L-arginine A Non-essential Amino Acid?
What is L-arginine, and what is it`s role in regulating blood pressure?
It has been labelled a non-essential amino acid basically because our own body manufactures it in measure. We also need to boost it from the foods we eat and through physical activity, but the worse our diets and the more sedentary our lifestyles become, this amino acid in reality takes on the “essential” so to speak.
Arginine is needed to bio-synthesize super nitric oxide which is transported by hemoglobin around the body for vital organs that need it and our cardiovascular system is included. It reacts on the lining of blood vessels (endothelium) to stimulate the smooth muscle to relax reducing high blood pressure, so if we are lacking in some way we are more likely to develop hypertension.
So you might conclude that the solution is easy then. Just supplement with l-arginine! This has been successful for many people. Dr. Ignarro, Nobel prize winner who discovered the importance of nitric oxide in its role to open blood vessels helps us understand that not only will supplementing this amino acid reduce blood pressure in some but …
Vitamins For High Blood Pressure?
What are the needed vitamins for high blood pressure?
Two that have a major effect on the cardiovascular system are:
Vitamin C will help strengthen the arteries by promoting collagen production. It is also known to be one of the strongest and abundant anti-oxidants found in healthy diets.
Vitamin E is for the heart. Once you have found what is causing your arteries to be blocked or constricted and start rectifying the condition so blood can flow easily then an increase in vitamin E will strengthen your heart to be more powerful.
Why Natural and Organic is best
You could be thinking that buying a multi-vitamin is the wisest choice you can make. Should you choose a wide range of vitamins combined in one convenient pill or several different vitamin pills? Whatever your choice, is it not because you believe this will ensure your body gets the vitamins you may be lacking in?
Well, there`s a fair chance you would be throwing your money down the toilet! Yes, and I mean too. Let me explain.
Vitamins are co-enzymes. In other words, they work in partnership with …
Is there a better way than natural
(Akron, OH, USA)
I considered this again in my life. When I was in my 20’s, I maintained a diet full of fruits and veggies, coupled with daily exercise, I was healthy.
Now, nearing 50, and having recently been diagnosed with HBP, and told to go on a diuretic. Never again. My blood pressure came down some, but there are other underlying factors. I quit the meds and took my life in my own hands. My bp is very high. I always believed that this is the way to go, not pills, which mask the problems and create new ones so you can get more pills. Other than vitamins, I hate pills.
I’m currently struggling, but have noticed a difference when adding to my water intake and juicing. Not enough yet as I have yet to rule out the 2 bad, abscessed teeth. One tooth has been addressed, finishing root canal tomorrow, the other tooth, jammed into my sinus’, it’s coming out the next day. With the help of antibiotics, increased water intake and juicing, not to mention monitoring my diet a little closer, and exercise, I’m …
Music Therapy an Alternative Hypertension Treatment
Yes it`s true! Music Therapy has proven to reduce high blood pressure.
In general it is recommended for mild hypertension but when you take into consideration the effect it has on mood and breathing, it must benefit even in a contributory way, those who suffer also from moderate and severe hypertension.
Consider people who are under stress. If their stress is the cause of their high blood pressure, a regular session with the right music may help them relax, reducing the stress and so lower the blood pressure.
Music therapy is also used for other health problems that cause secondary hypertension, such as alcoholism, pain, and muscle tension therefore it stands to reason that it has a large part to play in natural healing methods for high blood pressure.
Can any music be used in Music Therapy to produce beneficial effects on high blood pressure?
I am here listening to Mendelssohn`s Violin Concerto in E minor Allegro molto appassionato. I like Mendelssohn, but is it relaxing me? Yes it is relaxing me at present, but I get really involved in this particular piece when I am not writing, so …
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure The Effects of Insulin Resistance
Do you suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure? About 75% of people with diabetes have type 2 and go on to develop high blood pressure, but are often left in the dark about what is actually happening inside their bodies. There are many treatment options for high blood pressure you can try out.
As I have often repeated through the pages of this website, doctors are under pressure today. With more patients on their lists and less time for each one, it`s obvious why they don`t offer any explanations.
So the responsibility lies with us to educate ourselves. But what a difference it makes when we do. Understanding how our bodies work can open our eyes to where the real, underlying problem lies, impress on our minds the seriousness of our condition, the importance of making changes, and empowering us to make them.
A group of metabolic processes malfunction during the development of type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure will begin to surface as a direct, and indirect result of them.
This malfunction of particular metabolic processes is sometimes called Metabolic Syndrome X? What is Metabolic Syndrome …
Lower High Blood Pressure in 4 Definite Steps
How to lower high blood pressure? That question in itself can make one anxious. But there is a way that is naturally and has quick results!
