No Xplode and High Blood Pressure? (controlled with meds)

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    Nov 22, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    So I've had high blood pressure for a while but It's controlled with medicine and its about 115/78. When i used to take pre workout energy supplements I used to be able to get in better workouts and my muscle react better to the workouts.

    My doctor is against pre workout drinks for anyone no matter if your in perfect health or not so i cant really ask him, but, do you think if the No Xplode would have a negative impact one me if I'm taking meds to keep my BP down?

    **Side note** i havent taken no Xplode in about a year so no my high blood pressure is not caused by pre workout drinks**
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    Nov 22, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    waxon saidHey Guys,

    So I've had high blood pressure for a while but It's controlled with medicine and its about 115/78. When i used to take pre workout energy supplements I used to be able to get in better workouts and my muscle react better to the workouts.

    My doctor is against pre workout drinks for anyone no matter if your in perfect health or not so i cant really ask him, but, do you think if the No Xplode would have a negative impact one me if I'm taking meds to keep my BP down?

    **Side note** i havent taken no Xplode in about a year so no my high blood pressure is not caused by pre workout drinks**



    well considering that the "pump" you're feeling comes from the Vasodilation that things like Arginine in NoXplode cause, I'd think it would be ill advised to take it when you're already taking medicine to lower your blood pressure.

    I'm not a doctor, and it's been a while since I've messed with NoXplode, but I wouldn't think it would be a good idea.
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    Nov 23, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    I think I would put this in the category of bad idea. If your gut is telling you that medical professionals- not just your doctor but in general- would not advise this (and I doubt many would), then it is almost certainly not worth it. If you go looking on this forum for someone to tell you it will be fine you can probably find it, but that doesn't mean that it is a good idea.
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    Nov 23, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    115/78 is almost low. The standard for blood pressure has been nudged down from 140 to 120 over the past few years, mostly, I believe, because of drug companies.

    What's your blood pressure without meds?

    NO will LOWER your blood pressure, and you should have known that before posing the question, by a simple Google query.

    Stimulants will raise your blood pressure as will exercise (in the short term that is while you're under load, be it weights or cardio.).

    If you're carrying a lot of fat, that's not at all good, and will cause bp trouble.

    You might want to find another doctor that you can be candid with.

    Be aware that nitrites (poppers), bp meds (via whatever pathway), alcohol, and ED drugs (Cialias / Viagra) can be a FATAL combination by lowering your bp too far.

    If you're having problems with aching calves, poor strength, or endurance, or general lethargy, your doctor may well have you over medicated. Most athletes are ill advised to be on beta blockers, and even CCBs, because they impair performance and have lots of side effects. Alpha agonists can have you bouncing all over the place. I'm not a doctor, but, if you have to take a bp med, ARBs might be your best choice.

    In heavily muscled athletes, a systolic pressure as low as 115 can be very difficult to attain without drugs. It simply takes more pressure to power all that muscle.

    With cardio, and lower fat, you may see your bp down to 135, but, without meds, you almost certainly won't have it at 115. As I said, without drugs, 115 is almost attainable by anyone who is active.
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    Nov 23, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    chuckystud said115/78 is almost low. The standard for blood pressure has been nudged down from 140 to 120 over the past few years, mostly, I believe, because of drug companies.

    What's your blood pressure without meds?

    NO will LOWER your blood pressure, and you should have known that before posing the question, by a simple Google query.

    Stimulants will raise your blood pressure as will exercise (in the short term that is while you're under load, be it weights or cardio.).

    If you're carrying a lot of fat, that's not at all good, and will cause bp trouble.

    You might want to find another doctor that you can be candid with.

    Be aware that nitrites (poppers), bp meds (via whatever pathway), alcohol, and ED drugs (Cialias / Viagra) can be a FATAL combination by lowering your bp too far.

    If you're having problems with aching calves, poor strength, or endurance, or general lethargy, your doctor may well have you over medicated. Most athletes are ill advised to be on beta blockers, and even CCBs, because they impair performance and have lots of side effects. Alpha agonists can have you bouncing all over the place. I'm not a doctor, but, if you have to take a bp med, ARBs might be your best choice.

    In heavily muscled athletes, a systolic pressure as low as 115 can be very difficult to attain without drugs. It simply takes more pressure to power all that muscle.

    With cardio, and lower fat, you may see your bp down to 135, but, without meds, you almost certainly won't have it at 115. As I said, without drugs, 115 is almost attainable by anyone who is active.


    thanks for the info, my bp without meds is about 145/90 my doc says he doesnt like seeing people with bp over 135. and i do have a little extra baggage my doc says once i lose weight we can ween off the meds. I guess i should just stay away from the stuff if my hearts out of wack at the moment