- Maintain normal blood pressure
- Protect organ health
- Natural ingredients
Blood pressure is composed of two numbers-systolic and diastolic pressure-and measures the force of blood against your artery walls. Systolic pressure indicates the force of the blood while the heart beats and the diastolic measures the force of the blood during the relaxation between heartbeats. Overall blood pressure is expressed as systolic/diastolic such as 110/80.
Elevated blood pressure increases inflammation in the coronary arteries, which contributes to heart disease. A study of 10,874 men reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that people with mild hypertension – blood pressure 140/90 to 160/105 – had a 50 percent higher risk of dying of coronary heart disease. Even those with “high-normal” blood pressure (also known as prehypertension and defined as readings between 120/80 and 140/85) had a 34 percent higher risk of heart attack.1 Many other studies have demonstrated how high blood pressure can accelerate the build up of plaque in the arteries and increase the likelihood of a heart attack.
Hypertension is also a symptom of metabolic syndrome and can lead to kidney disease and blood vessel damage. As we age, our blood vessels become more rigid and resist the normal fluctuations of blood pressure, which may result in elevated levels.2
Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80. Ray & Terry recommend following a lifestyle and supplement program to maintain close to this level or below. The first step is to adopt our nutritional recommendations and follow our program to attain your optimal weight. It is also important to keep up with a regular exercise program and limit sodium, caffeine and alcohol consumption in the diet.
Our Blood Pressure Support is formulated with natural supplements to provide additional support to help maintain blood pressure already within a normal range. Blood Pressure Support contains garlic, green tea extract, polyphenols from hibiscus flower powder, olive leaf, hawthorn and more.
A healthy diet includes fresh garlic and other features from the Mediterranean style of eating, which promotes a healthy heart and body. Garlic is associated with normal blood pressure levels and can help maintain a healthy blood pressure.3,4
Green Tea contains ECGC (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), a powerful antioxidant with protective polyphenols to support heart health. Green tea consumption may help maintain blood pressure already within a normal range.5 Blood Pressure Support contains a decaffeinated green tea extract.
Polyphenols found in plant materials including hawthorne, hibiscus, and olive leaf, can help support cardiovascular health. Research indicates that polyphenols are helpful to maintain blood pressure already within a normal range.6
Gelatin (bovine), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
1 capsule taken 1 to 3 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Do not exceed the recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18 or Individuals with a known medical condition including cardiovascular disorders or hypotension (low blood pressure). If you are currently taking any prescription medication including that for high blood pressure and have questions about the advisability of taking this product, consult a physician prior to use.This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
Most people should not experience “Niacin skin flush” when using this product. However, a few sensitive individuals may experience some flushing. Do not take on an empty stomach.
- Katsuyuki Miura, MD, PhD; Martha L. Daviglus, MD, PhD; Alan R. Dyer, PhD; Kiang Liu, PhD; Daniel B. Garside, MA; Jeremiah Stamler, MD; Philip Greenland, MD. “Relationship of Blood Pressure to 25-Year Mortality Due to Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, and All Causes in Young Adult Men.” Arch Intern Med. 2001;161:1501-1508.
- Nemes A, Forster T, Csanady M. “Diminished coronary flow velocity reserve and aortic distensibility in elderly patients with chest pain and negative coronary angiograms.” Aging Clin Exp Res. 2008 Aug;20(4):297-301.
- Reinhart KM, Coleman CI, Teevan C, Vachhani P, White CM. “Effects of garlic on blood pressure in patients with and without systolic hypertension: a meta-analysis.” Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Dec;42(12):1766-71. Epub 2008 Nov 18.
- Ried K, Frank OR, Stocks NP, Fakler P, Sullivan T. “Effect of garlic on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2008 Jun 16;8:13.
- Brown AL, Lane J, Coverly J, Stocks J, Jackson S, Stephen A, Bluck L, Coward A, Hendrickx H. “Effects of dietary supplementation with the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate on insulin resistance and associated metabolic risk factors: randomized controlled trial.” Br J Nutr. 2008 Aug 19:1-9.
- Stoclet JC, Chataigneau T, Ndiaye M, Oak MH, El Bedoui J, Chataigneau M, Schini-Kerth VB. “Vascular protection by dietary polyphenols.” Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Oct 1;500(1-3):299-313.