You don't say how bad your HTN is or how long you've had it, but having high BP is not something to be taken lightly. First thing to realize is that there is no such thing as a side effect free drug or supplement. The magnitude of the side effects vary, however. Second, you need to evaluate your priorities (is not having a stroke or going on dialysis later in your life important to you?). One does not feel the effects of high blood pressure unless it is truly out of hand, like >200/100, which might cause a headache, visual changes, etc. It's the long term effects that will get you. Since you know all the methods of lowering BP, I suggest you do that while you start back up on your ace inhibitor or arb, or at try something like amlodipine or chlorthalidone, until your techniques have you in the normal range.