The research is coming in! Clinical studies support the use of grape seed extract for blood pressure.
Millions of people today suffer from high blood pressure. Everyone seems to be affected by this! Maybe you’re familiar with the leading causes of hypertension (that is, high blood pressure). But what can you do to reduce your risk, or your symptoms if you’re already afflicted?
First, you commit to making positive changes to your diet and lifestyle. Then, you start thinking about what to add to your life. One supplement gaining interest is grape seed extract (GSE). Read on to find out why this may be a good addition to your daily regimen…
Grape seed extract offers a potent and all-natural source of antioxidants.
As you would guess, grape seed extract simply comes from the humble seeds of grapes. But don’t confuse grape seed extract with grape seed oil! These are two different things. Both have health benefits, and share some similarities. However, grape seed extract is a more potent with antioxidants, as it is rich in procyanidins.
Indeed, many people take a daily dose of grape seed extract for its antioxidant supports. Plus, it benefits the cardiovascular system as a whole. It can help with poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency), high cholesterol, inflammation, and eye disease. And yes, it has developed a reputation for lowering blood pressure!
To support heart health, studies suggest a daily dosage of grape seed extract in the range of 150-300mg.1
Research shows that grape seed extract supports cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure.
One study in Metabolism Journal looked at patients’ blood pressure readings before and after taking grape seed extract for four weeks. According to the findings, those taking daily doses of GSE had decidedly lower blood pressure at the end. In conclusion, it found that, although not a huge change on its own, GSE benefits people as part of an overall change in lifestyle and diet.2
A broad look at different studies and trials of grape seed extract found positive results. “Grape seed extract appears to significantly lower systolic blood pressure and heart rate, with no effect on lipid or CRP levels,” it reports.3 Longer and more involved studies are in the works.
Try it for yourself, and begin making changes to help lower your blood pressure.
You can try grape seed extract on its own, or as part of a formula or blend of supplements. In either case, you can support your best health by making good choices like that in all parts of your life.