Natural health experts have known for decades how powerful this particular vitamin is to battle high blood pressure.
The big pharmaceutical companies have, however, used endless resources and influence to trash any study that showed positive effects from this essential vitamin.
Research recently published on the online science journal PLOS One, however, revealed something natural health and blood pressure researchers have been searching for- conclusive proof that high blood pressure is caused (and cured) by this one vitamin.
Research on mice recently looked at the connection between high blood pressure and vitamin D. In the 2-part study, 4 groups of mice were given specific diets.
In one part of the study, the mice were given vitamin D-deficient and vitamin D-sufficient diets. In the second part of the study, they were further divided between a high fat or low fat diet.
This resulted in the 4 groups: Vitamin D-deficient, high-fat; vitamin D deficient, low-fat; vitamin D-sufficient, high-fat; and vitamin D sufficient, low fat.
What the researchers found was that for mice that were in the vitamin D-deficient groups- both high-and-low-fat diet, mice developed high blood pressure. It didn’t matter if the diet was high or low fat- they all became hypertensive.
The mice who were on high- and low-fat diets but were vitamin D-sufficient did not become hypertensive.
What’s more, when the hypertensive mice from the deficient group then received sufficient levels of vitamin D, their blood pressure stabilized and they no longer showed signs of high blood pressure.
Before the study, all researchers had to go on was correlative studies that were criticized by pharmaceutical groups as not having irrefutable proof; this study ends the debate.
But humans are a little bit more complicated than mice. And although taking vitamin D will help manage high blood pressure, it may not be enough.