In literature, garlic can be used as a repellent to vampires. According to the latest studies, however, it can also contribute to lowering high blood pressure.
The University of Adelaide analyzed the effects of garlic on high blood pressure (hypertension) reduction. As a result, garlic has been proposed as an alternative medicine, which may offer a solution for people with high blood pressure. Study findings have been published in BMC Cardiovascular disorders.
During the treatment period, clients had garlic extract as a dietary supplement for 12 to 23 weeks. The daily dose was between 900 and 600 mg which is equal to 3.6-5.4 mg of the active substance allicin of fresh garlic. That's less than a clove of garlic.
According to the examined and analyzed results, garlic reduced the participants' systolic blood pressure by almost 5 mmHg. Among all those with high blood pressure, the positive effect of this herbal was much stronger: both systolic (upper value) and diastolic (lower value) blood pressure decreased by 7.8 mmHg on average.
What other minerals and vitamins are useful for patients with cardiovascular disorders?
People with CV diseases are recommended to have the following minerals on daily basis:
- 4.7 grams of potassium,
- 500-1000 milligrams of magnesium and
- at least 800 milligrams calcium
Most vitamins and minerals have positive influence and effect on your body in different combinations. The absorption of vitamin C, vitamin B1, calcium is necessary for the absorption of magnesium. Pay attention to the rate as well, especially in the case of calcium and magnesium, where a 2:1 ratio is suggested.