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IronWill 03-03-2013 11:37 AM

Supplements for hypertension
I have hypertension that's been controlled by medication for some time now. Runs in the family. On a recent visit to the doc for a sinus infection it came out that my BP is way up for some reason. He put me on an additional med for it that is helping some.

I'm looking for supplements to help out with this. So far I've come up with potassium and arginine as possible candidates. Anyone have any suggestions?

IronWill 03-03-2013 11:48 AM

From commonly used dietary supplements for hypertension include calcium, magnesium, potassium, coenzyme Q10, essential fatty acids, mistletoe, garlic, selenium, L-carnitine, L-arginine, lecithin granules, bromelain, kelp, proteolytic enzymes, and vitamins A, B, C and E.

Strong recommendation of lecithin.

neanderthal 03-03-2013 01:24 PM

You can lower your carbs. It will help with sodium retention. Decrease water levels and BP.

sandraW 03-03-2013 01:37 PM

Thanks for this thread Ironwill. I too have high BP and am on meds for it but would also like to lower it as well so maybe I can wean myself off the pills. I will look into taking those supplements as well.

IronWill 03-03-2013 01:42 PM

I was looking into the lecithin granules. They have a good dose of potassium as well. A double whammy!

j4ck3d 03-03-2013 04:17 PM

Best of luck to you ironwill and sandraw. Hopefully you both find something that will help.

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