High blood pressure is a huge problem in the United States, contributing each year to over 200,000 deaths. Making matters worse is that many of the prescribed drugs have side effects including dizziness, light-headedness, headache and even kidney problems.
Fortunately, there now appears to be a safe and effective natural approach to reduce blood pressure. Researchers have found a specific combination of peptides (proteins) from fermented milk and a unique grape extract that can work to lower blood pressure in much the same manner as the preferred prescription approach—without side effects.
According to published research, fermented milk peptides work in much the same way as traditional ACE inhibitors by reducing angiotensin II, the kidney derived enzyme that can cause high blood pressure. Angiotensin II raises blood pressure by increasing both the fluid volume and degree of constriction of blood vessels. It’s like pinching a garden hose while you turn up the faucet full blast —the pressure increases. Studies show fermented milk peptides can reduce blood pressure by relaxing arterial walls and reducing fluid volume.
Additionally, researchers from the University of California, Davis, found that after 4 weeks on a unique grape extract, participants experienced a 13-point drop in systolic pressure and a 6-point drop in diastolic. While these results may seem modest, studies show that a mere 3-point reduction in systolic pressure cuts stroke risk by 10-13% and the chances of having a heart attack by 7%.
I know of only one formula that combines fermented milk peptides with the same grape extract used in the studies. It’s called Blood Pressure Take Care™ from New Chapter. I like BP Take Care because it provides clinically studied nutrients in a one-a-day dose. While BP Take Care appears to be safe when taken in combination with common blood pressure drugs, it’s best to discuss this with your doctor.
Please note – These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.