johnsmith41
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johnsmith41, January 8,  2019  4:36pm EST

Has anyone had any success with vitamins and supplements for high blood pressure?

So I am currently on amlodipine and atenolol for my hypertension but my blood pressure seems to be rising again after a short period of time after starting amlodipine where it went down. Here are some supplements that I have found online that supposedly lower blood pressure. For many of these I have references to studies and metaanalysis that show how effective they are. The problem I have with starting these is that there is the possibility that mixing some of them together may make blood pressure worse such as in the case of grape seed extract and vitamin c. Therefore, I have come here to see if anyone has experimented with any of the following, together or alone. If so, please explain how it/they effected you. And if you want to see the studies I have on many of these just ask. I have already spoken to my doctor about these and gotten approval but I would like some evidence based off people's personal experiences with one or more of these.  Thanks!

taurine

potassium

calcium

magnesium

k2

hibiscus

hawthorne

gotu

kola

vitamin d

garlic

basil

cardamom

celery seed

cat's claw

dhea

fish oil

vitamin c

coq10

chia seed

pycnogenal (pine bark extract)

weigh protein

grape seed extract

olive leaf extract

vitamin e

quercitin

blueberry

fennel 

misteltoe

hawthorne berry

valerian root

kava

mulungu tea

lemon balm

ginger

catechins

sterols

steviosides

resveratrol

beet juice

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 8,  2019  7:52pm EST

    I routinely take many of the vitamins, CoQ10 and fish oil, I also eat blueberries daily. Haven't had any ill effects from any of them including blood pressure. I exercise daily so I'm sure that has a positive effect on my blood pressure. I have discussed the supplements I'm taking with my doctor and she is fine with it.

    Hope this helps.

    Jim

  • JeffB
    JeffB, January 10,  2019  7:49am EST

    I did the same thing Jim did. I talked to my Dr and got his take on the protocol I needed to manage my CHD.

    After that, food is my supplement regimen. THings like eating two servings of fruit, 5 servings of vegetables, good fats from fish, olive oil and nuts in moderation and so on. Blueberries are great as is celery and cabbage. They are "cures" or real supplements but prepared well, they are fun to eat and have a positive impact on overall health based on what the AHA and Dr's say.

    Take your time and find what works for you.

  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, January 29,  2019  8:15pm EST

    I'm going to guess you stress a lot, think on overdrive, worrying.  That's most people.  Then we discover a health problem, which might be caused by what we'really still doing.  Welcome to the club.  I had a high stress job for over two decades, then got a heart attack, cholesterol a factor.  But no one in my family had my career, so when I couldn't work and had to lessen exercise, living alone, I had difficulty adjusting.  But stress got me here.  Before I return to my peofession, I will learn to let go what I hadn't before.  That's what I learned.  It was hard to relax after because I'd learned how to work on a certain amount of stress.  I'm learning how to live without that stress, or less.  

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