If you are confused as to what to do or use, and how to do or use it, then your not alone.
Do I receive questions and statements such as – “Could you please suggest a brand of supplement and a specific choice within that brand?
I go for organic, even if it costs a bit more, but there are so many promising so much, I don’t know where to begin.”
Looking for la herb to lower my blood pressure.” Linda – United States
“My blood pressure is 170 to 80, my age is 52, I live in Germany, I`m on treatment, but it won’t go down.” Emma – United States
“How can I control HBP? What foods do I eat? What juice do I drink? So please give me an idea without drugs, that can control HBP” Cynthia – Germany
“I am a diabetic, and I have high blood pressure. Which multivitamins are right for me?” Shah – India
“I have very …
Is Calcium Deficiency Causing Your High Blood Pressure? Part 2
We asked the question in Part 1 of this subject, calcium deficiency and its symptoms, “Does supplementing calcium in people aged 50+ with osteoporosis cause an increased heart attack by 30% as researchers discovered?” Or could there be another hidden cause?
Understanding Calcium Deficiency – Use some common sense!
To begin with, this subject calls for some good old fashioned common sense! How much milk do you drink in a day? How much Cheese or yogurt do you eat in a week? How much broccoli, baked beans, chick peas, salmon, sardines, pasta, rice, bread, cheesecakes, and ice cream do you eat in a month???
The list goes on and on, and I`m presuming you eat some of these as staple foods, frequently. They all have a high calcium content, so do we need to supplement? Are the supplements better absorbed than these foods? Hardly!
Research has enlightened us that osteoporosis, bone fractures, high blood pressure, and heart disease have increased rather than decreased even although we have followed these international health guidelines to combat calcium deficiency. So something is amiss. It`s high time we took a look at some facts …
The Sugar and High Blood Pressure Connection
Sugar and High Blood Pressure Awareness
I have a very sweet tooth which I too readily appease by regular indulgence of chocolates and the like. As you can imagine, I am always battling to keep my weight down so it’s a problem I am currently working on.
This page will highlight the dangers and heighten the awareness of eating too much of it, helping me and you also to curb our intake. You can always try the herbal treatment of high blood pressure.
Trends Supporting the Link
Did you know for instance that in the United States the average American has increased their consumption of sugar from 26 lbs to more than 142 lbs a year in the last 3 decades? That’s amazing and an eye-opener to just how much of a problem it really is. No doubt an content increase in the foods we consider healthy would contribute to this trend.
The Daily Mail reported that foods with a traditionally healthy appeal now contain twice as much sugar as 30 years ago.
Preceding 1887 cardiovascular disease was almost unheard of, and as a point of interest, only 5lbs …
A Daily Clove of Garlic Has a Powerful Punch
Can taking a daily clove of garlic lower blood pressure? Here are some facts on how it works.
The alliin compound becomes allincin (one of about a 100 sulphur compounds). The chemicals contained in garlic are stable as long as the cloves in the bulb aren’t damaged, but when we take our daily clove of garlic or two and crush, bruise or chop them, an enzyme called alliinase reacts with another compound called alliin, instantly producing the sulfur compound allicin which is the cause of the herbs` smell, taste and therapeutic properties.
There are protective health benefits from taking a daily clove of garlic. You can combat the onset of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases with the powerful compound allicin in garlic. Hypertension is known to be lowered by several actions of this compound. As an antioxidant, it has the ability to fight free radical damage, caused by high blood pressure and other problems such as acidosis, (a result of the pH balance in the blood and other organs being too acidic).
t also has blood thinning properties, helping to keep the blood platelets from being too sticky, …
The Benefits of Hot Tubs For High Blood Pressure
My husband and I like the benefits of hot tubs as well as enjoying the sensation so we look out for them while on vacation. It leaves you feeling relaxed and lightly massaged, and is always fun to do if you go with friends. You could sit and chat all day in them, sipping cool drinks.
Hydrothermal therapy works by manipulating the body’s sense of hot and cold. We are interested in the hot aspect of the therapy. Nerves beneath the surface of our skin are stimulated with the hot water and the water pressure from the jets, relieve stress, aid circulation, sooth aching body parts and help systems that we don’t think about, such as the immune system, digestion, and even hormone production which we could do with as we age.
That’s why, on holiday you get that feel good factor. Most of us spend time in the sea which pounds against or bodies like a massage, stimulating our circulation. Chinese researchers have also found that having a soak releases endorphins which improve your mood. And, don’t you just sleep like a baby?
Hot Tubs and High Blood pressure…