The number one risk factor for a stroke or heart attack is high blood pressure. Most people rely on medications to help manage their high blood pressure. This typically results in side effects. Yet there is a tissue in your body that actually regulates your blood pressure. It lines all of your cardiovascular system and is called the Endothelium. By learning how to properly nourish and support this tissue to achieve therapeutic increase in Nitric Oxide production you can naturally help your body regain control over your cardiovascular system to bring your blood pressure back into a normal range. And, do it without side effects. This health presentation will teach you how! Click on the video to gain this valuable information.
High Blood Pressure
Welcome to our health presentation entitled How to Take the High Out of High Blood Pressure.
Most people think that we’ll be talking about the heart. And while your heart is critical to your health there is a tissue that most people have never heard of but is absolutely necessary in helping you maintain normal blood pressure. In fact, this tissue and its ability to regulate your blood pressure won three American researchers the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
But first let me introduce you to Kim for she represents both a success and a choice. At a health screening her blood pressure was 182 over 112. Dangerous levels and Kim had a choice to make. Did she want to go on medication or would she like to try a natural supplement designed to properly nourish the one tissue that controls most of her blood pressure response.
Kim chose the natural supplement called ProArgi-9 Plus and followed the protocol recommended to her. The result has been her blood pressure now averages 124 over 72 at the doctor’s office.
Her blood pressure is now in the normal range and Kim does not need to be on medication for this cardiovascular health issue. A true success story and we want to help you understand the how and why.
We want to share with you information that most people have never heard off, yet since 1998 there have been over 120,000 studies that have shown the importance of this tissue and it’s ability to produce the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system.
That tissue is called The Endothelium and it produces a gas called Nitric Oxide.
Your endothelium is a one cell thick layer that lines all of your cardiovascular system. It lines the inside of your heart. The inside of all your arteries, arterioles, veinioles, and veins are lined by this one cell thick tissue. Your capillaries are just extensions of the endothelium.
Research over the last decade has clearly shown the endothelium to be an active, multi-functional tissue that plays a vital role in metabolic, immunologic, and cardiovascular health. Scientists now believe that your endothelial cells ultimately determine the health of your blood vessels and play a major role in preventing cardiovascular disease and controlling blood pressure.
Additional your endothelium is now considered the largest secreting tissue in your body. In fact, if you gathered all your endothelial cells together they would have the combined weight of your liver.
Yet very little has been done to educate people about this tissue and how properly nourishing it can benefit cardiovascular health especially in the area of high blood pressure.
But before we talk about nitric oxide we want to make sure you understand what high blood pressure is.
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force exerted by your blood as it travels through your vascular system. When your health care provider measures your blood pressure they’re recording two numbers. Your systolic and diastolic blood pressures. When your heart contracts it sends blood into your arteries. It’s this head force of your blood as it pulses through your arteries that’s being measured as your systolic blood pressure and is the first number that your doctor or nurse records.
When your heart is relaxing your blood needs to have a pressure sufficient enough to return the blood to your heart and properly fill it. This resting blood pressure is your diastolic pressure and is the second number record by your health care provider. For example, if you have a blood pressure reading of 120/70 mm Hg you would have a systolic or working pressure of 120 and a diastolic or resting pressure of 70.
Below is a chart to help you understand the general guidelines your physician looks at in determining if you have a blood pressure concern:
Blood Pressure Classification Systolic (mm Hg) Diastolic (mm Hg)
Normal Less than 120 Less than 80
Prehypertension 120-139 80-89
Stage 1 Hypertension 140-159 90-99
Stage 2 Hypertension More than 159 More than 99
Source: Chobanian AV et al 2003
As you can see by the chart if your blood pressure is 120 over 80 or below than you have normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is 120 over 80 or more than you have some concern depending upon how high above these numbers your reading is. If your reading exceeds 140 over 90 then you have high blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension and you need to take this seriously. If your reading exceeds 160 over 100 then you’re in a very dangerous category and you need to seek medical help to bring it under control.
As you can see in the video your arteries are made up of three layers. The outer layer is mostly connective tissue to provide support. The middle layer is smooth muscle. This smooth muscle contracts and expands to regulate circulation and maintain optimal blood pressure. The inner layer is called the endothelium. Again, it’s only one cell thick and it protects the integrity of the entire cardiovascular system through a wide range of biochemical actions, one of which is the production of a gas called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide acts as a signaling molecule. This means that it’s used by the body to cause something else to occur.
Because nitric oxide is an environmental pollutant, most researchers discounted nitric oxide in helping to control blood pressure. However, the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three American researchers who discovered how your endothelial cells convert the semi-essential amino acid L-arginine into nitric oxide. And how nitric oxide relaxes the smooth muscle in your vascular wall to improve blood flow.
