nationwide during a period from 1988 to 2000 found at least 65 million people in the United States (or 1/3 of American adults) have hypertension, which is defined in the study as a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher (on medication for those who took it) or as having been told at least twice by a health care provider or other health care professional that they have high blood pressure. This figure is significantly higher than previous estimates based on a 1988 to 1994 report. Further, a study of the period from 1999 to 2000 found that 32-percent of American women and 28.3-percent of American men have high blood pressure. According to the U.S. Public Health Service, hypertension affects more than half of all Americans over the age of 65. When divided among racial and ethnic lines, non-Hispanic black Americans have the highest prevalence at 38.8-percent. The percentage of the African-Americans between the ages of 24 and 44 are 18 times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure due to hypertension. The Mexican-American line registered 28.7-percent and non-Hispanic whites registered 27.2-percent of the population as a whole. This study, reported in the journal Hypertension, did not examine potential reasons for these differences. However, investigators did cite the aging of the U.S. Population and the growing proportion of overweight and obese Americans as potential contributors.

    While high blood pressure was once thought of as a "man's disease," with the belief that men tend to develop hypertension more often than women. In fact women are more likely to suffer from this disease as men are, and more women than men die from complications of high blood pressure because women and, to some extent, their medical practitioners, often ignore or fail to detect their high blood pressure until it is too late. The hypertension risk for women rises after menopause and a woman's risk of high blood pressure also increases if she takes oral contraceptives or is pregnant.

    Because high blood pressure usually causes no symptoms until complications develop, it is known as the Silent Killer. According to a national survey, 70-percent of Americans with high blood pressure are aware of it, 59-percent are being treated, and 34 percent have it under control.

    Untreated high blood pressure can damage the delicate lining of the blood vessels. Once damaged, fat and calcium can easily build up along the artery wall, forming a plaque. The blood vessel becomes narrowed and stiff (atherosclerosis), and blood flow through the blood vessel is reduced. Over time, decreased blood flow to certain organs in the body can cause damage leading to:
    • Heart disease, heart attack, and abnormal heartbeat.
    • Kidney (renal) failure.
    • Peripheral vascular disease.
    • Eye damage (retinopathy).
    • Stroke.
    People with borderline, or "high-normal," blood pressure, which is now considered "pre-hypertensive," (120-139/80-89 mm Hg) have a higher risk for developing high blood pressure. A new study has shown that they also have a higher risk of heart disease than those with blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg.

    In addition, men who have high systolic blood pressure during middle age (50s to 60s) may show a greater decline in mental ability later in life (after age 75) than men who do not have high blood pressure earlier. Short-term memory and attention span are most affected.





    HYPERTENSION FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Because high blood pressure usually causes no symptoms until complications develop, it is known as the "silent killer." Hypertension develops slowly and can cause serious organ damage, usually without any symptoms. Warning signs associated with advanced hypertension or malignant hypertension may include:
    • Headaches.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Sweating.
    • Rapid pulse.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Dizziness.
    • Visual disturbances.
    Malignant high blood pressure (hypertensive crisis), which is hypertension that rises rapidly, if left untreated can damage the brain, heart, eyes, or kidneys. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate hospitalization.

    Over time, if you do not receive treatment for your high blood pressure, you may feel symptoms caused by damage to your heart, kidney, or eyes, including:
    • Coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, or abnormal heart beat.
    • Kidney (renal) failure.
    • Peripheral vascular disease.
    • Retinopathy, or damage to the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye (retina).
    • Stroke.
    In 1990, nearly 33,000 Americans died of hypertension-related diseases other than heart attack and stroke.





    HYPERTENSION CAUSES

    TYPES OF HYPERTENSION

    Blood pressure is usually divided into two categories, designated primary and secondary.

  • PRIMARY (or ESSENTIAL) HYPERTENSION: This is high blood pressure that is not due to another underlying disease and is the most common type of hypertension. The precise cause is unknown, but a number of definite risk factors have been identified. These include cigarette smoking, stress, obesity, excessive use of stimulants such as coffee or tea, heavy alcohol use, drug abuse, and aging. High sodium (salt) intake, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, low potassium intake, low calcium intake and resistance to insulin may also cause your blood pressure to rise. The use of oral contraceptives used to be considered a contributing factor, but with the low-dose pills now available, this is not as much a problem as it once was. Because too much water retention can exert pressure on the blood vessels, those who consume foods high in sodium may be at a greater risk for high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is also common in people who are overweight. Blood pressure can rise due to stress as well, because stress causes the walls of the arteries to constrict. Also, those with a family history of hypertension are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure.

  • SECONDARY HYPERTENSION: When persistently elevated blood pressure arises as a result of another underlying health problem, such as a hormonal abnormality or an inherited narrowing of the aorta, it is called secondary hypertension. A person may also have secondary hypertension because the blood vessels are chronically constricted or have lost elasticity from a buildup of fatty plaque on the inside walls of the vessel, a condition called atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis are common precursors of hypertension. The narrowing and/or hardening of the arteries makes circulation of blood through the vessels difficult. As a result, blood pressure becomes elevated. Secondary hypertension can also be caused by poor kidney function, which results in the retention of excess sodium and fluid in the body. This increase in blood volume within the vessels causes elevated blood pressure levels. Kidneys may also elevate blood pressure by secreting substances that cause blood vessels to constrict. Secondary high blood pressure is also caused by medications or other conditions such as pregnancy. In addition, high blood pressure is often associated with coronary heart disease, kidney disorders, obesity, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and adrenal tumors.

  • SUBTYPES OF HYPERTENSION

    Other subtypes are called Labile Hypertension and Malignant Hypertension.

  • LABILE HYPERTENSION: Labile hypertension is blood pressure that changes rapidly, often in response to stress or activity. This type of high blood pressure is most common in younger people. A simple example of this would be "white coat hypertension" which occurs when a person goes to their health care provider for an exam. Just being present in a health office or hospital can cause their blood pressure to rise. When relaxed at home, they may have normal or borderline blood pressure readings. Stressful situations in the home, work, or a sudden excessive worry about personal problems can cause a rise in blood pressure.

  • MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION: Also known as Hypertensive Crisis, Malignant Hypertension is high blood pressure that increases rapidly. The cause may be unknown or may be due to medication or another condition. Hypertensive crisis is Hypertensive crisis a state in which blood pressure becomes so high that it is causing immediate danger and needs to be reduced rapidly. A person is said to be in a hypertensive crisis when his or her blood pressure is severely elevated and there is evidence of damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, or other organs. Typically, a person in hypertensive crisis has a diastolic blood pressure (the lower number in a blood pressure reading) greater than 120 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). In comparison, normal diastolic pressure for an adult is less than 79 mm Hg. Diastolic pressure refers to the pressure of blood in the artery when the heart relaxes between beats. Quick-acting medications can be used to reduce blood pressure during hypertensive crisis.

  • ISOLATED SYSTOLIC HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: This is when systolic blood pressure is elevated above 140 mm Hg, but diastolic blood pressure stays at less than 90 mm Hg. This type of high blood pressure is more common in older adults, especially older women. If you are over 50, a systolic blood pressure over 140 is a more important risk factor for heart disease and stroke than your diastolic blood pressure.

  • HYPERTENSION RISK FACTORS

    Several factors increase your risk for developing high blood pressure. Some of them, such as salt intake and alcohol consumption, are lifestyle issues that you can control. Other factors, such as your family history, are not controllable. Risk factors for primary (essential) high blood pressure include:
    • A family history of high blood pressure.
    • Aging. Ninety percent of people who, at age 55, do not have hypertension will eventually develop it.
    • Black race.
    • Sodium (salt) intake.
    • Excessive alcohol consumption.
    • Low intake of potassium, magnesium, and calcium (these regulate the heart and cardiovascular system).
    • Obesity.
    • Long-term exposure to lead (in men), such as in the workplace.
    • Sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing.
    • Depression.
    People who have high blood pressure along with any of the following risk factors are at increased risk of developing complications, such as heart disease, heart attack, abnormal heartbeat, stroke, kidney failure, and eye damage (retinopathy):
    • Cigarette smoking.
    • High cholesterol or low HDL ("good") cholesterol.
    • Diabetes.
    • A history of early coronary artery disease in a parent or sibling (before age 45 for men or age 55 for women).
    • Male sex.
    • Black race.
    • Being overweight.
    • Enlarged lower left heart chamber (left ventricle).
    HYPERTENSION PREVENTION

    A new study on the prevention of high blood pressure recommends six lifestyle modifications. These strategies are especially important for people who have risk factors for high blood pressure that cannot be changed, including family history, race, and age. Lifestyle modifications include:
    • Maintaining a normal weight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 24.9.
    • Reducing Sodium in your diet to about 2.4 grams (2400 mg) per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt.
    • Exercise, such as brisk walking, at least 30 minutes a day on most, if not all, days of the week.
    • For men, limiting alcohol to 24 ounces of beer, 10 ounces of wine, or 2 ounces of 100-proof whiskey per day. Women and lighter-weight people should limit alcohol to half that amount.
    • Getting 3,500 mg of Potassium in your diet every day.
    • Following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, with reduced amounts of saturated and total fats.





    HYPERTENSION CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS & TESTS

    If a health professional suspects you have hypertension, he or she will conduct a physical exam and medical history. In most cases, extensive tests are not needed to diagnose high blood pressure. If there is reason to suspect that the blood pressure measurements taken in the health care provider's office do not represent your accurate blood pressure (if, for example, you have "white-coat" hypertension), measuring blood pressure away from the health care provider's office may be needed. Your blood pressure can rise more than 20 mm Hg systolic and 10 mm Hg diastolic from white-coat hypertension. Even routine activities, such as attending a meeting, can raise your blood pressure by that amount. Other factors that can raise your blood pressure include commuting to work, exposure to cold, and drinking large amounts of alcohol.

    In some cases, you may be asked to check your blood pressure at home 3 times a day and keep a record of the readings. If you are not able to measure your blood pressure accurately at home, you may need to wear an automated blood pressure cuff that periodically inflates and takes blood pressure measurements during the day. This is called ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

    High blood pressure screening tests and programs vary widely in reliability. Results from automated blood pressure testing, such as you might do at a grocery store or pharmacy, may not be accurate. Any high blood pressure measurement discovered during a blood pressure screening program needs to be confirmed by a health professional.

    To diagnose high blood pressure, a health care provider or midwife uses a device called a sphygmomanometer. Blood pressure is represented as a pair of numbers. The first is the systolic pressure (the higher number), which is the pressure exerted by the blood when the heart beats, forcing blood into the blood vessels. This reading indicates blood pressure at is highest. The second reading is the diastolic pressure (the lower number), which is recorded when the heart is at rest in between beats, when the blood pressure is at its lowest. Both figures represent the height (in millimeters, or mm) that a column of mercury (Hg) reaches under pressure exerted by the blood. The combined blood pressure reading is then expressed as a ratio of systolic blood pressure to diastolic blood pressure. Thus, in a person with normal blood pressure, the systolic pressure measures 120 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure measures 80 mm Hg; together this is expressed as 120 over 80, or 120/80. Both the systolic and diastolic readings are important; neither should be high. Normal blood pressure readings for adults vary from 110/70 to 140/90, while readings of 140/90 to 160/90 or 160/95 indicate borderline hypertension. Any pressure over 180/115 is severely elevated.

    Important Note!: Millions of people whose blood pressure was previously considered borderline high (130-139/85-89 mm Hg) or normal (120/80) now fall into the "pre-hypertensive" range, based on new, more aggressive high blood pressure guidelines from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.

    Because new studies show the risk of heart disease and stroke begins to increase earlier than previously believed, health experts lowered the acceptable normal range to promote more aggressive and earlier treatment of high blood pressure. Basic guidelines for what the blood pressure numbers mean, as revised in 2004 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are given below. The new ranges set to determine high blood pressure are as follows:

    LEVEL
    SYSTOLIC
    DIASTOLIC
    Normal Adult (Age 18+) Blood Pressure
    119 or below
    79 or below
    Prehypertension
    120 to 139
    80 to 89
    Stage 1 Hypertension
    140 to 150
    90 to 99
    Stage 2 Hypertension
    160 or Higher
    100 or Higher


    It is impossible for your health care provider to make a correct diagnosis of high blood pressure with a single reading except in very severe cases. You will be diagnosed with hypertension if your blood pressure measurements are high (above 140/90 mm Hg) on three or more separate occasions. They are usually measured 1 to 2 weeks apart. The test must be repeated throughout the day to be accurate. Home testing is best because it enables you to monitor your condition periodically. Measuring blood pressure at home on a regular schedule may:
    • Help determine whether your blood pressure is high only when taken during a medical visit, sometimes called "white coat hypertension" and for some individuals, just being in a medical setting or during a visit to their health care provider's office causes their blood pressure to rise (for example, in a medical office where a nurse or a health care provider may be wearing a white lab coat). This type of hypertension is more common in people who have high blood pressure. It tends to diminish with repeat measurements.

    • Enable you to collaborate with your health care provider in controlling your high blood pressure.

    • Reduce the frequency with which you need to visit your health care provider for blood pressure evaluation.
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    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING DEVICES

    Blood pressure monitoring devices fall into two basic categories:

  • MECHANICALGAUGES: The mechanical gauge is the type most often used in a health care provider's office. It consists of an instrument to measure the pressure, an air bladder (inflatable cuff), and a pressure bulb with a release valve to pump up the cuff. The standard-size arm cuff on blood pressure monitors fits arms up to 13 inches around (if your arm is larger than this, you will need to obtain a larger cuff). With most of these devices, the pressure is read on a gauge dial. Mechanical gauges are much less expensive than electronic ones and many health care providers and midwives feel they give more accurate readings, at least in the hands of an experienced user. However, if you use this type of device to take your own blood pressure, you must pump up the cuff with one hand, read a dial, and listen with the a stethoscope more or less simultaneously. In other words, using these devices correctly requires dexterity, good eyesight, acute hearing, and some training and practice.

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  • Automated Electronic/Digital Gauges: An alternative to the mechanical gauge is the digital sphygmomanometer. With this device, the machine automatically gauges your blood pressure when the cuff is inflated and presents the result in digital format (some will also give you a pulse rate reading along with your BP). These are more expensive than the mechanical types, but because they are much easier to use accurately, they are generally preferred for home use.

  • Other Electronic Devices: There are other electronic devices available, including wrist and finger cuff monitors. Although they are easy to operate, most health care providers do not recommend them because they tend to be less accurate and also more sensitive to the effects of temperature and poor blood circulation. If you are using one of these devices, be sure to read instructions carefully and follow them as indicated (such as making sure your wrist is at heart level for wrist cuffs) to obtain as accurate a BP reading as possible.

  • EXAM & HEALTH HISTORY

    A physical exam and medical history are routinely used to evaluate high blood pressure. Additional blood tests and urine tests, such as urinalysis, also may be done before starting treatment to determine whether there has been damage to organs and to check for complications. These lab tests may include measurements of potassium, sodium (a component of salt), glucose (blood sugar), cholesterol levels, and tests to measure kidney function. electrocardiography (EKG, ECG) also may be done to determine whether there is any damage to the heart. Your health care provider may want to check your risk of coronary artery disease.

    In most people who have high blood pressure without any complications, routine lab test results will be normal. Sometimes, findings may suggest the presence of kidney disease,diabetes, or a hormone disorder.

    If there is reason to suspect that blood pressure measurements taken in the health care provider's office do not represent your accurate blood pressure (for example, if you may have white-coat hypertension), measuring blood pressure away from the health care provider's office may be needed. In some cases, you may be asked to check your blood pressure at home 3 times a day and keep a record of the readings. If you are not able to measure your blood pressure accurately at home, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring may be needed. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can help in diagnosing and treating elderly patients and pregnant women.

    Other tests may be done to determine whether high blood pressure has started to damage the heart (echocardiography, electron beam computed tomography [CT] scan), lungs (chest X-ray), or other organs.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol be routinely screened for diabetes. This recommendation is based on studies that show early detection and treatment of diabetes substantially decreases the risk of coronary artery disease in these people.

    TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

    If you fall into the prehypertension range (120-139/80-89 mm Hg), your health care provider will likely recommend lifestyle modifications, including losing excess weight, exercising, limiting alcohol, cutting back on salt, quitting smoking, and following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The DASH eating plan is a low-fat and low-saturated-fat diet that emphasizes eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods.

    If you have high blood pressure (140-159/90-99 mm Hg) and you do not have any organ damage or other risk factors for heart disease (uncomplicated high blood pressure), your health care provider will likely recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medications. Most people with high blood pressure will need two or more medications, including a thiazide-type diuretic, to lower their blood pressure to below 140/90 mm Hg, the goal for people with uncomplicated hypertension. If you have other conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease, your goal blood pressure is lower: 130/80 mm Hg.

