Anybody that wants to live a long and healthy life is going to have to get their blood pressure under control. I have been getting my blood pressure checked on a regular basis ever since I was in acupuncture school. For the most part it has been 120/79. When I was taking ephedrine in college the first number may have gone up to 130, but the second number always remained 79 or 78. For the most part I have had what is considered “normal” blood pressure for the last twenty years.
Due to heavy deadlifting, I had recently got a pain in my right bicep tendon and I started going to the physical therapist at Naval Station Mayport. Before each treatment commenced by blood pressure was checked. I noticed that for the first time in years my blood pressure had dropped to 110/60 and had remained so for a prolonged period of time. I asked her what that means and she explained something interesting about the numbers and what they reflect.
But first, a little background/tutorial on blood pressure:
The first number is called systolic and it reflects the pressure in your arteries as the heart contracts.
A normal systolic blood pressure is below 120.
A systolic blood pressure of 120 to 139 means you have prehypertension, or borderline high blood pressure.
A systolic blood pressure number of 140 or higher is considered to be hypertension, or high blood pressure.
The second number is called diastolic which reflects the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests.
A normal diastolic blood pressure number is less than 80.
A diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 indicates prehypertension.
A diastolic blood pressure number of 90 or higher is considered to be hypertension or high blood pressure.
OK, now back to the good stuff, the therapist explained that the first number, or systolic, was affected by diet and lifestyle and changes were seen over the long term. The second number was affected by salt, stress, and everyday things and was therefore went up and down on a daily basis. As I started to think what I had done to bring my blood pressure down I started going down the list. Well, I have been exercising, eating right, and doing Qigong for the last twenty years, so it had to be something different…
And then it hit me, I was with my business partner and biochemical genius, Charles “Chuck” Carroll, thanks to whom I started taking Ubiquinol twice a day. I had completely forgot about this as it had simply become another health habit I adopted. I then overhear him giving an outstanding presentation to a customer on lowering blood pressure naturally using Co-enzyme Q-10 (also called Ubiquinone) while also boosting the cellular energy production in the mitochondria. Men especially want to be sure they never take pharmaceutical blood pressure medication as it has a very negative sexual side effect (think the opposite of Viagra), so it is imperative that you control it on your own through diet, lifestyle and the right supplements.
Now, if you really want to boost the effects of Co-Q10 then you would consume Ubiquinol, which is the reduced form of Ubiquinone and is absorbed up to 6x more than regular CoQ10. I am taking 200mg of Ubiquinol with my breakfast and 200mg with my lunch. I take and really like Jarrow Ubiquinol.
There you have it, a quick and easy solution for high blood pressure that will actually increase your health naturally and boost your energy at the cellular level. Oh yes, and this has been guinea pig verified by me! Try it an let me know how it works out for you. Other things that you can do to lower your blood pressure are quit smoking (if you are doing it), avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and make sure you drop any excess weight. If you need an exercise regimen to help you lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, and a SPRING in your step, then check out my Extreme Military Fitness course!
All my best,