Nutritional Supplements As Part of Your Blood Pressure Treatment

When you find out you have hypertension, the doctor who diagnoses you will often write you a prescription for some sort of medication to help lower your blood pressure (BP). However, much of the time you can bring your blood pressure within normal range simply by eating healthier, exercising regularly and adding some nutritional supplements to help ensure that you have enough of the nutrients that can affect the pressure in your blood.

Garlic powder capsules are one that you should start taking as a part of your blood pressure treatment plan. Garlic has a substance called allicin which becomes a vasodilator within the body. A vasodilator expands the blood vessels which automatically lowers (BP). Garlic also has been shown to help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels so it’s doubly good for your heart health.

A good quality vitamin B-complex supplement can be very beneficial. There are at least three B vitamins that can help maintain a normal blood pressure and it has been shown that deficiencies in these vitamins can raise (BP) significantly. Those three vitamins are riboflavin, pyridoxine and niacin. Most people who eat a relatively healthy diet are getting enough B vitamins but it is something to be aware of, particularly if you are on a strict diet.

Omega-3 capsules or fish oil capsules are definitely a good idea and there is no known side effects of overdoing it with these fatty acids so no worry about overdosing. Omega-3 fatty acids are found especially in fish so if your diet is low in fish or perhaps you just don’t like it, this supplement is a good idea for many reasons. Not only do they help lower the pressure in the blood, they also help with optimal brain functioning.

Consider supplements as part of your blood pressure treatment plan along with an overall healthy lifestyle.