    If your blood pressure is 160-179/100-109 mm Hg or higher, you and your health care provider may need to try various combinations of medications to find what works best for you. You will also need to make aggressive lifestyle changes.

    Overall, your treatment will depend upon how high your blood pressure is, whether you have other medical conditions, such as diabetes, and whether any organs have already been damaged. Your risk of developing other diseases, especially heart disease, will be another important factor your health care provider will consider.

    PREGNANCY & HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

    Strategies for treating high blood pressure in pregnant women are quite different. See the topic Preeclampsia and Hypertension During Pregnancy for more information.

    TREATMENT COURSE OF ACTION

    Treatment seeks to lower blood pressure to less than 140 systolic and less than 90 diastolic for most people. Treatment for those with diabetes and chronic kidney disease aims to lower blood pressure to less than 130 systolic and less than 80 diastolic. For people aged 50 or older, systolic blood pressure may be a more important factor than diastolic pressure.

    Although you may have your blood pressure checked outside of a health care provider's office or your midwife (if you are pregnant), you must see a health professional to confirm that you have high blood pressure, so that you and your health care provider and/or midwife can develop a treatment plan that is right for you. A family practice health care provider, internist, nurse practitioner, midwife, or physician's assistant can diagnose and treat your high blood pressure. If you have extremely high blood pressure or heart problems, you may also need to see a heart specialist (cardiologist).

    If you have primary (essential) hypertension, you will first need to look closely at the foods you eat. Your health professional may recommend that you follow the DASH diet. Losing weight if you need to and exercising will also be important for lowering your blood pressure. If you smoke cigarettes, you will need to quit. If you are a heavy drinker, you will need to severely cut back on your consumption of alcohol. Also, it may be necessary for you to learn to check your blood pressure at home.

    HYPERTENSIVE MEDICATIONS

    High blood pressure treatment, whether it involves medication or lifestyle changes, usually is a lifelong process. Whether you need medication depends on the severity of your high blood pressure and whether you have other health problems or conditions, such as heart failure or diabetes, or are pregnant. If your health care provider prescribes medication, it is extremely important to take your medications as prescribed.

    Treatment of primary high blood pressure, especially moderate or severe high blood pressure, decreases the risk of heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, abnormal heartbeats, stroke, and kidney disease, and reduces the risk of death from these conditions. Overall, goals of treatment are to:
    • Reduce systolic blood pressure below 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure below 90 mm Hg. Two recent studies show that lowering high blood pressure even further in people with diabetes reduces the risk of death. In these people, blood pressure should be reduced to less than 130/80 mm Hg.

    • Prevent death and disease associated with high blood pressure (heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease). High blood pressure is associated with 35 percent of heart disease caused by coronary artery disease and 49-percent of all cases of heart failure.

    • Control other risk factors, such as smoking, lack of exercise, and high cholesterol, that can lead to complications such as heart attack and stroke.

    • Minimize side effects of medications.
    People with high blood pressure who require special treatment considerations include:
    • Older adults.
    • African-Americans.
    • Children.
    • Pregnant women.
    Studies have found that an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes (heart attack and stroke) can begin at pressures as low as 115/75, and that it doubles for each additional 20/10 increase. High blood pressure also can lead to kidney failure and heart failure.

    High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with lifestyle changes, such as diet, moderate exercise and stress management, and medication, if needed when other control options are not sufficient alone. Treatment is a lifelong process.

    High blood pressure is a lifelong disease that, if not controlled, can lead to heart or kidney disease and stroke. Even though you may not feel sick when you have high blood pressure, you must take your medication or combination of medications daily according to the prescription.

    The amount and types of medications you take will depend on your blood pressure reading, whether you have organ damage from high blood pressure, and whether you have other medical conditions. Follow your health care provider's recommendations carefully, and do not skip any of your medications.

    Make your medication schedule as simple as possible. Plan times to take your medications when you are doing other things, like eating a meal or getting ready for bed. This will make it easier for you to remember to take your medications.

    Take a list of your medications or bring your medications with you when you visit your health care provider. Include any medications that were prescribed to you by other health care providers and any non-prescription medications. Review the list with him or her and discuss any side effects you are having or need to watch for.

    Talk with your health care provider if you are having problems with your medication schedule. Your health care provider may be able to change your medications or change the times you are taking them.

    Talk with your health care provider if you have any changes in your health that might affect your blood pressure, such as weight gain, side effects of medications, or another medical condition.

    Use any tools, like daily or weekly pill containers, that make taking your medications simple.

    Follow healthy lifestyle habits, including maintaining a healthy weight; exercising; and following an eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and less salt. This may allow your health care provider to reduce the amount of medication you take and will help the medications work better.

    Deciding whether to treat high blood pressure with medication and choosing the best medication are based mainly on:
    • Your blood pressure measurement.

    • Whether there are signs of organ damage caused by high blood pressure in other parts of your body, such as an enlarged heart or early damage to your arteries, kidneys, or eyes.

    • Whether you have other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or kidney or lung disease, or risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

    • Whether you think you can be successful in making lifestyle changes.
    Health care providers may have different opinions about when to start medications for high blood pressure.
    • If you have prehypertension (120-139/ 80-89 mm Hg) or high blood pressure (140/90 mm Hg), you do not have other risk factors for heart disease, and there's no evidence of organ damage, lifestyle changes alone may be tried before medication.

    • If you have other risk factors for heart disease, there is evidence of damage to organs, or you have stage 1 or 2 high blood pressure, treatment with medication is often started in addition to lifestyle changes.
    Health care providers usually prescribe a single, low-dose medication first. If blood pressure is not controlled, he or she may change the dosage, or try a different medication or combination of medications. It is common to try several medications before your blood pressure is successfully controlled. Many people need more than one medication to get the best results.

    Medication choices include:
    • Diuretics: Diuretics cause the kidneys to remove more sodium and water from the body. This decreases the volume of blood circulating through the body, which lowers blood pressure, especially systolic blood pressure. These drugs may also have a direct effect on blood vessels, causing blood pressure to decrease. Diuretics are often combined with other blood pressure medications.

    • Beta-Blockers: Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and the amount of blood the heart pumps out with each beat, which, in turn, reduces blood pressure.

    • ACE Inhibitors: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors block an enzyme needed to form a substance that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). As a result, blood vessels relax and widen (dilate), making it easier for blood to flow through the vessels, which reduces blood pressure. These medications also increase the release of water and sodium to the urine, which also lowers blood pressure.

    • Calcium Channel Blockers: Calcium channel blockers work by reducing the amount of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by high blood pressure. This makes it easier for blood to flow through the vessels and lowers blood pressure.
    • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs): Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), such as losartan (for example, Cozaar, Hyzaar), block the action of a hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow. As a result, blood vessels may relax and open up. This makes it easier for blood to flow through the vessels, which reduces blood pressure. These drugs also increase the release of sodium and water into the urine, which also lowers blood pressure.
    Two recent important clinical trials - ALLHAT and the Second Australian National Blood Pressure Study (ANBP2) - compared several medications to determine which is most effective in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke in elderly people. Although somewhat similar in their approach, the studies came to different conclusions about the effectiveness of the medications.

    ALLHAT compared a diuretic to an ACE inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker. Results showed that diuretics were equally as effective as ACE inhibitors in preventing fatal and nonfatal heart attacks, and are unsurpassed in lowering blood pressure and preventing stroke. The study recommends diuretics as the cornerstone of treatment for people with high blood pressure who do not have other medical conditions.

    ANBP2 indicated that ACE inhibitors and diuretics are similar in their ability to reduce blood pressure, but ACE inhibitors may be more effective than diuretics in reducing fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and stroke in elderly men.

    New high blood pressure guidelines from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommend that, for most people, one of the medications be a thiazide-typed diuretic.

    Treatment for high blood pressure must be highly individualized and based on your risk factors, such as diabetes, smoking, and heart disease. Although one study may recommend a particular medication as the first line of treatment, that may not be what's best for you based on your medical condition. What's most important is that you work with your health care provider to find what's most effective for you.

    Other expert studies recommend people with high blood pressure who do not have other risk factors for heart disease or stroke, such as smoking, diabetes, family history, or high cholesterol, first be treated with a diuretic and/or a beta-blocker medication.

    If other conditions, such as heart failure or diabetes, are present, ACE inhibitors or ARBs often are used as the first line of therapy because the other medical conditions also may benefit from these medications. However, isolated systolic hypertension may respond best to diuretics alone.

    If the above medications are not effective in lowering blood pressure, or if side effects of the above medications are serious, other medications called vasodilators may be tried.

    MEDICATION CONSIDERATIONS

    Experts recommend using calcium channel blockers and/or ACE inhibitors only if diuretics and beta-blockers fail to control blood pressure and if certain other risk factors are present. For example, a type of calcium channel blocker works well in older people with isolated systolic hypertension. ACE inhibitors are often prescribed if you have heart failure or diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

    Some people who develop a cough while taking ACE inhibitors do well with ARBs, which usually do not cause a cough.

    Some experts believe a combination of medications, each given in a lower dose, is better for reducing blood pressure than a higher dose of a single medication. Because the medications that are combined are given in a lower dose, there are fewer side effects from the drugs.

    Check with your health care provider before taking any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with high blood pressure medications. Some NSAIDs may reduce the effectiveness of your blood pressure medication.

    WORKING WITH MEDICATIONS

    Medications do not cure high blood pressure. Medications used to treat high blood pressure work in various ways and are used in different combinations.

    Medications work in a delicate balance with each other and with your body. However, some medications should not be combined with other prescription or non-prescription medications. Make sure your health care provider knows all of the medications you are taking.

    A combination of medications given in a lower dose than a single medication may work better to lower your high blood pressure and may cause fewer side effects.

    Finding the right combination of medications with the fewest side effects can take some time, so it is important to take your medications in the right combination and at the right time, as your health care provider has prescribed. If you don't take your medications properly:
    • Your blood pressure may not be controlled, which can lead to kidney and heart disease and stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, hypertension is the most important controllable risk factor for stroke, increasing the risk of stroke by 7 times.

    • You may develop retinopathy.

    • You may develop peripheral vascular disease.
    DEVELOP A MEDICATION PLAN

    Work with your health care provider to develop your medication plan. Talk with your health care provider about the following:
    • Names of all medications. Get a clear explanation of the actions and purpose of each medication that your health care provider prescribes for you. If you understand what you are taking and how it is helping you, it may be easier to stick to your schedule. Write down both the prescription and generic names for your medications. Have your health care provider check the list. You can use this list to verify that the medications you get from the pharmacy are correct.

    • Medication schedule. Be sure you understand how much of each medication to take and when to take each one. Ask your health care provider if you can simplify your pill schedule. This may make it much easier for you to remember to take your medications as directed. You may be able to substitute longer-acting medications for shorter-acting ones. Longer-acting, once-a-day medications are easier for people to remember to take.

    • How to handle missed doses. Talk with your health care provider about what you should do if you accidentally miss a dose of a medication. Discuss what to do for each medication - it may be different for each one.

    • Medication costs. If cost is a consideration in developing your medication plan, ask your health care provider if less expensive, equally effective generic brands would be appropriate for you. Compare prices between several pharmacies and consider reliable and trustworthy mail-order pharmacies.

    • Medications to avoid. You may need to avoid certain medications and nutritional supplements. Many non-prescription medications, nutritional supplements and drugs can aggravate symptoms of heart failure and react with prescribed medications. Use the list of medications to avoid to write down those that you should not take. Check with your health care provider before taking any medications on this list.

    • Get organized. Taking medications properly means taking the right dose of the right medication at the right time. When you are taking several different medications, it may be hard to keep the times and dosages straight. To be sure you are taking your medications properly, you may want to develop a system to keep track of when and how you take your pills.
      • Make a list of all your medications. Complete the master list of medications and keep it up-to-date. Review your master list of medications with your health care provider at every visit.

      • Plan a daily schedule of medications. List your daily medication schedule on a daily planner. Post this where you can see it near your medicine cabinet or wherever you store your medication. Take your daily medication planner along with you when you travel.

      • Use a pillbox. Get a pillbox that holds a week's worth of pills. This may be especially helpful if you are taking pills every other day. You can also label an empty egg carton and use it to organize one day's or one week's worth of pills.

      • Post reminders. Get sticky note pads and post reminders to take your medications near clocks or on the bathroom mirror to keep you on schedule. Some people use an alarm on their wrist watches as a reminder for medication times.
    • While taking your medications, keep the following in mind as you follow your medication plan.
      • Store medications properly. Keeping medications in a location that is too hot or too cold may decrease the effectiveness of the medication. Find out from your health care provider or pharmacist how to properly store your medications. Always remember to store medications out of the reach of children.

      • Watch for side effects. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist about what side effects to expect. Be sure to tell your health care provider if you are having side effects from your medications.

      • Taking medication for high blood pressure may lead to low blood pressure (hypotension). Hypotension can cause fainting, fatigue, and weakness, possibly with nausea, sweating, and restlessness preceding a loss of consciousness. Postural hypotension, or orthostatic hypotension, a very temporary lowering of blood pressure, is usually caused by standing up too suddenly. This leads to dizziness and wears off quickly. See Orthostatic Hypotension under Rare Disorders for further information. For older adults, low blood pressure can simply result from eating. This is called Postprandial Hypotension. It happens because the blood is diverted to the gastrointestinal tract to help with digesting the food. In older people, the heart is not as efficient at increasing blood flow by pumping more quickly, so, with too much blood going to help with digesting a meal, there is too little traveling to the brain. Drinking lots of fluids increasing blood volume, which may alleviate this condition. In some cases, low blood pressure can be a sign of heart disease or blood loss, especially a sudden loss of blood such as in an accident. In very many cases though, low blood pressure is a sign of good health, especially in younger people.

      • A synthetic heart hormone that appears to be very effective in lowering blood pressure is currently undergoing testing at some 25 medical centers.

      • Avoid other medications. Post your list of medications to avoid in a place where you can refer to it whenever you need to. Always check with your health care provider before taking any additional medications, prescription or non-prescription. This includes any herbal or nutritional supplements.

      • Review your master medication list. Take your master list with you for each visit with your health care provider. Take time to review your list and report any side effects you are having.

      • Communicate with your health care provider. Notify your health care provider immediately if you have any serious side effects. Let your health care provider know if you have any changes in your health that might affect your heart condition, such as weight gain or another medical condition.
    SURGERY

    There is no surgical treatment for primary (essential) high blood pressure. Treatment for the various secondary causes of high blood pressure, such as kidney disease or valvular heart disease, may include other drugs and/or surgery.

    HOME TREATMENT RECOMMENDED BY CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

    Home treatment is important to help control high blood pressure, especially if you have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Even if your health care provider has prescribed medication for you, there are still many steps you can take to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Changes in lifestyle or behavior can help control high blood pressure and in some cases may allow you to reduce the amount of medication you need.
    • Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, take steps to lose the excess pounds. Being overweight increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, blood pressure rises as bodily weight increases. Losing even 10 pounds can lower blood pressure and it has the greatest effect for those who are overweight and already have hypertension. Being overweight is also a risk factor for heart disease. It increases your chance for developing high cholesterol and diabetes - two more major risk factors for heart disease. See Obesity for more information.

    • Get regular light to moderate exercise. Take care not to overexert yourself, especially in hot or humid weather. Caution: Consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program, particularly if you have been sedentary for some time. Here are some guidelines from the National Institute of Health.
    EXERCISE (PHYSICAL ACTIVITY)
    For Prevention or Treatment of Hypertension

    PHASE 1: GETTING STARTED

    Get started by doing 30 minutes of a moderate-level activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week. Brisk walking, bicycling, and gardening are examples. You can even divide the 30 minutes into shorter periods of at least 10 minutes each. For instance:
    • Use stairs instead of an elevator.
    • Get off a bus one or two stops early.
    • Park your car at the far end of the lot at work.
    Note: Check with your health care provider before you start on any exercise program. This is especially true if you have heart trouble or have had a heart attack, if you are older and are not used to doing a moderate-level activity, if you have a family history of heart disease at an early age, or if you have any other serious health problem.

    PHASE 2: MODERATE-LEVEL PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

    Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-level activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week. Examples of moderate-level activity are:
    • Walking briskly (3 to 4 miles per hour).
    • Conditioning or general calisthenics.
    • Home care and general cleaning.
    • Home repair, such as painting.
    • Mowing the lawn (with power mower).
    • Gardening.
    • Dancing.
    • Racket sports, such as table tennis.
    • Golf (walking the course).
    • Fishing (standing and casting, walking, or wading).
    • Swimming (with moderate effort).
    • Cycling (at a moderate speed of 10 miles per hour or less).
    • Canoeing or rowing (at a speed of about 2 to 3.9 miles per hour).
    TIPS TO STAY MOTIVATED WITH A WALKING PLAN

  • Ask other people to walk with you. Find a partner or a group. When you know someone else is waiting for you, it keeps you going.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with arch support, and good socks to help cushion your feet.

