Blood Pressure Factors™
Regulation of blood pressure in the body is constantly monitored through a “negative feedback loop”. Specific nutrients have been identified as beneficial for supporting this blood pressure regulation system in three key areas: the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, and fluid balance. A number of these nutrients play multiple roles.

 

Supports the cardiovascular system:
Hawthorn – cardiovascular support.
Taurine – found in relatively high levels in the heart muscles and has neurotransmitter properties for the nervous system. Involved in cell volume regulation in the nervous system.
Magnesium – a mineral relaxant for arterial smooth muscle, works with calcium. As an electrolyte it is needed by nerve and muscle cells including the heart.
Cayenne – an herbal smooth muscle relaxant.
Apple pectin – soluble fiber
Manganese – The antioxidant enzyme system Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) located in mitochondrial membranes uses manganese at its active site.

 

Supports the nervous system:
Calcium – electrolyte.
Magnesium – Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems regulating diverse biochemical reactions in the body including muscle and nerve function.
Vitamin B-6 – nerve nutrient, acts as a co-enzyme for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters including serotonin.
Potassium – electrolyte for proper nerve action and communication.
Valerian – relaxant, sedative.
Hops – relaxant that does not cause drowsiness during the day; nervine.

Supports fluid balancing:
Vitamin B-6 – helps the body to maintain the balance between sodium and potassium, and to regulate the body’s fluids.
Potassium – balances sodium levels in tissues by entering cells and displacing sodium.
Celery – traditional herbal nerve tonic.

 

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