When it comes to reducing your blood pressure, I consider diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and stress reduction as the primary forms of treatment because they produce safe, long-term results.
However, blood pressure drugs can and should be used if your blood pressure is dangerously high and you need get immediate results. Or, when lifestyle modification and supplements have failed to reduce your blood pressure enough.
Unfortunately, as I’m sure you already know, blood pressure drugs cause lots of negative side-effects, such as
- Depression and anxiety
- Kidney and liver failure
- Colon problems
- Negative changes in your blood sugar levels
- Skin problems and hair loss
- Etc. etc., etc.
So today I want to discuss the 4 different types of blood pressure drugs and natural alternatives to them.
1. ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) Inhibitors
These suppress a powerful enzyme that causes arterial walls to constrict and cause high blood pressure. This keeps arterial walls relaxed, reducing blood pressure and decreasing the work that the heart has to do.
Natural alternatives are French Maritime Bark Extract and one of my favorites, Celery Seed Extract at 300 mgs daily, which has multiple clinical studies backing it up.1,2
2. Beta Blockers
These work by blocking the beta limb of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is responsible for raising alertness, heart rate, and blood pressure in flight-or-fight situations. Beta blockers blunt this physiological response to stress, reducing high blood pressure.
There are two, natural solutions that are clinically proven to lower blood pressure and work similarly to beta blockers.
The first is an amino acid called L-Arginine. A more potent version being Arginine Alpha Keto-Glutarate (AAKG).
The second is an amazing herb called English Hawthorn Berry Extract, which has over half a dozen human clinical studies proving blood pressure lowering results at 900 mgs daily.3-10
3. Calcium-Channel Blockers
Similar to beta blockers, they improve blood flow and vascular tone through narrowed vessels. Some calcium-channel blockers reduce blood pressure by encouraging smooth-muscle relaxation in the inner lining of your blood vessels—preventing spasms and helping them dilate.
One of the most important vitamins you should be taking daily, is Magnesium. One of its benefits is that it works as a calcium-channel blocker. However, there are lots of different forms of magnesium and each has its various benefits, depending on your health goals.
When it comes to lowering blood pressure, a patented blend of Magnesium Glycinate Chelate, Albion® Di-Magnesium Malate, Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Oxide which is highly absorbable and has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure.10-13
And one of my favorite nutrients I mentioned earlier, Celery Seed Extract at 300 mgs daily, also acts as a safe, calcium-channel blocker.
These drugs reduce edema and water retention in your body and lungs, by increasing urine output and the end results is lower blood pressure.
An increase in your “stress” hormone, cortisol causes fluid buildup, as does most commercial foods due to the high levels of white table salt.
You need to eliminate or reduce regular table salt and use natural salts such as Himalayan and Celtic. These salts don’t raise your blood pressure because they contain higher levels of key minerals such as magnesium, calcium and one of my favorite diuretics, potassium.
In fact, if you end up having a salty meal, just add in a couple hundreds mgs of potassium to balance out the sodium. It’ll have a natural diuretic effect and reduce any increase in blood pressure.
As I’ve stated before, 98% of people do NOT need drugs – certainly NOT for long-term usage. Today you discovered 6, clinically proven natural supplements that act as natural alternatives to the four different blood pressure drugs.
However, there are other factors to having healthy blood pressure, such as:
- Healthy blood flow and circulation.
- Better blood vessel strength and elasticity.
- Antioxidant protection.
- Proper management of stress hormones.
Because of this, I’ve listed two additional resources for you below:
- An exact list of specific herbs, vitamins, minerals and nutrients you should be taking daily to have healthy blood pressure levels. Including the correct dosages, forms and explanations of each with clinical references.
- The exact formula that my dad used to lower his blood pressure by 23% in just a few days, naturally. NO change in his diet or exercise.
Fastest & Easiest Solution For Improving Your Blood Pressure LevelsSo there are lots of ways for lowering your blood pressure and improving hypertension - diet and exercise being the two important factors. Unfortunately, they take time and most people are either NOT patient or need faster results, with less effort... This is the exact problem I ran into with my own dad. Because of this, I needed to find a simple, easy and fast solution for improving his blood pressure levels in less than 30 days, without the use of harmful prescription drugs or following a restrictive diet. If this is something you're also interested in, you can easily copy this "perfect formula", implement it and start seeing and feeling results within days...
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- Chong Z, Feng Y. dl-3-n-butylphthalide reduces brain damage in mice with closed head injury. Chin Med J (Engl). 2000 Jul;113(7):613-6.