Q. Dear Terry, “After going through a stressful time and major illness, I’ve noticed some changes in my overall health. The biggest thing is that I get dizzy when I stand up or change positions. My doctor told me that it’s most likely from low blood pressure. How can I help my blood pressure be more normal?”– Gloria W., Albuquerque, NM
A. Dear Gloria, I recommend keeping your healthcare practitioner in the loop with any supplementation you may be considering, as they may have additional insight.
Blood pressure can be impacted by body position, breathing patterns, stress, physical fitness, medications, diet, and also time of the day. I have found that low blood pressure is frequently caused by adrenal gland dysfunction, which may contribute to a sense of dizziness or light-headedness upon standing.
To function at their optimal level, the adrenals require an array of necessary nutrients. To support and repair the adrenals, natural ingredients such as certain vitamins, botanicals, and other nutrients can be very effective. These ingredients work together to help repair the adrenal glands, as well as support the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy manner, which helps restore optimal adrenal function. I would take 200 mg of vitamin C, 10 mg of vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), 100 mg of pantothenic acid, 450 mg of freeze-dried adrenal extract, 450 mg of L-tyrosine, 125 mg of licorice root extract, 75 mg of rehmannia extract, 15 mg of pregnenolone, and 10 mg of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). I recommend taking these ingredients two times per day.
I also recommend taking two potent, adaptogenic herbs: rhodiola and ashwagandha. Adaptogens work by increasing strength, stamina, and energy without being stimulants. I recommend taking 500 mg of these two herbs, one to three times per day.
Terry . . . Naturally
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