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 is systolic blood pressure?

According to the American Heart Association, systolic blood pressure refers to how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. This is the first number in your traditional blood pressure reading.

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What is diastolic blood pressure?

According to the American Heart Association, diastolic blood pressure refers to how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls while the heart is resting between beats. This is the second number in your traditional blood pressure reading.

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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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