Here on Blue Heron Health News, we’ve published 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, increasing the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
The really bad news is that millions of people take this particular supplement thinking it will improve their health when the opposite is true.
According to recent research, a supplement in an effervescent form, such as a fizzy, drinkable vitamin C or other proprietary blends is proving to cause more harm than good.
Scientists at Britain’s University of Dundee and University College looked at study participant’s 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 but in other ways.
What they found was using a dissolvable fizzy compound places the user at a 16% increased risk of suffering a stroke, and dramatically increases the user’s blood pressure.
One main ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, which is what gives a product its characteristic fizz.
Researchers noted 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.
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