High Blood Pressure
Incorporating 5 Essentials™
Get a chiropractic exam. The fundamental premise of chiropractic care is to balance the spine to support the health and integrity of the central nervous system, which controls all systems of the body, including the cardiovascular system.
Maintain regular chiropractic care. Your chiropractor may specifically assess your spinal structure as it relates to the health of the cardiac plexus and other nerves associated with circulation and endocrine support.
Avoid foods with added salt. Excess salt can cause your body to retain water, causing your blood volume to increase and your heart to work harder. As a result, this can increase blood pressure.(3)
Eliminate dairy, gluten, or other food sensitivities. Some research states that food sensitivities may actually increase blood pressure.(4) Talk to your MaxLiving Doctor about performing a food sensitivity test.
Avoid stimulants, like caffeine and ephedra. Average amounts of caffeine and stimulants have been shown to increase blood pressure.(5)
Increase consumption of organic, raw vegetables. Research shows that including nutrient-rich raw vegetables is very beneficial to your overall health, including cholesterol levels.(6)
Be sure to take a highly absorbable magnesium supplement. Magnesium is critical for over 300 biochemical reactions, including blood pressure support. Supplementation with a quality magnesium can help balance and support healthy blood pressure.(7)
Eliminate refined and hydrogenated oils, including vegetable oil, peanut oil, and fried foods. These oils are inflammatory and very damaging to the cardiovascular system, including blood pressure.(8) Instead choose healthy fats like avocados, raw nuts, or raw olive oil.
Learn to manage stress. Stress causes your body to release vasoconstricting hormones, which are known to increase blood pressure.(9) Practice techniques to manage stress such as relaxation, yoga, and practicing gratitude daily.(10)(11)
Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. (12) Due to busy schedules, sleep can frequently be sent to the back burner. However, reduced amounts of quality sleep can lead to increases in blood pressure.(13)
Oxygen & Exercise
Exercise regularly. Exercise is critically important for heart health and blood pressure.(14) Exercise, especially high-intensity, short duration exercise may help improve blood pressure.(15) Aim to practice high-intensity, short-duration exercise at least 3-4 times per week.
Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting any exercise program.
Avoid smoking. Smoking is considered to be a considerable risk factor, causing about one out of every four cardiovascular disease deaths. (16) There are over 4,000 chemicals in smoke which work together to narrow blood vessels. (16)(17)
Check for heavy metal toxicity. Heavy metal toxicity may activate an enzyme that increases dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. This, in turn, can increase blood pressure.(18)
If you have any concerns about your blood pressure, please consult with your healthcare practitioner about performing the proper blood tests.
Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other nutraceuticals in your dietary practices.
High Blood Pressure Nutraceutical Recommendations
Instructions for Use
Four capsules per day with a meal.
One scoop in 8-10 oz water per day.
Daily Essentials for Men or Women
Two (2) capsules of Multivitamin (Men's or Women's)
One (1) capsule of Vitamin D3 + Probiotics
One (1) capsule of B-Complex with Delayed Release
Two (2) softgels of Optimal Omega
Two (2) capsules of Magnesium Glycinate
Instructions for Use
One packet daily with a meal.
High Blood Pressure Bundle
Daily Essentials for Men or Women
Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.
*For optimal results, we recommend you perform a metabolic analysis profile test, which tests for key biomarkers that identify nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, bacterial overgrowth, and drug effects. Talk with your MaxLiving Chiropractor about the Metabolix Program to get tested and be able to obtain a more customized health plan.
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3. The trouble with excess salt. Health.harvard.edu. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-trouble-with-excess-salt. Published October, 2019. Accessed May 5, 2021.
4. West J, Logan RFA, Card TR, Smith C, Hubbard R, et al. Risk of vascular disease in adults with diagnosed coeliac disease: a population-based study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004;20(1):73-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.02008.x.
5. Chrysant SG. The impact of coffee consumption on blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017;15(3):151-156. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2017.1287563.
6. Koebnick C, Garcia AL, Dagnelie PC, Strassner C, Lindemans J, Katz N, Leizmann C, Hoffmann I, et al. Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans. J Nutr. 2005;135(10):2372-8. doi: 10.1093/jn/135.10.2372.
7. Dibaba DT, Xun P, Song Y, Rosanoff A, Shechter M, He K, et al. The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure in individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or noncommunicable chronic diseases: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106(3):921-929. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155291.
8. Provido SMP, Abris GP, Hong S, Yu SH, Lee CB, Lee JE, et al. Association of fried food intake with prehypertension and hypertension: the Filipino women’s diet and health study. Nutr Res Pract. 2020;14(1):76-84. doi: 10.4162/nrp.2020.14.1.76.
9. Kulkarni S, O’Farrell I, Erasi M, Kochar MS, et al. Stress and hypertension. WMJ. 1998;97(11):34-8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9894438/.Published December, 1998. Accessed May 5, 2021.
10. Cadzow RB, Servoss TJ, et al. The association between perceived social support and health among patients at a free urban clinic. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009;101(3):243-50. doi: 10.1016/s0027-9684(15)30852-x.
11. Sansone RA, Sansone LA, et al. Gratitude and Well Being. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2010;7(11):18-22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010965/. Published November, 2010. Accessed May 5, 2021.
12. Suni E. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? sleepfoundation.org. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need. Updated March 9, 2021. Accessed May 5, 2021.
13. Lopez-Jimenez F. Sleep deprivation: A cause of high blood pressure? Mayoclinic.org. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/expert-answers/sleep-deprivation/faq-20057959#:~:text=The%20less%20you%20sleep%2C%20the,make%20your%20blood%20pressure%20worse. Published January 6, 2021. Accessed May 5, 2021.
14. Getting Active to Control High Blood Pressure. Heart.org. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/changes-you-can-make-to-manage-high-blood-pressure/getting-active-to-control-high-blood-pressure. Reviewed October 31, 2016. Accessed May 5, 2021.
15. Kravitz L. Metabolic Effects of HIIT. IDEA Fitness Journal. 2014;11(5):16-18. https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/metabolicEffectsHIIT.html#:~:text=The%20researchers%20elucidate%20that%20HIIT,cholesterol%20and%20blood%20triglycerides%20levels. Published 2014. Accessed May 5, 2021.
16. Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease. Cdc.gov. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/50th-anniversary/pdfs/fs_smoking_CVD_508.pdf. Accessed May 5, 2021.
17. There are 4000 chemicals in every cigarette. Lung.ca. https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/smoking-and-tobacco/whats-cigarettes/there-are-4000-chemicals-every-cigarette. Updated December 10, 2016. Accessed May 5, 2021.
18. Houston MC. The role of mercury and cadmium heavy metals in vascular disease, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007;13(2):S128-33. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17405690/#:~:text=Mercury%2C%20cadmium%2C%20and%20other%20heavy%20metals%20inactivate%20COMT%2C%20which,clue%20to%20heavy%20metal%20toxicity. Published March, 2007. Accessed May 5, 2021.
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