Getting enough of this vitamin, which reduce high blood pressure, might be one of the easiest things you’ll do today (seriously!).
For every 10% increase in levels of this vitamin, you’ll be reducing your risk of heart disease by almost 10%.
How’s that for a good deal?
A large study examining the effect of vitamin D on high blood pressure was presented at a conference of the European Society of Human Genetics in France. Data from 35 studies involving nearly 146,500 people were analyzed.
The people analyzed were of European descent and living in Europe or North America.
A high level of vitamin D in the blood was associated with a lower incidence of high blood pressure. More precisely, every 10% increase in vitamin D levels produced an 8% decrease in the risk of developing high blood pressure.
Considering the high costs and side effects of common blood pressure drugs, this comes as welcome news. Statistics reveal that anything from 40 to 75% of the population is deficient in this vital vitamin.
Getting exposed to a moderate amount of sunshine is a good way to get this vitamin. It is also present in foods such as eggs, salmon, tuna, milk, yogurt, and orange juice. Many cereals and food products have added vitamin D too, which can otherwise be obtained through supplements if necessary.
So, if you suffer from high blood pressure, get your physician to check your vitamin D profile.
Adding vitamin D to your diet or taking vitamin D supplements can be an easy and simple way to deal with high blood pressure.
Again, make sure you have your vitamin D level tested before taking supplements because too much of a good thing is still too much.
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