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 Posted 1/14/2014 2:22:32 PM
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I would like to ask -- if anyone may know -- can we take quercetin, Hawthorn, Resveratrol, Ginko Biloba , all these daily? ( Together with multivitamin, E, Omega 3, Arginine, Carnitine, C, magnesium ) Sorry I put here all supplements, but I just try to add some flavonoids in my mother's supplementation. Her problem is vascular and cardiac, and I just don't know whether all these mix together well or badly and if they cause any problem. 
Thank you in advance for your time. 

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 Posted 1/14/2014 3:12:39 PM
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If she is using any blood thinning medications for her condition, the addition of ginkgo and omega-3 could result in an increased risk of bleeding. There is no problem combining them per se, but there can be conditions that recommend against the use of any of them.

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Niacin would be useful to treat arterial plaque.  All the supplements you listed work well together--normally.  You will have to vary the dosages, however, to see what is optimal.  I personally do not like or take Ginko Biloba because it can cause headaches; I use DMAE instead.


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Thank you both. I added one capsule of quercetin , but her blood pressure raised a little more. I don't know if it has anything to do with quercetin. She doesn't take any blood thinning medicine. It's some days she stopped taking aspirin. And it was difficult to tolerate the niacin 500mg, when she tried it once. 

I don't know what to do about her sudden spikes in blood pressure and a hot feeling on her face. It lasts perhaps for 20 minutes, blood pressure is raised, perhaps to 180, then slowly drops in about one hour to 140.  I don't know under what title should I search the articles about this problem; I don't know how to name it.  She has a very low HDL  though. Could that cause it? Her triglycerides and other tests are ok. 

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Hello, about the help with cardio and vascular issues.  I would like to share what has helped me tremendously.  I am I admit upfront not very pro meds AT ALL.  I have had way too many issues with them.  With that being said, Hibiscus Mint or even just Hibiscus tea is incredible.  I have food allergies that affect my blood pressure and I have been fighting with my doctor about using any BP meds, normally they do everything except lower my BP.  Well I researched and found that Hibiscus Mint tea is a great alternative, and when I say high BP, my range was everywhere between 133/86-200/112.  Two bags of this tea in 16 oz boiled water had my BP down to 115/74 normal.  I went back to see my doc yesterday for a sinus infection, (don't eat any gluten---if you have sensitivities, grrrr….), and she said get back on your tea, your BP is up 165/100, so I went home, drank a cup and within 15 min., it was at 117/71.
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Welcome to the Forums, Laura, and thanks so much for sharing what works for you.

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Two supplements to consider are:
 
1. Snakeroot (Rauwolfia serpintina): The modern era of drug treatment for hypertension began with the introduction of reserpine in 1953. Reserpine was first derived from the snakeroot plant,Rauwolfia serpentina, long used by medical practitioners in India, both to lower blood pressure and induce relaxation. 
Read more: http://www.faqs.org/health/topics/47/Hypertension.html#ixzz2vDp44GA9
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