Amazing results from a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reveals that the use of this common vitamin significantly reduces high blood pressure.
This supplement is usually prescribed to young child-bearing age women, as it is proven to prevent birth defects. However, according to this new research, we should all (men and women) be taking this incredibly powerful supplement to avoid high blood pressure.
The study, involving more than 150,000 women ages between 26 and 70, was conducted to research the effects of folic acid supplementation on high blood pressure.
The researchers discovered that young females, who consume at least 800 mg of folic acid per day, lower the risks of developing high blood pressure by one third in comparison with women who took 200 mg or less per day.
Researchers noted that even though older women consuming folic acid daily benefited from it, their high blood pressure risk was reduced only by 13 percent, compared to 30 percent for the younger woman.
Folic acid is a B-group vitamin naturally found in dark, leafy greens like spinach, collard greens and romaine lettuce. As well, vegetables like asparagus, broccoli and citrus fruits are loaded with this vital nutrient.
Folic acid is widely available all over the world in the form of a supplement. You can purchase it at the drug store or the health food store.
But since folic acid use is more of a preventable thing, it may not be enough to lower your blood pressure if you’ve already developed hypertension.