  • Wear clothes that are right for the season. Try using layers of clothing in the cold weather to keep you warm, and cotton clothes in the summer to keep you cool. Avoid synthetic fabrics during hot weather that do not "breathe" and allow sweat to evaporate to keep you cooler.

  • Drink plenty of water. It does not have to be that fancy bottled stuff get your own container and keep it filled with plenty of regular water. Carry it with you if you can.

  • Do not forget to stretch before you walk. Try to start off slowly.

  • Try to walk at least three times a week. It may seem like a lot at first, but you will gradually build up.

  • Try to think of your walk in three parts. Imagine a warm-up period at the beginning, challenge yourself with a brisk pace in the middle, and finally picture a cool-down. You can feel success when you finish each part.

  • Be safe and pay attention to your surroundings and people or animals nearby. Be careful about walking alone. Consider having a walking companion or a group to prevent unwanted attention or attack. Avoid suspicious people or animals. Walk in a safe place that has plenty of lights in the evening. Try walking around a local school's parking lot, or going to the mall. Avoid areas with isolated paths, overgrown shrubbery and trees, large rocks or other obstructions that could hide someone. Consider carrying pepper spray or mace, a personal alarm, or other anti-mugging device for protection. Every woman should consider taking a self-defense course designed for personal protection and escape from an attacker.

  • Source: Adapted from Pate, et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, 1995, Vol. 273, page 404.


  • Limit or eliminate alcohol use. Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure. It also can harm the liver, brain, and heart. Alcoholic drinks also contain calories, which matter if you are trying to lose weight. If you have to drink alcoholic beverages, have only a moderate amount - one drink a day for women; two drinks a day for men.


  • WHAT COUNTS AS A DRINK?

    12 ounces of beer (regular or light, 150 calories)
    5 ounces of wine (100 calories)
    1 ounce of 80-proof whiskey (100 calories).

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Alcoholism


  • Stop smoking. Smoking injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. So even though it does not directly cause high blood pressure, smoking is bad for anyone, especially those with high blood pressure. If you smoke, quit. If you do not smoke, do not start.

  • Use anti-inflammatory medications wisely. Do not take antihistamines except under a health care provider's direction.

  • Learn to check your blood pressure at home. Have your blood pressure checked at least every four to six months. Because hypertension often shows no signs, regular blood pressure checks by a professional are important; especially if you are in a high risk category.


  • HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE


    Your blood pressure measurement actually tells you how much pressure it takes to stop the flow of blood through your arteries. This is assumed to be equivalent to the pressure at the pump end, the heart.

    Blood pressure is measured at two points in the heart's pumping rhythm: systolic pressure is taken at the moment the heart beats; diastolic pressure is taken when the heart is at rest between beats. To measure blood pressure, the soft, inflatable cuff of the sphygmomanometer is wrapped around the upper arm and inflated. Systolic pressure is measured when there is no longer a pulse in the arm beyond the cuff. Then the cuff is deflated and the diastolic pressure is taken when the blood flows freely once more. The combined pressure is usually expressed as a fraction - 120/90, for example.

    Ideally, blood pressure should be taken with the arm bare. A tight sleeve may constrict the arm or make it impossible to apply the blood pressure cuff properly. The cuff should be placed around the arm about one inch above the bend in the elbow. Before beginning to work with the sphygmomanometer, check the following four items:
      1. Be sure that the sphygmomanometer reads 0 when there is no pressure in the system.
      2. Check to be sure that the needle stays in place when the valve is closed.
      3. Check the valve screw to make sure that it operates smoothly.
      4. Inspect your stethoscope for cracks or leaks in the tubing, earpiece, bell, or diaphragm.

    BLOOD PRESSURE BY PALPATION

    You should first feel for the blood pressure. Find the radial pulse, on the thumb side of the wrist. Then inflate the cuff 30 mm Hg beyond the point where the pulse is obliterated. Open the valve and release 2 to 3 mm Hg per second. When the pulsations of the radial pulse again become palpable, this is the systolic pressure. The diastolic pressure occurs when vibrations in the artery cease. Diastolic pressure is much more difficult to obtain.

    Taking Systolic Blood Pressure (BP) By Palpation.

    BLOOD PRESSURE BY AUSCULTATION

    Next, use the stethoscope to take the blood pressure. Follow this procedure:

    1. Position the disc of the stethoscope snugly against the skin where the elbow bends - a little to the left of the center on the right arm, and a little to the right of center on the left arm. There should be no gaps between the stethoscope and the skin, but you should not apply any undue pressure. Make sure that the stethoscope is not touching the cuff at any point.

    2. Position the ear pieces of the stethoscope in your ears (with the ear pieces directed forward).

    3. Hold the stethoscope disc snugly in position with one hand while you pump the cuff with the other hand.

    4. Pump the cuff until the gauge registers about 30 mm Hg above the point where you felt the pulse disappear earlier, or about 200 mm Hg.

    5. Loosen the valve slightly and permit the pressure to drop slowly. Listen carefully for the first sound of a beat - the number on the scale when you hear the first beat is the systolic pressure. (If you think that you missed the first beat or are unsure, tighten the valve again and pump the cuff up; repeat the process, listening carefully.)

    6. Continue to deflate the cuff slowly until the last sound of blood pumping through the blood vessels is heard. When you hear no more blood flowing, the number on the scale is the diastolic pressure.

    Taking Systolic Blood Pressure (BP) By Auscultation.

    When taking your blood pressure, follow these general guidelines for best result:
    • Avoid eating, smoking, or exercising for at least one half hour before measuring your blood pressure.
    • Test yourself at about the same time each day. Plan ahead to give yourself time to get over any feelings of anger or anxiety.
    • Sit quietly and eliminate extraneous noise.
    • Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for the BP device used.
    • Position your arm at heart level, palm up. If you are using a cuff device, wrap the cuff just above the elbow (make sure you are using the proper sized cuff for your arm) - with your sleeve rolled up above the cuff - and be sure it is not too tight.
    • Make sure the hoses from the cuff are not tangled or pinched.
    • Take care not to move the hoses during the reading.
    • Wait at least five minutes in between readings, with the cuff fully deflated.
    • Take the device along on medical visits once a year or more to check the accuracy against your health care provider's measurements.


  • Follow the nutrition guidelines for hypertension (including the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet). See DASH Dietary Outline.

  • Reduce stress. As much as possible, avoid stress. Constant stress contributes to elevated blood pressure. Take a stress management course and find ways to reduce the stress in your life. A recent survey showed that 70-90 percent of us feel stressed at work and outside. Today's fast paced lifestyle is putting a toll on us. Unless we learn to manage stress, we will get sick. Learn steps to manage daily stress and how to detect symptoms of stress. Recognize diseases that are often mistaken for stress, and learn common sense ways to manage and prevent stress. Prevention and cure are the two limbs of stress management. See Stress for more information. To counteract stress, consciously relax one to two times daily. For example, lie in a quiet room with pleasant music or practice calming techniques, such as Yoga or Tai Chi. Learn meditation and other relaxation techniques. See Meditation Therapy and Relaxation Therapy for further information.

  • dry brushing to regulate blood pressure

    DRY BRUSHING TO REGULATE BLOOD PRESSURE


    Brushing the skin in circles increases the return of blood flow to the heart and affects the cardiovascular system. Use a hand brush with soft bristles and stroke in slow, rotating motions toward your body's center.



  • Be sure to get sufficient sleep. People with hypertension often suffer from sleep apnea, in which they stop breathing for 10 seconds or more throughout the night. Apnea is associated with loud snoring and restless sleep, and can cause the individual to feel excessively sleepy during the day. Evaluation and treatment of apnea may help reduce high blood pressure. Heavy snorers are more likely to have high blood pressure or angina than silent sleepers. Research suggests that snorers may suffer from a malfunctioning of the part of the brain responsible for fluent breathing; this can put an unnatural strain on the heart and lungs due to oxygen shortage.

  • If you are pregnant, have your blood pressure monitored frequently by your midwife or health care provider. Untreated hypertension in pregnancy can progress suddenly and pose a serious threat to both mother and child. It can be one of the signs of "Toxemia of Pregnancy" also known as Preeclampsia-Eclampsia. Be sure to watch your diet, get plenty of protein, and adequate salt intake (for expanding blood volume) during pregnancy to prevent Toxemia / Preeclampsia-Eclampsia

  • ALTERNATIVE OR COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINAL THERAPIES

    Alternative or complementary medicine therapies that help reduce stress and improve quality of life may have some effect on blood pressure. These therapies include:
  • Certain colors have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. See Color Therapy for more information. Music also can be used to reduce stress and thereby lower blood pressure. See Sound & Music Therapy for more information.





  • HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Cayenne (Capsicum), Chamomile, Fennel, Hawthorn Berries, Parsley, and Rosemary are used for high blood pressure. Caution: Do not use Chamomile on an ongoing basis, as ragweed allergy may result. Avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed.

  • Drink 3 cups of Suma Tea daily or take Suma supplement. Suma is used as a dietary addition to increase stamina and endurance.

  • Hops are good for calming the nerves.

  • Avoid the herbs Ephedra (Ma Huang) and Licorice, as these herbs can elevate blood pressure.

  • Hawthorn (Crataegus, various species). Hawthorn has been used as a heart tonic for centuries. Make a tea by adding one teaspoon of dried hawthorn herb to cup of boiling water. Drink up to two cups a day. To strengthen the heart muscle, to help keep your blood pressure level down and improve cardiac function, add Hawthorn to your diet. To make a tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried Hawthorn Flowers. Steep for 10 minutes, strain. Drink 1 cup twice daily.

  • To increase circulation and to help dilate blood vessels, which will increase circulation, make a tea by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons dried Yarrow Flowers and steep for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup 3 times daily.

  • Certain herbs, such as Ginkgo Biloba and Ginger, are known to reduce blood pressure and prevent hardening of the arteries. Take Ginkgo capsules twice a day for 2 to 3 months at a time. Or, try to deter elevated blood pressure with ginger. Grate 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ginger root into your food daily.

  • Lime Blossom (Tilia Europea), also known as European Linden. For treating hypertension associated with arteriosclerosis and anxiety, take an infusion. Pour one cup of boiling water onto one teaspoonful of the dried flowers; leave to infuse ten minutes, filter, and drink.

  • Kudzu (Pueraria Lobata). Chinese studies suggest that kudzu helps normalize blood pressure. When a tea containing about eight teaspoons of kudzu root was given daily to 52 people for two to eight weeks, 17 people experienced marked decline in their blood pressure. Kudzu is a powerful antioxidant. It has 100 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin E. Hence it also helps prevent heart disease and cancer.

  • Garlic (Allium Sativum). Garlic is a wonder drug for heart. It has beneficial effects in all cardiovascular system including blood pressure. In clinical studies, garlic has been shown to decrease the systolic pressure by 20 to 30 mm Hg and the diastolic by 10 to 20 mm Hg. When people with high blood pressure were given one clove of garlic a day for 12 weeks, their diastolic blood pressure and cholesterol levels were significantly reduced. Eating quantities as small as one clove of garlic a day was found to have beneficial effects in managing hypertension. The pharmaceutical mechanism of garlic's effect on blood pressure is believed to be related to its effect on the autonomic nervous system, lipid-lowering properties and perhaps its high content of sulfur-containing compounds. People with high blood pressure were found to have decreased levels of sulfur-containing amino acids in their plasma. Use garlic in your cooking, salad, soup, pickles, etc. It is very versatile.

  • Saffron (Crocus Sativus). Saffron contains a chemical called crocetin that lowers the blood pressure. You can use saffron in your cooking. (It is a very popular spice in Arabic cooking.) You can also make a tea with it. Many Indians add a pinch of saffron in the brewed tea to give a heavenly flavor. Unfortunately, it is very expensive.

  • Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis). Valerian is good for hypertension and calming the nerves. It contains a chemical called valerenic acid that inhibits an enzyme that breaks down GABA. GABA (Gamma-amino butyric acid) is known to control blood pressure. Its effect on blood pressure may also be from its sedative action.

  • Mistletoe (Viscum Album). Mistletoe is believed to function as a regulator of blood pressure, exerting a healing effect in both hypertension and hypotension. In Europe, mistletoe has often been combined with Hawthorn (crataegus) in treating hypertension. Do not take mistletoe during pregnancy.


  • HERBAL BLENDS

  • Hawthorn Combination Blend:

  • TCM FORMULAS


  • Siler and Platycodon Formula (Fang Feng Tong Sheng - Ledebouriella Sagely Unblocks Formula) for hypertension accompanied by obesity and constipation. Fang Feng Tong Sheng is used to address the excess interior condition by clearing heat and unblocking bowels. The excess exterior condition is addressed by dispersing wind and releasing the exterior.
    • Siler Root (Fang Feng, Saposhnikovia divaricata) 3.0 g
    • Talcum (Hua Shi Fen) 3.0 g***
    • Skullcap Root (Scutellaria baicalensis) 2.0 g
    • Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) 2.0 g
    • Platycodon Root (Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflorum) 2.0 g
    • Paichu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 2.0 g
    • Chinese Angelica Root (Angelica sinensis) 1.2 g
    • Ma-Huang (Ephedera) 1.2 g***
    • Cnidium (Monnier's Snowparsley, Cnidium monnieri) 1.2 g***
    • Peony Root (White Peony, Paeonia albiflora, P. lactiflora, P. officinalis) 1.2 g ***
    • Gardenia Fruit (Gardenia jasminoides) 1.2 g
    • Turkish Rhubarb Rhizome (Rheum palmatum) 1.5 g
    • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 1.2 g***
    • Field Mint Herb (Mentha haplocalys) 1.2 g
    • Forsythia Fruit (Forsythia suspensa) 1.2 g
    • Chinchieh Herb (Schizonepeta tenuifolia) 1.2 g
    • Nitrous Sulfate (Natrii sulfas mineral) 1.5 g
    • Chinese Lovage Rhizome (Ligusticum wallichii chuan xiong)**

    • ** Not included in original formula but is found in Plum Flower Brand Formula.
      *** Included in original formula but is not found in Plum Flower Brand Formula.

  • Rehmannia Eight Formula: For older people with hypertension, fatigue, frequent kidney atrophy or nephritis.

  • YanVive (Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan, Jin Kui Shen Qi Pian, Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan, Ba Wei Di Huang Wan, Golden Book , Rehmannia Eight) is among the most regarded ancient Chinese herbal formulas. Today, it is most widely used to nourish Yang of the Yin-Yang principles. In traditional Chinese herbalism, Yang is the masculine principle of Yin-Yang whereas Yin is the feminine principle. A robust interaction and balance of Yin-Yang forms the basis of good health. A diminished Yang can exhibit itself as soreness in the lower back, cold feeling of the body, pale complexion and lack of vitality. Yang normally declines with age. The standard dosage for YanVive is 5 tabs taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks. YanVive is a mild tonic and therefore it takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 to 6 bottles taken at the full dose.
    • Chinese Foxglove Root (Rehmannia Preparata) 8.0 g
    • Yam Rhizome (Dioscorea Oppositae) 4.0 g
    • Cornus Fruit (Corni officinalis) 4.0 g
    • Hoelen (Poria Mushroom, Sclerotium Poriae Cocos) 3.0 g
    • Tree Peony Bark (Cortex Moutan, Paeonia Suffruticosa) 3.0 g
    • Aconite Root (Aconti Lateralis) 1.0 g
    • Cinnamon Twigs (Cinnamomi Cassiae) 1.0 g
    • Water Plantain Rhizome (Alismatis Orientalis)***
    • Achyranthes Root (Achyranthis Bidentatae)***
    • Fleeceflower Root (Polygoni Multiflori)***
    • Chinese Wolfberry (Goji Berry, Lycii Chinensis)***
    • Chinese Magnolia Vine Fruit (Schisandrae Chinensis)***

    • ***Not included in original formula but is found in Guang Ci Tang Formula.

    These formulas must be obtained from a TCM supplier or practitioner. The first link below has both of these formulas for purchase:

  • Chinese Herbs Direct TCM Herbal Medicines Affiliated Merchant

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine - Sunten & Lanzhou Herbs (Formulas) (Non Affiliated Merchant)

  • Oriental/Chinese Herbs (Single Herbs) (Non Affiliated Merchant)





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    DIET, NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

    High blood pressure can affect people of all shapes, sizes, ages and social classes. When the heart's upper, or systolic, value exceeds 140 mm and the lower, or diastolic, exceeds 90, disease is present. Although blood pressure will fluctuate rapidly, a normal range is said to be "120 over 80". High blood pressure is often left untreated and uncontrolled because its symptoms are so difficult to recognize. If left untreated, the walls of the blood vessels can calcify, resulting in heart attack or stroke. Factors contributing to the disease include stress and abuse of alcohol and nicotine, culprits that often lead to vascular constriction. This makes the heart work harder to pump blood through the constricted veins, causing an elevation of your blood pressure. Some other causes contributing to high blood pressure include obesity, high sodium uptake, kidney diseases, the use of oral contraceptives and your hereditary predisposition. Dizziness, headaches, and nosebleeds are indications of high blood pressure. A health care provider should check you regularly. In addition to lifestyle changes, several other non-drug methods of reducing blood pressure can be tried.

