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The Importance of Healthy Blood Pressure [INFOGRAPHIC]

Friday, October 4, 2013 3:36:18 PM America/Chicago

At great length, we've covered the array of health benefits provided by L-Arginine. However, it's good to thoroughly understand why keeping it in check is important. When your subconscious mind understands what is necessary for a happy and healthy life, it's easier to make the ID and the EGO agree.

What is Blood Pressure?

When you visit the doctor, you'll often hear your blood pressure number, and whether that's good or bad, but you don't really learn about the boundaries and limits of it all. The biggest question most people have is about the difference between Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure readings. Systolic is the higher number, and diastolic is a lower number. Systolic pressure measures when the heart is contracted, while diastolic is taken just before it contracts.

What is Considered "Normal" Blood Pressure?

What is normal and what is too high? It all comes down to what pressure normal for your body type, compared to what pressure an average healthy person has.

When the heart muscle contracts, it produces pressure of blood upon the walls of the vessels, this is your blood pressure.

A normal blood pressure occurs when everything is working properly, and the heart isn't exerting excess energy. When you produce adequate (but not excessive) blood pressure, that is a normal, healthy state.

What is “High” Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is the sign of your heart working too hard. Though most symptoms are myths, as its mostly a symptomless condition (a silent killer). If you wait for symptoms, you're only a ticking clock; check your blood pressure often, and never skip an annual physical.

To learn about the importance of keeping your blood sugar normal and not too high, browse through this infographic below!

 

The Importance of Healthy Blood Pressure
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L-Arginine's Promising Anti-Diabetic Effects

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:42:15 AM America/Chicago

 

According to a recent article from Science Daily, new research conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows that the amino acid arginine provides many health benefits for those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes by helping to stabilize glucose in the body.

 

The body not using insulin properly causes type 2 Diabetes, which affects 90% of diabetics. At first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to compensate for what the body cannot produce, but over time can’t produce enough insulin to regulate glucose levels. (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/)

 

The research has been conducted in labs using both lean (insulin sensitive) and obese (insulin resistant) mice. People suffering from Type 2 Diabetes are insulin resistant. The mice were subjected to the amino acid arginine and then monitored by a glucose tolerance test. The test is responsible for measuring the body’s ability to remove glucose from the blood over a period. 

 

The results of the research are as such, in both groups of mice (lean and obese) there was a 40% improvement in glucose metabolism management. It was also shown that the production of the hormone GLP-1, a glucagon-like peptide-1, was increased. This intestinal hormone’s job is to regulate appetite and glucose metabolism. This hormone is used in the drugs that treat Type 2 Diabetes.

 

This research is paving a new road for those suffering with Diabetes. Although this research does not suggest we can now “cure” diabetes, it essentially shows that with arginine-infused dietary supplements and arginine based-foods, we can see the effect on how well our bodies process the foods we eat.

 

For additional information regarding this study and its findings, read the full article titled “Amino Acid With Promising Anti-Diabetic Effects” here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/0/130909121954.htm

 

 

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