Strom Sports nutrition SystolMAX has been created to help lowering blood pressure, anyone with high blood pressure knows the unwanted side effects high blood pressure can bring, and that's exactly why SystolMAX has been created.
L-Citrulline is the first ingredient within this product and in a hefty 6g dose, this is a precursor to arginine which is used to create nitric oxide, this widens blood vessels allowing for easier blood flow and a resulting reduction in blood pressure.
Next up we have Beta Vulgaris (Beetroot) which is one of the natures very best nitrate-rich compounds. Such compounds have been used for many years, and in studies has shown to be effective for reducing blood pressure by as much as 5.4-10mmhg for those drinking beetroot juice compared to 0 reductions in the control group (drinking water).
Inulin is extracted from the root of the Chicory plant and is a FOS (Fructo-Oligo-Saccharide) which is a type of fibre that is effective for the management of cholesterol especially LDL (bad) cholesterol. From a 2009 study, the findings on its effect on Blood Pressure were ‘ The reduction of total cholesterol regulates the receptors of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and thus increases the clearance of LDL cholesterol . This overall cholesterol-lowering effect could reduce the stiffness of large arteries and thus could potentially reduce blood pressure’ . Fibres tested such as this during this study lowered BP by 7.5mmhg Systolic and 5.5mmhg Diastolic respectively over an 8 week period.
White Willow Bark is a long time used source of the chemical salicin (Salicylic Acid) which was the basis for the blood-thinning drug aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid). This mechanism of action relaxes and dilates the small blood vessels and can lead to reduced blood pressure via thinning of the blood.
Lycopene is a tomato derived anti-oxidant powerhouse which is phenomenal at improving blood flow. Studies shown that intake of at least 12mg Lycopene per day, can drastically lower systolic blood pressure levels, there is a whopping 50mg dose within SystolMAX ensuring it’s anti-oxidant rich effects keep your heart and blood pressure covered here.
Last but not least within this specialised formula we have Magnesium in the form of magnesium citrate, this mineral is essential for blood pressure management and is effective at lowering both Systolic and Diastolic BP within individuals. It has also been shown to protect against BP elevation also as a result, it’s the mechanism of action relaxes the blood vessels leading to improved BP markers.
Blueberry lemonade flavour - please note the product contains a high amount of beetroot extract so is the colour pink and the flavour has a “beetrooty” overtone