How Alkaline Water Helps Fight Metabolic Syndrome

blood pressure medicine side effects

The side effects of blood pressure medicines can feel awful!

The Cure can Feel Worse than the Problem

Doctors commonly prescribe several different types of drugs to lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, all of these drugs come with side effects. In some cases, these side effects are serious enough to make people using them decide to make the medically-risky decision to stop taking their medication. In some cases, such as mineral deficiencies, alkaline water may provide a safe way to work towards better cardiovascular health by providing essential minerals like calcium.

Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medications

According to the American Heart Association one common side effect of blood pressure medicine (reported by men) is erectile dysfunction and even impotence! Both men and women also frequently complain of light-headedness or dizziness when standing up, or simply being outdoors in the sun because of their medicine. One blood pressure medicine, known as Guanadrel has even caused users to feel faint or weak at social gatherings!

Other symptoms many report are drowsiness, painful swelling, and even heart palpitations.  It is important to keep in mind is that blood pressure medicines do have effects beyond lowering blood pressure.

Talk to your Doctor

Many blood pressure medications have dangerous side effects if you stop taking them. For this reason, if you add alkaline water to your health regimen, do not stop taking your medication or change your dosage until you speak with your doctor. If you do start drinking alkaline water, you should monitor your blood pressure and discuss any improvements with your doctor, he or she may decide to change or reduce the amount of medicine you are taking.

Alkaline Water can help

One way to potentially reduce blood pressure, and reduce your risk of heart attack is to make sure you are getting enough minerals [1], and alkaline water is the best way to get your minerals. Epidemiological studies – research into the origins of a disease – have demonstrated a relationship between cardiovascular risk, and levels of minerals in drinking water. Minerals found in alkaline water such as calcium and magnesium has been shown to reduce blood pressure in people who were calcium or magnesium deficient. Research has also shown that those minerals are not absorbed as well when drank in acidic water.

A majority of Americans are believed to be mineral deficient, studies on public health and nutrition has laid the blame on the consumption of mineral-deficient vegetables and other foods. Mineral deficiency in foods is caused by the use of fertilizers used by large, corporate farms to coax unnatural levels of growth in soils that have become exhausted by over-farming. Thus mineral deficiency starts with plants and works its way up the food chain to us.

Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is mandatory for good heart health. The effects of dehydration on blood pressure are well documented. When a person becomes dehydrated, their blood becomes thicker and harder to pump by the heart and that causes in increased blood pressure. The reduced blood volume caused by dehydration makes the heart to work harder to maintain adequate circulation volume as well.

Mineral Rich Alkaline Water is Best

Research conducted at the Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University [2] demonstrated that even with a calcium deficient diet, that mineral rich alkaline water can supply beneficial amounts of minerals, even if there are only small amounts of minerals in the water!

Water Ionizers by Life Ionizers™ make it easy to get the minerals you need to maintain healthy blood pressure. Life uses our exclusive patented Vitamin C Ceramic Block® filtration to clean harmful toxins out of tap water in a filter media that is made with vitamin C! Life’s filtration process leaves in beneficial alkaline minerals in your water, then it is ionized, to bring it up to a healthy pH for drinking and add free-radical scavenging ORP hydroxyl ions to it. Best of all, alkaline water does not have the harmful side effects of supposedly “safe” drugs that seem to fill news headlines with worrisome FDA warnings on an almost daily basis!

 Has the FDA evaluated alkaline water for blood pressure?

No. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  The preceding information and/or products are for educational purposes only and are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. Please consult your doctor before making any changes or before starting ANY exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this information or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

References

[1] Rylander, Ragnar, and Maurice Arnaud. “Mineral water intake reduces blood pressure among subjects with low urinary magnesium and calcium levels.” BMC Public Health. BMC Public Health, 30 Nov 2004. Web. 8 Jul 2013. <http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/4/56>.

[2] “Calcium absorption effect. Research conducted by Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University.” Itokawa: Japan Oral Functional Water Academics Society Journal. (2000): 22-23. Print.

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