Vitamin C Supplements Helps Lower Blood Pressure, New Study Finds

( – Taking high doses of vitamin C supplements helps lower blood pressure, according to a recent analysis of clinical trials published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Edgar R Miller III at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD and colleagues conducted the study and found supplementation of vitamin C lowered  both systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) significantly in hypertensive patients.

Observational studies have showed that increased vitamin C intake through diet or supplementation and high serum levels of vitamin C were associated with lower blood pressure.

The researchers reviewed 21 clinical trials published in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Central database from 1966 to 2011 to examine the effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure.


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