Probiotics are microorganisms found in our gut that aid our health. Probiotics can be found is some yogurts and supplements. A study done by School of Medicine and Griffith Health Institute analyzed the effect that consuming probiotics had on blood pressure. 543 adults were analyzed from nine different studies.
Researchers found that those who consumed probiotics regularly for more than eight weeks had decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure. For systolic pressure the average was 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) lower and diastolic blood pressure was 2.38 mm Hg lower. Those who consumed more than one type of microorganism were more likely to experience a decrease in blood pressure. More research is needed before doctors can recommend probiotics for blood pressure, but if you want to try yogurt with probiotics or supplements, these items are relatively inexpensive.