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Tylenol and Advil Increase Risk of Hypertension in Women

Posted Sep 14 2008 6:12pm

A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital is showing that common OTC pain killers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) dramatically increased the risk of high blood pressure in women. Aspirin (Bayer) did not have this effect.

According to the study:

Acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen, and aspirin, all over- the-counter painkillers, are the most commonly used drugs in the United States... with each dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen, a woman’s risk of high blood pressure increases.

For those suffering from chronic pain and inflammation, there are at least two nutritional approaches to consider: systemic enzymes and fish oil.

Systemic enzymes have been successfully used for decades in Europe by sports teams to help manage injuries, aches and pain. The most popular systemic enzyme is from Germany, named Wobenzym. ( Google "Wobenzym Research" )

Jigsaw Health Systemic Enzymes Jigsaw Health sells a plant-based systemic enzyme that is comparable to Wobenzyme, only that it takes less pills of Jigsaw's to get the same effect. Learn more about Jigsaw Health Essential Blend Systemic Enzymes.

Secondly, Omega 3 essential oils (found in fish oil, flax oil, etc.) have been clinically proven to dramatically lower most markers of inflammation, including C-reactive protein. Sadly, most Americans are greatly deficient in Omega 3 which makes them out of balance between the highly inflammatory Omega 6 oils (mostly found in vegetable oils) and Omega 3. I believe that this deficiency in Omega 3 oils is one of the leading causes for the tremendous increase in inflammatory diseases.

Jigsaw Health will be introducing a Fish Oil product in the next few weeks. I really wanted to have this product available when we first launched in April, but finding the right supplier to get a very pure, concentrated fish oil from has been VERY difficult!!

In the mean time, I recommend Carlson's fish oil.

UPDATE 9/26/05: I still think Carlson's is a great product, but I would rather you give Jigsaw Health's new Essential Omega-3 Fish Oil a try.

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