A “review” study published in the recent issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that Vitamin C helps in curbing a person’s blood pressure. To come to this conclusion, researchers at Johns Hopkins studied data from 29 clinical trials involving more than 1,400 people. The study focused that if a person takes around 500 milligrams of Vitamin C daily for eight weeks can lower his/her high blood pressure. This amount if tallied how much vitamin C we are consuming daily showcase that we have to take it five times more than we are consuming.
How vitamin C lowers high blood pressure?
Nutrients experts and researchers all over the world in their respective studies have revealed that vitamin C helps in defending various conditions like cardiovascular disease, immune system deficiencies, eye disease, prenatal health and other skin related problems. As far as lowering of high blood pressure is concerned the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has focused that Vitamin C helps in maintaining the levels of nitric oxide in our body. Nitric oxide function on the other hand is to facilitate healthy blood pressure. But WebMD researchers are not satisfied, WebMD researchers have pointed out that it can’t be touted as a complete come out of the result that vitamin c can lower high blood pressure. The researchers of the study pointed out that the study was very small and various patients were receiving blood pressure medicine in advance.
But there is ray of hope Dee Sandquist, RD spokeswoman of American Dietetic Association has suggested that rely that people should rely more on fruits and vegetables before taking any vitamin c supplement. Eat around nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily to get rid of any disease mentioned above and to take care of overall health.