The Results Are In: Research Shows Green Juice Improves Blood Pressure
Written by: Lilla Bessenyei
1 in every 3 adults have high blood pressure in the U.S.
This issue in 2013 led to 360,000 deaths as a primary or contributing cause. Hypertension can cause many other complications like heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure and kidney disease. When the mean systolic pressure in blood is 140 mm Hg or higher and the mean diastolic pressure is 90 mm Hg or higher, we talk about high blood pressure.
However doctors try to manage this problem and lower the risk of the consequences by prescribing pills – these methods get used for the rest of the patient’s life, which can decrease the life quality due to their side effects.
Considering the advantage of lowering blood pressure and the disadvantages of prescribed drugs, non-pharmacological interventions are more and more emphasized. These aspects are weight control, dietary changes, exercise and cutting down alcohol consumption.
If you’re thinking about changing your diet for good, Organifi is a must have in your daily healthcare routine. In 3rd party clinical trials, Organifi has been shown to reduce blood pressure by an average of 3.4 mm Hg in 90 days.
Check out the ingredients that have shown to give Organifi Green Juice this powerful boost:
Chlorella is a unicellular green alga, which has the highest chlorophyll content of any known plant. It is also a rich source of protein, polyunsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, enzymes.
In both animal and clinical studies, chlorella has shown its benefits by lowering and maintaining normal blood pressure.
This plant has been used in India to manage hypertension for ages. It contains a bioactive compound called niazimicin, which caused 40-65% decrease of mean arterial blood pressure in rats. Quercetin, another phytochemical, has shown to lower blood pressure in rodents and humans. Scientists found moringa extract promising to help with hypertension.
Spirulina is a dark blue-green spiral shaped alga, rich in protein, iron, calcium and many other vitamins and minerals. A study has shown that spirulina normalized blood pressure in 36% of the patients and 50% of the participants with 1 or 2 hypertension lowered their blood pressure to be in the prehypertensive level.
Menthol, one of the main compounds of peppermint, has an ability to reduce tension and due to this, it successfully decreased hypertension in rodents.
Mint also contains polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties and play a role in the nitric oxide (NO) metabolism. This helps to control vascular tone and high blood pressure.
Beets contain nitrates, which can be converted to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide relaxes the blood vessel, therefore, decreasing hypertension. In the world of medicines, this mechanism is commonly used to manage blood pressure and relieve angina pectoris.
Clinical trials have shown that beet juice has an ability to help with this issues as well.
Green tea can inhibit the Angiotensin Convertase Enzyme (ACE), meaning it may have blood pressure decreasing properties.
ACE inhibitors are very popular among drugs as well. The renin-angiotensin system has an important role in regulating blood pressure.
Wheatgrass contains high amounts of chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium and many other vitamins and minerals.
Scientists say that magnesium and potassium combined can be more effective than using magnesium alone to lower hypertension.
Oxidative stress and hypertension are related. There is evidence that cortisol (AKA the stress hormone) can induce this issue, so reducing cortisol can be beneficial in managing high blood pressure. Ashwagandha has been known to be able to downturn cortisol. Organifi has shown to significantly reduce this hormone during 3rd party clinical trials.
Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin, acts as a calcium channel blocker, meaning it can dilate arteries. Blocking the calcium channels is also a well-known mechanism to manage hypertension among pharmacists. Another study summed up that turmeric was effective managing this issue in patients with kidney problems.
Lemons contain citric acid, polyphenols, vitamin C and many other useful phytochemicals. A study concluded that lemon juice consumption can lower sudden blood pressure rises.
Coconut water high in potassium and reportedly lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
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Lilla Bessenyei is a pharmacist and writer. It has been through her own experience that she realized that health and happiness start with what you put in your body and mind - including your thoughts. She is an avid researchers and has learned a lot about health and medicine. In her studies, she found that cultivating healthy emotions were just as important (if not more so) as a healthy diet. She is a fitness junkie, enjoys the numerous benefits of a vegan diet and enjoys helping people discover true health and happiness.
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