Supplementation of 800 micrograms of folic acid daily as in ActiFolate by Metagenics is helpful. In one study that took place over three years, subjects who received placebo instead of folic acid experienced significantly greater loss of low frequency hearing. Men over the age of 60 who reported the highest intake of folate and/or folic acid were significantly less likely to develop hearing loss.
Intake of ActiFolate (1 tab) or Multigenics (6 tabs) will provide folate; folic acid is the supplement form of folate. Beta carotene, vitamins C and E are all useful as well.
You can get more folate in your diet by eating spinach and other leafy green vegetables, asparagus, peas, beans, chickpeas, and liver.
What YOU Can Do To Bring Your Blood Pressure Down
I do think regular Chiropractic Adjustments helps – this maintains vital nerve flow to the cardiovascular system; reduces mechanical stress to the nervous system; enhances all nutritional and dietary suggestions by allowing for optimal assimilation.
Lose 5-10 pounds because excess weight can often lead to increased blood pressure.
Give up “empty” calories like sugar, white bread, cake, cookies, pie, hard alcohol.
Try eating more fish, lean meat, vegetables, use butter, and eggs are OK.
Avoid corn and corn syrup (liquid corn oil, fructose corn syrup, etc).
Cut Down on Salt. Try to decrease the salt you add while cooking and not add any salt at the table. Avoid salt-loaded foods, such as chips, crackers, and canned foods high in sodium. Instead of salt, try cooking with other flavorings such as lemon juice, mint, mustard, herbs, curry, etc. Use your imagination!
Get More Exercise. Walk up and down stairs rather than taking the elevator. Walk the few blocks to the store rather than hopping in the car, etc. Try to be physically active every day, and be more intense about it.
Control Your Caffeine Intake – Coffee, tea, colas, and analgesics contain caffeine which can elevate blood pressure. A cup or two of coffee is not harmful, it contains lots of antioxidants.
Increase Consumption of Calcium, Garlic, Magnesium, Potassium-Rich Foods. Studies show that calcium, magnesium, garlic, and potassium may be more helpful in lowering blood pressure than salt restriction.
Increase Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Studies indicate that oils in fish may help lower blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a dangerous disease. If not brought under control, it can lead to strokes and heart attacks.
Here is a list of the supplements I recommend: You can order these from my website @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.com and link to Metagenics. They will mail these to you.
Wellness Essentials for Men/women formula — 2 packets daily
Vasotensin — 2 tablets twice daily with food. Vasotensin provides active peptides from bonito fish to help prevent the formation of angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, through their interaction with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). This activity supports healthy vascular function for optimal blood flow and healthy blood pressure levels.
NanaoCellQ — 1 teasspoon 1-2 times daily with meals. Highly Absorbable Coenzyme Q10 with Natural Vitamin E. Studies show that CoQ10 deficiency is present in 39% of people with hypertension. CoQ10 lowers blood pressure by lowering cholesterol levels and stabilizing the vascular membrane via its antioxidant properties.
Cardiogenics Intensive Care — 1-2 tablets 2 times daily between meals with juice. Nutritional support for healthy circulation and cardiac function. Calcium has been shown in studies to not only lower blood pressure, but also to help to prevent it. Some scientists have stated that calcium counteracts the effects that sodium has on blood pressure. Magnesium is another valuable mineral for controlling hypertension. Numerous studies show that magnesium has a positive effect on hypertension. It works by relaxing and smoothing the muscle of blood vessels and also plays a role in cell membrane permeability to sodium and calcium. Potassium is perhaps the best-known natural remedy for lowering blood pressure. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that low potassium levels contribute to the development of hypertension.
ActiFolate — 6-12 tablets daily with food. Actifolate is comprehensive folate nutrition in the active forms. Several studies have demonstrated that high-dose folic acid acutely lowers blood pressure and enhances coronary vasodilator function in patients with coronary artery disease.