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Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

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Old 12-19-2000, 09:13 PM   #1
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Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

I have heard that larger doses of Niacin 1000mg, vitamin E 800mg, and metamucil taken separately or toghether will help lower blood pressure considerably.

does anyone have proof of this?

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Old 01-16-2001, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

I don't know about Vit E or metamucil but niacin can help lower blood pressure. However, it has lots of unpleasant side effects -- flushing & hot flashes.

Old 01-18-2001, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

Sounds like a heap of #%)* - sorry. Niacin in those sort of doses is downright dangerous. Metamucil is a fibre, can't see the relevance there unless someones drawing a really long bow about losing weight. Unless we know your circumstances its hard to be more specific about what might help. Usually I run through - lose weight, get fit, stop eating junk food and maybe your parents were at fault. Cheers!

Old 01-19-2001, 04:31 AM   #4
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Re: Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

Your best bet for lowering your blood pressure and improving your overall health is a low carbohydrate diet. The problem with medications is that they just treat the symptom. The low carb diet treats the underlying cause - Syndrome X.

Old 02-04-2001, 12:03 PM   #5
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Re: Will Niacin, Vitamin E, Metamucil, lower HBP??

I've had high blood pressure for about
15 years. I found that going for a walk
will help lower your blood pressure.
I started taking potasium 90mg tab a day
this seems to reduce it also. When I'm
on antibiotics my blood pressure is always lower.I'm on three types of blood pressure
medication.It still goes high at times.

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