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Our Voices is an Aboriginal-specific sex- and gender-based analysis (ASGBA) toolkit that is culturally appropriate and reflective of important women’s health issues specific to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations. The toolkit includes data sources, reports, project summaries, case study analyses, and other examples of ASGBA that have been applied to specific issues and populations of Aboriginal people. Building capacity and improving access to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations better informs Aboriginal women’s health policy development and improves the care provided to women across these diverse cultural groups.

What Natural Supplements for High Blood Pressure Should Be Like

Once you are diagnosed with hypertension, the doctor immediately provides you with prescription medicines. However, this does not mean that you would be taking the medications for the rest of your life. Nevertheless, you should constantly strive for better health after the findings. To maintain healthier cardiovascular functions, why not turn to http://www.aor.ca/en/health-category/blood-pressure?

Natural supplements don't just mean medicines in pill or capsule form. These traverse to adding nutrients and certain types of food to your diet to lower blood pressure levels in the body. When mixed with a healthy lifestyle, natural supplements could easily treat hypertension.


Garlic has always been touted to decrease high blood pressure. The great thing about this type of onion is that it is used by most individuals and is directly accessible. Therefore, anyone who suffers from hypertension can easily treat the condition with the use of garlic.

One clove of garlic every day can treat high blood pressure. You could use either raw or cooked ones. There are garlic supplements that can bought over the counter. These can be used especially if you recently suffered from stroke. However, you should be careful when buying garlic supplements because most brands only use a percent of the herb and the rest is vegetable oil. Look for supplements with powder in them. More often they use pure crushed garlic.


Potassium stabilizes the amount of salt in the body. High amounts of salt in the system cause high blood pressure. With potassium intake, blood pressure levels remain normal. If you have hypertension, you should stay away from salty and sugar-rich foods because they decrease the potency of potassium in the body. At the same time, you should also be ingesting food with high levels of potassium like tomatoes, potatoes and green vegetables.

On the other hand, you could also use supplements with potassium as an ingredient. There are no restrictions as to the amount of the mineral the body should ingest every day except for individuals who suffer kidney problems. The recommended intake for potassium is from 500 to 1000mg every day for 240 days.

Coenzyme Q10

One of the reasons why high blood pressure occurs is because the body is deficient in coenzyme Q10. This is why you should replenish the body with this nutrient by taking 40 to 60mg supplement every day. Daily intake of coenzyme Q10 can decrease blood pressure levels up to 25 points.

If you are looking for this natural supplement in drugstores, buy the one in soft gel form. The coenzyme Q10 in this form can be absorbed by both fat-based and water-based cells. This means that you get more coverage for the money you spent in purchasing the supplement.


Based on studies, this nutrient is most effective when taken by older men. Backed by studies, men who suffer from hypertension and took magnesium experienced significant decrease in high blood pressure. The recommended intake of the nutrient is 500mg each day. The amount is just enough to replace the magnesium lost due to sugar, stress, perspiration and excess alcohol. You could find magnesium in green vegetables, corn, soybeans, apples, and nuts.

High blood pressure natural supplements in medicine form are just as potent as fresh sources of the nutrients needed by the body. Just remember to be meticulous when shopping for over-the-counter supplements so you can truly feel the benefits these natural remedies promised to provide.

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