And High Blood PressureHigh Blood Pressure Is a Serious Problem. Why all the hype about bonito peptides? Because there is a lot of concern about blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a serious concern in relation to heart health. It directly causes an estimated 50,000 deaths per year in the US alone. It also is a contributing factor in another 200,000 deaths.
Hypertension adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. Long-term hypertension can cause the heart and vascular system to function improperly. The results may include damage to blood vessels in the…
- heart failure
- kidney failure
- heart attack
ACE inhibitors get their name from the fact that they inhibit the formation of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Why is this so important? Because angiotensin converting enzyme is essential in converting angiotensin to its activated form called angiotensin II.
Angiotensin II is a potent vasoconstrictor meaning that it causes the blood vessels to constrict making blood flow more difficult. The result is increased blood pressure.
Angiotensin II also causes thrombosis which is an aggregation of blood platelets. It is similar to clotting. The result is often an obstruction in the blood vessels.
Other effects of angiotensin II include:
- increased thirst sensation
- increased desire for salt
- increased aldosterone release (a steroid hormone that controls salt and water balance in the kidney)
But ACE inhibitors do have their dark side. They can produce…
- dry cough
- potassium buildup
- kidney problems
Peptides and Angiotensin Converting EnzymeA good bit of research has been done – and is being done – on the effects of certain peptides to inhibit the production of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).
Peptides are naturally occurring compounds composed of two or more amino acids. Many studies have indicated that peptides can inhibit the production of ACE without the side-effects that often accompany ACE inhibiting drugs.
Some studies have shown that peptides actually do more than inhibit ACE. Scientists at the Research Institute for Food Science, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan suggest that peptides may also lower cholesterol.
Their thesis was that, "Many kinds of bioactive peptides which might prevent lifestyle-related diseases are released from food proteins after enzymatic digestion." This implies that ingesting peptides may help prevent the diseases that we cause by our lifestyle choices.
The researches first concluded that two peptides in their study showed 'antihypertensive effect after oral administration'. But they went on to say...
We found that low molecular weight peptides derived from food proteins lowered serum cholesterol without increasing excretion of cholesterol and bile acids.
A Natural Approach
Fortunately many people today prefer natural methods for controlling their blood pressure. For this reason peptides derived from bonito protein are gaining in popularity as an alternative to ACE inhibiting drugs. Why?
Because bonito peptides have ACE inhibiting characteristics without the side-effects common with ACE inhibiting medications.
Anti-ACE bonito sourced peptides are a natural alternative to ACE inhibiting drugs. They work to relax the arterial walls and reduce fluid volume. In fact peptides exert the strongest inhibition of ACE reported for any naturally occurring substance available.
What does this mean? It means that it is now possible for many of us to get the ACE inhibiting (blood pressure lowering) effects of ACE inhibiting drugs without the negative side-effects. That is without…
- dry nighttime cough
- potassium buildup
- kidney problems
- severe allergic reaction
Supplement Recommendations. If your doctor has prescribed ACE inhibiting drugs please don’t stop taking them. Instead add bonito sourced peptides to your regimen. As you become less dependent on the drugs your doctor will responsibly stop prescribing them.
If your blood pressure is high and your doctor has threatened to prescribe anti-hypertension medication (especially ACE inhibitors) give natural peptides a try. They may keep you from starting drug therapy.