Blood pressure drugs such as ACE inhibitors and beta blockers are important medications for many people, but they can come with many side effects, especially as a result of nutrient depletion.
If you are currently on any of blood pressure drugs, talk to a pharmacist about side effects and nutrient depletions.
The following nutrients are usually depleted with long-term use of blood pressure medications:
Magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc – These important minerals work synergistically to support cardiovascular health.
CoQ10 – This important antioxidant acts as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways, particularly in the production of ATP (energy). It is also is a key nutrient in maintaining a strong heart.
For some people, exercise and diet can eliminate the need for blood pressure medications. Consuming a diet low in sodium and rich in fruits vegetables, and combining that with a daily 30-minute walk, can make a big difference.