Here on Blue Heron Health News, we’ve written hundreds of articles on the benefits of various supplements for myriad health conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cholesterol.
But a recent study from Britain’s University of Dundee and University College reveals how one particular – but very common – supplement, has exactly the opposite effect… it makes your blood pressure skyrocket and increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.
The really bad news is that millions of people take this particular supplement thinking it will improve their health when the opposite is true.
Making a supplement in an effervescent form, as with a fizzy, drinkable vitamin C or other proprietary blend is proving to cause more harm than good, according to research out of London recently.
Scientists at Britain’s University of Dundee and University College looked at study participants’ blood pressure and risk of stroke, comparing those who take supplements in a dissolvable, fizzy form and those taking the same supplement in the same dose in any other way, as with a tablet or sub-lingual drop.
What they found was that using a dissolvable effervescent, or fizzy compound, places the user at a 16% increased risk of suffering a stroke, and dramatically increases the user’s blood pressure.
This is because one of the main ingredients is sodium bicarbonate, which is what gives a product its characteristic fizz when added to water.
Researchers note that taking the maximum allowable daily dose of the supplement can more than quadruple the recommended maximum intake for sodium. For people with sodium-affected hypertension, this can be a very dangerous way to take an otherwise very helpful vitamin supplement.
Dropping hypertension and getting blood pressure back to normal doesn’t have to be dangerous or taste bad. Discover how 3 easy exercises drop your blood pressure below 120/80 – starting today…
But first: What did you think of this article? Do you have a personal experience related to this? Please leave a comment and join the discussion in the Facebook Comment section below.
And I’d really appreciate it if you also click the Facebook button above to share this articles with your friends.