Beet This – Blood Pressure Lowered By Beetroot

Beet This – Blood Pressure Lowered By Beetroot

High levels of nitrate in beetroot have been shown to lower blood pressure in subjects with established hypertension (high blood pressure). Nitrate oxide is used by the endothelium lining the blood vessel walls to relax the smooth muscle of the circulatory system causing vasodilation and increased blood flow. An anti-Hypertensive Strategy A recent study published in Hypertension by Dr Amrita Ahluwalia (Barts and…

Glucosamine, Is it worth taking?

Glucosamine, Is it worth taking?

Patients often ask me if I think taking glucosamine sulphate or chondroitin sulphate will help any joint deterioration or osteoarthritis. I always give the advice of the arthritis research campaign that it is perfectly reasonable to try 1500mg of glocosamine and 1200mg of chondroitin per day for 3 months and try to assess an improvement. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino-monosaccharide found in high concentrations as a…