Study Shows Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

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Natural Health News  By John Phillip      Wed.12, 2012

Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly 30 percent of US adults have high blood pressure or hypertension that places them at much higher risk for disease progression.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published the result of a study showing the importance of supplemental vitamin C to lower blood pressure in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Lead study author, Dr. Peter R. Miller commented “Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation,” noting that vitamin C taken at higher doses than suggested by the recommended daily requirement effectively lowers blood pressure enough to lower risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The researchers found that taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily, about five times the recommended daily requirement, reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters of mercury in the short term.

Among those diagnosed with hypertension, the drop was nearly 5 millimeters of mercury. While these results may not sound dramatic, they can be sufficient to dramatically lower cardiovascular and stroke risk for the millions of adults diagnosed with mild hypertension.

Dr. Miller concluded “Although our review found only a moderate impact on blood pressure, if the entire U.S. population lowered blood pressure by 3 milliliters of mercury, there would be a lot fewer strokes.”

The team noted that the blood pressure lowering effect of vitamin C supplementation was likely due to the nutrient’s biological and physiological effects.

Vitamin C acts as a diuretic, causing the kidneys to remove more sodium and water from the body, which helps to relax the blood vessel walls, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Vitamin C is also known to improve essential endothelial function of delicate artery walls, effectively restoring elasticity and resolving micro-cracks in the vessels that lead to arterial plaque formation.

Most nutrition experts recommend up to three grams of vitamin C supplementation per day for optimal protection from hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Source http://www.naturalnews.com/037163_vitamin_C_blood_pressure_heart_attack_risk.html

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2 Responses to Study Shows Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

  1. Paulene Minnehan says:

    Controlled diet, exercises and herbs are alternative treatments for hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension occurs due to excessive pressure exerted on the walls of arteries. Commonly found causes of hypertension are genetic reasons, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercises, side effects of medicines, bad habits and obesity. These causes either push heart to pump blood with higher pressure, promote blockages in arteries or harden walls of arteries, due to these problems pressure of blood remains higher than healthy limits and cause severe damage to health including life threatening conditions.;

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    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Paulene! Thanks for your informative comments. They are much appreciated. I agree with diet and exercise also being factors in blood pressure and hypertension. Peace to you and yours.

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