At the Nobel awards ceremony the presenter of the Nobel Prize made this statement to the three American researchers,
“Your discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system lifted medical research into a new era.”
And, Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, one of the three Nobel Laureates, had this to say about nitric oxide,
“Nitric oxide can prevent, even reverse, heart disease and strokes!”
Since its discovery much has been learned about the role nitric oxide plays in your overall health and wellness. In the cardiovascular system it plays three critical roles:
First, nitric oxide regulates the muscle tone of blood vessels to have a major impact on controlling your blood pressure.
Second, nitric oxide stops blood platelet cells from grouping together to form a clot. This helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Third, nitric oxide repairs damage done to the endothelium and is one of the keys to reversing atherosclerosis and hardening of the arteries.
In relationship to your blood pressure, your endothelium plays a major role in regulating the smooth muscles of your vascular wall to contract or relax as conditions in the bloodstream warrant. The most important factor being the production of nitric oxide which is a powerful vasodilator. This means that nitric oxide diffuses across the endothelium to directly affect the smooth muscle causing it to relax.
While there are many ways to damage the endothelium, it typically centers on 4 major factors: smoking, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, and elevated LDL or bad cholesterol.
All of these directly damage the endothelium, which can lead to injury resulting in plaque formations and the start of atherosclerosis.
Add stress, a poor diet, and a calcium imbalance and you have the makings for poor cardiovascular health and high blood pressure.
Stress because it creates tension in the muscle groups which causes capillaries beds to constrict. This increases the resistance to blood flow causing your diastolic blood pressure to increase which negatively affects your systolic blood pressure.
A poor diet can limit the vital nutrients your endothelium needs to repair itself and properly create nitric oxide.
A calcium imbalance can move calcium out of your bones and into your vascular system leading to the calcification of endothelial cells and hardening of the arteries. This directly affects blood pressure in a negative way.
As you can see the health of your endothelium is critical in the management of your blood pressure. You must properly nourish and repair your endothelium if you want to improve your body’s ability to maintain a normal blood pressure.
So, let’s talk nutrition, for it is key to nourishing your endothelium.
To start, you need to understand how your endothelial cells use two natural amino acids to produce nitric oxide.
The first amino acid is L-arginine.
Most research indicates that for you to receive a therapeutic benefit from L-arginine you need to consume at least 5 grams of this amino acid at one time. So we selected 6 food items that we thought would be common food choices. We did the math conversions to look at how much food you would need to eat to take in 5 grams of L-arginine.
As you can in the video peanuts provide the smallest quantity of food but they pack on 70 grams of fat and 918 calories. When you examine this slide you can see that the three best choices are one can of beans or two cans of tuna or almost 1 pound of chicken are needed on a daily basis.
The other amino acid is L-citrulline. It recyles L-arginine to help turbo charge the endothelium’s ability to produce nitric oxide over an extended period of time. There’s not much of a food choice for this amino acid. Watermelon is your one and only good source. Unfortunately, 60% of the L-citrulline is contained in the rind portion, which most people never eat.
When people realize all the food they need to eat, and the limited menu they have to choose from, they begin to ask the question:
Is it better to get these critical amino acids through supplementation?
After much research and study we’ve determine that “The Best Nitric Oxide Supplement” in the marketplace is ProArgi-9 Plus distributed by Synergy WorldWide and manufactured in the United States by Nature’s Sunshine Products.
Both Synergy WorldWide and Nature’s Sunshine have received the NSF Good Manufacturing Certification which means that they meet the highest standards in the nutrition industry for quality assurance and control.
The manufacturing process to create the proprietary formulation of ProArgi-9 Plus is second-to-none. A total of 262 tests are conducted along the various stages of manufacturing to ensure the highest quality and potency of the ingredients used.
It’s important to understand that this product didn’t just happen over night. This is a nutritional supplement that has both long and short term clinical data to back up its ability to repair the one tissue that makes all the difference in proper blood pressure control.
ProArgi-9 Plus incorporates Nobel Prize winning science, cutting edge vascular research, and pharmaceutical grade manufacturing to create what many consider to be the best nitric oxide supplement in the marketplace.
What also makes ProArgi-9 Plus unique is that it has clinical application and studies to back up its effectiveness.
The High Desert Heart Institute is located in Victorville, CA and is consider one of the premier heart institute in the world. In 2009 they did a human clinical study using ProArgi-9 Plus.
This study involved 33 congestive heart failure patients who were all medically and pharmaceutically managed to the maximum.
Over a 90 day period these patients were given an aggressive amount of ProArgi-9 Plus. By the end of 90 days all patients had their medications substantially reduced.
We believe ProArgi-9 Plus can nourish your endothelial cells to help you properly produce nitric oxide – the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system – and the most powerful vasodilator for helping you control your blood pressure.
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