Getting enough of this vitamin that kills high blood pressure might be one of the easiest things you’ll do today (seriously!).
…And for every 10% increase in the levels of this vitamin in your system, you’ll be reducing your risk of heart disease by 8%.
How’s that for a good deal?
What’s more, it can be completely free.
A large study examining the effects of Vitamin D on high blood pressure was presented at a conference for the European Society of Human Genetics in France. For the research, data from 35 studies, involving nearly 146,500 people, were analyzed.
The people analyzed were those of European descent based in Europe and North America.
It was found that a high level of Vitamin D in the blood was associated with a lower incident rate of high blood pressure. More precisely, for every 10 percent increase in Vitamin D levels, there was an 8 percent decrease in the risk of developing high blood pressure.
Considering the high costs and side-effects of common blood pressure drugs, this comes as welcoming news. Statistics reveal that anything from 40 to 75 percent of the population are deficient of this vital vitamin.
Getting exposed to moderate amounts of sunshine is a good way to get this vitamin. It is also present in foods like eggs, salmon, tuna, milk, yogurt and orange juice. Many cereals and food products contain Vitamin D too, but it can otherwise be obtained through supplements should that be necessary.
So, if you suffer from high blood pressure, get your physician to check your Vitamin D profile.
Adding Vitamin D to your diet/supplements can be an easy and simple way to deal with high blood pressure.
But then again, make sure you have your vitamin D level tested before taking supplements, because too much of a good thing is still too much.