Within the space of less than 3 weeks we have lost two very prominent persons in my town. Beside the fact that they are very good persons in terms of their character, the village is such a small town that the loss of single soul means a heavy blow on the community.

The most unfortunate aspect of it is that, the cause of these two deaths has remained unexplainable. No doubt in such a small village, particular with our African mentality, the witches and evil forces will always take the blames for such deaths.

I do not dispute the fact that these forces of darkness could do such terrible wickedness but they are not as powerful as what ignorance could do to any society. The bible says in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” You may know it as hypertension or high blood pressure and see it as one of those common sicknesses but it is a silent killer.

According to health experts, hypertension or high blood pressure typically has no symptoms, but it causes progressive harm to the cardiovascular system. When blood pushes with too much force through the cardiovascular system, it can damage the walls of the arteries as well as the heart muscle. Damage to the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood can eventually contribute to a heart attack. Similarly, damage to the arteries that supply the brain with blood can contribute to a stroke, and damage to the arteries that provide the kidneys with blood can lead to kidney disease.

A recent publication observed that, almost 20 percent of Americans who have high blood pressure don’t know they have it and, therefore, don’t know that they are at risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and eye disease..

A research finding published in the Journal of Hypertension by scientists at the University of Edinburgh, who carried out the study, estimated that there were more than 20 million cases of hypertension in Nigeria in 2010, affecting one in-three men and one-in-four women.  According to them, this is set to rise to 39 million cases by 2030.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the inside of the arteries as the heart pumps the blood through your body. Blood pressure readings are recorded with two numbers, listed as a ratio, with one number over another number. The top number, or systolic pressure, is the force of blood when your heart beats, and the bottom number, or diastolic pressure, is the force of your blood against the artery walls when your heart rests.

·        A normal blood pressure reading is under 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
·        Prehypertension refers to blood pressure that is raised enough to be a warning sign for developing hypertension, is anything above normal up to 139/89 mmHg.
·        Hypertension is 140/90 mmHg and above.

The causes of high blood pressure are many and not yet fully understood. Medical experts noted that, in about 90% of cases of hypertension, an underlying medical cause may not be identified. Doctors describe it as essential or primary hypertension. However, the remaining cases (secondary hypertension) can be linked to diseases of the kidneys or endocrine system.

It is equally important to note that, based on findings from published medical studies; inflammation and oxidative stress have been found to play a large role in the development of arterial plaque.

When we take in fats, and there is a high amount of oxidative stress in the body, something called lipid peroxidation occurs that makes the fats sticky and rancid, and they stick to our arterial walls.

This causes an immune response, and inflammation, as the immune system tries to rectify the situation. As the arterial opening starts to narrow due to the buildup of oxidized fats, the heart has to pump harder to get the blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, so oftentimes, blood pressure will go up.

Several research finding have shown that there is a correlation between glutathione level and high blood pressure. Depletion of glutathione has been observed as one of the root cause of all chronic diseases such as high blood pressure or hypertension.

Glutathione is the most important molecule you need to stay alive, apart from the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat.

Some few days ago, one of my followers on my blog called me and asked, “if glutathione is that important, why has my doctor never mentioned it to me?” The simple answer is that, how many doctors in Nigeria actually invest in research. Secondly, our doctors don't have time to read all the articles being published in medical journals and they don't teach natural health and supplementation in medical school. What your doctor can only do is to help you manage the symptoms but Cellgevity will help you fight the root cause of the disease.  

Note that Cellgevity is not a drug but it contains the basic ingredients that our body cells need to produce Glutathione. Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant created in our cells that has been shown to fight cellular inflammation, detoxify cells, improve liver function and support the immune system.

Suzy Cohen, a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) said in one of her articles that, it is no longer news that glutathione addresses the root cause of all chronic diseases including high blood pressure.

According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O), every individual passes through three Zones of life. These are: Vibrant Zone (from age 0 – 25); tired zone (from age 26-50) and sick zone (from age 50 and above).

When you are within the Vibrant Zone (age 0-25), your glutathione level is usually very high, your cells are still vibrant and active. But as you age into the tired zone (from age 26-50), your glutathione level begins to decline and you will begin to notice some symptoms like general body tiredness, poor sexual performance, inability to sleep well, etc.

If proper care is not taking, the person will go into the sick zone with life threatening health challenges like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, glaucoma, Kidney/ liver disease, etc.