Many of us have been given misleading information when it comes to understanding our blood pressure and how to improve it. We have been told that it was a "disease," which in fact it is not, so we go to the doctor and are prescribed medications that they say will improve our blood pressure, but what we are not told is that the medication that may improve one issue may be the reason for our next doctor's visit and cause many other issues.
Think about this: When you watch a commercial advertising a medication, you see someone struggling with a condition, and once they take that medication, they are able to play catch with their son again or run laps on a track again, but what happens at the end of the commercial? You see, the fine print at the bottom of the screen barely readable to the human eye and hear the narrator increase their speed of talking. These are the side effects of this "great" medication, but think of why they would not want you to hear these side effects loud and clear. That is because the side effects can be very severe.
Health By Any Means Necessary is dedicated to radically improving the health conditions of our community by providing you with education and products that will benefit your overall health while improving your blood pressure. Our Pressure-T contains four crucial ingredients that support heart health and stimulate blood flow throughout the cardiovascular system without the long list of side effects and with a long list of health benefits.
In several recent studies, drinking herbal tea that contained hibiscus daily didn't simply improve blood pressure, but decreased blood pressure on average by 7-10 points. This result was due to the high amounts of specific antioxidants that were being introduced to the endothelium on a daily basis. That constant introduction of antioxidants improved the function of the endothelium leading to lowered blood pressure.
Hibiscus is also known to improve liver health. Due to hibiscus' ability to increase detoxifying enzymes that remove toxic substances, this allows it to flush out the liver. While the liver is important to overall health, it is also important to our blood pressure. Toxins in the liver can cause high blood pressure in the portal vein that provides the liver with blood.
Studies have shown that hibiscus speeds up the metabolism promoting natural weight loss and contains compounds, such as polyphenols, that fight against cancer.
Rosehips are very high in flavonoids. Flavonoids help to control our cellular activity and fight against free radicals in the body that cause fatigue, memory loss, decreased eyesight, joint paints, etc. These side effects are also known as oxidative stress. For people with raised blood pressure levels, flavonoid antioxidants have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and improve the blood flow to the heart.
High blood pressure has a heavy effect on blood circulation, causing pain and inflammation in the legs and hands. Rosehips have anti-inflammatory effects in their compounds, which include Polyphenols, used to protect the body from oxidative stress, and Galactolipids, known for their ability to reduce joint pain.
Rosehips also helps to support a healthy immune system that may be weakened through its very rich source of vitamin C. Rosehips also benefits heart health, and protects the skin from potential damage.
Blueberries are known for their sweet taste and being a Summer snack favorite, but their health benefits show that they are so much more than that. Blueberries are another ingredient in our Pressure-T that is very rich in flavonoids, which berries are known to be high in, but they especially contain a high amount of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid that gives red, blue, and purple plants their color. They also modulate endothelial cells and their function. Endothelial cells are lined in the inner surface of blood vessels to regulate blood pressure and assist with blood flow.
Blood pressure has a negative correlation with bone mineral density, and studies show this correlation to be more prominent in the elderly population. Blueberries contain minerals and vitamins that are crucial in maintaining the strength and elasticity in our bones, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and vitamin K.
Aside from the benefits of blueberries relating to blood pressure, blueberries are also good for improving mental health, maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and feeling full to reduce a constant appetite to aid in weight loss.
The second berry in our tea reduces the chances of high blood pressure through aiding in the dilation of blood vessels. By limiting the stress put on blood vessels, blood flow is able to be regulated and boosted throughout the body. With its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, cranberries can also prevent damage inside of the blood vessel.
Cranberries are part of the superfood family. Superfoods are defined as "a food rich in compounds considered beneficial to a person's health" (Merriam-Webster). They are most known to help with urinary tract health, specifically with UTIs, but they can also improve gut health and control acids that are detrimental to our mouths.
Medications prescribed for the blood pressure may be a ticket right to your next doctor's visit, but these four ingredients in our Pressure-T will improve your blood pressure AND improve your overall health. For more resources and products for blood pressure, click here.