If you know someone with high blood pressure, please share this information with them. Traditional medicine never investigates the causes of hypertension. If it’s high, you go on medication it’s that simple.

There are several lab tests that should be considered for all high blood pressure patients. Lipid panels are always ordered for routine testing, however, they never test lipoprotein(a). Studies have identified Lp(a) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In addition, some chronic inflammatory markers associated with overall heart health are Ferritin, Fibrinogen, and c-Reactive Protein (HS) also called Cardio CRP. Two oxidative stress markers I would test are Homocysteine and Coenzyme Q10. Homocysteine is used to assess methylation function associated with vascular disease and CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant most prominent in the heart that regulates cardiac function as well as protects against arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, and hypertension. It is also very important to test magnesium, calcium, and potassium in the RBC and not the serum. These nutrients play a significant role with blood pressure regulation. Also, testing toxic elements in the whole blood such as, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Our environment is more toxic then ever before and many of us have regular exposures to these on a daily basis. Moderate to high levels of these metals in the circulation can significantly impact blood pressure.

Dr. Peter Langsjoen, a Texas cardiologist, published a study reporting the benefits of CoQ10 in patients with high blood pressure that was incredible. He selected 109 patients with hypertension and added a high dose of CoQ10 to their current blood pressure medication. Over 80% of these patients had been on blood pressure medication for over a year and 50% had been on one or more blood pressure medications for over 10 years. The dose was adjusted to achieve a CoQ10 blood level of greater than 2mcg/ml, which was an average of 225mg of CoQ10 a day.

A gradual improvement in blood pressure was observed between the first 1 to 6 months and within 6 months of CoQ10 supplementation, 51% of the patients came completely off 1 to 3 blood pressure-lowering medications.

I clinically have a lot of success with the previous testing for patients I see with high blood pressure. I have seen patients on blood pressure-lowering medications for 6 years come off in a month by simply addressing potassium and magnesium deficiencies.

A good CoQ10 product I like to use is Q-Avail Nano 200mg. I use chelated bioavailable forms of minerals for my patients such as, Magnesium Malate Chelate, and Potassium.

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