High Blood Pressure
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.