Peak BP Platinum – supplement review


Product Reviewed:  PEAK BP PLATINUM

Price:  US $39.95/bottle (month supply) + $8.95 shipping

Best Deal:  Multiple bottle deals at:  

http://www.perfectbpnow.com

My Rating: 4 out of 5


When it comes to finding the best blood pressure lowering supplements, there is a mind-boggling number of products on the market all claiming to bring your blood pressure readings into the perfect range. 

How to find natural blood pressure supplements which actually work?

There are in fact several things you can look out for when shopping around for the best natural blood pressure supplements.

For example:
  • Is the effectiveness of the ingredients backed up by scientific studies to show that they work? 
  • the purity of the product – many cheaper supplements will use fillers, even preservatives and GMO ingredients, which actually compromise the quality and potency of the supplement.
  • Is the product manufactured in FDA Registered and Inspected Facilities and are the facilities routinely inspected to ensure FDA requirements are being met?

If all of the above criteria are being met by the manufacturer, then I think this tends to inspire confidence that the product is worth taking a closer look at.


The product I have chosen for my review is Peak BP Platinum from Peak Wellness Nutrition, a US company based in Florida.

Peak BP Platinum uses the following ingredients to target 4 problem areas which contribute to Hypertension.

  1. Vitamin K2 – MK7 also known as Menaquinone.  This particular form of Vitamin K is important for controlling the distribution of calcium in the body.  Research1 has shown that people with high levels of Vitamin K2 in their blood have less calcium build-up in the arteries.
  2. Green Tea Extract.  This is used specifically to control inflammation in the arteries.  Green tea contains polyphenols called catechins which are effective at targeting inflammation of the blood vessels, which if left unchecked can lead to damage to the endothelium or delicate lining of the artery and ultimately to an increase in blood pressure.  Several studies have confirmed the benefits of taking Green Tea:

cup of green tea

“… data and results from many clinical and experimental studies have shown   
that green tea consumption may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health.
As major polyphenolic compounds in green tea, catechins may be primarily
components in green tea that exert vascular protective effects”

3. Pterostilbene – (found in grapeseed extract and blueberries, especially in the skins).  This ingredient has been shown to help maintain flexible and elastic arteries.  One of the major causes of high blood pressure is attributable to stiff arteries:

“Arterial and vascular stiffness occurs through the normal process of biological aging and is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes,” said Gerald Meininger, director of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center and a professor of medical pharmacology and physiology in the School of Medicine at MU.  As we age, the aorta, which normally acts as a shock absorber dampening the pulse associated with each heartbeat, tightens and becomes rigid, causing a host of problems including high blood pressure, increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events and even death.”2

4. Grapeseed Extract.  This ingredient has the ability to aid in the production of Nitric Oxide in the body which is important for relaxing the blood vessels and thereby allowing blood to flow more smoothly and with less resistance.  A study by a group of Researchers at U. of California demonstrated that using Mega Natural®-BP Grape Seed Extract the form and dosage used in Peak BP Platinum – was very effective at reducing blood pressure readings, both systolic and diastolic.3

Mega Natural chart


Pros and Cons as I see it:

Pros
  • The 4 ingredients have all  been shown in scientific studies to be effective in helping to lower blood pressure, so to combine them in a supplement is a good way of providing a synergistic effect, in addition to their individual benefits.
  • The quality of the product – made in the USA under strict regulatory standards.
  • Non GMO, gluten free and no fillers such as silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate and other synthetic chemicals that are commonly used in the manufacturing process of dietary supplements.  
  • Shipping is free within the US if you opt for one of the multiple bottle deals.  You also receive free newsletter reports with these deals which is a nice bonus.
  • There is a money back guarantee “No questions asked” if you are unhappy with the product.
Cons
  • You will pay a little more than the average BP supplement if you buy it on Amazon.com.  However, the product is available cheaper at www.perfectbpnow.com especially if you take advantage of the multiple bottle purchase deal. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Both Vitamin K2 and Green Tea Extract can interfere with prescription blood thinner medications.  

Consequently the Manufacturer of Peak BP Platinum and Peak Cardio Platinum DOES NOT RECOMMEND taking either of these supplements if you are on Blood Thinners due to the presence of Vitamin K2 in both products


And My Verdict 

After having reviewed the literature on Peak BP Platinum, researched the science behind the ingredients and weighed up the Pros and Cons of the product itself, I would give it a rating of 4 out of 5.  True it is more expensive than other products, however what you are getting is also a superior quality product.  And the money back guarantee also offers a safety net in case the results of taking this supplement do not match expectations.

