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Good health depends on maintaining healthy balanced blood pressure. When it is increasingly above normal there is a risk for chronic diseases associated with the cardiovascular system, brain, kidney and other important organs. Blood Pressure Support Formula supplies potent nutrients and herbs to help maintain normal, healthy blood pressure.

Benefits:

  • Relaxes the smooth muscles of blood vessels
  • Balances the minerals required for healthy range of blood pressure
  • Contributes to healthy heart muscle contraction
  • Produces a calming effect on the central nervous system
  • Supports healthy blood pressure and related efficiency of heart

What is Blood Pressure Support Formula?

Blood Pressure Support Formula is a blend of a mineral, an amino acid and three herbs, all of which are either known or believed to support cardiovascular health in ways that work together to reduce blood pressure.

The mineral is magnesium, which has been clinically shown to play a role in reducing blood pressure. The amino acid is taurine, which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce blood pressure in as few as seven days. The herbs are standardized extracts of hawthorn, coleus and hops, all of which have been shown to be valuable in helping to regulate blood pressure.

How Does it Help my Problem?

Increasing blood pressure often accompanies aging. It is important for older adults to monitor blood pressure as they age because blood pressure tends to creep upward with years, even in otherwise healthy adults. High blood pressure is more common in men than in women, but it has become more common in women than it was in the past.

Obesity, smoking, lack of regular exercise, stress, high salt intake and consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day can contribute to increased blood pressure, but so can factors that individuals cannot directly control. Those factors include genetics, family history, chronic kidney disease, increasing age and a history of adrenal or thyroid disorders.

Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), dating back from the days before digital devices were available. Clinics and hospitals still have those wall mounted devices filled with a column of mercury, but the designation is uniformly applied to all blood pressure readings regardless of whether any mercury column is involved.

The standard for normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. Borderline high blood pressure is 120-139 / 80-89. Anything over 140/90 is considered to be high blood pressure and needs attention.

What the blood pressure monitor is measuring is the force of blood pushing against arterial walls as the heart pumps it through the body. When blood pressure is high, the heart has to work harder to move blood throughout the body, and the higher force against arterial walls can damage the blood vessels themselves. Leaving high blood pressure unaddressed can lead to atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries – and eventually to heart failure. Additionally, there is evidence that high blood pressure can lead to brain injury, even among middle-aged adults.

It’s never too late to take high blood pressure seriously, but neither is it ever too early to begin paying attention to it. Once it develops, it generally does not go away, and it is far more common among adults in their 30s and 40s than it ever was before. Particularly with the growing incidence of obesity in the United States, high blood pressure is being seen much more often even in children and older teens.

Now is the best time to monitor blood pressure and keep it under control. The normal pattern for blood pressure is to increase with age. If it already is elevated in middle age, the effect of the normal pattern of increasing with age will only be intensified in later years. Conversely, the individual who monitors blood pressure and keeps it within normal range will be able to ward off negative health issues associated with high blood pressure for a much longer time.

Mayo Clinic staff writers report that most prescription approaches to controlling high blood pressure involves a combination of two or three different types of drugs. The first is a diuretic, which helps to reduce blood volume by removing excess water. The second and third drug types can be any combination of ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or renin inhibitors. All of these types of drugs carry side effects, however, and can lead to the development of other problems.

BLUESPRING’s Blood Pressure Support Formula

One of the complaints the medical community used to have about more natural treatments of specific health issues was that products were inconsistent in the levels of active ingredients delivered to the individual.

BLUESPRING uses only standardized high quality ingredients, meaning that each dose delivers exactly what the label says it does. Further, BLUESPRING operates according to the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices in the USA and tests each ingredient for efficacy and stability.

Each ingredient in BLUESPRING’s Blood Pressure Support Formula has a distinct purpose.

Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid most readily found in meat and fish. In the human body, it is found in its highest levels in the brain, heart, retina and blood platelets. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Those that the human body cannot make are referred to essential amino acids, while those that the human body can make are known as conditional amino acids. Taurine is a conditional amino acid. Some people do not get enough taurine in the diet and cannot make enough internally. Taurine often is added to infant formulas and to the liquid fed to individuals through feeding tubes.

