Moringa and High Blood Pressure
Moringa leaf powder has high concentrations of Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin E which will lower your blood pressure! Did you know that high blood pressure increases your chance for getting a Heart disease, Kidney disease, Stroke, or Congestive Heart Failure? How does it work? Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels and constitutes one of the principal vital signs. It is a known fact that as we age our blood pressure tends to rise and leading a healthy lifestyle can delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure.
The key nutrients needed by high blood pressure sufferers are Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin E, all of which Moringa leaf powder contains. Calcium is needed for smooth muscle relaxation and contraction; increased consumption can have a direct effect on blood vessels. It’s best to get your calcium directly from a balanced diet. Studies have found that compared with artificial supplements, dietary calcium has twice the benefits for keeping blood pressure low and thus using Moringa leaf powder as one of your daily sources of calcium can be very beneficial for your body.
Moringa's high potassium content tends to lower the sodium content. Potassium is thought to act by increasing sodium excretion in the urine, which helps blood vessels dilate, and changes the interactions of hormones that affect blood pressure.
Furthermore, the Vitamin C found in Moringa can support the body’s production of nitric oxide, which is critical to normal functioning of blood vessels. The better your blood vessels work, the lower your risk of hypertension.