Grape Seed Extract Normalizes Blood Pressure in Mild Hypertension Patients

Saturday, December 21, 2013
By: Byron J. Richards,
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300 mg of grape seed extract per day given to patients with mild or early stage high blood pressure for four months, when combined with diet and lifestyle modifications (no medications), helped restore normal blood pressure to 93% of patients.

The study group was composed of women aged 45 – 55. The average blood pressure in the group was 150/90, and participants were in generally good health. The group was divided into three subgroups, all of which did diet and lifestyle intervention. One of the groups received 300 mg of grape seed extract per day, another group 150 mg, and the third group only did the diet and lifestyle intervention (the standard medical approach for first stage issues with blood pressure). 

Within one month, the diet and lifestyle group lowered their blood pressure on average to 141/90 and made no further progress during the remainder of the 4-month study. 

Within one month, the 150 mg grape seed extract group lowered their systolic blood pressure 21 points and continued to make improvement throughout the study, reaching an average blood pressure of 123/85.

Within one month, the 300 mg grape seed extract group lowered their systolic blood pressure 28 points and continued to make improvement throughout the study, reaching an average blood pressure of 112/82.

This study shows that when an individual takes the stress off their blood pressure system by eating better and exercising, then some improvement in blood pressure occurs. By creating a less stressful metabolic environment, the addition of grape seed extract exerted a profound corrective benefit, significantly lowering blood pressure over a four month period.

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