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Old 05-04-19, 11:08 AM
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Beetroot juice will lower BP some, not like prescription meds though. For a lot less money, sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate works just as well, and is what's used in many clinical trials. A clinical dose of sodium nitrate = 2g, potassium nitrate = 2.4g., beetroot juice = 250mL

I have a cycling buddy with genetic hypertension. He's had good results from losing 30 lbs. and finding a doctor who understands athletes. Most docs just want to put you on a beta-blocker or ACE inhibitor which puts s limiter on HR and prevents hill climbing, etc., and also causes problems with potassium levels, hyperkalemia, which requires even more meds. Getting all these meds to balance in an athlete is a full-time job for a pharmacist.:
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