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Blood Pressure-Focused Heart Health

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Blood Pressure-Focused Heart Health

Super Immunity + Heart Health Olive Leaf Extract Capsules

2 capsules, once daily 

These potent capsules contain a standardized olive leaf extract. Olive leaf extract has been shown through several human clinical studies to support blood pressure lowering. (1)(2)

Super Antioxidant EVOO Liquid

30 mL, throughout the day cooking and on salads

EVOO is a staple in the Mediterranean diet, and for good reason. EVOO has been shown to support blood pressure reductions, (3)(4)(5) cholesterol reduction, (5)(6)(7) and many other markers of heart health. A couple of tablespoons a day goes a long way!

Complementary ingredients: 

BP Grape Seed Extract

300 mg, once daily

As an olive grower, we have great respect for other companies taking an interest in polyphenol-rich plants, and grape seed extract is a great source of polyphenols with serious heart health benefits. The company that makes Meganatural BP Grape Seed Extract has studied this unique ingredient that comes from wine production and shown that it has benefits for supporting blood pressure levels. (7)(8) It is a perfect complement to our Wellgrove Super Immunity + Heart Health Olive Leaf Extract.

BP Grape Seed Extract in the Fullscript catalog

Hibiscus tea

1 cup, 1-3 times daily 

Hibiscus tea is not only a deliciously refreshing beverage, it is great for blood pressure support, (10)(11) among other health benefits. The bright red tisane made with hibiscus tea has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, making it a lovely way to help your blood pressure!

Hibiscus tea in the Fullscript catalog

Supplemental Material

Supplemental materials have been provided by Wellgrove for the purpose of this protocol
  1. Adopt a DASH diet eating pattern. The DASH diet is a proven way to reduce your blood pressure and focuses on including lots of fruits and vegetables in your meals, while reducing sodium intake.
  2. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce blood pressure and is easy. A half-hour per day can make a huge difference.
  3.  If you smoke, quit! Smoking cigarettes significantly increases your risk of heart disease.
  4. Keep up with your doctors appointments and blood work.
  5. Don’t get overwhelmed by feeling like you have so much work to do. Take it one day at a time because little changes really add up over time. Improving your health is worth it!

Disclaimer

The Fullscript Integrative Medical Advisory team has developed or collected these protocols from practitioners and supplier partners to help health care practitioners make decisions when building treatment plans. By adding this protocol to your Fullscript template library, you understand and accept that the recommendations in the protocol are for initial guidance and may not be appropriate for every patient.

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References

  1. Lockyer, S., Rowland, I., Spencer, J. P. E., Yaqoob, P., & Stonehouse, W. (2016). Impact ofphenolicrich olive leaf extract on blood pressure, plasma lipids and inflammatory markers: a randomized controlled trial. European journal of nutrition, 56(4), 1421-1432. doi:10.1007/s00394-016-1188-y
  2. Lockyer, S., Corona, G., Yaqoob, P., Spencer, J. P., & Rowland, I. (2015). Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce acute improvements in human vascular function and reduction of an inflammatory cytokine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(1), 75-83.
  3. Estruch R, Ros E, Sala-Salvao J, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Nuts. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(25):e34(1-14).
  4. Moreno-Luna R, Munoz-Hernandez R, Miranda ML, et al. Olive oil polyphenols decrease blood pressure and improve endothelial function in young women with mild hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2012;25:1299–304.
  5. Ferrara L, Raimondi A, d’Episcopo L, et al. Olive oil and reduced need for antihypertensive medications. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160:837–42
  6. Estruch R, Ros E, Sala-Salvao J, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Nuts. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(25):e34(1-14).
  7. Moreno-Luna R, Munoz-Hernandez R, Miranda ML, et al. Olive oil polyphenols decrease blood pressure and improve endothelial function in young women with mild hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2012;25:1299–304.
  8. Sivaprakasapillai B, et al. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 58 (2009):1743-1746.
  9. Robinson M, Lu B, Kappagoda T., Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences, 2012, 2, 155-159.
  10. McKay DL, Chen CY, Saltzman E, Blumberg JB. Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. tea (tisane) lowers blood pressure in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults. J Nutr 2010;140:298-303.
  11. Haji, Faraji M. and Haji, Tarkhani A. The effect of sour tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa) on essential hypertension. J.Ethnopharmacol. 1999;65(3):231-236.

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