Healthy Blood Pressure and Vascular Support

Healthy Blood Pressure and Vascular Support

Maintaining already-healthy blood pressure levels directly affects one of the most important organs in your body: your heart. Keeping your blood pressure in the normal range through diet, exercise, targeted nutrition and lifestyle is key to optimal health and longevity. The right nutrients can also help support already-healthy blood pressure and vascular system health.

Information About Heart Health

General Blood Pressure / Vascular Health

As your heart pumps, blood exerts pressure against the walls of your arteries. This is called blood pressure and is measured by two readings: systolic and diastolic.

Blood Pressure / Vascular Health Information & Research

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What are the core supplements to help maintain already-healthy blood pressure?

Supplements that help support blood pressure that is already within normal range include the flavonoids quercetin, hesperidin, myricetin and myricitrin, grape polyphenols, extracts of pomegranate, green coffee bean, olive leaf and hawthorn, stevioside from stevia, omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, whey protein, calcium, vitamin K, L-arginine, resveratrol and melatonin.

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How do you maintain optimal vascular health as you age?

Vascular health depends greatly upon the intake of a healthy diet, healthy weight management and consistent physical activity. Supplements known to help maintain healthy blood pressure can also help support vascular health. These include vitamins B3, C, E and K, omega-3 fatty acids, propionyl L-carnitine, L-arginine, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, resveratrol, quercetin, hesperidin, French maritime pine extract, extracts of pomegranate, garlic, green tea, Ginkgo biloba, Centella asiatica, Gynostemma pentaphyllum and the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242.

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What should my blood pressure be?

Normal blood pressure for adults is defined by the American Heart Association as a systolic pressure of less than 120 and a diastolic pressure of less than 80. This is stated as 120/80. At Life Extension, we shoot for optimal numbers of 115/75. Maintaining already-healthy blood pressure levels is key to your health, and a healthy weight and diet, supplementation and stress management can help.

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