    DIET TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

  • Eating a diet to lower blood pressure is essential. The ratio of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) to LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels is a special risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The risk of coronary heart disease goes up as LDL increases and HDL decreases. HDL helps to promote the removal of excess cholesterol from cells and excretion from the body. Anyone with high blood pressure should be sure to reduce the consumption of red meat and eggs, foods which are rich in cholesterol-containing fats. Salt, as well as large amounts of stimulants (including alcohol and caffeine) constrict blood vessels, so consume these only in moderation or eliminate them from your diet. Eating fish, on the other hand, is highly recommended because it contains multiple unsaturated fatty acids, which can have the effect of lowering blood pressure.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: High Cholesterol
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Cholesterol & Fat Restricted Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Cholesterol & Sodium Restricted Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Sodium-Controlled Diet (2.0-2.5 Grams)

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, asparagus, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, eggplant, garlic, grapefruit, green leafy vegetables, melons, peas, prunes, raisins, squash, and sweet potatoes.


  • BENEFICIAL VEGETABLES, HERBS & SPICES FOR HYPERTENSION


    A number of common vegetables and spices have beneficial effects in controlling hypertension. Incorporate these into your cooking. Alternately, you can make a tea or a vegetable soup.

  • Celery (Apium graveolens). Oriental Medicine practitioners have long used celery for lowering high blood pressure. There are some experimental evidence that shows that celery is useful for this. In one animal study, laboratory animals injected with celery extract showed lowered blood pressure. Eating as few as four celery stalks was found to be beneficial in lowering blood pressure in human beings.

  • Garlic (Allium sativum). Garlic is a wonder drug for heart. It has beneficial effects in all cardiovascular system including blood pressure. In a study, when people with high blood pressure were given one clove of garlic a day for 12 weeks, their diastolic blood pressure and cholesterol levels were significantly reduced. Eating quantities as small as one clove of garlic a day was found to have beneficial effects on managing hypertension. Use garlic in your cooking, salad, soup, pickles, etc. It is very versatile.

  • garlic juice for hypertension


  • Onion (Allium cepa). Onions are useful in hypertension and should be included in the diet daily. What is best is the highly concentrated Onion Essential Oil or the more dilute Onion Herbal Oil. Two to three drops of Onion Essential Oil blended in a 1/4 cup edible carrier oil (always dilute essential oils before using) or 2 to 3 tablespoons Onion Herbal Oil, taken daily was found to lower the systolic levels by an average of 25 points and the diastolic levels by 15 points in hypertension subjects. This should not be surprising because onion is a cousin of garlic. Onion Herbal Oil is not the same as Onion Essential Oil. One drop of essential oil is like the juice of an entire onion bulb. Very strong and condensed. Onion Essential Oil is primarily used in energetic work. It is too strong for home cooking. Onion Oil brings up anger and rage from the abuse of scared trust. This oil should only be used under the supervision of a trained intuitive aromatherapist.


  • If Onion Essential Oil is applied to the skin, a carrier must be used. Onion Oil can be used as a room sanitizer to clear negative, evil energy. Use in bath therapy with a trained therapist. There are many cultivers of onion. It is difficult to tell exactly from which variety the onion oil is taken. The onion most used in Europe and the Middle East for oil production seems to be the red onion. This oil should never be used without some precautions being taken. The odor can be quite offensive and can produce a powerful emotional reaction in the person using it. Never use it unless you set up a sacred space and call in your spiritual guardians. If the oil gets on you or any of your clothing, you may use wet stainless steel to remove the odor. Stainless steel bars shaped like soap can be used to take the odor off hands or the body. Both the bar and the body must be wet for it to work properly. Especially good if using for bath therapy. If you are using it in bath therapy, make sure that you first wet your hair thoroughly so that onion does not get absorbed into your hair. Wash all clothes and towels that come in contact with the onion separately so that the odor does not get onto other clothes.


    RESEARCH: PROTECTIVE ACTION OF ONION & GARLIC ESSENTIAL OILS IN COLESTEROL-FED RABBITS

    The effects of the essential oils of onion and garlic have been investigated in cholesterol-fed rabbits and have been compared with the effects of clofibrate. The marked rise in serum cholesterol and blood coagulability that followed 3 months of cholesterol feeding (0.2 g/kg/day) was significantly reduced by the essential oils of both onion and garlic. Fibrinolytic activity was actually increased even above the normal control levels. The essential oils of onion and garlic (equivalent to 1 g/kg/day of raw bulbs) proved more effective than clofibrate in the usual clinical dose of 33 mg/kg/day. Garlic was even more effective than onion. Cholesterol feeding increased the average lipid content of aorta from 5.95 to 13.75 mg/100 mg dry weight. With addition of clofibrate, onion or garlic the values were 7.79, 6.23 and 5.28 mg/100 ml, respectively. Thus it can be seen that the essential oils effectively prevent lipid accumulation in the rabbit aorta. Atherosclerosis: 1975 Jul-Aug:22(1):103-9



    MAKING ONION HERBAL OIL

    Onion essential oil is commonly used in the food industry or as a potent ingredient in foods and recipes prepared at home. Onion is high in vitamins A, B, and C but is not used for aromatherapy due to its pungent smell. Nonetheless, it is widely used in pharmaceutical formulas to treat minor respiratory illnesses.

    Preparing Onion Herbal Oil:
    • Get 100 grams thinly sliced onion, 50 grams thinly chopped spring onion, and a cup of carrier oil, preferably Sunflower Oil.
    • Put all the ingredients in a wok.
    • Set the fire at low-medium heat.
    • Wait until the spring onion turns dark and dull then take the wok from the stove.
    • Get a strainer and strain the onion oil into a bowl.
    • Leave it to cool down then transfer the oil into a glass bottle.
    • For commercial purposes, the onion bulbs are steam distilled to produce the onion essential oil.
    Onion Oil Benefits:
    • Boosts the immune system.
    • Helps in fighting off common cold and influenza.
    • Enhances circulation.
    • Improves lymphatic drainage.
    • Repairs glandular imbalance.
    • Treats skin complexion problems.
    • Repairs muscles.
    Onion herbal oil is rich in vitamins and minerals which can be obtained if used for cooking and culinary purposes.
    Onion herbal oil treats high blood pressure by taking 2 to 3 tablespoons a day.
    Onion herbal oil lowers blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin in the body.
    Onion herbaloil for hair regrow is also proven effective. Just apply onion on scalp twice a week for two months.


  • Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum). Tomatoes are high in Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), a compound that can help bring down blood pressure.

  • Broccoli (Brassica oleracea). This vegetable contains several active ingredients that reduce blood pressure.

  • Carrot (Daucus carota). Carrots also contain several compounds that lower blood pressure.

  • Saffron (Crocus sativus). Saffron contains a chemical called crocetin that lowers the blood pressure. You can use saffron in your cooking. (It is a very popular spice in Arabic cooking.) You can also make a tea with it. Many Indians add a pinch of saffron in the brewed tea to give a heavenly flavor. Unfortunately, it is very expensive.

  • Assorted Herbs & Spices. Herbs and spices such as Fennel, Oregano, Black Pepper, Basil and Tarragon have active ingredients that is beneficial in hypertension. Use them in your cooking.


  • Include fresh "live" juices in the diet. The following juices are healthful: Beet, Carrot and Celery, Black Currant, Cranberry, Citrus fruit, Parsley, Spinach, and Watermelon. See Juicing for more information about preparing fresh juices.

  • Eat grains like Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Millet, and Oats.

  • Drink Steam-Distilled or Quality Water (without added sodium).

  • Take 2 tablespoons of Flaxseed Oil daily.

  • Apple Pectin aids in reducing blood pressure.

  • A diet low in Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium and high in Sodium may cause high blood pressure. Avoid using too much sodium. Make sure you eat a low/no sodium diet with foods rich in Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Fiber.

  • Follow a strict salt-free diet - unless you are pregnant, you need some Sodium in your diet for your expanding blood volume during pregnancy - consult with your midwife! General rule of thumb for pregnancy is to salt to taste. However, become a label reader and actively control how much sodium you are ingesting from your foods. See MoonDragon's Nutritional Guidelines for detailed information for pregnancy.
    • SODIUM (SALT) & HYPERTENSION

      Approximately 80 million Americans have increased sensitivity to dietary sodium. African-Americans in particular are prone to salt-sensitive hypertension.

      Research has revealed that people with variations in two specific genes are twice as likely to develop high blood pressure from salt consumption. This discovery may make it possible to identify children prone to high blood pressure; if such people can be identified in early childhood, it may be possible to modify their diets so that they can avoid developing high blood pressure later in life.

      Follow a strict salt-free diet. This is essential for lowering blood pressure. Lowering your salt intake is not enough. You should try to eliminate all dietary salt. Read labels carefully and avoid those food products that have "salt", "soda", "sodium", or the symbol "Na" on the label. Some foods and food additives that should be avoided on this diet include monosodium glutamate (Accent, MSG); baking soda; canned vegetables (unless marked sodium- or salt-free); commercially prepared foods; toothpastes containing saccharin or baking soda; over-the-counter medications that contain ibuprofen (such as Advil or Nuprin); diet soft drinks; foods with mold inhibitors, preservatives, and sugar substitutes; meat tenderizers; softened water; and soy sauce. Use herbs and spices to season your food in place of salt. If you must use any salt for seasoning, use a very small amount of quality Sea Salt that contains trace elements of other minerals or Kelp Powder (a natural source of trace minerals and natural iodine) as a substitute for regular table salt (sodium chloride).

      There are a selection of Sodium-Free Seasoning Blends available from Amazon.com.

      POTASSIUM: 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 are apricots, lean pork, prunes and prune juice, bananas, lean veal, pumpkin, catfish, lima beans, spinach, cod, milk, stewed tomatoes, dry peas and beans, orange juice, sweet potatoes, flounder, peaches, trout, green beans, plantain, winter squash, potatoes, and yogurt. Losses of potassium due to diuretics may be dangerous, causing heart malfunction. Herbal diuretics are far safer. Consult your health care provider before using diuretics.

      MAGNESIUM: Researchers at the State University of New York found that the lower the level of magnesium in the body, the higher the blood pressure. This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that taking supplemental magnesium can result in a significant, dose-dependent reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Because of the use of diuretic drugs causes increased urinary excretion of magnesium, it can cause hypomagnesemia in elderly people. Magnesium is needed in conjunction with Calcium to prevent bone deterioration, as well as to maintain normal heart rhythm and muscular contraction. 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. Other foods high in magnesium are beans, okra, soy milk, broccoli, oysters, spinach, chard, plantain, tofu, croaker, scallops, whole grain ready-to-eat and cooked cereals, mackerel, sea bass, whole wheat bread, nuts and seeds. Or you can take a daily supplement of 400 mg magnesium.

      CALCIUM: 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 dairy 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 are broccoli, perch, turnip greens, cheese, salmon, tofu (made with calcium sulfate), mackerel, spinach, yogurt, and milk.

  • Eat a diet rich in Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q-10, Zinc and other valuable nutrients such as Multivitamins and Multiminerals.
    • 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 prostaglandins. Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) also may have some effect on lowering blood pressure.

      COENZYME Q-10: CoQ10, an antioxidant, 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.

      VITAMIN C: 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: Zinc has been shown to reverse cadmium induced hypertension effectively in rats. Do not exceed 100 mg of zinc from all nutritional sources.

      BOVINE RENAL EXTRACT (KIDNEY GLANDULAR): Bovine renal extract, also known as kidney glandular, has shown to possess blood pressure lowering effects in animals and hypertensive human subjects. "Raw Kidney" glandular contains growth and repair factors for the kidneys with 2 vitamins known to be beneficial to membranous tissue. The kidneys perform basically two major functions: excrete body wastes and control the concentrations of the constituents of body fluids. In many illnesses, these functions are impeded, resulting in disease of the kidney itself, including: acute renal shutdown, chronic renal insufficiency, nephrotic syndrome and specific tubular abnormalities. The importance of kidney support in any disease state cannot be overemphasized since progressive decrease in functioning nephrons can lead to electrolyte overload, hypertension, anemia, osteomalacia, and finally death.

      MULTI-VITAMIN & MULTIMINERAL FORMULA: Use a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral complex for all nutrients needed to maintain nutritional balance. Use a natural supplement preferably made from organic "whole foods" for best quality. See Nutritional Supplements further down on this page for more information. Recommended levels of nutrients found in a multi-formula are:


      Vitamin A
      Vitamin C
      Vitamin D
      Vitamin E
      Vitamin B-15
      Niacinamide
      Vitamin B-1
      Pantothenic Acid
      Vitamin B-2
      Folic Acid
      Vitamin B-6
      Biotin
      Vitamin B-12

      500 IU
      4000 mg
      400 IU
      600 IU
      100 mg
      50 mg
      50 mg
      1000 mg
      50 mg
      300 mcg
      100 mg
      100 mcg
      500 mcg


      TYROSINE & TYRAMINE: Tyramine, also known by several other names, is a naturally occurring trace amine derived from the amino acid Tyrosine. Tyramine acts as a catecholamine releasing agent. If you are taking an MAO inhibitor (one of a class of drugs prescribed to counter depression, lower blood pressure, and treat infections and cancer), avoid the chemical tyramine and its precursor, tyrosine. Combining MAO inhibitors with tyramine causes the blood pressure to soar and could cause a stroke. Tyramine-containing foods include almonds, avocados, bananas, beef or chicken liver, beer, cheese (including cottage cheese), chocolate, coffee, fava beans, herring, meat tenderizer, peanuts, pickles, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sausage, sesame seeds, sour cream, soy sauce, wine, yeast extracts (including brewer's yeast), yogurt, and other foods. In general, any high-protein food that has undergone aging, pickling, fermentation, or similar processes should be avoided. Over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies should also be avoided. See Tyramine-Restricted Diet for more in depth information. Do not take supplements containing the amino acids Phenylalanine or Tyrosine. Also avoid the artificial sweetener aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), which contains phenylalanine.

      AMINO ACIDS: Amino acid complex containing Arginine, Carnitine and Glutamine (Glutamic Acid) should be included in your diet if you have hypertension problems. See Amino Acids Indexfor more information.

  • Avoid all animal fats. Bacon, beef, boullions, chicken liver, corned beef, dairy products, gravies, pork, sausage, and smoked or processed meats are prohibited. The only acceptable animal foods are broiled white fish and skinless turkey or chicken, and these should be consumed in moderation only. Get protein from vegetable sources, grains, and legumes instead.

  • If you are on a vegan or primarily vegetarian diet (low or restricted animal products), consider taking a Complete Amino Acid Complex supplement to provide the essential amino acids required for the building blocks of protein. A Protein supplement (usually comes in a powder that can be mixed with juices to make a protein smoothie). A Vitamin B-12 supplement may need to be taken as well to help with the digestion of proteins in your diet.

  • Avoid foods such as aged cheese, aged meats, anchovies, avocados, chocolate, fava beans, pickled herring, sour cream, wine, and yogurt. If you do not eat yogurt with active cultures, you may need a Probiotic supplement to replenish friendly "bacteria" in your digestive tract to be able to help digestion and to keep your intestinal flora healthy.

  • Avoid or restrict all caffeine and alcohol. Avoid tobacco. Do not use any alcohol or tobacco during pregnancy and greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine from your pregnancy diet. Drink recommended herbal teas and juices instead of coffee or other caffeine products.

  • Eat a high fiber diet and take supplemental Fiber. Oat Bran is a good source of fiber. Note: Always take supplemental fiber separately from other supplements and medications.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Fiber-Enhanced Diet

    OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Keep your weight down. If you are overweight, take steps to lose the excess pounds. See Obesity for more information. If you are pregnant, do not diet. However, you can work on your diet by consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid junk foods, fried foods, and high calorie processed foods. Obtain your proteins from low fat dairy and meat products including skinless chicken, turkey, and fish. Avoid red meat and other saturated fat products.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Weight Control Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Weight Loss Diet

  • Fast for 3 to 5 days each month. Periodic cleansing fasts help to detoxify the body. Do not fast during pregnancy. See Fasting Therapy for more information.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Pregnancy Diet

  • Get regular moderate exercise. Take care not to over-exert yourself, especially on hot, humid days. Caution: Consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise regimen, particularly if you have been sedentary for some time. Getting a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day is recommended. Walking is an excellent exercise.

