Better But With Side Effects
I've been taking ACV (just a supermarket brand but it's organic) since August. I take two teaspoonfulls in a glass of water and sip it throughout the day.
It was brilliant at first. I had so much energy I could take on the world! However, I'm finding now that even if I just have a small mouthful, I'm getting dizzy. What could be the cause of this do you think? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I've had to stop taking the ACV and I do miss the energy so...
(Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
(Beverley, East Yorkshire, U.k.)
Apple Cider Vinegar
I am considering re-starting ACV just 2 days a week to begin with (after stopping if over a month ago) for my food allergies. I just read that ACV helps in reducing blood pressure. I normally have a low blood pressure. Is it ok to take ACV in that case or would it reduce my blood pressure even further? I have just had a stunt with brain fog and don't want to get into any other trouble again.
(Ruislip, Middlesex Uk)
(Sandy, Utah, Usa)
I disagree with using molasses for low blood pressure. Molasses is high in potassium, and if anything, it lowers the blood pressure more. I started taking 2 tsp a day, and every day I took it, I had headache, brain fog, dizziness, and felt terrible. When I took my Blood pressure, it had lowered it more than normal. I think people with hypotension need to be aware of this and be cautious.
For low blood pressure, use 1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon in a bottle of water, about 500ml once daily for 1 week.
Note: you will urinate a lot, so you need to replace fluids lost too. I use this remedy all the time, be cautious!!!!
I've had some super low blood pressure, so much I almost fainted. The thing that helped me the most was potassium-rich foods. Avocado and swiss chard are especially good for potassium! Also potato (with skin might be important, I'm not sure), acorn squash, bananas oranges. You can Google it. Any electrolytes wlil bring blood pressure up. For a while, I was carrying salt pills with me in case I needed one, but too much salt gets hard on my stomach. Potassium is wonderful for so many things in the body and it turns out most people are low in potassium.
(Somewhere in Europe)
I'm so thankful for the info about raisins for low blood pressure. I have used raisins to bring my BP up several times now. Low BP makes me feel horrible and half alive! Just eating the raisins (no soaking in water) has helped very quickly for me.
Raisins helped improve my low blood pressure:
I didn't realise that I had low blood pressure until my partner bought a blood pressure monitor so that he could keep an eye on his high blood pressure.
I was told that low blood pressure shouldn't be too much of a problem but it didn't take long to see a correlation between the times when I felt most tired and low energy, with the times when my pressure was lowest. I found a couple of sites on the internet which suggested soaking 30 raisins in about 1/2 cup of water overnight and then eating the raisins (chewing well) and drinking the water on an empty stomach first thing the morning. I did this three times during the course of one week and three months later my pressure has improved and I feel way more energetic.
Salt for Persistent Low Blood Pressure
One of the things I love about EC is that people get to reflect upon some health situations that made a difference in our well being, and how we possibly solved the problem.
I remember when salt was declared enemy number one as far as my mother was concerned because the doctor told her it was bad for her blood pressure. The older she got the easier it was for her to stay away from salt.
Fast foods always tasted over salted to her. Now, if the truth be told I do remember when she started her no salt war, the doctor said she could cook with salt, but do not add any salt directly to her food.
When mom was in her late 80's, she noticed that her blood pressure had started dropping low. She learned to only take her blood pressure medicine if pressure was high.
Then she began to find herself with hospital stays because she began to get fainting spells. Her blood pressure would suddenly drop after, or while she was using the toilet and she would faint.
The doctor started giving her sodium pills to prevent that. When mom found out that they were giving her sodium pills, she said, "If they would put some salt on my food they would not have to give me salt pills."
Listen to your doctor, mother's doctor said, when preparing food cook with it, salt, sea salt, your body needs some salt! Stay away from processed food when you can, home cooking is the best cooking. I'm talking to me too. Take good care of yourself.
I would like to know what anyone recommends for LOW blood pressure.
(Rocky Ridge, Ohio)
I too have low blood pressure. My doctor told me that adding salt to a food will raise blood pressure. Anytime I feel dizzy, I eat something salty. It works, almost immediately. I use iodized salt. Though sea salt is much better for you, I am not sure it raises blood pressure.
(Kville, Nc Usa)