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Best Supplements for Already-Healthy Blood Pressure

You’re already following the conventional wisdom when it comes to living a heart-healthy lifestyle. You steer clear of junk food, never ask anyone to pass the salt, and always manage to squeeze in a brisk walk. If the doctor gave out gold stars for acing your blood pressure tests, you’d have a drawer full of them!

But, if you’re starting to worry that watching what you eat and getting your body moving every day won’t always be enough, you might be wondering what else you can do to maintain your already-healthy blood pressure as you age. This is where supplements come in; luckily, there are nutrients that have been studied for their ability to help maintain your already-healthy blood pressure exactly where you want it to be. Here are eight of our best supplements—so you can keep those gold stars rolling in!

Quick Facts About Maintaining Already-Healthy Blood Pressure

A healthy body is more likely to heal quickly.

What blood pressure readings are considered “healthy”?

The American Heart Association recommends keeping your blood pressure levels below 120/80. Life Extension recommends an even more optimal target of 115/75.

Why does a blood pressure reading have two numbers?

The larger number represents your systolic pressure and is the pressure on your artery walls when the heart beats. The smaller number is the diastolic pressure and represents the pressure between beats. You can speak with your healthcare provider to find the best ways to test and track your numbers.

How do I help maintain my already-healthy blood pressure?

Diet and exercise are key. Getting your heart rate up is a great way to maintain your already-healthy blood pressure and has the added benefit of helping you maintain a healthy weight (and weight and blood pressure levels are strongly correlated with one another). Avoiding salty and processed foods, alcohol and smoking are also important. You’ll also want to minimize stress.

Do supplements work?

Even in a perfect world, it would be difficult to get all the right nutrients from the foods you eat. That’s why heart health supplements are a great way to ensure you’re covering all your nutritional bases—if you’re choosing formulas that contain the proper dosages of clinically studied nutrients.

Our Top 8 Supplements for Maintaining Already-Healthy Blood Pressure

1. Triple Action Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure can fluctuate throughout the day, and especially differs when you’re awake versus when you sleep. The Triple Action Blood Pressure supplement tailors its approach to provide round-the-clock support with two different tablets specifically designed to be taken either upon waking or shortly before bed.

Both doses include heart-friendly glycoside and flavonoid compounds. But the PM tablets also include melatonin, which will help you get the rest you need.

2. Fish Oil

Chances are good that you might already be taking a fish oil supplement. Omega-3 fatty acids are consistently among the most popular supplements taken for healthy blood pressure support, and for good reason: they benefit both your cardiovascular and cognitive health.

But not all fish oils are created equal. Life Extension's Super Omega-3 Plus EPA/DHA Fish Oil, Sesame Lignans, Olive Extract, Krill & Astaxanthin is a comprehensive approach to heart and cognitive health…no fishing pole required.

3. Pomegranate

Skip the juice (and the calories and the sugar!) and go right for the good stuff. Pomegranate is a potent source of antioxidants and has a host of health benefits, from combating oxidative stress to promoting a healthy inflammatory response. It also helps maintain already-healthy blood pressure and encourages healthy endothelial function (that’s a fancy way of saying it supports the delicate lining of your blood vessels).

Life Extension's Pomegranate Complete utilizes the fruit, flower and seed of the pomegranate plant to take advantage of everything this superfood has to offer, while Endothelial Defense™ Pomegranate Plus mixes in even more antioxidants and endothelial support.

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4. Vitamin C

It turns out your go-to vitamin for immune support might also help keep your ticker ticking. Research suggests that supplementing with vitamin C might support healthy blood pressure levels already within normal range.

Life Extension's Vitamin C and Bio-Quercetin Phytosome cranks up the support with a highly-absorbable form of quercetin that complements vitamin C’s health benefits.

5. Potassium with Extend-Release Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium support already-healthy blood pressure, so why not get them both in the same place?

Potassium with Extend-Release Magnesium combines two forms of magnesium (one optimized for immediate uptake, the other absorbed more slowly) with potassium for a one-two punch of support.

6. Optimized Garlic

It’s not just for vampire safety anymore! Garlic has long been known for both its potent flavor and its health benefits, and the science is beginning to catch up.

Our Optimized Garlic capsule formula may not rescue a bland pasta dish, but the garlic capsules will provide 1200 mg of garlic extract and scientifically studied immune and cardiovascular benefits.

7. L-Arginine

L-Arginine, a semi-essential amino acid, plays an important role as a precursor to nitric oxide, which in turn helps support the arterial system as a vasodilator (it helps relax or open your blood vessels, which supports blood flow). L-arginine can be taken as a stand-alone supplement, but for optimal support of already-healthy blood pressure levels, the more advanced NitroVasc™ Boost is our best nitric oxide supplement. It’s a convenient, mixable powder with a patented L-arginine and silicon complex that stays in the blood longer for better nitric oxide production support.

8. VenoFlow™ for healthy blood flow

No matter how active you might try to be, you probably find yourself sitting for long periods of time, especially at work or during long-distance travel. VenoFlow™ helps support healthy blood flow even when you can’t get up and move.

This formula not only supports healthy circulation, but like L-arginine also supports nitric oxide production, and (the reason why it’s on our list) supports already-healthy blood pressure levels.

Remember, supplementation is only one part of your strategy for maintaining already-healthy blood pressure levels. Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider about adding supplements to your routine. With the right approach to diet, exercise, and supplementation, you should keep earning those gold stars for years to come!

About the Author: Philip Vogt graduated from Western Maryland College with a degree in English and journalism. He has more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical regulatory review before joining Life Extension as a proofreader.


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