  • Have your blood pressure checked at least every four to six months. Because hypertension often shows no signs, regular blood pressure checks by a professional are important, especially if you are in a high-risk category.

  • If you are pregnant, have your blood pressure monitored frequently by your midwife or health care provider. Untreated hypertension in pregnancy can progress suddenly and pose a serious threat to both mother and child.

  • MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Toxemia (Preeclampsia / Eclampsia)

    VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN DIET

    A vegetarian diet has been shown to be prophylactic against hypertension. Most vegetarians enjoy lower blood pressure readings than meat eaters. The reason is that the components of a vegetarian diet - more fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and significantly less salt and less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol - help to fight hypertension. Some people do not do well as vegetarians; they feel tired and run-down on a vegetarian diet, especially if they have been eating sugars and have low blood sugar. And for many people it is impractical to go a strictly vegetarian diet. But some of people are vegetarians and are quite robust and healthy. While strict vegetarianism may not be sensible for many people, it is advisable for them to adopt as many of the aspects of a vegetarian diet as possible, particularly the reduction of saturated fat and cholesterol. Studies have been done with Finns, who eat more saturated and less polyunsaturated fats compared with Americans, and who have a higher incidence of hypertension. When their saturated fat intake was decreased, despite the fact that their sodium intake was unchanged, they experienced an average pressure drop of 7.5 mm Hg systolic and 2.8 mm Hg diastolic. When their previous, high saturated fat intake levels were resumed, their pressure once again went up.

    MoonDragon's Nutritional Information - Vegetarian Food Guide

    DIETARY APPROACHES TO STOP HYPERTENSION (DASH) DIET

    Introduction: Following the DASH diet which is an eating plan that is low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and total fat, but rich in low-fat dairy foods, fruits, and vegetables, has been proven to lower blood pressure. DASH also recommends eating whole grains, fish, poultry and nuts as part of a balanced diet.

    DASH is one of several lifestyle changes your health care provider will use to lower your high blood pressure. Your health care provider may also want you to decrease the amount of sodium and sodium-rich prepared foods in your diet. Lowering sodium while following DASH has been proven to lower blood pressure even further than just DASH alone.

    Key Points: To increase the potassium in your diet, fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of this nutrient. Dairy products are high in calcium and magnesium. DASH recommends that you eat 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, and 3 servings of low-fat dairy products per day.

    Eating a diet low in both saturated fats and total fat will also help lower your blood pressure. Only 30-percent of your total calories should be from fats, with only 7 to 10 percent of your fat calories from saturated fats. Saturated fats are found in meats, cheese, butter, poultry, snack foods, and other foods.

    In general, vegetarian diets reduce blood pressure. The DASH diet could easily be a vegetarian diet if legumes were substituted for meat. Vegetarian diets tend to be higher in potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as does the DASH diet. Vegetarian diets also are higher in fiber and unsaturated fats than other diets.

    Make small changes first by changing only your fruit and vegetable intake. Keep track of the fruits and vegetables you eat, and slowly add more to your diet. Your goal is 8 to 10 servings per day. Check what counts as a serving in the food guide pyramid.

    Reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat. Substitute monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils instead.

    If you also need to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, cut down on the amount of processed foods you eat, such as snack items, luncheon meats, and canned soups.

    The DASH plan shown below is based on 2,000 calories a day. The number of daily servings in a food group may vary from those listed depending on your caloric needs.

    FOOD GROUP
    DAILY
    SERVINGS
    (except as noted)
    SERVING SIZES
       Grains & Grain Products
    7 to 8
       1 slice bread
       1 cup ready-to-eat cereal*
       1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, or cereal
       Vegetables
    4 to 5
       1 cup raw leafy vegetable
       1/2 cup cooked vegetable
       6 ounces vegetable juice
       Fruits
    4 to 5
       1 medium fruit
        1/4 cup dried fruit
       1/2 cup fresh, frozen, or canned fruit
       6 ounces fruit juice
       Lowfat or Fat Free Dairy Foods
    2 to 3
       8 ounces milk
       1 cup yogurt
       1.5 ounces cheese
       Lean Meats, Poultry, & Fish
    2 or less
       3 ounces cooked lean meats,
       skinless poultry, or fish
       Nuts, Seeds, & Dry Beans
    4 or 5 per week
       1/3 cup or 1.5 ounces nuts
       1 tablespoon or 1/2 ounce seeds
       1/2 cup cooked dry beans
       Fats & Oils**
    2 or 3
       1 teaspoon soft margarine
       1 tablespoon lowfat mayonnaise
       2 tablespoons light salad dressing
       1 teaspoon vegetable oil
       Sweets
    5 per week
       1 tablespoon sugar
       1 tablespoon jelly or jam
       1/2 ounce jelly beans
       8 ounces lemonade

    * Serving sizes vary between 1/2 to 1-1/4 cups. Check the product's nutrition label.
    ** Fat content changes serving counts for fats and oils: For example, 1 tablespoon of regular salad dressing equals 1 serving; 1 tablespoon of a lowfat dressing equals 1/2 serving; 1 tablespoon of a fat free dressing equals 0 servings.


    Source: National Institutes of Health


    Think about including fruits and/or vegetables in every meal. Take fruit to work or school as a snack.

    Drink nonfat milk. A glass of skim milk has only 80 calories and no fat and is packed with blood pressure - lowering nutrients. Have a "skinny" latte (caffe latte made with skim milk) as a way to add milk to your diet. If you do not drink coffee, try a skinny almond milk.

    Make a baked potato bar. Serve baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, including chili, broccoli, ratatouille, salsa, refried beans, and shredded low-fat cheese.

    Be creative. You could end up with 4 or 5 servings of vegetables at one meal. Use a variety of cut-up vegetables with a low-fat dip as an appetizer, instead of high-fat chips and dips. Try some new vegetables. Make a stir-fry containing lots of different vegetables. Try some vegetarian meals featuring legumes (cooked dried beans and peas). Add garbanzo beans to a salad; use fat-free refried beans; have some split pea or black bean soup.

    Buy a vegetarian cookbook and try one recipe per month or per week.

    Combine a ready-made pizza crust with low-fat mozzarella cheese, and lots of vegetable toppings. Use tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, carrots, cauliflower, and onions.

    For breakfast, have whole grain cereal, fruit, and milk.

    For a snack, have a smoothie made with low-fat milk and frozen fruit chunks. Make a dip for fruit from low-fat vanilla yogurt and cinnamon.


    DASH DIET SAMPLE MENU


    This is a sample menu for the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet. It is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    BREAKFAST

    1 cup corn flakes with 1 teaspoon of sugar
    8 ounces low-fat milk
    1 banana
    1 slice whole-wheat toast
    1 tablespoon jelly
    1/2 grapefruit

    LUNCH

    2 ounces sliced turkey
    1 pita bread
    1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
    Raw vegetables: 3 to 4 carrot sticks, celery sticks, radishes, 2 loose lettuce leaves
    1/2 cup fruit cocktail

    SNACK

    1/4 cup dried apricots
    3/4 cup mini pretzels
    1/3 cup mixed nuts
    1 cup flavored low-fat yogurt

    DINNER

    3 ounces grilled lean beef
    1 cup scallion rice
    1 cup steamed broccoli
    Spinach salad with 1/2 cup raw spinach, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 cucumber slices
    1 tablespoon light Italian dressing
    8 ounces low-fat chocolate milk

    For more sample menus and recipes, contact the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: NHLBI Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD, 20824-0105; or go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov, and click on the high blood pressure information.


    People who do not eat a balanced diet or one that includes mainly processed foods usually do not get enough and potassium, calcium, and magnesium in their diets. Not getting enough of these nutrients, which come from fruits, vegetable and dairy products, may contribute to high blood pressure.

    Researchers believe that it is the combination of 8 to 10 servings a day of fruits and vegetables, and 3 servings of low-fat dairy products that causes the DASH diet to lower blood pressure. Simply adding Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium supplements to the diet does not lower blood pressure.

    Good Sources of Potassium: Bananas, cantaloupe, oranges, and orange juice, Raw or cooked spinach, lima beans, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, artichokes, potatoes, legumes (cooked dried beans and peas) such as pinto beans, chickpeas, and lentils.

    A serving size of fruits and vegetables foods includes:
      3/4 cup fruit or vegetable juice.
      1/2 cup raw, canned, or cooked fruits or vegetables.
      1 medium apple or banana.
      1 cup raw, leafy vegetables

    Good sources of calcium: Low-fat dairy products (yogurt, skim milk, cheese)

    A serving size or dairy foods includes:
      1 cup milk or yogurt.
      1.5 to 2 ounces low-fat cheese.
      1/2 cup cottage cheese.

    Good sources of magnesium: Legumes (cooked dried beans and peas), Rice and potatoes, Bananas.

    A serving size magnesium-rich foods includes:
      1/2 cup cooked dry beans.
      1/2 cup pasta or rice.

    Ask your health care provider to recommend a dietitian who can work with you to change your eating habits and help you plan menus that follow the DASH eating style. See a sample DASH menu. Use a form to track your eating habits. Record everything you eat before you start DASH, charting the number of servings you eat in the following food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats (including poultry and fish) nuts, seeds and beans, fats and oils, and sweets. As well as you can, record the amount of sodium in everything you eat. After you begin the DASH eating plan, keep the same charts, and compare your lists.

    Use the following as a guide for the DASH eating plan:
    • Milk & Dairy: 2 to 3 servings per day. One serving equals: 8 ounces of nonfat milk; 1 cup of low-fat yogurt; or 1-1/2 ounces of low-fat cheese.
    • Fruits: 4 to 5 servings per day. One serving equals: 1 medium fruit; 1/4 cup dried fruit; 1/2 cup frozen or canned fruit; or 6 ounces of fruit juice.
    • Vegetables: 4 to 5 servings. One serving equals: 1 cup raw leafy vegetables; 1/2 cup cooked vegetables; or 6 ounces vegetable juice.
    • Grains: 7 to 8 servings per day. One serving equals: 1 slice whole-wheat bread; 1/2 cup dry or hot cereal; 1/2 cup cooked rice or pasta.
    • Meat, Fish, & Poultry: 2 or fewer servings per day. One serving equals: 3 ounces cooked meat, poultry, or fish (about the size of a deck of cards).
    • Nuts, Seeds, & Dried Beans: 4 to 5 servings per week. One serving equals: 1/3 cup nuts; 2 tablespoon seeds; or 1/2 cup cooked dried beans.





    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    Calcium
    1,500 to 3,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Important in the proper functioning of the cardiac muscle. Deficiencies have been linked to high blood pressure.

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  • Magnesium
    750 to 1,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Vital for a health heart. Connected to over 300 enzyme actions controlling glucose, proteins, and fats. Deficiencies have been linked to high blood pressure. Works with Calcium to help absorption.

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  • Potassium
    As directed on label. Needed for electrolyte balance, especially if taking cortisone or blood pressure medication. If you take cortison or high blood pressure medication, take extra potassium ot counteract depletion of this mineral.

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  • Coenzyme Q-10
    As directed on label. Increases oxygenation of heart tissue. Has been shown to prevent recurrences in individuals who have had a heart attack. Improves heart function.

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  • Coenzyme A
    As directed on label. Works effectively with Coenzyme Q-10 to support the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances by removing them from the body. Can streamline metabolism, increase energy, support adrenal glands, process fats, boost the immune system, and improve overall physical and mental processes.

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  • Essential Fatty Acids
    As directed on label. Important for circulation and for lowering blood pressure. Helps prevent hardening of the arteries.

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  • Flaxseed Oil Herbal Supplement Products
  • Black Currant Oil Herbal Supplement Products
  • Evening Primrose Oil Herbal Supplement Products
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  • Kyolic EPA
    As directe4d on label. Reduces triglyceride levels in the blood.

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  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    2 capsules 3 times daily. Effective in lowering blood pressure and helps to strengthen the heart muscle. Thins the blood.

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  • Liquid Kyolic
    As directed on label. Lowers blood pressure and thins the blood. Take with Vitamin B-1 and Vitamin B-12.

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  • L-Arginine
    As directed on label. Take with carbohydrates rather than protein, which inhibits absorption. Improves blood flow. Shown to play an increasingly important role in heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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  • L-Carnitine
    500 mg twice daily. Helps to strengthen the heart muscle and to promote circulation by transporting long fatty acid chains. Reduces fat and triglyceride levels in the blood. Increases oxygen uptake and stress tolerance. Together with L-Glutamine and L-Glutamic Acid, aids in preventing heart disease.

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  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • Glutamic Acid Supplement Products
  • Plus
    L-Glutamic Acid
    And
    L-Glutamine
    500 mg each daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. To detoxify ammonia and aid in preventing heart disease.

  • Glutamic Acid Supplement Products
  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
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  • Selenium
    200 mcg daily. Do not exceed a total daily intake of 800 mcg daily from all sources, including diet. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily. Deficiency has been linked with heart disease. Destroys free radicals in the heart. Caution: Do not take supplemental selenium if you are pregnant or have heart, kidney, or liver disease.

  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    And/Or
    Octacosanol
    Vitamin E: Start with 100 to 200 IU daily and increase slowly, adding 100 IU each week until the dosage is 400 IU daily. Consult your health care provider if you are taking anticoagulant medication. Strengthens the immune system and heart muscle, improves circulation, and destroys free radicals. Vitamin E also acts as a blood-thinning agent. Use with caution if you are taking blood thinners. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form. Use emulsion for easier assimilation and greater safety at high doses.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Octacosanol Supplement Products
  • Octacosanol
    And/Or
    Wheat Germ
    As directed on label. Improves endurance and heart function. Relieves muscle pain.

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  • Wheat Germ Herbal Supplement Products
  • Very Important
    Apple Pectin
    As directed on label. Lowers cholesterol levels by binding fats and heavy metals.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 6,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Extremely important in treating cardiovascular disease. Improves adrenal function. Reduces blood-clotting tendencies.

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  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Important
    Lecithin
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, before meals.

    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily, with meals.
    Emulsifies (breaks up) fats. Improves liver function, and lowers blood pressure.

  • Lecithin Supplement Products
  • Or
    Lipotropic Factors
    As directed on label. Reduces fat and triglyceride levels in the blood.

  • Lipotropic Factors Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Plus
    Bromelain
    As directed on label. An enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats.

  • Bromelain Supplement Products
  • Red Yeast Rice
    As directed on label. Contains lovastatin, which has been proven to reduce cholesterol levels.

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  • Kelp
    1,000 to 1,500 mg daily with meals. A rich source of important vitamins, minerals, and trace elements and a natural source of natural iodine.

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  • Green Drinks
    Wheatgrass Juice
    Or
    KyoGreen
    As directed on label. Concentrated barley and wheatgrass juice contains nutrients needed for healing and prevention of heart disease. Use liquid or tablet form. Also prepare fresh Green Juices from green leafy vegetables.

  • Green Foods Supplement Products
  • Barley Grass Herbal Supplement Products
  • Wheatgrass Herbal Supplement Products
  • KyoGreen Herbal Supplement Products
  • Maitake
    And/Or
    Shiitake
    And/Or
    Reishi
    As directed on label. To help reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

  • Maitake Herbal Supplement Products
  • Shiitake Herbal Supplement Products
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  • Multivitamin
    & Multimineral Complex
    As directed on the label. All nutrients are needed in balance.

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  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Needed for tissue repair and immune function.

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  • Plus
    Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    As directed on label. An antioxidant and precursor of Vitamin A.

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  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Important in all enzyme systems and tissue repair.

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  • Proteolytic Multi-Enzymes
    As directed on label. Take between meals. Aids in cleansing the circulatory system. Completes protein digestion.

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  • Bio-Cardiozyme Forte
    As directed on label. A complex that strengthens the heart muscle. Contains antioxidants, cholesterol fighters, herbs, and vitamins that work together to promote cardiovascular function.

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  • Vitamin B-Complex
    100 mg of each B-Vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary. B-Vitamins work best when taken together.

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  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-1
    (Thiamin)
    50 mg daily. B-Vitamins work best when taken together. Deficiency in the heart muscle leads to heart disease. Lowers cholesterol and improves circulation.

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  • Vitamin B-3
    (Niacin)
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 200 mg daily if you have a history of rheumatic heart disease or other valvular heart disease. B-Vitamins work best when taken together. Lowers cholesterol and improves circulation. Caution: Do not take Niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.

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  • Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg daily. Reduces water content in tissues to relieve pressure on the cardiovascular system. Deficiency has been linked to heart disease. Extremely important for formation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.

