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A List of Supps Safe for BP?


#1

I have been on BP meds for about 10 yrs....Started working out 1 yr ago and I have my BP under control without meds 122/74.......Can any of the supplements listed here raise blood pressure ...Rez-V, Metabolic Drive, MAG-10 Pulse, Power Drive, Surge Recovery, and possible others that is sold at this site.


#2

If you're sodium sensitive, the Metabolic Drive and the Surge may negatively influence your bp. Power Drive can definitely raise bp. It converts to Norepinephrine and Epinephrine. They are vaso-constrictors which could result in elevated bp. I don't know about the others listed. But also relatively high in sodium are MAG-10, ANACONDA, Surge Workout Fuel and Surge Recovery, FINiBARs. Watch out for HOT-ROX and Spike, also.


#3

well played


#4

Thanks for the info........I am not sodium sensitive but I will leave off the Power Drive.

You think the Rez-V would be ok to take


#5

No problem with that one.


#6

what about Alpha Male and gpc?


#7

Alpha Male contains Forskolin which, in some studies, interferred in the treatment of patients with heart disease. However it has also shown ability to lower BP.
GPC is fine.


#8

Fish oil dude. Pound that shit. I am almost 6'2 at 220 lbs and have a BP of 105/55.


#9

Thanks, looks like I finally have an excuse to switch from Power Drive to a-gpc.