The "Live Healthy" Journal

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The Wonderful Benefits of L-Arginine Supplements

on June 21, 2012

High blood pressure is exactly what is sounds like; extreme pressure that blood within your body places on artery walls. Normal blood pressure is the direct result of a healthy heart and open arteries, aspects of the body that L-arginine facilitates with vasodilation. High blood pressure is directly associated with poor heart health, high stress, and build-up within the arteries.

 

Arginine for Blood Pressure

Technically speaking, blood pressure “is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, ‘blood pressure’ usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation.” (Wikipedia)

 

What is Systolic Blood Pressure?

Systolic blood pressure is the reading that you see on top of the recorded two numbers that measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, or contracts.

 

What is Diastolic Blood Pressure?

Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number that represents the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats, when the heart is resting in between beats.

 

High Blood Pressure and L-Arginine

High blood pressure is one of the leading causes for heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. It’s not somethign to overlook, as it can be fatal if not dealt with properly. While there are prescirption medications that can ease the burden of high blood pressure on the body, we at Erase Disease are always looking for natural alternatives to these prescription medications. 

 

L-Arginine and High Blood Pressure

L-arginine, once within the body, converts to nitric oxide, a key element in healthy blood flow. Arginine facilitates in vasodilation, or the widening of the arteries, which increases blood flow. This increased blood flow decreases pressure and thus helps to ease symptoms of high blood pressure. Arginine has also been shown to dissolve plaque build-up on the arteries, another precursor to hypertension.

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