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  • And
    Folic Acid
    (Vitamin B-9)
    400 mcg daily. Needed for the formation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Studies have shown that deficiencies of Vitamin B-6 and Folic Acid may lead to an increase in levels of homocysteine levels, an amino acid that has been linked to heart disease.

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  • Plus
    Choline
    And
    Inositol
    50 mg twice daily. Reduces water content in tissues to relieve pressure on the cardiovascular system. Improves brain function and circulation to the brain.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    Notify your health care provider if you have high blood pressure and:
    • If your blood pressure is usually normal or well controlled but it suddenly goes well above the normal range on more than one occasion.
    • If your blood pressure is 180/110 mm Hg or higher.
    • If you experience a sudden, severe headache.
    • If you have chest pain (angina).
    • If other symptoms of a heart attack occurs.
    • If you experience symptoms of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
    Call your health care provider if...
    • Your blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher on two or more occasions (taken at home or in a community screening program). If one blood pressure measurement is high, have another reading taken by a health professional to verify the first reading. Many health care offices or clinics will take blood pressure measurements without charge or an appointment.

    • You develop significant side effects from any medication you take for high blood pressure.
    Adults are encouraged to have their blood pressure checked regularly. See schedule below:

    This schedule shows how often you need to have your blood pressure checked, based on your initial blood pressure readings. Your health care provider or midwife may want to see you more frequently or set up a different schedule for your particular situation. Recommended regular blood pressure checks by a health professional based on a person's initial blood pressure reading. If your initial blood pressure reading is:

    SYSTOLIC (mm Hg)
    DIASTOLIC (mm Hg)
    SCHEDULED FOLLOWUPS
    Below 130
    Below 85
    Recheck in 2 years.
    130 to 139
    85 to 89
    Recheck in 1 year.
    140 to 159
    90 to 99
    Recheck within 2 months.
    160 to 179
    100 to 109
    Evaluate within 1 month.
    Over 180
    Over 110
    See a health professional immediately.


    If you have high blood pressure, see your health care provider regularly to evaluate whether your treatment is working and to discuss any adjustments or side effects. A diagnosis of hypertension is based on the average of two or more blood pressure readings taken at each of two or more visits after an initial screening.

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    BOOKS & FURTHER EDUCATION

  • American Heart Association Low-Fat Low-Cholesterol Cookbook -- By American Heart Association
  • Eater's Choice: A Food Lover's Guide to Lower Cholesterol -- By Nancy Goor, Ronald Goor
  • High Blood Pressure: Natural Self-Help for Hypertension -- By Sarah Brewer, Michelle Berridale-Johnson
  • High Blood Pressure at Your Fingertips -- By Julian Tudor Hart, Tom Fahey, Wendy Savage, Ian Baird
  • Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure -- By Sheldon G. Sheps MD
  • High Blood Pressure for Dummies -- By Alan L. Rubin MD
  • Reversing Hypertension: A Vital New Program to Prevent, Treat and Reduce High Blood Pressure -- By Julian Whitaker MD
  • Controlling High Blood Pressure the Natural Way -- By David Carroll
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension: Revolutionary Nutrition -- By Mark C. Houston, Barry Fox, Nadine Taylor
  • Lower Your Blood Pressure in 8 Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life -- By Stephen T. Sinatra
  • High Blood Pressure Lowered Naturally: Your Arteries Can Clean Themselves -- By Fireside Books, FC&A Publishing

  • ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Heart Association (AHA)/li>
  • National Instutute of Health
  • HeartCenterOnline: The Blood Pressure Center
  • American Society of Hypertension, Inc.
  • Journal of Hypertension
  • Life Clinic
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • World Hypertension League
  • Hypertension Online
  • Canadian Hypertension Society Website
  • Midwife Archives: Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH)






  • CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


    Information, supplements and products for Circulatory problems occur when the journey of oxygenated blood through the body is interrupted.

  • Bio-Cardiozyme Forte Products
  • Blood Circulation Supplement Products
  • Blood Pressure Balance Products
  • Cactus Grandiflorus Supplement Products
  • Cardiologic Supplement Products
  • Cholesterol Supplement Products
  • Circulation Supplement Products
  • Coronary Ease Supplement Products


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  • Heart Formula Supplement Products
  • HeartRx Supplement Products
  • Lipotropic Factors Supplement Products
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  • Prickly Ash Herbal Products
  • Resveratrol Supplement Products
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  • QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS


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    BIO-CARDIOZYME FORTE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Bio-Cardiozyme Forte is a broad spectrum formulation, specifically designed to support healthy cardiovascular function. It supplies a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals, and antioxidant enzymes, all recognized as being supportive to cardiovascular health. It also contains specific organ and glandular support.

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  • BLOOD CIRCULATION SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Blood Circulator is time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine to promote micro-circulation, increase blood flow to heart muscles, open and clear arteries, inhibit intestinal adhesion, soothe the liver, remove stasis and maintain healthy blood circulation and regular menses.

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Circulator (Jingui Huayu), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of medicinal rhubarb, prepared rehmannia root, common peony root, peach seed, bitter apricot seed, licorice root, scute, dun fly, gadfly, leech, June beetle grub, dried lacquer and ground beetle. Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula to promote micro-circulation, increase blood flow to heart muscles, maintain health of heart and arteries, inhibit intestinal adhesion, soothe the liver, remove stasis and maintain healthy blood circulation and regular menses. Not for use by pregnant women. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Circu Caps Butcher's Broom Dietary Supplement, Sanhelios, 50 Softgels
    A Butchers Broom dietary supplement that helps support normal circulation, including circulation in the sensitive tissues of the rectum.
    HerbsPro: Leg Veins With Tru-OPCs, Natures Way, 60 Caps
    Leg Veins Formula uses Tru-OPC's to protect and strengthen collagen for healthy vascular walls. Horse Chestnut Extract to provide Aescin which has been shown to support healthy circulation in the lower legs. Vitamin C for additional collagen support, and vascular support herbs, traditionally used for micro-circulation.
    HerbsPro: Best Vein Support With DiosVein, Doctors Best, 60 VCaps
    A dietary supplement with MenaQ7 natural Vitamin K2. Promotes healthy circulation, supports blood vessel health. Science based nutrition suitable for vegetarians.
    HerbsPro: Venastat Horse Chestnut Extract, Ginsana Pharmaton, 60 Caps
    Helps relieve tired and swollen legs, promotes leg circulation, proven safe and effective.
    HerbsPro: Celery Seed Extract Circulation Support, Now Foods, 60 VCaps
    A dietary supplement for healthy vascular function, offering circulatory support. Celery seed extract plus Horse Chestnut and Hawthorn extracts. Vegan/vegetarian.
    HerbsPro: Blood Circulation Formula, Dr. Christophers Formula, 475 mg, 100 VCaps
    A proprietary blend of Cayenne Pepper, Parsley root, organic Ginger root, wildcrafted Goldenseal root, organic Eleuthero root, and organic Garlic bulb.
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    Leg Veins Formula uses Tru-OPC's to protect and strengthen collagen for healthy vascular walls. Horse Chestnut Extract to provide Aescin which has been shown to support healthy circulation in the lower legs. Vitamin C for additional collagen support, and vascular support herbs, traditionally used for micro-circulation.
    HerbsPro: Circulation Plus, Arizona Natural Products, 500 mg, 180 Caps
    With allicin-rich garlic, onion and lecithin. Odorless.
    HerbsPro: Warming Circulation Tonic Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    Supports healthy blood circulation with a warming tonic extract of Ginkgo leaf, Eleuthero root, Rosemary leaf, Ginger root, Prickly Ash bark, Cayenne Pepper.
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    A dietary supplement with a proprietary blend of Eleuthero root, Garlic, Ginger root, Goldenseal root, and Parsley root. Take 5 to 15 drops prior to each meal or as directed by your health care professional.
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    Supports healthy blood circulation with a warming tonic extract of Ginkgo leaf, Eleuthero root, Rosemary leaf, Ginger root, Prickly Ash bark, Cayenne Pepper.


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    Kalyx: Blood Circulation Formula, Dr. Christopher's Formulas, 465 mg, 100 VCaps: HF
    Dr. Christopher's Organic or Wildcrafted Blood Circulation Formula is a group of herbs with cayenne (a stimulant) and ginger (stimulant) fed into the circulatory system where the cayenne works from the bloodstream to the heart and arteries and out into the veins. The other herbs in the formula assist these two herbs and work together to equalize the blood pressure (whether high or low) bringing it into a suitable systolic/diastolic balance. Blood flow is life itself. This formula assists blood-purifying teas to work more efficiently which will aid in the clearing up of allergies, etc. All encapsulated products are in a pure 100% vegetable based capsule.


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  • BLOOD PRESSURE BALANCE PRODUCTS

    Blood Pressure Balance TCM Formula is used in Chinese medicine for hypertension and to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood flow. It is made of pueraria root and lotus embryo, this well-known blood pressure herb formula should not be used by those who have low blood pressure. Modern studies on pharmacodynamics reveal that Radix Puerariae in this product yield effects of blood pressure lowering increasing blood flow in the brain and coronary arteries, dilation of peripheral vessels, antipyretic action, anti-tumor, inhibition of platelet aggregation and lowering blood sugar. Each serving is a proprietary blend of herbal extracts and powder (1430 mg). As a dietary supplemet take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Balance (Gegen Pingya), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of pueraria root and lotus embryo, this well-known formula is used in Chinese medicine to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood flow. Warning: not to be used for those who has low blood pressure. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Formula, Dr. Zhang, Regular Size, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    Blood Pressure Formula is a combination of herbs historically used by the Chinese people in maintaining normal blood pressure. Contains Chrysanthemum flowers, Sickle Senna, Self-Heal, and Morning Star. Take 2 capsules twice daily on empty stomach or between meals.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Formula, Dr. Zhang, Economy Size, 500 mg, 120 Caps
    Blood Pressure Formula is a combination of herbs historically used by the Chinese people in maintaining normal blood pressure. Contains Chrysanthemum flowers, Sickle Senna, Self-Heal, and Morning Star. Take 2 capsules twice daily on empty stomach or between meals.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Herbal Tea, Triple Leaf Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    The Chinese have used the herbs in this delicious, mild-tasting tea for thousands of years to help maintain healthy blood pressure function and to tonify the kidneys and liver. These herbs are said to nourish the kidneys and liver, calm liver yang and clear heat. Eucommia is highly esteemed as a longevity herb. In modern times, it has been researched for helping to maintain healthy blood pressure function. Uncaria, Chinese holly, loranthus, chrysanthemum, and epimedium have a long history of use to tonify the kidney and liver. Fo-ti is a renowned longevity herb, used traditionally to help nourish the blood, build the system and tonify the kidney and liver. Regular tonification of the kidney and liver was believed to contribute to good health and longevity. It also was considered to help promote the healthy function of the back, bladder and joints. Ingredients include Eucommia (Eucommia ulmoides), Ucaria (Gambir) (Uncaria rhynchophylla), Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta), Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu) (Polygonum Multiflorum), Loranthus (Chinese Mistletoe) (Loranthus parasiticus), Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemem morifolium), Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) (Epimedium sagittatum/brevicornum).
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    Blood Pressure Herb Tea (Apocynum H.B.P Herb Tea), with an excellent natural flavor, is made of wild apocynum venetum grown in a pollution-free area in northeast China. Apocynum contains rutin, glutamic acid, alanine, and anthraquinone, and is cardiotonic, diuretic, and dispels heat. It is used in Chinese medicine as a principal herb to maintain normal blood pressure and to strengthen the heart. Ingredients include apocynum venetum, green tea and jasmine flower.


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    HerbsPro: Blood Pressure Balance TCM Formula, Health King Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
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    Dietary supplement formulated under supervision by China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicne for heart. blood pressure, and circulation health. A proprietary blend of multiple extracts consisting of Pueraria root, Lotus embryo, Angelica root, Siler, Schizonepeta, and Wild Mint. Serving size: 3 Capsules (1430 mg).
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    Maintain blood pressure levels already within the normal range. Help manage stress and tension. Support healthy cholesterol levels. Promote proper blood circulation. Blood pressure herbal blend with Gastrodia root, Eucommia bark, Achyranthes root, Chinese Skullcap root, Gardenia fruit, Fo-ti stem, Loranthus stem, Uncaria rhynchophylla stem, Chinese Motherwort herb, Siegesbeckia orientalis herb, Asian Water Plantain root, Poria fungus. Serving size 2 capsules (1000 mg). Take 2 to 3 capsules twice daily. Results are usually felt within minutes or hours, and increase with continued use. Once desired results are obtained, try 1 capsule twice daily for maintenance. Take up to six capsules daily during high stress.
    HerbsPro: Blood Pressure Wellness, Bio-Nutrition Inc, 60 Tabs
    Multi Nutrient Formula. Containing antioxidants. Wholefood extracts. Vitamins,minerals and herbs. Maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Supports heart health. Promote vascular flexibility and elasticity. Improve circulation and blood flow. Dietary Supplement.
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  • CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Cactus Grandiflorus Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
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    Fresh wildcrafted Cactus grandiflorus flower & stem. Filtered water. Organic Grape Alcohol Content: 50%. Fresh Herb Strength: 1:2.
    HerbsPro: Cactus Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Cactus Grandiflorus Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Cactus (Cactus Grandiflorus ), Whole Plant Without Root Powder Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Cactus Grandiflorus Liquid Herbal Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Cactus Grand Herb (Selenicereus grandiflorus / Night Blooming Cereus) Extract, Golden Lotus, 2 fl. oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Cactus Grand Herb (Selenicereus grandiflorus / Night Blooming Cereus) Extract, Golden Lotus, 4 fl. oz.: GL

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  • CARDIOLOGIC (KYOLIC HEART FORMULAS) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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  • CHOLESTEROL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Bergamonte Citrus Bergamot Dietary supplement supports cholesterol levels. Polyphenolic Extract (Citrus Bergamia Risso) and CardioAid Plant Sterols providing Beta Sitosterol, Campesterol and Stigmasterol. Vegetarian formula.
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    Dietary supplement for healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Safe therapeutic formula.
    HerbsPro: Cholesterol Wellness, Bio Nutrition Inc, 60 VCaps
    A multinutrient dietary formula providing nutritional support for maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels. Maintains healthy cholesterol levels. Boosts HDL, Lowers LDL. Improves circulation and blood flow, prevents plaque buildup, promoting cardiovascular function.
    HerbsPro: Cholesterol Rescue, Supports Cholesterol Wellness, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Cholesterol Support, Now Foods, 90 VCaps
    Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels. Policosanol from Sugar Cane. Tocotrienols, Guggul, and Garlic. A Dietary Supplement. Vegetarian Formula. Cardiovascular Health.
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    Supports cholesterol wellness.
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    Dietary supplement for healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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    HerbsPro: Healthy Cholesterol Tonic Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
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    Kalyx: Cholesterol Guard Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags: HF
    Kalyx: Uncle Lee's Tea Happy Cholesterol, 1.27 oz: HF
    Kalyx: Phyto-Therapy Cholesterol Control, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Cholesterol Balance, FutureBiotics, 90 VCaps: HF
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    Kalyx: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Cholesterol Formula 104, Kyolic, 100 Caps: HF

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    Odorless Organic Garlic Supplement. Formula 104. Lecithin. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs. They are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process to eliminate odor and create beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic. This combination of Lecithin and Aged Garlic Extract supports healthy cholesterol levels and overall cardiovascular health. Take the best - Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, the most scientifically researched, highest quality and best-selling odorless Sociable Garlic.