I hope this product review of Peak BP Platinum has been helpful and as always I welcome your comments and feedback concerning your experience with the product, or any other BP products you have had success with.

                               Product Label

Peak BP Platinum Label


1 Dietary Intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study1 Johanna M. Geleijnse,*† Cees Vermeer,** Diederick E. Grobbee,‡ Leon J. Schurgers,** Marjo H. J. Knapen,** Irene M. van der Meer,* Albert Hofman,* and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman

2 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150511125358.html

3 http://www.polyphenolics.com/professional-blogs/news/events/

21 Comments

  1. Want to Know

    Thanks for this site. My question is about Nitric Oxide producing ingredient- mega natural BP Grapeseed extract. To your knowledge, will this dosage create jumpiness,anxiety or nervousness. Thank you in advance.

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    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hi Want to Know.

      Thanks so much for dropping by the site. From my research into the mega natural BP Grapeseed extract included in my review of the Peak BP Platinum supplement I can find no evidence of the side effects you are enquiring about.

      Possible side effects could include headache, itchy scalp, dizziness and nausea, but I believe these are more than likely related to allergic reactions to grapes and grape products generally.

      A typical recommended daily dosage of mega natural BP grapeseed extract if you take it on its own is 300mg, whereas the supplement I reviewed contains only half this amount (150mg). I even read of one person taking the 300mg dose up to 4 times daily (1200mg) without causing any problems. Personally I would stick to the recommended dose, however.

      Additionally the human clinical trials conducted to test the mega natural BP Grapeseed extract found it to be safe and not associated with any side effects whatsoever.

      So to sum it up, I think the ingredient at the dosage in the supplement should not be a problem for you.

      I hope this was helpful to you, and I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about this product.

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      1. Sharon

        What if you happen to, normally, have lower than normal blood pressure? Good this product make your blood pressure go too low?
        Sharon

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        1. Nick (Post author)

          Hi Sharon,
          The product which I reviewed contains ingredients which have been specifically selected for their effects on lowering blood pressure. Its recommended use is thus for people with pre-hypertension or hypertension who want to use a natural supplement to help lower their BP and bring it back down to within the normal range.

          So, in a situation where person already has lower than normal blood pressure – and is borderline or maybe even actually hypotensive (BP lower than the normal range) – this product is not to be recommended in my opinion. I believe that there is a good chance that this product may cause a further reduction in blood pressure which could possibly result in some serious and undesirable side effects.

          Up till now I have tended to focus on helping people dealing with high blood pressure concerns to find natural ways to lower their BP. Your question has prompted me to take a closer look in one of my next posts at the issue of low blood pressure. And I sincerely thank you for this. Please let me know if I can be of any further help regarding the Peak BP Platinum supplement.

          Reply
  2. Wposner@aol.com

    I am very sensitive to caffeine. How much caffeine is in this product?

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    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hello. Thank you for your enquiry regarding the caffeine content. Any caffeine in the product would be of course because of the green tea extract ingredient. I would be surprised if the manufacturer included too much caffeine in the product, since caffeine is considered to be a vasoconstrictor and would thus tend to raise blood pressure.

      But my research shows that green tea does contain some caffeine. And I certainly understand that, given your sensitivity to caffeine, you need to have a specific answer. As this information is not immediately available on the product label, nor on the website, I have submitted a request to the manufacturer to find out exactly how much caffeine is in the product. I will get back to you with an answer as soon as I can.

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    2. Nick (Post author)

      Hello again,

      I just received a response from Peak BP Platinum.

      To quote the response: “The product contains 379mg of Green Tea Extract per serving. This is equal to approximately 4 mg per serving of caffeine.”

      Please let me know if I can help you with any other questions regarding this supplement.

      Reply
  3. BJ

    Would 1 month supply give me an idea if this will work. Since income is limited I am pulling straws. I take 2 BP meds per day finally after a long period of HBP it is now under control. I hate taking meds with a passion and my Dr knows. Please advice Thank you BJ

    Reply
    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hi BJ.
      I totally understand your uneasy feelings about having to be on 2 BP meds to control your blood pressure, and I do hope my answer can be of help to you.
      My initial thought is that Peak Wellness Nutrition (the supplier) provides a very good guarantee in case the supplement does not provide you with the desired results. Their quality assurance comes with a money back guarantee which also includes shipping costs, as long as you live inside the United States.
      Personally, I believe that, if the product is going to work for you, then you should see some kind of positive outcome with the Peak BP Platinum supplement during the first month of trying it. There were in fact several reviews of the product in which very good results were indeed experienced within the first month of usage. And a couple of people found that taking the supplement for 4 months enabled them to come off their medications.

      However, I do recognize that we can all potentially react differently to supplements. And it may be the case that you need to take this supplement for longer to see the difference you expect. This is why I am recommending that, if you do decide to buy this product, it is best for you to order it through the Peak Wellness Nutrition website rather than on Amazon.com . The prices are comparable in any case, but the guarantee I mentioned earlier should definitely give you some peace of mind. I will include the links here:

      https://peakwellnessnutrition.com/products/bp-platinum

      and the guarantee

      https://peakwellnessnutrition.com/blog/guarantee/

      As you are already on BP meds you will naturally want to consult with your Doctor before trying out the supplement.

      I have not myself yet tried Peak BP Platinum, as for now I am managing my BP on diet, exercise and controlling stress. However if there comes a time when I need to turn to a BP Supplement, this is definitely the one I am going to rely on.

      I hope this has helped you in your decision-making, BJ. And I would be happy to help with any further questions you may have.

      Reply
  4. Fely

    The caffeine in the grape seed extract- will it be bad for those who have rosacea, as I have read that it is one to avoid if one has rosacea.

    Reply
    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hello Fely,
      Thank you for visiting my website! As to your question, there is actually no caffeine in the grape seed extract ingredient. Are you thinking perhaps of the caffeine content of the green tea ingredient?
      I checked with the manufacturer of Peak BP Platinum for a previous comment in order to establish the exact amount of caffeine per serving of the supplement. It is 4 mg. This is a very small dose of caffeine when compared to the caffeine in a cup of coffee –
      For example a cup of Instant coffee is around 65-90mg of caffeine, a cup of tea (green or Ceylon) about 58mg and a Coke – 35mg.
      I was also able to find some information regarding rosacea and caffeine and it appears that caffeine itself is NOT considered a trigger, as for instance in the case of drinking coffee it is the temperature of the beverage which appears to cause the flushing, not the caffeine itself.
      For more info please visit https://irosacea.org/forums/topic/933-is-coffee-a-rosacea-trigger/?tab=comments#comment-1632
      Given this information I am confident that the amount of caffeine in the Peak BP Platinum supplement should be safe to take. Please let me know if I can help you further with this question.

      Reply
  5. B H MCKINLEY

    I am an 81 year old man who has been taking peak cardio platinum ! Should I switch to peak BP platinum? Or, should I be taking all of the Peak Wwllness products at the same time daily?

    Reply
    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hi Mr McKinley,
      Thanks for your question. Looking at the ingredients of both products there is overlap in the ingredients and what they are designed to target. For example, the Nitrosigine in the Cardio Platinum the Grapeseed Extract in the BP Platinum both support the production of Nitric Oxide which helps to dilate arteries and improve blood flow. And both products have Vitamin K2 to ensure Calcium is directed into the bones where it should be, rather than building up as plaque in arteries.
      The Manufacturer indicates that both products may be taken together.
      Therefore, I would then say that if your Blood Pressure is not an issue for you, then sticking with your Cardio Platinum would be just fine.
      However, if you want to gain optimal protection for your cardiovascular and circulatory systems, then taking both together would be the way to go. Just keep an eye on your BP in case the extra ingredients in BP Platinum actually drive your blood pressure down too low.
      And finally if you want to switch to just BP Platinum, I would still continue to take a good quality CoQ10 supplement as this one really supports your heart muscle and its function.
      Peak Wellness does make a superior CoQ10 product:

      Peak CoQSol10 CF – CoQ10 with Superior Bioavailability for Better Absorption Supplement, 30 softgels
      I hope this will help you in making your decision.

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  6. Jeff

    I’m currently taking amlodipine and low certain for my blood pressure it if I start taking the stuff do I take it along with my current meds or do I just quit taking my meds and see if this keeps my blood pressure in check. I also wanted to know the effects of beats on your blood supply. The supplements of pure beef actually increase nitric oxide levels after an hour ?

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    1. Nick (Post author)

      Hi Jeff. My advice to anyone who is currently on prescription medication and who wants to start taking a supplement with the goal of being able to wean off the medication in time – given that the supplement has the desired effects, of course – is to first consult with your Doctor. This way you and your physician can come up with an safe plan for experimenting with the supplement whilst still ensuring protection from your BP medication – just in case the supplement does not perform as desired.