Taurine appears to calm the sympathetic nervous system, that portion of the nervous system that controls organ function and the portion that often is too active in those with high blood pressure. Also, there is research evidence that taurine improves the function of the heart’s left ventricle, the same area adversely affected by congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.

Taurine has long been used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol and even cystic fibrosis. It also is an effective antioxidant. Taurine has been found to be safe in adults in studies lasting a full year. There are no known side effects.

Magnesium

The medical center of the University of Kansas reports that magnesium has been shown in research studies to help lower high blood pressure. It also helps to lower the risk of diabetes and helps anxiety, both of which can contribute to increased blood pressure. The diuretics used to treat high blood pressure can create deficiency levels of magnesium as well as potassium.

Aging negatively affects the body’s ability to effectively use the magnesium it does have, and it is more difficult to gain sufficient magnesium exclusively through diet alone. The best food sources of magnesium are grains, nuts, seeds and greens, but those sources deliver much less magnesium than they did several decades ago. Magnesium is a mineral essential to plant growth, but in many areas the soil itself has been depleted of magnesium. The result is that not even the best food sources of magnesium now deliver as much of the mineral as in the past.

The only known side effect of magnesium is diarrhea in some people, and that can be eliminated by cutting back on the dose.

Herbs

Hawthorn

(Crataegus oxyacantha) has long been used to treat heart issues. The plant flavonoid vitexin is the active ingredient that Blood Pressure Support Formula gains through hawthorn extract. Vitexin is a vasodilator, which causes blood vessels to relax and open. Blood pressure declines when blood vessels are not so constricted.

Coleus forskohlii

is a member of the mint family that has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. As hawthorn encourages blood vessel dilation, C. forskohlii inhibits blood vessel constriction. BlueSpring uses the root of C. forskohlii in the form of the Forslean brand patented by the Sabinsa Corporation. Forslean is a standardized and rigorously tested form of forskolin, the active ingredient that inhibits blood vessel constriction.

Hops Strobiles

(Humulus lupulus), is the same plant that has been used for centuries to flavor beer. Hops also has a strong sedating effect on the nervous system. It helps to lower blood pressure by relaxing arterial walls.

Healthy Tips

Mechanisms that control blood pressure are complex and can involve many internal systems, so achieving and maintaining blood pressure balance also requires a multifaceted approach.

Lifestyle changes not only can help treatments to work better, but when combined with natural treatments such as Blood Pressure Support Formula they also may allow the individual to completely avoid or reduce the use of drugs with unwanted side effects.

Control the Salt

Reducing salt intake involves far more than avoiding potato chips or hiding the salt shaker. Sodium encourages water retention, which in turn increases blood volume. Blood pressure increases as the heart pumps a higher volume of blood through the cardiovascular system.

The federal government recommends a limit of 2,300 mg of sodium per day, but the American Heart Association recommends that the upper limit should be 1,500 mg. Americans currently eat away from home about five times a week, but many of the meals we eat at home are of the highly processed, convenience variety. Foods that don’t taste salty at all can be loaded with sodium.

Restaurant meals often are the worst offenders, in part because portion sizes have increased so dramatically over the past several years. Even a small Double Cheeseburger from McDonald’s dollar menu delivers 1,137 mg of sodium, however – and that’s before adding the fries. Many people are trying to eat healthier these days and so often opt for salads. The Caesar salad with grilled chicken at Chili’s sounds healthy enough, but it has 1,010 calories and a whopping 1,910 mg of sodium. T.G.I. Friday’s wonderful pecan salad comes in at just under 1,400 calories, but the company has not yet released additional nutritional information.

Drink Water

If water retention is an issue where high blood pressure is concerned, the advice to drink more of it can seem counterintuitive. Water is greatly beneficial, however. It can help to flush out excess sodium, which in turn reduces the water retention factor. It also helps to keep the individual away from sodas, which are filled with unhealthy high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners that are even worse, but often also have high sodium content.

Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

Body fat is “living” in the sense that the circulatory system must deliver nutrients and oxygen to the many individual cells contained within it. Servicing excess body fat places a greater load on the cardiovascular system. The heart has to work harder to pump blood through a larger body than through a smaller one, increasing the force with which the blood travels through blood vessels.

Don’t Smoke!

Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, making their internal volume area smaller. When the same amount of blood is travelling through smaller spaces, blood pressure increases.

Monitor Alcohol Consumption

Moderate alcohol consumption can have a positive effect on blood pressure, but drinking too much has the opposite effect. How that mechanism operates is not fully understood, but it has been identified repeatedly in research studies. The definition of moderate consumption is two drinks a day for men under the age of 65, or one drink a day for women of any age and men over 65.

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise strengthens the heart, and a stronger heart has to make less effort to pump blood throughout the body. Because the heart is not working so hard, there is less pressure on arterial walls and therefore lower blood pressure. The key to using exercise as a control measure is that it must be regular and ongoing.

Recent Studies Prove Traditional Remedies Work

Studies on Magnesium

Studies concluding the beneficial effects of magnesium have appeared regularly since the 1970s. A more recent one published in 2012 also concludes that magnesium supplementation achieves a “clinically significant” reduction in blood pressure.

Kass L, Weekes J, Carpenter L. Effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Feb 8. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2012.4. Retrieved from naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?edition=1§ion=3&article=315

Studies on Taurine

There also is a wealth of research information on the benefits of taurine in reducing blood pressure. Canadian researchers cautioned that further research using extensive double-blind trials are needed before unequivocally recommending taurine as a standard tool, but they agree that taurine is highly effective.

Xu YJ, Arneja AS, Tappia PS, Dhalla NS. The potential health benefits of taurine in cardiovascular disease. Exp Clin Cardiol. 2008 Summer;13(2):57-65. Retrieved from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22The+potential+health+benefits+of+taurine+in+cardiovascular+disease.%22

Studies on Hawthorn

There is less research information on herbal supplementation, but that which does exist concedes that herbal preparations have value and a place in the anti-hypertension arsenal. One such study confirmed hawthorn’s effects in a study published in 2006.

Brixius K, Willms S, Napp A, et al. Crataegus special extract WS 1442 induces an endothelium-dependent, NO-mediated vasorelaxation via eNOS-phosphorylation at serine 1177. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2006;20(3):177-84.

Studies on Coleus

Indian researchers assessed the benefit of using the form of Coleus forskohlii used in Blood Pressure Support Formula. In a study published in 2011, the researchers flatly state that it is an effective treatment for hypertension. They tested two groups. One group gained improvement in 76.19 percent of study participants. Seventy-five percent of participants gained improvement in the second study group.

Jagtap M, Chandola HM, Ravishankar B. (2011, January). Clinical efficacy of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq. (Makandi) in hypertension of geriatric population. Ayu, 32(1):59-65. doi: 10.4103/0974-8520.85729. Retrieved from nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22131759

Studies on Hops (Humulus lupulus),

In 2008, French researchers published a study concluding H. lupulus to be a vasodilating agent. The study used only rats as subjects, but confirmed vascular benefits.

Figard H, Girard C, Mougin F, Demougeot C, Berthelot A. (2008, March). Effects of aqueous hop (Humulus Lupulus L.) extract on vascular reactivity in rats: mechanisms and influence of gender and hormonal status. Phytomedicine, 15(3):185-93. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17951040

In the News....

Recently, Time magazine published an article explaining that high blood pressure now is a danger for those as young as 40. The focus of the article was not a repeat of the standard warnings of the dangers of high blood pressure, however. Instead, it discussed the findings of brain scientists at the University of California’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

At the age of 40, an individual with consistently high blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg has several adverse effects occurring in the brain. High blood pressure reduces the volume of the brain’s grey matter, but it also negatively affects the structural integrity of the nerve-containing white matter of the brain. Visually, the brain of this 40-year-old with high blood pressure appears to be about 7.2 years older than the brain of someone the same age with normal blood pressure.