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  • CIRCULATION SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    HCBL: Body Circulation, HCBL, 450 mg, 60 Caps
    Good circulation in the body is very important. Many organs cannot function properly when circulation is poor. This means that a steady blood flow to all parts of the body is most essential for good health. Support a strong, healthy circulation system.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Circulation Patch-It, 20 Count
    Healthy circulation is the basis for maintaining health and benefits include supporting recovery from injuries, faster recovery times after heavy bouts of exercise or as part of a health maintenance program for those who may be bedridden or wheelchair bound.
    HerbsPro: Circulation Factors, Country Life, 50 Tabs
    A comprehensive herbal supplement to aid circulation.
    HerbsPro: Circulation Support, Dr, Venessa's Formulas, 60 TabsDietary supplement for healthy circulationa and vascular support.
    HerbsPro: Celery Seed Extract Circulation Formula, Now Foods, 60 Vcaps
    Circulatory Support plus Horse Chestnut and Hawthorn extracts.
    HerbsPro: Blood Circulator, Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Blood Circulation Formula, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 425 mg, 100 VCaps
    A dietary supplement proprietary blend of Cayenne Pepper (40 MHU), Parsley Root, Organic Ginger Root, Wildcrafted Goldenseal Root, Organic Eleuthero Root, & Organic Garlic Bulb. Serving size is 2 capsules (950 mg).
    HerbsPro: Circulation Plus, Arizona Natural Products, 500 mg, 180 Caps
    Circulation Formula with Allirich Odorless Garlic Powder, Soya Lecithin, Onion, Siberian Ginseng, Cayenne, Hawthorn Berry, and Ginkgo Biloba.
    HerbsPro: Warming Circulation Tonic, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    A liquid herbal supplement that helps support healthy blood circulation. Contains extracts of Ginkgo Biloba leaf, Eleuthero root, Rosemary Leaf, Ginger root, Prickly Ash bark, Cayenne Pepper in certified organic grain alcohol, distilled water and vegetable glycerine. Take 25 to 40 drops in a little water two to four times daily.
    HerbsPro: Blood Circulation Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
    A proprietary blend dietary supplement of Eleuthero Root, Garlic, Ginger Root, Goldenseal Root and Parsley Root in a base of pure vegetable glycerine and distilled water. Alcohol free. Take 5 to 15 drops prior to each meal or as directed by your health care provider.
    HerbsPro: Warming Circulation Tonic, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    A liquid herbal supplement that helps support healthy blood circulation. Contains extracts of Ginkgo Biloba leaf, Eleuthero root, Rosemary Leaf, Ginger root, Prickly Ash bark, Cayenne Pepper in certified organic grain alcohol, distilled water and vegetable glycerine. Take 25 to 40 drops in a little water two to four times daily.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Blood Circulation Formula, Dr. Christophers, 465 mg, 100 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Circulation Supplement, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 VCaps: C
    Kalyx: Circulation Supplement, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps: C
    Kalyx: Blood Tonifier & Circulation Herb Tea, Health King Medicinal Teas, 20 Tea Bags: HF
    Improved formula Blood tonic and blood circulator 100 % natural Blood Tonifier and Circulator Herb Tea Blood Tonifier and Circulator Herb Tea is made of wild carthemus, white peony root, woolly grass with a few other precious herbs. They provide carthamin, paeoniflorin, majoroside, asparagine, cylindrin, etc. Chinese medicine uses them to tonify the blood and facilitate blood circulation and defense.
    Kalyx: Circulation Certified Organic Liquid Herbal Extract Formula, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Circulation Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Circulation Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Circulation Certified Organic Liquid Herbal Extract Formula, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl oz: C
    Kalyx: Circulation Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Circulation Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH


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  • CORONARY EASE & HEART SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Heart Formula, Supports Proper Function of the Heart, Banyan Botanicals, 90 Tabs


    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Arjuna CardioComfort, Planetary Herbals, 460 mg, 60 Tabs
    Arjuna CardioComfort has been developed to help support healthy cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Proprietary Blend: Hawthorn Leaf & Flower Extract, Tienchi Ginseng Root, Guggul Extract, Chinese Salvia Root Extract, and Arjuna Bark Extract (0.5% arjunolic acid).
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Heart Response, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    Heart Response combines hawthorn, L-carnitine, and CoQ10 with other herbs, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals to support cardiovascular function. Research suggests that hawthorn has the ability to increase the strength of contraction of the heart and to increase coronary blood flow. Carnitine and CoQ10 both play a role in energy generation, which is necessary for the continuous work performed by the heart muscle.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Circulator (Jingui Huayu), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of medicinal rhubarb, prepared rehmannia root, common peony root, peach seed, bitter apricot seed, licorice root, scute, dun fly, gadfly, leech, June beetle grub, dried lacquer and ground beetle. Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula to promote micro-circulation, increase blood flow to heart muscles, maintain health of heart and arteries, inhibit intestinal adhesion, soothe the liver, remove stasis and maintain healthy blood circulation and regular menses. Not for use by pregnant women. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Balance (Gegen Pingya), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of pueraria root and lotus embryo, this well-known formula is used in Chinese medicine to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood flow. Warning: not to be used for those who has low blood pressure. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Formula, Dr. Zhang, Regular Size, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    Blood Pressure Formula is a combination of herbs historically used by the Chinese people in maintaining normal blood pressure. Contains Chrysanthemum flowers, Sickle Senna, Self-Heal, and Morning Star. Take 2 capsules twice daily on empty stomach or between meals.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Formula, Dr. Zhang, Economy Size, 500 mg, 120 Caps
    Blood Pressure Formula is a combination of herbs historically used by the Chinese people in maintaining normal blood pressure. Contains Chrysanthemum flowers, Sickle Senna, Self-Heal, and Morning Star. Take 2 capsules twice daily on empty stomach or between meals.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Hawthorn Heart, Planetary Herbals, 900 mg, 120 Tabs
    Hawthorn is a flavonoid-rich herb renowned for its ability to support the normal activity of the heart. Planetary Herbals Hawthorn Heart combines this precious botanical and tonifiers from Europe and North America with valued Asian botanicals to support the cardiovascular system. Proprietary Blend: Hawthorn Berry, Hawthorn Leaf and Flower Extract, Tienchi Ginseng Root, Polygala Root, Chinese Salvia Root, Dong Quai Root, Longan Fruit, Dong Quai Root Extract, and Juniper Berry.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Heart Formula, Dr. Zhang's Herbalmax, 90 Caps
    A 100% natural remedy originally designed by Dr. Zhang to help her patients with heart-related conditions. Heart Formula promotes healthy heart. Helps with recovery from heart attack, surgery, and stroke, reduces cholesterol and improves circulation. All natural ad vegetarian friendly with no known side effects. This unique product is formulated from a precise blend of herbs known for their proven efficacy in promoting heart health. The Heart Formula is designed to normalize cholelsterol and lipids from the coronary artieries, promote blood flow, improve microcirculation, promote heart muscle tissue repair and regeneration, and promote antithrombotic function to help stroke patient recovery. Ingredients include Angelica Root, Red Sage Root, Burred Tuber, Chinese Hawthorn Fruit, Ginseng, and Rhizome of Sichuan Lovage.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Heart Fortifier Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    Heart Fortifier Herb Tea is made of wild red sage root (salviae miltiorrhizae radix) and rosa rugosa (rose) with green tea and jasmine flower. These herbs contain tanshiol, tanshinone, vitamin E, mitirone, cryptotanshinone, triterpenoid saponin, and organic acid. Chinese medicine uses them to invigorate blood supply and circulation, nurture the blood and maintain normal heart functions.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Herbal Tea, Triple Leaf Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    The Chinese have used the herbs in this delicious, mild-tasting tea for thousands of years to help maintain healthy blood pressure function and to tonify the kidneys and liver. These herbs are said to nourish the kidneys and liver, calm liver yang and clear heat. Eucommia is highly esteemed as a longevity herb. In modern times, it has been researched for helping to maintain healthy blood pressure function. Uncaria, Chinese holly, loranthus, chrysanthemum, and epimedium have a long history of use to tonify the kidney and liver. Fo-ti is a renowned longevity herb, used traditionally to help nourish the blood, build the system and tonify the kidney and liver. Regular tonification of the kidney and liver was believed to contribute to good health and longevity. It also was considered to help promote the healthy function of the back, bladder and joints. Ingredients include Eucommia (Eucommia ulmoides), Ucaria (Gambir) (Uncaria rhynchophylla), Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta), Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu) (Polygonum Multiflorum), Loranthus (Chinese Mistletoe) (Loranthus parasiticus), Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemem morifolium), Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) (Epimedium sagittatum/brevicornum).
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Pressure Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    Blood Pressure Herb Tea (Apocynum H.B.P Herb Tea), with an excellent natural flavor, is made of wild apocynum venetum grown in a pollution-free area in northeast China. Apocynum contains rutin, glutamic acid, alanine, and anthraquinone, and is cardiotonic, diuretic, and dispels heat. It is used in Chinese medicine as a principal herb to maintain normal blood pressure and to strengthen the heart. Ingredients include apocynum venetum, green tea and jasmine flower.


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    HerbsPro: Blood Circulator, Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Blood Pressure Balance TCM Formula, Health King Balanceuticals, 60 Caps


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  • GANGRENE HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS

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  • HEART FORMULA & HEART-CARDIO SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Heart Formula is a rejuvenating combination of herbs that promotes the proper function of the heart and circulatory system. As a cardiac tonic, Heart Formula nourishes and strengthens the heart muscle, thereby stimulating blood circulation and allowing an increase of oxygen flow to the heart. Ingredients such as hawthorn berry and guggulu promote healthy cholesterol levels, thus aiding in the defense against arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Heart Formula with Hawthorn, CoQ10 & Vitamin E represents the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine. Key ingredients include Hawthorn Extract, CoQ10, and Natural Vitamin E.

    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Heart Formula, Supports Proper Function of the Heart, Banyan Botanicals, 90 Tabs


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  • HEART-RX HEART SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Heart Rx Heart Supplement is the ultimate antioxidant and cardiovascular support formula. Heart Rx Heart Supplement contains Idebenone and other Essential Heart Co-Factors. Idebenone is a synthetic analog of CoQ10, the vital cell membrane antioxidant and essential constituent of th ATP-producing mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC). Idebenone is a potent antioxidant, with the ability to operate under low oxygen tension situations. Because of its ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation, idebenone protects cell membranes and mitochondria from oxidative damage. Its antioxidant properties protect against cerebral ischemia and nerve damage in the central nervous system. This compound has also been shown to stimulate nerve growth factor, a characteristic that could be important in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Idebenone has been shown to increase Nerve Growth Factor and enhanced Cholinergic Activity, thereby showing it to have cognitive enhancement abilities. German studies showed that 90 mg of idebenone administered daily to Alzheimer patients, thereafter showed statistically significant improvement. As a result of the studies, idebenone is being used in the treatment of senile dementias, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Idebenone has been deemed safe and effective, in fact, for the treatment of Alzheimer's patients due to this recent landmark study. It's been shown that if you can catch and treat it early before it becomes a major problem, idebenone can retard the natural progression of the disease.

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  • LIPOTROPIC FACTORS SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Lipotropic Factors, Vegetarian Formula, Solgar, 100 Tabs
    A blend of Choline, Inositol, and Methionine. Lipotropic is a supplement used for breaking down fat during metabolism when medical researchers use the term lecithin, they are referring to a purified substance called phosphatidyl choline (PC) that belongs to a special category of fat-soluble substances called phospholipids. One of Solgar's premium-quality liver support products. Suitable for vegetarians.
    HerbsPro: Vita Lipotropic, Eclectic Institute Inc, 120 Tabs
    A dietary supplement with Choline, Inositol and Methionine with added Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Dandelion Root, Artichoke Leaf, Beet Greens, Oregon Grape Root, and Milk Thistle.
    HerbsPro: Lipotropic Complex, Natures Life, 30 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Lipotropic Complex, Natures Life, 90 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Lipotropic Complex 180 tabs

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    Amazon: Lipotropic Factors, Solgar, 100 Tabs
    A blend of Choline, Inositol, and Methionine. Lipotropic is a supplement used for breaking down fat during metabolism when medical researchers use the term lecithin, they are referring to a purified substance called phosphatidyl choline (PC) that belongs to a special category of fat-soluble substances called phospholipids. One of Solgar's premium-quality liver support products. Suitable for vegetarians.



    Amazon: Lipotropic 1000 Plus Vitamins, Solaray,100 Caps
    Lipotropic 1000 plus by Solaray is high potency choline and inositol with L-Methionine, HCl and Vitamin B-6. Choline is now considered an essential nutrient, needed for cell membrane integrity and to facilitate the movement of fats in and out of cells. Inositol is required for proper formation of cell membranes. Methionine is one of the essential amino acids, building blocks of protein.



    Amazon: Lipotropic Complex, Integrative Therapeutics, 90 Caps (Premium Packaging)
    Time-tested lipotropic combination for comprehensive support for the liver. Lipotropic Complex provides comprehensive transmethylation support for the liver by combining phytonutrients and bile salts. Choline, methionine, and silymarin from milk thistle act as methyl donors in hepatic transmethylation reactions. Vitamins B-6, B-12, and folic acid are required as cofactors for these conversions. In addition, Lipotropic Complex contains time-tested botanical cholagogues, such as dandelion, fringe tree, greater celandine, beet, and black radish, as well as ox bile extract and inositol to promote healthy bile flow.



    Amazon: Lipotropics Max, Energy Lipotropics Fat Burner with Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, Betaine HCL, Methionone, Gymnema Sylvestris, Guarana, L-Carnitine, Chromium Polynicotinate 120 Caps
    The primary function of lipotropics in the body is to regulate the build up of excess fat in the liver. Lipotropics increase the liver's production of lecithin. Lecithin breaks up cholesterol and moves it through the bloodstream. Methionine and choline are also responsible for detoxifying the metabolic waste generated by the breakdown of proteins in the body. L-Carnitine is an important amino acid that assists in fat metabolism. People on weight loss and exercise programs want to burn fat. L-Carnitine may help convert the body's stored fat into energy, thus promoting weight loss, more energy and enhanced athletic performance. Chromium Polynicotinate, an essential trace element, may help with the regulation of blood sugar levels. It is important in the synthesis of fats, proteins and cholesterol. Excess body fat may inhibit the effectiveness of insulin. Chromium Polynicotinate may increase the effectiveness of insulin in the metabolism of glucose for energy. Ingredients include Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, Betaine HCL, Methionone, Gymnema Sylvestris, Guarana (seed), L-Carnitine, and Chromium Polynicotinate. As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule two times daily with meals and with a glass of water. Do not take after 4 pm daily.


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  • NATTOKINASE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Nattokinase is a systemic enzyme isolated from the traditional Japanese soy food natto. Source Naturals uses high grade 'NSK-SD' brand Nattokinase. Nattokinase has been shown to support healthy blood flow by assisting in the circulatory clearing system of the body.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, A Natural Weapon Against Cardiovascular Disease, Woodland Publishing, 32 Page Booklet
    HerbsPro: Best Nattokinase, Doctors Best, 2,000 Fibrin Units, 30 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase Complex, Olympian Labs, 350 mg, 30 Caps
    Supports cardiovascular and circulatory health, natural enzyme support dietary supplement.
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Symbiotics, 60 Caps
    Dietary supplement assists in maintaining normal blood pressure, helps arterial flexibility, helps maintain circulation and blood flow, helps reduce excess blood viscosity. High bioavailability.
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase Plus, FoodScience of Vermont, 60 Caps
    A Dietary Supplement to support healthy blood flow and circulation. Yeast Free.
    HerbsPro: Best Nattokinase, Doctors Best, 2,000 Fibrin Units, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Best Nattokinase, Doctors Best, 2,000 Fibrin Units, 270 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 36 mg, 30 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 36 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 36 mg, 90 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase NSK-SD, Source Naturals, 720 Fibrinolytic Units, 36 mg, 180 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 50 mg, 30 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 50 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: NattoZyme Nattokinase, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 50 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: NattoZyme Nattokinase, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 50 mg, 300 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Naturally Vitamins, 75 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Olympian Labs, 100 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase Complex, Vitamin K Free, Solgar, 100 mg, 30 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Fibrinogen Resist with Nattokinase, 2000 Fibrinolytic Units NSK-SD, Life Extension, 100 mg, 30 caps
    Supports circulatory health. Includes Vitamin C, Sodium, Soy Natto Extract, and Enzogenol New Zealand Pine Bark Extract.
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase Complex, 2000 FU, Vitamin K Free, Solgar, 100 mg, 30 SoftGels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Now Foods, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: NattoZyme Nattokinase, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Healthy Origins, 2,000 FU's, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase Plus, Progressive Labs Inc, 2000 FU, 100 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Vita Plus, 2,000 Fibrin Units, 100 mg, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Promotes Circulatory Health, Now Foods, 2000 FU's, 100 mg, 120 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Naturally Vitamins, 120 Tabs
    Naturally Vitamins dietary supplement with Rutin Bioflavonoid Complex, 1500 Fibrin Units per serving, enteric coated, support for overall heart and blood vessel health. Used in Japan for centuries to support smoother blood flow.
    HerbsPro: Rutozym Enzyme Supplement, Naturally Vitamins, 120 Tabs
    Naturally Vitamins enzyme supplement is a systemic enzyme formula that supports the body's own defenxe, used to defend cardiovascular health. Enteric coated pH stable robust circulation Nattokinase.
    HerbsPro: Aged Garlic Extract Formula 109, Kyolic, 160 Caps
    Kyolic aged garlic extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs, aged garlic extract (1200 mg), Nattokinase (NSK-SD) (35 mg), Suntheanine L-Theanine) (12 mg) per capsule. Kyolic formula 109 contains a unique and natural combination of Nattokinase and Suntheanine with aged garlic extract to help relax and support healthy blood pressure through different pathways. Clinical studies have shown these ingredients can help support healthy blood pressure levels.
    HerbsPro: Nattozyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 100 mg, 180 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Nattokinase, Healthy Origins, 2,000 FU's, 100 mg, 180 VCaps
    Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic enzyme which is extracted from the popular Japanese food natto. Natto is a cheese-like food that is produced by adding Bacillus natto to boiled non-gmo soybeans. Supports normal circulatory health. Suitable for vegetarians.
    HerbsPro: Rutozym Enzyme Supplement, Naturally Vitamins, 240 Tabs
    Naturally Vitamins enzyme supplement is a systemic enzyme formula that supports the body's own defenxe, used to defend cardiovascular health. Enteric coated pH stable robust circulation Nattokinase.
    HerbsPro: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD (2000 FU), Nutricology, 100 mg, 300 veggie caps
    NattoZyme Isolated, purified and encapsulated nattokinase, an enzyme derived from boiled soybeans and Bacillus subtilis natto. Nattokinase NSK-SD was the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, and it has established standardization and quality levels for all nattokinase, with comprehensive safety studies and proven potency. It is vegetarian, non-irradiated, and free of vitamin K2. NSK-SD has two Japanese and three U.S. patents, and is recognized by the JHFA (Japan Health and Nutrition Food Authorization) and JNKA (Japan Nattokinase Association) as authentic nattokinase. Each batch is tested to ensure potency. NSK-SD is a trademark of Japan BioScience Laboratory.