      If the supplement does start to work, then your BP will naturally drop lower than it was on the medications alone, and your Doctor will hopefully be able to reduce your meds accordingly to allow the supplement to do its job, with the hope you may eventually be able to come off the medications altogether.

      I believe your other question pertains to beets and their effect on lowering BP by raising the level of Nitric Oxide in the body.

      Here the research has shown that a glass (250ml) of beet juice alone can lower BP significantly in a 3 to 6 hour window after consumption. By significantly, I am talking about a best case scenario of a drop of 11 points (systolic) and 9 (diastolic) and an average drop of 8 points (systolic) and 4-5 (diastolic).

      The important thing with beets is to consume them daily so that the benefits can be maintained. The other thing I have noticed is that juice from raw organic beets seems to be more effective than supplements containing beet powder. As beet juice is expensive, I would recommend obtaining a juicer or blender and making your own which I find by far the cheaper way to go. I have a delicious beet smoothie recipe at this link

      Please let me know if I can help you further with this. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Eyes of Horus

    Seems you’re basing your rating not on personal experience but on the combination of ingredients. Fact is, anyone who is taking blood thinners can’t take this product even though, if they have Afib they have HBP. HBP is part and partial to Afib. Vitamin K and Green Tea Extract both increase the viscosity of the blood thus negating the effects of the blood thinners. The biggest problem with BP is the fact that doctors don’t even pay attention to the research. They read that BP of 120/80 is “pre-hypertension” and anything else has to be treated. The 1977 protocol, which is the guide for treating BP says that until the diastolic reaches around 100 the BP needs to be watched. When BP needs to be treated the first treatment is lifestyle change: diet, exercise, relaxation, etc. Drugs are to be used only as a last resort. Doctors also often don’t pay attention to White Coat Hypertension or other BP effectors similar to that. White Coat Hypertension can increase BP by around 30 points.They always ask if you’re in pain. The problem is they don’t pay attention to that. Pain increases BP by at least 20 points. The question is: Do you really have HBP or is something strongly effecting it? Just because the doctor says it is elevated doesn’t mean something isn’t causing it to go up — like the doctor himself.

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    1. Nick (Post author)

      Thank you for your feedback regarding Vitamin K and Green Tea extract and their effect on blood thinners. This is valuable information and I will certainly add a caution to my post about this.
      Anyone who is already on prescription medication for an underlying condition or disease process should always consult his/her doctor before starting on a natural treatment approach for managing blood pressure and I most certainly support the importance of this!
      I agree with the premise that lifestyle changes involving diet, exercise, weight loss and stress management are a sensible, and often effective, first line of approach to help lower blood pressure, or as a preventative action if blood pressure readings are starting to rise. In fact I have blogged on this very subject on a number of occasions. Check here for one example.
      With regard to the White Coat Hypertension phenomenon, one effective way to work around this is by regular monitoring of blood pressure at home using a reliable BP device and then taking these results to the Doctor’ In fact this is the approach I use myself and I encourage others to do likewise.

      Reply
  8. Gerald M Callahan

    rockrat —I currently take 1 baby aspirin a day besides my bp meds. I
    also have diabetes, type 2, afib, prostate cancer ( in remission for years}
    and a defibrillator in my chest. Is this product safe for me to take?

    Reply
    1. Nick (Post author)

      I looked at the ingredients of the BP Platinum as far as whether they could cause complications for someone with Type 2 Diabetes. The literature I found suggested that in actual fact the ingredients namely…
      Vitamin K2, Green Tea Extract, Grapeseed Extract and the Pterostilbene could all be beneficial rather than detrimental in nature.

      However you note that you are also on baby aspirin which I am guessing your Doctor prescribed because of your afib condition. From a previous enquiry I made, the Manufacturer of the Supplement informed me that they do not recommend taking Vitamin K2 if a person is on a prescription blood thinner. (I believe they were referring to Coumadin or Heparin in that response, but this could also include Baby Aspirin. Your Doctor would be able to advise you best on this.)

      As for my opinion, I would frankly be disinclined to recommend the supplement to you in light of this caution by the Manufacturer.

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      1. Gerald M Callahan

        Thank you for your prompt reply and recommendation. I am on
        another blood thinner so I think I’ll pass on this.
        again, THANK YOU

        Reply
        1. Nick (Post author)

          You are very welcome…I think that is a wise decision. Good luck to you!!

          Reply

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