Supplements to Improve Blood Circulation

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Supplements to Improve Blood Circulation
Garlic is a blood clenser. (Image by, courtesy of Pradeep Jeganathan)

Poor blood circulation may have life threatening consequences for you. Good blood circulation ensures optimum well-being. Some well known food supplements that improve blood circulation include garlic, capsicum, ginger and ginkgo biloba.

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Poor Circulation

Plaque build-up in blood vessels affects circulation. Blood circulation supplements clear the blood vessel for proper brain, cardiovascular and joint function.


Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, free radical damage and toxins cause poor blood circulation. However, some the most serious factors include elevated cholesterol and hypertension.


Cayenne (capsicum) in the form of topical creams and ointments is good for circulation. Rub these into your skin, particularly your extremities, to improve blood circulation. Be careful not to apply these creams to sensitive skin or near your eyes.

Ginkgo Biloba

This herb has the ability to increase blood flow to the brain and can help improve memory. Ginkgo biloba, an anti-inflammatory, relaxes the lungs and limits coronary damage due to oxygen depletion.


Ajoene, a chemical compound in garlic, acts to control your blood cholesterol and to thin your blood. Garlic will tone your heart and improve your circulation.


For your convenience, you can find these ingredients in prepackaged form. Follow the Organic Nutrition link in the reference section for more information.

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