Blood Pressure Support
W/ Hawthorne Extract, Coleus forskohlii Extract, Taurine, Hops strobiles, Calccium, Magnesium.
Magnesium is a well-known and important mineral for the heart, muscles, and kidneys. A deficiency in magnesium has been associated with high blood pressure.
Hawthorn has been traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat irregular heartbeat, angina, and high blood pressure.
Coleus forskohlii, also known as Plectranthus barbatus, is a plant native to India. It has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help treat blood pressure. A German clinical trial with 18 healthy patients found that hawthorn lowered heart rate and blood pressure during exercise and maintained resting heart rate while elevations were noted in the control group (Hellenbrecht, et. al. 1990). The herb Coleus Forskohlii has a long history of use in Ayurvedic systems of medicine. Its primary active chemical component forskolin was discovered in 1974 by the Indian Central Drug Research Institute (27). Possible cardiovascular effects of the herb Coleus Forskohlii involve the lowering of blood pressure by increasing cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate) levels throughout the cardiovascular system, which results in relaxation of the arteries – See more at: http://drhoffman.com/article/alternative-approaches-to-hypertension-2/#sthash.eitPIhrm.dpuf.
The cardiovascular benefits of taurine are abundant and convincing. Multiple studies have shown taurine will lower blood pressure (it is particularly effective at preventing hypertension related to insulin resistance and poor metabolic health). The beneficial effects of taurine were also demonstrated in studies involving human subjects suffering essential hypertension. Taurine supplementation of 6 g/day for as little as 7 days resulted in measurable decreases in blood pressure in these patients – read more at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12436205.