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Fibrinogen Resist With Nattokinase, Life Extension, 30 VCaps
    Life Extension has determined that optimal fibrinogen levels should range between 295-369 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) of blood. Fibrinogen Resist provides targeted nutritional support for those seeking to maintain blood fibrinogen levels in healthy ranges.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Nattokinase Plus, FoodScienceLabs, 60 Enteric Coated Caps: K
    Kalyx: Nattokinase Plus, Progressive Laboratories, 60 Softgel Caps: HF
    Kalyx: NattoKinase, Symbiotics, 60 Caps: HF
    Kalyx: Nattokinase, Naturally Vitamins, 1500 FU, 120 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 36 mg, 90 Softgels: N
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 36 mg, 300 Softgels: N
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 50 mg, 90 VCaps: N
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 50 mg, 300 VCaps: N
    Kalyx: Nattokinase 2000 FU, Healthy Origins, 100 mg, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 100 mg, 60 Softgels: N
    Kalyx: Nattokinase 2000 FU, Healthy Origins, 100 mg, 180 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: NattoZyme Nattokinase NSK-SD, Nutricology, 100 mg, 180 Softgels: N
    Kalyx: Nattokinase Enzyme, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): GF


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  • RESVERATROL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Japanese knotweed is a potent source of Resveratrol and has been used for the heart, liver and blood vessels. Nature's Way Resveratrol Supplement is a comprehensive blend of antioxidants made with Japanese Knotweed. Resveratrol is found in red wine and protects cells against lipid peroxidation and free radicals.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Living Long, Living Well, Woodland Publishing, 1 Book
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Acai & CoQ10, Life Time Nutritional Specialities, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol With 20:1 Ginger, Paradise Herbs, 15 mg / 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Synergy, Jarrow Formulas, 20 mg, 60 Tabs
    Dietary supplement supports cardiovascular function with grape seed OPCs. Grape skin extract and green tea extract.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Synergy, Jarrow Formulas, 20 mg, 120 Tabs
    Dietary supplement supports cardiovascular function with grape seed OPCs. Grape skin extract and green tea extract. Now with Pterostilbene (methylated resveratrol). Promotes cardiovascular function and healthy aging. Vegan.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Superfruits, AntiAging Benefits, Youtheory, 160 Tabs
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    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Advanced Formula, Youtheory, 25 mg, 160 Tabs
    Dietary supplement supports the immune system, promotes heart health, proven to reduce cell oxidation, antioxidant protection for healthy circulation protection from environmental stresses. Anti-aging benefits with Vitamin C (Acerola Cherry, 10 mg), Trans-Resveratrol (25 mg), proprietary superfruit blend of Acerola Cherry, Grape Seed extracts, Grape vines and seeds, Muscadine grape, Pomegranate (70%).
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Advanced Formula, Youtheory, 25 mg, 290 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Synergistic Formula, Natures Way, 37.5 mg, 60 VCaps
    Antioxidant dietary supplement, synergistic formula, certified potency.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 30 Tabs (1)
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 30 Tabs (2)
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 60 Tabs (1)
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 60 Tabs (2)
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 120 Tabs (1)
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 40 mg, 120 Tabs (2)
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Now Foods, 50 mg, 60 VCaps
    Dietary supplement for cardiovascular support, high potency, rich in polyphenols, vegetarian formula, GMP quality assured. 100 mg of Red Wine Extract, 50 mg natural Trans-Resveratrol.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Plus, Thompson, 75 mg, 30 Caps
    Japanese Knotweed with Grape Extract dietary supplement.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Natures Way, 75 mg, 60 VCaps
    Resveratrol formula is a comprehensive blend of antioxidants. Resveratrol is found in red wine and protects cells against lipid peroxidation and free radicals. Japanese knotweed is a potent source of Resveratrol and has traditionally been used for the heart, liver and blood vessels. Ingredients include Red Wine Extract - 30% Polyphenols (60 mg) 200 mg; Red Wine Powder - 200 mg; Japanese Knotweed - 50% Resveratrol (75 mg) 150 mg; Grape Seed Extract - 95% Polyphenols (95 mg) 100 mg.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Six Herbal, Kroeger Herb, 75 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Red Wine Extract With Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 80 mg Total Resveratrols, 30 Tabs
    Worldwide research has shown that the components of red wine, including polyphenols and anthocyanidins, support the cardivascular system by promoting healthy blood flow and strengthening capillaries.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol with Red Wine Extract, Planetary Herbals, 80 mg, 30 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol with Red Wine Extract, Planetary Herbals, 80 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Red Wine Extract With Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 80 mg Total Resveratrols, 60 Tabs
    Worldwide research has shown that the components of red wine, including polyphenols and anthocyanidins, support the cardivascular system by promoting healthy blood flow and strengthening capillaries.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 80 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 80 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 30 Tabs
    Dietary supplement contains 100 mg of pure resveratrol, a compound produced by grapes and other plants. Used for healthy aging and to help maintain normal heart health and a healthy circulatory system. Suitable for vegetarians.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 30 Tabs
    Antioxidant dietary supplement contains 100 mg of pure resveratrol, a compound produced by grapes and other plants. Suitable for vegetarians.
    HerbsPro: Age-Less Trans-Resveratrol, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 30 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Best Trans-Resveratrol Featuring ResVinol-25, Doctors Best, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    High potency dietary supplement, science based nutrition suitable for vegetarians. Resveratrol formulation featuring ResVinol-25.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Jarrow Formulas, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    Dietary supplement promotes cardiovascular functions and healthy aging. Resveratrols from Polygonum Cuspidatum. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Plus, Country Life, 100 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Solgar, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol With Pterostilbene, Life Extension, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract With Resveratrol & Pterostilbene, Life Extension, 100 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Jarrow Formulas, 100 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Plus Antioxidant, Country Life, 100 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Reversitall Plus Resveratrol, Neocell Laboratories, 100 mg, 150 Caps
    Anti-aging dietary supplement with100 mg Trans Resveratrol per serving for heart health, immune support, knotweed free.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 240 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Wild Crafted Resveratrol, Genceutic Naturals, 102 mg, 60 VCaps
    Vegetarian dietary supplement extracted from wild crafted organically grown non GMO grapes. Free of chemical pesticides, greener and cleaner, HPLC tested blend of Muscadine Grape and Japanese Knotweed extracts, highest standardization trans-resveratrol.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol-Forte, Anti-Aging Antioxidant, Enzymatic Therapy, 125 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Clinical Resveratrol, Olympian Labs, 150 mg, 30 Caps
    Resveratrol is a naturally occurring phytoalexin. Phytoalexins are chemical substances produced by plants as a defense against environmental stresses and infection by pathogenic microorganisms, such as fungi. Studies suggest that resveratrol demonstrates potent antioxidant activity and may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer. Resveratrol may also be cardioprotective due to its ability to inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and inhibit platelet aggregation.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Gaia Herbs, 150 mg, 50 Caps
    Dietary supplement provides antioxidant and cardiovascular support, support healthy aging. Trans-Resveratrol 150 mg. Resveratrol concentration equals 60 bottles of wine per serving.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol-Forte, High Potency, Enzymatic Therapy, 175 mg, 30 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol-Forte, High Potency, Enzymatic Therapy, 175 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 30 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 30 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Synergy, Jarrow Formulas, 200 mg, 60 Tabs
    Dietary supplement with trans-pterostilbene (methylated resveratrol), 200 mg total resveratrol from polygonum cuspidatum. Promotes cardiovascular function and healthy aging. Vegan formula.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Now Foods, 200 mg, 60 VCaps
    Dietary supplement for cardiovascular support with red wine extract. Vegetarian formula, GMP quality assured.
    HerbsPro: Best Trans-Resveratrol Featuring ResVinol-25, Doctors Best, 200 mg, 60 VCaps
    High potency dietary supplement, science based nutrition suitable for vegetarians. Resveratrol formulation featuring ResVinol-25.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Now Foods, 200 mg, 120 VCaps
    Dietary supplement for cardiovascular support with red wine extract. Vegetarian formula, GMP quality assured.
    HerbsPro: Age-Less Trans-Resveratrol, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 250 mg, 30 VCaps
    Antioxidant dietary supplement with Red Wine Extract.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol With Red Wine Extract, Solgar, 250 mg, 30 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol-Rich, Super Strength, Natural Factors, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Nature's Answer, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    Cellular longevity complex dietary supplement, ORAC Super 7, with Quik-Sorb.
    HerbsPro: Age-Less Trans-Resveratrol, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    Antioxidant dietary supplement with Red Wine Extract.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol With Red Wine Extract, Solgar, 250 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Optimized Resveratrol, Synergistic Grape-Berry Actives, Life Extension, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Pterostibene & Resveratrol, Now Foods, 50 mg / 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    Dietary supplement for cardiovascular support, anti-aging free radical scavenger.
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 VCaps
    HerbsPro: RAW Resveratrol, Garden of Life, 350 mg, 60 VCaps
    Garden of Life RAW Resveratrol is a powerful, whole food resveratrol formula, combining RAW fermented resveratrol, 23 RAW organically grown fruits and vegetables, including Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes, plus live probiotics and digestive enzymes. A synergistic blend of bioactive phytonutrients with a wide array of beneficial cofactors, RAW Resveratrol supports antioxidant activity, heart health and healthy aging. RAW Resveratrol is a highly potent source of polyphenols, providing 350 mg of trans-resveratrol per servingas much trans-resveratrol as in 200 bottles of red winesupporting numerous systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, reproductive and digestive systems.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol, Solgar, 500 mg, 30 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Clinical Resveratrol, Powerful Antioxidant, Olympian Labs, 500 mg, 30 Caps
    HerbsPro: Age-Less Trans-Resveratrol, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 500 mg, 30 VCaps
    Antioxidant dietary supplement with Red Wine Extract.
    HerbsPro: Wild & Pure Resveratrol, Wildcrafted, Genceutic Naturals, 500 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Clinical Resveratrol, Powerful Antioxidant, Olympian Labs, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Age-Less Trans-Resveratrol, BlueBonnet Nutrition, 500 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Trans-Resveratrol, Doctors Best, 600 mg, 60 Caps
    Maximum potency resveratrol formulation, vegan dietary supplement.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol With Grape Skin & Red Wine Extracts, Vita Plus, 60 Caps
    Reseveratrol has been researched extensively for it's benificial properties to fight dangerous free radicals and help promote a healthy lifestyle. Our formulation provides high Resveratrol content along with other synergidtic nutrients. Ingredients include per capsule Grape Skin (4:1 Extract) 100 mg; Red Wine (4:1 Concentrate) 50 mg; Quercetin (Dihydrate) 20 mg, Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) 500 mg.


    Dry & Liquid Supplements

    HerbsPro: Collagen Lift Resveratrol Plus Vanilla, Natures Life, 260 Grams
    Sun Food Energy dietary supplement with Collagen Types I, II, & III, French Red Wine Japanese Knotweed, DMAE, ALA.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Antioxidant Liquid Serum, Life Extension, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Red Wine Alternative With Resveratrol, Herbasway, 2 fl. oz.
    Red wine altnerative is a liquid concentrate formula, rich in antioxidants, derived from our proprietary mixture of grape seed extract, grape pomace extract and giant knotweed extract. Rich in resveratrol (20 mg) and other powerful polyphenols (110 mg). Healthy supplement provides multiple benefits of these antioxidants.
    HerbsPro: 4Resveratrol Liquid, Genesis Today, 4 fl. oz.
    4Resveratrol is the only liquid supplement that blends 7 all-natural sources of resveratrol in a pure, bio-available, and highly potent combination with over 575 mg of our Proprietary Resveratrol Blend per 1 fl. oz. serving! Best known as one of the key healthful components of red wine, this 4Resveratrol packs more than 150 times the levels of resveratrol found in a glass of red wine.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Reserve Liquid, Reserveage, 5 fl. oz.
    Dietary supplement 99% pure trans-resveratrol equivalent to 3,990 glasses of wine. One serving equals 133 glasses of wine. Great tasting liquid concentrate, alcohol and preservative free with maximum absorption.
    HerbsPro: Resveratrol Reserve, Natures Answer, 5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: 4Resveratrol Liquid, Genesis Today, 16 fl. oz.
    4Resveratrol is the only liquid supplement that blends 7 all-natural sources of resveratrol in a pure, bio-available, and highly potent combination with over 575 mg of our Proprietary Resveratrol Blend per 1 fl. oz. serving! Best known as one of the key healthful components of red wine, this 4Resveratrol packs more than 150 times the levels of resveratrol found in a glass of red wine.
    HerbsPro: Natural Resveratrol, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz.
    Blended with Acai, Mangosteen, Pomegranate, Goji Berry, VitaBerry plus other super fruits. Cardiovascular support dietary supplement. Genuine whole food. Mega potency with superior antioxidant protection. Vegetarian formula.
    HerbsPro: TransResveratrol Liquid, Tropical Oasis, 32 fl. oz.
    Help promote a healthy heart with Tropical Oasis TransResveratrol. Trans-reseveratrol is the active form of the resveratrol polyphenols. Studies have shown that trans-resveratrol actually increases the lifespan of animals in tests as well as promotes an increase in cell mitochondrial function, which translates into an increase in energy expenditure, improved aerobic capacity, and enhanced sensorimotor function. It is credited with beneficial effects in promoting heart health and longevity. The best France has to offer for youthful and healthy aging. Made with 300 mg derived from the Japanese Knotweed. May promote coronary health.
    HerbsPro: Acai Resveratrol, Natural Antioxidant, Tropical Oasis, 32 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: 4Resveratrol Liquid, Genesis Today, 32 fl. oz.
    4Resveratrol is the only liquid supplement that blends 7 all-natural sources of resveratrol in a pure, bio-available, and highly potent combination with over 575 mg of our Proprietary Resveratrol Blend per 1 fl. oz. serving! Best known as one of the key healthful components of red wine, this 4Resveratrol packs more than 150 times the levels of resveratrol found in a glass of red wine.


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Resveratrol with Pterostilbene, Life Extension, 100 mg, 60 VCaps
    Findings from published scientific literature indicate that resveratrol may be the most effective compound for maintaining optimal health and promoting longevity. Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a polyphenolic compound which is produced by Vitis vinifera as a response to attack by molds. Based on studies that higher amounts of resveratrol may be beneficial, Life Extension offers this 100 mg trans-resveratrol product working in concert with trans-pterostilbene. Pterostilbene, a stilbene compound from the same family as resveratrol, has been shown to work synergistically with resveratrol, to unlock one’s longevity genes, thus conferring even greater anti-aging benefits. In laboratory tests, pterostilbene has shown promise for supporting cardiovascular health, glucose levels that are already within normal range, anti-aging and cognitive function. It helps improve mitochondrial function and supports healthy metabolic function by activating SIRT1 and mimicking calorie restriction. It has also shown potential to ease inflammation and support antioxidant activity.
    LEF: Resveratrol Anti-Oxidant Serum, Life Extension, 1 oz.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Resveratrol Plus, Natrol, 100 mg, 30 Tabs: K
    Kalyx: Wild Crafted Resveratrol, Genceutic Naturals, 100 mg, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Resveratrol, Nature's Answer, 250 mg, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Natural Resveratrol, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Resveratrol, Wild & Pure, Genceutic Naturals, 500 mg, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Resveratrol-50, FoodScience Labs, 120 VCaps: K
    Kalyx: Red Wine Alternative With Resveratrol, Herbasway Laboratories, 2 fl oz: HF


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    Veratrum Album (White Hellebore) is a homeopathic remedy useful when diarrhea and vomiting occur simultaneously and individual is experiencing cold sweat and feels faint.


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