Exploring Marine Resources: Natural Alternatives for Hypertension Treatment

Hypertension, often termed the ‘silent killer,’ is a condition with high prevalence in Indonesia, posing significant health risks without evident symptoms. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a crucial role in blood pressure regulation, making it a target for hypertension treatment. ACE inhibitors, such as captopril and lisinopril, are commonly used but have side effects.

Bioactive peptides from marine sources show promise as natural ACE inhibitors, potentially safer and healthier alternatives. Peptides from soft-shelled turtles and egg yolks have demonstrated ACE inhibition activity. These peptides offer potential for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Continued research into peptide purification is vital for future developments.

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