Dear Health Conscious Reader,
Chances are if you have high blood pressure, your doctor will write you a prescription for it.
This is true for most of the doctor’s offices in my area, and around the U.S.
But not at my office.
Millions of Americans take prescription medication, like nitroglycerin, to relieve heart-related conditions. Including high-blood pressure.
The problem is that these medications often do more harm than good. Ironically, these drugs sold to treat symptoms of heart disease can even lead to a heart attack, stroke, and death. Unfortunately, there are strong forces at work within our system of medical care that cause under-reaction and even perpetuation of this problem.
Here’s where your “Doctor’s House Call” letter comes in…
Today, I’m going to tell you how you can lower your blood pressure – naturally. There’s a crunchy red root that works just as well as any prescription medication. And here’s the kicker… no side effects.1
To put that last statement into context: Here are just some of the side effects of nitroglycerin:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Allergic reactions
- Rapid or slow heartbeat
You don’t have to worry about any of these with my natural solution.
I’m talking about beetroot.
Just a small amount of beetroot or beetroot juice can help reduce your blood pressure.
Here’s how it works.
When you eat it, the beetroot is mixed with your saliva and bacteria on your tongue. This combo turns into nitric oxide (NO2). It’s the chemical from the lining of your blood vessels that makes them expand.
When NO2 gets to your stomach, another reaction occurs, and the nitrate is recirculated throughout your body.
This recirculation is what causes your blood pressure to drop. You see the biggest drop 3-4 hours after eating beetroot. But the effects last for up to 24 hours.2
When these naturally produced nitrates are circulated through your body, your blood vessels relax. This lets your blood flow easier and reduces strain on your heart.
The result? Lower blood pressure.
You can get the most out of beetroots by either chewing them raw or throwing them in your juicer.
Here’s a fresh juice recipe you can try:
Fresh Beetroot and Vegetable Juice:
2 raw organic carrots
3 organic celery sticks
1/2 an organic cucumber
1 organic beetroot
Roughly chop all the vegetables, put them in your juicer, and blend.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
- Vikas Kapil; Alexandra B. Milsom; Michael Okorie; Sheiva Maleki-Toyserkani; Farihah Akram; Farkhanda Rehman; Shah Arghandawi; Vanessa Pearl; Nigel Benjamin; Stavros Loukogeorgakis; Raymond MacAllister; Adrian J. Hobbs; Andrew J. Webb; and Amrita Ahluwalia, “Inorganic Nitrate Supplementation Lowers Blood Pressure in Humans. Role for Nitrite-Derived NO.” AHA Journal 2010.
- Webb. A. Hypertension, Feb. 4, 2008, early online edition. News release, Queen Mary, University of London