Have you ever wondered which natural supplements you can take to lower your blood pressure without the use of prescription pills?
Well, in this video, I’m going to introduce you to five little known supplements that have been proven in scientific studies to lower blood pressure naturally.
So let’s get started.
Supplement #1: Magnesium
Did you know that magnesium plays a big role in over 300 bio-chemical reactions in your body?
It’s an important supplement in helping to lower your blood pressure and, unfortunately, over 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium.
According to Harvard Health, magnesium can help blood vessels relax, which naturally helps your blood pressure normalize and flow more freely throughout your circulatory system.
In another study, researchers concluded that taking 300 mg of magnesium supplements daily, for one month, could result in lower blood pressure.
Oh yeah, magnesium is really good at doing two other things.
The first benefit is that it can help you go to sleep faster and help you sleep like a baby at night.
Magnesium is frequently suggested for people who have a hard time going to sleep at night and sleeping throughout the night.
And the second benefit is that it can reduce muscle cramping.
Magnesium acts as a natural calcium blocker, helping your muscle cells relax after contracting, which helps reduce muscle cramping.
When I was running, I would take magnesium every day to reduce my muscle cramping.
Supplement #2: Hawthorn Berry
As far back as the first century, Hawthorn Berry has been used to treat conditions of the heart and the circulatory system.
According to early research, this natural supplement has the ability to help your heart pump more blood while opening blood vessel walls.
Especially the blood vessels further away from your heart.
According to Penn State Medical Center, “hawthorn extract was found to be effective for hypertension in people with type 2 diabetes who were also taking prescribed medicine.”
Not surprisingly, it’s also been found to help lessen the severity of symptoms caused from heart failure.
After one large study, participants who were given Hawthorn Berry, noticed less issues like trouble breathing, fatigue, and palpitations.
Supplement #3: Nattokinasse
Born in Japan, Nattokinase is an enzyme that is extracted from a popular Japanese food called natto.
And according to numerous doctors and research, Nattokinasse can indirectly help lower high blood pressure (9).
It does this by making your blood less “sticky.”
Imagine maple syrup running through your veins.
Now imagine something as clear and free-flowing as water.
That’s what Nattokinase can do for your overall circulation.
You see, as we age, levels of plasmin, which is the enzyme that breaks down your blood clotting agent fibrin, begins to decline.
So with each passing birthday, you have thicker blood, resulting in higher than normal blood pressure and the possibility of stroke.
But, by taking nattokinase, your blood circulation can move more freely, which results in your blood pressure naturally lowering.
By the way, one study found nattokinase could actually help lower your systolic number by up to 10 points and diastolic number by up to 5.5 points.
It’s a powerful supplement to lower blood pressure.
Supplement #4: GABA
GABA is short for Gamma-Aminobutyric acid.
GABA is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain and is used to help calm down activity in your central nervous system.
Basically, it helps to relax you and when you’re more relaxed, your blood pressure decreases.
One study found over 12 weeks, participants with above average blood pressure were given GABA-rich chlorella versus the placebo.
After 12 weeks, researchers discovered that those who received the GABA-rich chlorella, were more relaxed and had a significant drop in both their systolic and diastolic numbers.
Supplement #5: Grape Seed Extract
And last but not least, my favorite ingredient out of the five is Grape Seed Extract.
In one landmark study from the University of California at Davis on Grape Seed Extract, scientists discovered this simple ingredient was able to drop participants’s systolic numbers by at least 12 points.
Every one of these five supplements can be purchased separately at most major health food stores.
And they’re not that expensive.
So if you’re suffering from high blood pressure, you might consider looking into these supplements.