“Using B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels is an effective means of reducing blood pressure and may be especially useful in the management of drug-resistant hypertension, according to researchers at the University of Maine and University of Arkansas.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
A type of amino acid produced naturally in the body, high levels of homocysteine are regarded as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and renal disease. Homocysteine levels can be reduced through ensuring an optimum intake of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects an estimated 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 years worldwide. A condition in which the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels is consistently too high, it significantly increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes. The widespread occurrence of this health problem reflects the fact that, within conventional medicine circles, its primary cause has been insufficiently or not at all understood.
Based on Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research, we now know that the primary cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of micronutrients in the cells of the artery walls. By correcting this deficiency through resupply of the necessary micronutrients, it therefore becomes possible to control high blood pressure naturally, without drugs. The key micronutrients involved in the prevention and correction of high blood pressure include vitamin C, magnesium, and the amino acids lysine, proline, and arginine.
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