There have been other studies linking hypertension with brain damage, but this one was the first to document the association in midlife.

Britain’s Daily Mail published an article in 2011 warning about the effects of a single high-sodium meal. Using 16 healthy adults, researchers measured blood flow at the brachial artery before and after two separate meals. The first meal carried a sodium level of four grams, or 4,000 mg. Blood flow in the study subjects’ brachial arteries slowed right away and remained subdued for 30 to 60 minutes. The second meal contained only 300 mg of sodium, but the researchers found the same type of activity. The greatest difference was that the effect was much less pronounced and did not last as long after the low sodium meal.

References

The Benefits of Magnesium. (2012, October 30). University of Kansas Medical Center, Integrative Medicine. Retrieved from kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/the-benefits-of-magnesium.html

Blue, Laura (2012, November 2). High Blood Pressure a Danger for People as Young as 40. Time.com. Retrieved from healthland.time.com/2012/11/02/high-blood-pressure-a-danger-for-people-as-young-as-40

Causes of High Blood Pressure. (n.d.). WebMD.com. Retrieved from webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/blood-pressure-causes

Clarke, Pat (2013, February 22). Know your blood pressure – and your options. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/SpecialFeatures/ucm337887.htm

Hagan, Pat (2011, March 2). Eating a single salty meal reduces blood flow in your main arteries in just 30 minutes. Mail Online. Retrieved from dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1361768/Diet-high-salt-Single-salty-meal-reduces-blood-flow-just-30-minutes.html

Health Effects of Obesity. (n.d.). Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Retrieved from stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/COE/surgicalServices/
generalSurgery/bariatricsurgery/obesity/effects.html

Mayo Clinic Staff (2012, January 24). Choosing blood pressure medications. MayoClinic.com. Retrieved from mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-pressure-medication/HI00028

M. Rajani, M. and Niranjan S. Kanaki (2008). Phytochemical Standardization of Herbal Drugs and Polyherbal Formulations. Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants, pp 349-369. Retrieved from linkspringer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-74603-4_19

Sheps, Sheldon G., M.D. (2012, November 2). Does drinking alcohol affect your blood pressure? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from mayoclinic.com/health/blood-pressure/AN00318

Taurine. (n.d.). WebMD.com. Retrieved from webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1024-TAURINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1024&activeIngredientName=TAURINE

The Worst Salads in America. (n.d.). Men’sHealth.com. Retrieved from eatthis.menshealth.com/content/worst-salads-america?article=7&page=1

What Ingredients are in Blood Pressure Support Formula?

Magnesium (Citrate Oxide)

Studies of diets high in magnesium show it plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is a mineral that keeps muscle tissue healthy. Composed of smooth muscle tissue, your blood vessels require magnesium to help them to relax. High blood pressure results from vascular constriction- causing blood vessel walls to narrow. As we age, our need for magnesium increases. This is because factors related to aging tend to deplete it.

Hawthorn Extract (Crataegus oxyacantha)

The hawthorn plant has a long history of medicinal use for diseases of the heart. Hawthorn extract, primarily in the form of the plant flavonoid vitexin, acts as a vasodilator, causing blood vessels to open. Vasodilators help reduce blood pressure by improving blood flow through blood vessels. Blood Pressure Support Formula by BLUESPRING uses a standardized extract of 1.8 % (10.8 mg) vitexin.

Coleus Forskohlii Extract

The coleus forskohlii plant is a member of the mint family. It is common to India and used in Ayurvedic medicine. The coleus forskohlii extract used in Blood Pressure Support Formula by BLUESPRING, (from ForsLean patented by Sabinsa Corporation), is the only brand of its kind with a United States patent. The Forslean brand of forskohlii root is manufactured with the highest standards and tested for toxicity. The product uses a standardized extract of 10 % (20 mg) forskolin. Forskolin is the ingredient in coleus forskohlii that inhibits the constriction of blood vessels, thereby improving blood pressure.

