The physics of the circulatory system, as of any fluid system, are very complex. There are many physical factors that influence healthy blood pressure. Each of these may in turn be influenced by physiological factors, such as diet, exercise, disease, drugs, alcohol, excess weight, stress, spinal injury, and so-forth.
In cardiac physiology, the rate and volume of flow are accounted for in a combined fashion by cardiac output which is the heart rate (the rate of contraction) multiplied by the stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped out from the heart with each contraction). It represents the efficiency with which the heart circulates blood throughout the body.
Some physical factors are:
Rate of pumping. In the circulatory system, this rate is called heart rate, the rate at which blood (the fluid) is pumped by the heart. The higher the heart rate, the higher (potentially, assuming no change in stroke volume) the arterial pressure.
Volume of fluid or blood volume, the amount of blood that is present in the body. The more blood present in the body, the higher the rate of blood return to the heart and the resulting cardiac output. There is some relationship between dietary salt intake and increased blood volume, potentially resulting in higher arterial pressure, though this varies with the individual and is highly dependent on autonomic nervous system response.
Resistance. In the circulatory system, this is the resistance of the blood vessels. The higher the resistance, the higher the arterial pressure. Resistance is related to size (the larger the blood vessel, the lower the resistance), as well as the smoothness of the blood vessel walls. Smoothness is reduced by the buildup of fatty deposits and plaque on the arterial walls. Substances called vasoconstrictors can reduce the size of blood vessels, thereby increasing blood pressure. Vasodilators (such as nitroglycerin) increase the size of blood vessels, thereby decreasing arterial pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids and some type of omega-6 fatty acids, particularly from olive oil, have been known to increase vascular smoothness.
Viscosity, or thickness of the fluid. If the blood gets thicker, the result is an increase in arterial pressure. Certain medical conditions can change the viscosity of the blood. For instance, low red blood cell concentration, anemia, reduces viscosity, whereas increased red blood cell concentration increases viscosity. This is why new research suggested the menstrual cycle in pre-menopausal women are protected from cardiovascular diseases because such cycle thin the blood. Viscosity also increases with blood sugar concentration-visualize pumping syrup. It had been thought that aspirin and related "blood thinner" drugs decreased the viscosity of blood, but studies found that they act by reducing the tendency of the blood to clot instead. But a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds tend to thin the blood and support healthy blood pressure.
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OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ is a safe and yet effective natural herbal supplement that supports healthy blood pressure levels by relaxing and reducing the resistance inside the 60,000 miles of blood vessels throughout the entire body. This resistance comes from obstruction and hardening of the blood vessels, tension and stress, and other health and lifestyle factors.
Q: WHAT IS IN OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™?
OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ contains 7 potent, well studied, and proven herbs; Apocynum venetum, Gastrodia elata, Ginkgo, Gynostemma pentaphyllum, Hawthorn, Pueraria, and Uncaria phynchophulla extracts. The active compounds in these plants have been well studied to show that they can safely and effectively relax and reduce resistance inside the blood vessels to support and promote healthy blood pressure levels.
Q: HOW DOES OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ WORK?
The botanical extracts in OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ have shown to relax the blood vessels, lower heart rate, reduce autonomic nervous system tension and stress. All these reduce the resistance and pressure inside the blood vessels and support healthy blood pressure levels.
Q: IS OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ SAFE TO TAKE?
Apocynum venetum, Gastrodia elata, Ginkgo, Gynostemma pentaphyllum, Hawthorn, Pueraria, and Uncaria phynchophulla have been used for centuries in many TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) prescriptions for supporting blood pressure levels. The amounts of extracts contained in OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ are well under the safest dosages used in these prescriptions and numerous researches. For those who are taking blood thinners, please consult with your physician first about any interactions.
Q: HOW IS OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPLEMENTS?
OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ work differently from most other herbal supplement. OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ works by relaxing and reducing the resistance inside the blood vessels throughout the WHOLE body. This is quite a task and something that is best approached holistically. The herbal ingredients in OPTIMUM BLOOD PRESSURE SUPPORT™ have shown in numerous studies to support healthy blood pressure.
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