Vitamins and Supplements to be Taken to Control Blood Pressure

Moderate blood pressure must be maintained throughout the body to allow blood to carry oxygen efficiently to tissues in all parts of the body. High blood pressure (hypertension) may result in excessive strain on cardiovascular system, low blood pressure (hypotension) may result in prevention of proper blood flow to some of the tissues in the body. A variety of vitamins are necessary to control blood pressure and also play a key role in preventing hyper and hypotension.

Vitamin B3 or niacin is required that helps to control the blood pressure, it also acts as a vasodilator, enabling the blood vessels to relax and therefore lower your blood pressure. High consumption of Vitamin C can affect the blood pressure and high levels of Vitamin C may lead individuals to face an increased incidence of lead poisoning. This toxicity causes hypertension and affects normal blood pressure and can harm the tissues throughout the body.

The supplements for controlling high blood pressure are fish oils which improve blood circulation and lower the risk of high blood pressure, antioxidants are useful to maintain the health of arteries. Arjuna and hawthorn are traditional herbs used as a supplement for controlling high blood pressure. Lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant, aerobic exercise and yoga also helps to control high blood pressure.

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