Research that was recently conducted at Washington State University suggests that individuals with high blood pressure may improve their health with whey protein supplements.
In a study of more than 70 adults, daily doses of a whey protein drink reduced blood pressure by six points in men and women with elevated levels of this vital measurement.
Whey protein did not reduce rates in those with normal blood pressure, which is desirable since low blood pressure is also not healthy, the study authors noted.
One week into the study, those with hypertension experienced reduced blood pressure levels that lasted throughout the six-week trial.
Lead author Susan Fluegel said the decrease in blood pressure levels observed in the participants may lower risks of fatal strokes by 35 to 40 percent, and reduce risks of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Newton’s Naturals offers products with whey protein to promote healthy weight, as well as muscles and cardiovascular function.
Gold Standard Protein shake mix from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains a mix of whey protein and heart-healthy soy protein that comes in chocolate, vanilla and a blend of the two flavors called Royale.