Analysis finds vitamin C supplements lower blood pressure

10/8/2012 | FoodConsumer.org

People with hypertension who took high doses of vitamin C supplements lowered their blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers reported. Systolic and diastolic pressure dropped 4.85 mm Hg and 1.67 mm Hg on average for patients with high blood pressure, according to a review of 21 clinical trials that used an average dose of 500 milligrams per day for a median time period of eight weeks.

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