High blood pressure is extremely common today, and doctors are telling more and more people they have it. Blood pressure medication sales are at an all-time high. But there are simple things you can try at home before you resort to drugs.
This isn't really a supplement, but it is an amazing switch. Compared to regular table salt, sea salt is rich in other minerals that help with mineral deficiencies and reduce or maintain blood pressure. You do not necessarily need to reduce your salt consumption (although it would be a good idea to reduce salty, processed foods), you simply need to switch from white salt to a natural sea salt.
Oils and Fats
Coconut oil is an amazing superfood. It's full of saturated fat, but saturated fat from a clean, healthy source is actually very good for you. Coconut oil has great benefits -- it may help with high blood pressure, hypothyroidsm, and more. Take a single tablespoon straight, first thing in the morning. Use only extra virgin coconut oil, and if possible get cold-pressed.
Omega-3 oils also are great. Two of the best are Carlson Labs Cod Liver Oil or Udo's 3-6-9 Oil. These oils are very pure and are great sources of omega-3s. Most Americans are deficient in these oils and addressing that deficiency may help with your high blood pressure.
Vitamins and Minerals
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola's website, vitamins C and E, which are antioxidants, may help decrease or maintain healthy blood pressure.Consume about 1,000 mg of vitamin C per day, and 400+ IU of vitamin E.
Magnesium also may help decrease blood pressure, likely because it can increase the diameter of your blood vessels, thus easing flow. Take 200 to 400 mg about 30 minutes before bedtime. This may also help you fall asleep easier.
Take dietary supplements and vitamins under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner.