Dr. Axe Shares 5 Simple & Natural Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure (Video)

By Dr. Josh Axe | Draxe.com

There are, literally, millions of people all across North America, Europe, Australia — all over the world, really —  who are struggling with high blood pressure.

Below are my top five natural ways to lower blood pressure, and by the way, it’ll happen fast! Some plans can take months to see results. With my tips, some of which revolve around anti-inflammatory foods, you can see results in just one day.


Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure — the Top 5

1. Switch to a Mediterranean-style diet

Thanks to foods such as olives and flax seeds, Mediterranean diets are very high in fruits, vegetables, sea foods and healthy omega-3 rich fat oils. A grain-free or a low-grain Mediterranean diet, naturally abundant with omega-3 foods, is ideal.

Some of the top foods you want in your Mediterranean diet are olive oil, flax seeds, wild-caught fish (especially salmon) and a lot of fruits and vegetables, all of which will help lower your blood pressure naturally.

Learn how a Mediterranean diet may give you a healthier brain.


2. Start taking a fish oil supplement

One of the main causes of high blood pressure is inflammation in the arteries over time. Study after study have shown consuming fish oil, which is high in EPA and DHA forms of omega-3 fatty acids, reduces inflammation of the body. So, taking a high quality, 1,000 milligram fish oil dose every single day with your meals is one of the best natural ways to lower blood pressure.

Fish oil plus these nine other supplements will keep you feeling and looking younger.

3. Use magnesium to loosen things up

The mineral magnesium is great because it helps relax your blood vessels and can have an immediate impact on naturally lowering blood pressure (and many people have a magnesium deficiency). So should you take magnesium supplements? Yes, and 500 milligrams daily is a great dose to start with to address your blood pressure issues.

Related article: Magnesium, the best energy supplement.

4. Pump up your potassium

An essential element, potassium — and high-potassium foods such as avocado and melon — help counteract the effect of sodium and guard against hypertension. Some of the best potassium-rich foods include coconut water and bananas.

Coconut water is a great choice if you want something a little bit sweet to drink through the day. Another delicious way to overcome potentially low potassium levels and naturally lower your blood pressure is to use coconut water as the liquid base for your superfood smoothie in the morning.

Check out: Why You Probably Have Low Potassium: Start Eating These 12 Foods.

5. Maintain balance with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10, more commonly known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant critical for supporting heart health and crucial if you’ve ever been on blood pressure or, in particular, cholesterol-lowering medication. Two-to-three hundred milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 per day is a great, natural remedy for high blood pressure.


Incorporate my top five natural ways to lower blood pressure into your daily routine and see results faster than you thought possible.

Get more great nutrition info from Dr. Axe here.

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  1. anetvdijk@telkomsa.net' Anet van Dijk says:

    I would like to know how this relates to rumathoid arthritis as I was told not to take omega 3

  2. anetvdijk@telkomsa.net' Anet van Dijk says:

    I have rumathoid arthritis and was told not to use Omega 3. Please advise

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