The health benefits of getting optimum amounts of vitamins and minerals are many, and people are even finding out that just a mild deficiency can have widespread consequences, especially for vitamins that affect many processes in the body.
One vitamin in particular is critical in regulating everything in the body from the immune response to bone health. Lack of it has been linked to type 2 diabetes and arthritis.
And now a new study reveals it’s essential to bring blood pressure down.
Recent studies from a number of universities and hospitals, like Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston are noting that for many Americans, vitamin D deficiency launches a cacophony of health woes.
The study revealed that people with the worst vitamin D deficiencies are also the ones with the highest blood pressure.
Many doctors are taking notice as well, opting to look at blood tests to see if a hypertensive patient may be experiencing a deficiency. Simply adding the proper supplementation may even mean the difference in whether or not a person might be able to avoid prescription drugs as treatment.
Not only does vitamin D directly impact blood pressure health, but it is also critical in a number of other systems.
Vitamin D allows blood vessels to relax, thereby lowering blood pressure. However, if there is a deficiency, a glitch in any one of the other systems will add to a mounting blood pressure problem.
Diseases like certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, infectious diseases and heart disease are all blamed in large part to low vitamin D. Any of these diseases by themselves will also increase blood pressure due to the added stress on the body. Potentially, if you solve the deficiency you can wipe out several insults all at once.
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