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How Much Garlic To Lower Blood Pressure
Mayo says...: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Can raw garlic and fresh ginger root lower blood pressure mine is 145 over 85 I am a powerlifter train 5 day week 10 min cardio every day?
No established data: There is no established data.......better try seeing a doctor and get the advise... ...Read more
I have seen have told me garlic pills help lower high blood pressure, along with working put and good diet is this true?
Diet ; Exercise: Reduced salt intake in the diet has been shown to be able to lower blood pressure by a few points. Daily exercise is important for almost every aspect of health including blood pressure. Unfortunately the effect of garlic pills is not scientifically proven. If blood pressure is abnormally elevated despite diet and exercise then it must be addressed with a doctor as medication may be needed. ...Read more
Would taking 1000mg Garlic tablet a day help decrease blood pressure? Is the higher dose the better?
There is some: anecdotal evidence (based on personal stories, not science!) that 600-900 mg of garlic (in tablet form) daily may lower one's blood pressure modestly. But many other non-drug treatments work better: Healthy diet low in fat, salt, high in fruits/veggies. Weight loss, if needed. Regular/daily physical activity. Stress reduction. Relaxed breathing, Meditation. Yoga. Tai Chi. Try those! ...Read more
Probably: A meta-analysis looking at 8 studies looking at garlic and hypertension showed that 3-4 studies showed reduction in blood pressure. However there were flaws in methodology and there needs to be more studies before recommending this routinely. Probably safe to try it and see if it works for you.Fyi, if you are overweight, any attempt and successful weight loss will reduce blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apparently so..: It is said that the ingredient in the bulb of the garlic is effective in lowering blood pressure, among an huge host of other beneficial effects. This belief goes back@ 6000 years, most prominently to the chinese and egyptian civilization. It is very highly used in germany, which is known for active use of many herbs, spices and natural remedies. And who could say no to garlic bread! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Garlic: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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