Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure
“Let’s check your blood pressure.” A doctor’s visit often begins with this ritual, and for good reason. A rise in blood pressure (BP) can develop in anyone, and it can take years for symptoms to appear. By the time the symptoms do appear, damage may have already been done.
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 85 million, or about one in three adults in the United States have elevated blood pressure. And about two-thirds of adults over age 65 tend to experience a similar condition, according to the National Institute of Health.
Many factors can impact blood pressure, including age, race, ethnicity and genetics. But lifestyle habits and choices can also play a role.
What can you do to maintain healthy blood pressure and prevent health problems? Start by monitoring your blood pressure.
What is normal and healthy?
Healthy blood pressure depends on overall cardiovascular health and the functional well-being of arteries and veins transporting blood throughout the body.
As the heart pumps blood, pressure from the force of the blood pushes against the walls of the arteries. When blood flows through blood vessels at higher than normal pressures, blood pressure rises. When your blood pressure is measured, there are two readings – systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood, and diastolic is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. Normal blood pressure is defined when readings are both below 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic), that is, below 120/80.
Factors effecting blood pressure
The environment we live in directly impacts our health and well-being. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine monitored more than 8,000 participants over the age of 65 and found significant variance in systolic and diastolic BP values depending on the range of outdoor temperatures. As it got warmer, BP was lower, but when temperatures dropped, BP rose.
Lifestyle habits and choices can also impact BP. Physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol consumption and poor dietary choices lead to a higher risk of increased blood pressure. For example, obesity increases resistance in the blood vessels, causing the heart to have to work harder, which then leads to increased blood pressure. Various studies have pointed to long-term occupational and mental stress having a serious impact on blood pressure levels.
Lowering your risks
Simple lifestyle changes can help maintain healthy blood pressure. Incorporating regular exercise and eating a heart healthy diet usually helps. Relaxation techniques, such as tai chi and yoga, are also beneficial in maintaining healthy blood pressure.
For additional support, the gluten-free 120/80 Care targeted natural supplement is formulated to help promote cardiovascular balance and maintain healthy blood pressure already within normal levels. 120/80 Care helps support healthy muscle function throughout the cardiovascular system. It also provides nutrients that support healthy stress response and blood flow.
Whole-Body Nutrient Support
120/80 Care promotes cardiovascular health and a youthful sense of well-being through a hybrid approach, combining elements of traditional Asian philosophies and Western natural support.
Redd Remedies’ proprietary Cardio Stress Blend is a carefully balanced formulation of astragalus extract, andrographis (leaf) extract, and schisandra (berry) extract. A combination of these ingredients works to support healthy cardiac function.
Schisandra, a berry native to China and parts of Russia, is one of the key ingredients in 120/80 Care. It works to promote resistance to emotional stress and supports healthy adrenal function. As an adaptogen, it can help support normal kidney function and promote detoxification pathways via the liver during times of stress. Among the many benefits of schisandra, it helps relax and calm the mind, spirit and body.
Andrographis, a plant native to South Asia, and astragalus, an herb native to China, promote healthy diastolic and systolic blood pressure and support relaxation of smooth muscles of the arteries. Hawthorn, a plant native to Europe, works to promote normal blood flow and a healthy heart beat.
Magnesium rice protein chelate, an essential mineral included in 120/80 Care, supports a healthy cardiovascular system by nourishing the smooth muscles of the heart. Potassium, another important mineral, contributes to smooth muscle relaxation, aids the kidneys in fluid balance, and supports healthy BP.
120/80 Care can be taken twice daily with meals and may be supplemented with Redd Remedies’ Heart Strong.
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