Taurine

Taurine is important for cardiovascular health and nerve functioning, and taurine plays a role in virtually all tissues of the body. Taurine is an amino acid that may calm the sympathetic nervous system and thus, lower blood pressure. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for physiological stress responses. Chronic stress causes blood vessels to constrict creating high blood pressure, but taurine can help counteract this by reducing anxiety. Taurine levels are often reduced as we age and this can be a contributing factor for high blood pressure.

Hops Strobiles (Humulus lupulus)

The medicinal hops flower, used for hundreds of years to flavor beer, has a powerful effect on the nervous system. The cones or strobiles of the hops plant contain flavonoids and other chemicals that have therapeutic effects. Due to its properties as a sedating nervine, hops helps lower blood pressure by relaxing the walls of blood vessels.

Blood Pressure Support
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablets
Servings per container: 90
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Magnesium
(as citrate oxide)
600 mg 150%
Hawthorn extract
(Crataegus oxyacantha) (Standardized to 1.8% [10.8 mg] vitexin)
600 mg *
Coleus forskohlii extract**
(Standardized to 10% [20 mg] forskolin)
200 mg *
Taurine 300 mg *
Hops strobiles
(Humulus lupulus)
60 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, cellulose, vegetable stearin and silica.
**ForsleanTM brand from Sabinsa.

Contains No Added: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.

Suggested Use:As a dietary supplement, adults take three (3) tablets daily, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
QUALITY AND POTENCY GUARANTEED.

References:

Medicinal Herb Info: Hops: http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/Hops.html National Institutes of Health: Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium: ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

National Institutes of Health: PubMed.gov: Treatment of hypertension with oral taurine: Experimental and clinical studies:nbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12436205

University of Maryland Medical Center: Complementary Medicine: Hawthorn: mm.edu/altmed/articles/hawthorn-000256.htm

How do I use Blood Pressure Support Formula?

Adults: As a dietary supplement, adults take three (3) tablets daily or as directed by a health care professional.

Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.

How long will it be before I feel results?

Nutritional supplements work differently for different people. Blood Pressure Support Formula is formulated to maintain and help the body support healthy blood pressure balance. It is used for prevention, maintenance and building of health. Results will be a contribution to healthy levels of blood pressure resulting in overall health of your body.

Our bodies are different; it is advised that you stay with the recommended dosage, practice a healthy life style and follow the tips on how to maintain healthy blood pressure – this will contribute to good health and enjoyment of life.

How long will my bottle last?

Blood Pressure Support Formula contains 90 tablets. At optimal dosage, a bottle will last you 30 days from when you start usage.

Tell me about Natural Remedy vs. Conventional Medicine?

Pharmaceuticals work by treating your systems. Natural medicines treat your body holistically. The goal is to create a balance that supports total well-being.

This results in helping your body work better to relieve what is bothering you now PLUS help prevent future disease.

This is why we say there are no negative side effects – Only Positive Side Effects!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Blood Pressure Support Formula made?

Is Blood Pressure Support Formula approved by the FDA?

Is Blood Pressure Support Formula safe to take with other medications?

Where is Blood Pressure Support Formula made?

BLUESPRING’s Blood Pressure Support Formula is made in the USA. Ingredients are either from the USA or Europe. All ingredients are verified and clinically proven for safety and efficacy. Beware of products that could be made outside of US and Europe –As you may know there is no manufacturing control and this results in many low quality supplements being sold in the US.

Is Blood Pressure Support Formula approved by the FDA?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees guidelines for all food and drug products. Blood Pressure Support Formula is an herbal dietary supplement.

The FDA has guidelines for labeling, and health education called the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA).

BLUESPRING is a registered FDA labeler, and all of our products are manufactured in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified plants.

This guarantees the highest quality which includes consistency, stabilized potency and continuing reliability.

Is Blood Pressure Support Formula safe to take with other medications?

If we know of any combinations to avoid or negative side effects we always add this to the label.

In the case of Blood Pressure Support Formula, we have added no warnings.

However, only you know your own unique situation and it is best to check with your doctor if you have any questions about interactions.

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