A normal blood pressure level is around 120 x 80, but must not reach 140x 90 or above it. So many people have blood pressure above this level. It is always better to prevent high blood pressure than trying to cure it. High blood pressure/hypertension can be avoided by living a healthy life.
To Prevent The Need For Medications
In order to keep the blood pressure normal, adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. It is also possible to treat high blood pressure without the aid of medicines. It is an established practice to reduce the intake of salt if you hae high blood pressure. But now researchers have developed a new theory that avoiding consumption of salt will result in health threat. They also claim that low levels of vitamins, potassium, calcium and magnesium also can be the reason for hypertension and they must be supplemented. Research is now being carried out along these lines.
Vitamin Intake To Reduce Blood Pressure Level
Raise the mineral and vitamin content in your diet if blood pressure level rises. Although there are several vitamins, only a few are necessary to supplement the every day diet. It is essential to determine, which are the necessary vitamins for stage one, two or three. Many vitamins like B, C, E, D and garlic, diuretics and Cranberry juice helps to prevent the blood pressure. The lesser the serum Vitamin C level, the blood pressure level will be higher. But it has not been identified if this state is due to the blood pressure reducing effect of the Vitamin C or due to dietary habits. A study has revealed that if an individual took 240 milligrams or more amount of Vitamin C in their every day diet, he/she has a 50 percent less chance of developing hypertension. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. It reduces blood pressure by safeguarding the nitric oxide supply in the body. Moreover, nitric oxide helps to relax the blood vessels and thereby maintain steady blood pressure levels in the healthy range. The Vitamin C helps to keep the blood pressure in a normal level through the excretion of lead as well.
Vitamin B is said to help in lowering the blood pressure. The Vitamin B group is a complex vitamin of eight vitamins, comprising of:
- Vitamin B/Thiamine
- Vitamin 2/Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3/Niacin
- Vitamin B6/Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B12/Colabamine
- Folic Acid
- Biotin and
The B-complex –related vitamins provide important contributions to the regular function of the layer of blood vessels that is innermost, which helps to keep the blood pressure normal. Folic acid is a Vitamin B often used for reducing blood pressure. It is assumed that folic acid reduces the elevated homocysteine levels.
Vitamin D helps to block rennin, a powerful hormone that raises the blood pressure. As a result many people have deficiencies of Vitamin D in their blood, especially during summer. Hence it is important to take Vitamin D supplements. The dosage must be based on the fluctuations of blood level. Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant gives the arteries protection against hardening.