In what is thought to be the first study of its kind, a pooled analysis of the available data suggests exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs for lowering high blood pressure.
While drugs can initially be effective in lowering high blood pressure, they do not correct the primary cause of the problem. As Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research has shown, the primary cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of essential micronutrients in the cells of the artery walls. Among other functions, these cells are responsible for the availability of ‘relaxing factors’ (nitric oxide), which decrease vascular wall tension and keep blood pressure within the normal range.
The natural amino acid arginine, vitamin C, and other components of Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations for high blood pressure contribute to the optimum availability of these artery wall relaxing factors. In contrast, chronic deficiency of these essential nutrients can result in spasms and a thickening of the blood vessel walls, which can eventually elevate blood pressure.
To learn more about lowering high blood pressure using natural approaches, read this article on our website.
To read about research showing that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with a better capacity for exercise, see this article on our website.