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A regular aerobic exercise program is key to lowering blood pressure. Develop an exercise program with a certified trainer or holistic physician. Make sure to pick exercises you enjoy so that you will be motivated and consistent with your program.

Vitamin E is considered to be one of the most important antioxidants for boosting your body's immune system. Several clinical studies have linked vitamin E supplementation with a substantial reduction in the risk of heart disease. Other population studies have shown that people with lower blood levels of vitamin E seem to have a higher risk to develop some forms of cancer. vitamin E also plays a protective role in the prevention of Cataracts.

Magnesium is necessary for good nerve and muscle function, healthy blood vessels and balanced blood pressure. It is important for the absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, vitamins B and C and critical for proper cell function.

Zinc is a trace mineral essential for proper wound healing, male sexual potency, liver detoxification and numerous other bodily functions. It is essential to the formation of insulin and plays a vital role in gland and reproductive health. It enhances sensory perception and promotes mental alertness.

Chromium Picolinate offsets the sugar cravings commonly associated with the metabolism of glucose. This essential mineral promotes stable blood sugar levels through proper insulin utilization. Chromium Picolinate is a patented form of chromium (#RE 33,988) which is said to be highly bioactive and better absorbed. In clinical trials at major universities and hospitals, chromium picolinate has been shown to reduce overall body fat while retaining lean muscle.

Guarana is a potent source of energy. Used as a South American version of coffee, Guarana may increase mental alertness and fight off fatigue.

Mahuang may act as a natural appetite suppressant. It is a key ingredient in promoting thermogenic weight loss and boosting energy levels. This herb has long been valued for relieving upper respiratory infections and has been used as a decongestant.

Dandelion Root is an herb that benefits digestion through assimilation and elimination. Dandelion plays a supportive role in helping the liver eliminate toxins from the body. Dandelion root has a high mineral content and also acts as a natural diuretic.

Echinacea is highly touted as an immune system booster. Dating back to the Plain Indians in the late 1800's, Echinacea has long been used for its healing properties. Since the early 1900's Echinacea has been researched extensively in Germany for its role in fighting infection and relieving symptoms associated with inflammation. Echinacea is utilized by many for its antibiotic properties during the cold and flu season. It is also believed to promote proper digestion in the body.

Ginger is known for stimulating the circulatory system, a very good remedy for sore throat, has a cleansing effect on the kidneys and bowels, and helps to prevent motion sickness. It may also lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.

Gotu Kola is an herb that ranks as one of the favorites in the Far East. The use of this herb seems to have a positive effect on the circulatory system by improving blood flow and strengthening veins and capillaries. In Europe and Indonesia, Gotu Kola is used to enhance wound healing because of its ability to stimulate the growth of new tissue.

Licorice is often recommended for sore throats and coughs. It stimulates action of the adrenal glands and is thus useful in fatigue due to adrenal exhaustion. Herbalists often recommend it as an ulcer remedy.

Siberian Ginseng promotes both mental and physical vigor and helps the body to withstand stress. May help to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.

Astragalus has been used in traditional Chinese and East Indian medicine for centuries for its immune-enhancing properties. Research has indicated its usefulness as a supportive tool for a variety of chronic immune system problems as well as employed its use as an effective diuretic.

Bee Pollen provides a complete balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates, fats enzyme precursors, and essential amino acids.

Bladderwrack is one of the best herbs to fight obesity. It contains iodine to promote a healthy thyroid. Bladderwrack also acts as a natural diuretic and stimulates circulation.

Blue-Green Algae is believed to increase mental clarity, concentration, and enhance memory. Blue-Green Algae is used for energy, vitality, and stamina to assist the body's immune system.

Lecithin is a substance that is rich in choline. Laboratory studies have suggested that choline may aid in protecting the liver from scarring related to alcohol damage. Other studies suggest choline may have a lowering effect on blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and it is also thought to aid in memory

Nettles is rich in iron which is important for the production of red blood cells. Nettles is another herb which is often used for its diuretic properties which helps to reduce water retention and fight obesity.

Royal Jelly is a gelatinous substance derived from the Queen Bee. It is believed to reinvigorate the body. No other food source compares nutritionally to Royal Jelly. It is a rich source of panthothenic acid, which is essential for many metabolic processes.

Sarsaparilla is used for various kinds of skin disorders such as psoriasis. Also, known for its diuretic properties, sarsaparilla is commonly used to reduce swelling and relieve the soreness associated with rheumatism and arthritis.