The relationship between coenzyme q10 and heart health can be summed up in one sentence – Every muscle in the body, particularly the heart, the muscle that has most demand for coenzyme q10, cannot function without this vitamin, which is vital for life itself.

Though it be an important cofactor in the smooth running of cardiovascular function, it is not stressed enough in the opinion of many conscientious doctors, who have seen a coenzyme q10 deficiency in their patients when treating serious heart conditions.

To explain the importance of coenzyme q10 in the control of high blood pressure and the health of the heart, you need to start by knowing what it is and how it works.

The next step is to understand what happens when it is depleted, what factors can cause this, how statins and coq10 depletion are connected, and lastly, how supplementing has been proven to help restore the energy and efficiency of the heart. I will try and explain coenzyme q10 and heart health as simple as possible using the drawing of the cell below. You can refer to it with each section to get a …

The Benefits of Parsley Tea for High Blood Pressure Reduction

What does a cup of parsley tea have in it that can help you fight elevated blood pressure? Let`s take a look at the nutrients it contains. The ones to focus on are highlighted in bold.

  • Vitamin C
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Folacin
  • Inositol
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Lutein
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium
  • Methionine
  • Molybdenum
  • Niacin
  • Nickel
  • Nicotinamide
  • Nitrogen
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Quercetin
  • Riboflavin
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Rutin
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Sulfur
  • Thiamin
  • Vit. BA6
  • Zinc
  • Zirconium.

Vitamin C, Magnesium, Quercetin, and Potassium all stand out as the main ingredients that will have a positive effect on your blood pressure.

Vitamin C as we know is a powerful antioxidant and improves vasodilation. (Duffy SJ, Gokce N, Holbrook M, et al. Treatment of hypertension with ascorbic acid. Lancet. 1999;354(9195):2048-2049.- PubMed). That is good to know and what`s more, parsley contains twice as much vitamin C as an orange.

Magnesium stimulates the body to produce nitric oxide a vaso-dilator, and get this…it`s a natural calcium channel blocker.

Quercetin however has not been tested vigorously enough to prove it works to lower blood pressure in humans, …

This page is part of a list of foods with high potassium levels.

The potassium RDA is 4,400mg.

Added to that list are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Avocados.

These five additions are lower in K mineral than the previous foods but are still high enough to help those who are taking potassium wasting medication for high blood pressure.

The body uses potassium as it is assimilated. It does not store it, so it is necessary to make sure you are getting sufficient amounts in your diet.

These foods are numbered from 16 – 20 on the main list for your convenience.

16. Cucumber

(Cucumis sativus) –

1 cup (184gms) = 420mg of potassium

Stay “cool as a cucumber” and keep your blood pressure low!

Nearly everybody enjoys salads that accompany meat or fish dishes in the summer months, so adding cucumber, one of the foods with high potassium levels, will help to feed your body`s constant need for potassium.Remember too that when it is hot we sweat more and so loose more minerals from our bodies. Cucumbers are a cool way to put the potassium back and they also contain …

If you are seriously thinking to turn to natural blood pressure remedies to help lower your blood pressure, then you have taken the first step on the road to discovering just how wise a choice that is.

The second step, as you will discern by the time you have considered and digested the information on this page, is to start by supplementing your diet with a balanced ionic minerals solution. But as we all know, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so to convince you to have a bite, I will endeavour to explain why minerals are vital building blocks for life and good health, why supplementing is necessary, why any supplement will not do, and which sources are a good choice.

Minerals – The building blocks that take precedence in natural blood pressure remedies

Why should minerals take precedence when choosing natural blood pressure remedies? Here`s the pudding!

Dr. Linus Pauling, who has won the Nobel Prize twice, said, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Taking this statement into account then, we can assume that minerals should be …

The normal blood pressure range of persons aged 20 – 40 years is 120mm Hg systolic pressure and 80mm Hg diastolic pressure.= 120/80mmHg. By using the term “normal”, we really mean the ideal figure. Anyone registering above this range is classed as being pre-hypertensive, and if not addressed can develop into high blood pressure. See the charts below refined averages.

The Systolic pressure is when the heart`s ventricles contract and push the blood through the veins. It is called the systole, the pressure during heartbeat action. The Diastolic pressure is the lower pressure that results when air is released out of the cuff and no more sound is heard. This is called the diastole; the artery resting pressure.

Taking Blood Pressure

To learn how to use an arm cuff, monitor, stethoscope and graph, see my chart page. But if you prefer, you can use a Digital Monitor instead, because the stethoscope quite difficult to use and understand, plus it can cause a lot of fun and laughter, not the right condition for measuring blood pressure.

The normal blood pressure range can vary depending on what age you are according to …

The ideal normal blood pressure for women is the same as for men, which is 120/80. That is the systolic pressure (the top,largest sized number on a digital monitor) reads 120 mmHg, and the diastolic pressure (the bottom smaller sized number) reads 80 mmHg.

But the word “normal” is relevant to natural conditions, such as menopause, the menstrual cycle, or preeclampsia (misspelled preclampsia) in pregnancy.

Age and hypertension are also linked as the body`s blood vessels loose elasticity, and become weaker.

Normal Blood Pressure for Women After Menopause

Studies have identified that post-menopausal women are more likely to have increased blood pressure by as much as 5mmHg relevant to a natural decrease of estrogen and progesterone levels. Whereas pre-menopausal women tend to maintain a lower blood pressure than men, because these hormones help protect them against lifestyle stresses.Menopause and high blood pressure have also been linked to salt sensitivity. (See are other reasons for hypertension in Women not discussed on this page.)

Normal Blood Pressure for Women Can Change During PregnancyThis could be caused by a condition called preeclampsia, which can occur usually in women who are carrying their …

Do you wonder if there are any high blood pressure symptoms or warning signs? They call this malady “the silent killer” because any indications that one is suffering from it are either non existent or very mild that a sufferer would not think anything of them, nor make a connection that something more serious was brewing.

So in a way there are no obvious physical symptoms to indicate that something sinister was brewing, not at the early stages anyway, but as the problem increase the symptoms will be more noticeable.

Any signs of high blood pressure though, no matter how subtle need to be investigated.

If you are suffering from any persistent physical symptoms of high blood pressure, it would be wise to make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.m Let him know your concerns and ask for tests to be carried out as well as a blood pressure reading to be taken.

Don’t think you are being a nuisance as some often do. If you notice any changes in your general health, get it checked out. You need to take it seriously. Try asking the doctor …