• Comparative Ability Of Natural Remedies To Reduce High Blood Pressure Based Upon Published Studies

    Posted December 16, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Systolic (pumping 1st number)/ Diastolic (resting 2nd number)
    Note: Natural remedies have not been found to reduce blood pressure among individuals with normal-range pressure.

    Fish oil1

    Magnesium2

    Beet Root3

    Vitamin D4

    Vitamin C5

    Quercetin6

    Resveratrol7

    Garlic (Kyolic)8

    -4.40
    -1.10

    -3.00-4.00
    -2.00-3.00

    -4.00-5.00

    -6.80
    -1.70

    -3.84
    -1.48

    -7.00
    -5.00

    -11.80

    -17.00

    4000 mg

    370+ mg*

    500 mg

    3000 IU

    500 mg**

    730 mg***

    250 mg

    4 caps****

    References (links):

    1. Circulation August 88: 523-33, 1993.
    2. European Journal Clinical Nutrition April 66: 411-18, 2012.
    3. Nutrition Journal December 11: 106, 2012.
    4. Archives Brazil Endocrinology Metabolism Oct. 56: 415-22, 2012.
    5. American Journal Clinical Nutrition May 95: 1079-88, 2012.
    6. Journal Nutrition Nov. 137: 2405-11, 2007.
    7. Nutrition Research July 32: 537-41, 2012.
    8. European Journal  Clinical Nutrition Nov. 21, 2012.

    Notes:

    *Magnesium oxide, the most commonly sold form of magnesium, is only 4% absorbed and is virtually worthless.  Source: Magnesium Research 14: 257-62, 2001.

    **Vitamin C is rapidly excreted in urine.  Effect may be greater with repeated dosing throughout the day.

    ***Quercetin dose is exceedingly high and is not recommended for daily use.

    **** 4 capsules of Kyolic high potency formula providing 2.4 mg of active ingredient S-allylcysteine was used. This might cost ~40-50-cents/day.  Buffered garlic yields more active ingredient and fewer capsules would be needed.  See http://www.garlicbreakthrough.com

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    Ability Of Conventional Prescription Drugs To Reduce Blood Pressure of 160/90

    Ability to reduce blood pressure at pressure of 160/90 mm/Hg

    Systolic (pumping) pressure

    (1st number)

    Diastolic (resting) pressure

    (2nd number

    1 drug standard dose

    -9.7

    -5.3

    2 drugs standard dose

    -18.4

    -8.9

    3 drugs standard dose

    -26.3

    -12.7

    Source:  British Medical Journal 338: b1665, May 19, 2009

    Conclusion: some single natural remedies are comparable with single drugs in their effectiveness to reduce blood pressure

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