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High Blood Pressure

Summary

Life Extension has long suggested that the lower blood pressure achieved by calorie restriction adherents is a critical component of the health and longevity benefits they enjoy. A growing body of evidence supports the benefit of blood pressure lower than 120/80 mm Hg for certain populations.1-3 The results from the SPRINT trial,5 published in 2015, lend additional support to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg as opposed to a more conservative target of less than 140 mm Hg. For decades, Life Extension has advocated a blood pressure goal of 115/75 mm Hg.

The foundation for Life Extension’s approach is the evidence-based diet, lifestyle, and integrative intervention program outlined in this protocol; this aspect of the program should be continued indefinitely for those who want to maximize their health and longevity through optimal blood pressure control. For those who aren’t able to reach a target blood pressure of less than 120/80 mm Hg using these natural measures alone, Life Extension has presented a drug treatment protocol that represents an integration of the most current scientific knowledge, maximizing therapeutic benefit and minimizing the risk of adverse effects.

By working closely with your clinician, regularly monitoring your blood pressure and health status, and taking advantage of the cutting edge information presented here, you can marshal the longevity benefits of optimal blood pressure.


Disclaimer and Safety Information

This information (and any accompanying material) is not intended to replace the attention or advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional. Anyone who wishes to embark on any dietary, drug, exercise, or other lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a specific disease or condition should first consult with and seek clearance from a physician or other qualified health care professional. Pregnant women in particular should seek the advice of a physician before using any protocol listed on this website. The protocols described on this website are for adults only, unless otherwise specified. Product labels may contain important safety information and the most recent product information provided by the product manufacturers should be carefully reviewed prior to use to verify the dose, administration, and contraindications. National, state, and local laws may vary regarding the use and application of many of the treatments discussed. The reader assumes the risk of any injuries. The authors and publishers, their affiliates and assigns are not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons arising from this protocol and expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

The protocols raise many issues that are subject to change as new data emerge. None of our suggested protocol regimens can guarantee health benefits. The publisher has not performed independent verification of the data contained herein, and expressly disclaim responsibility for any error in literature.