Here’s our weekly recap on the news of vitamin C. Today we bring you more on the benefits of abscorbic acid and its ability to decrease blood pressure, its relationship with cataracts and how vitamin C plays into the vaccination controversy.
More on Vitamin C and blood pressure.
Last week, we brought you a preliminary report on a study that is getting widespread coverage on how vitamin C supplementation can decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by as much as three points. While the study was short-term, the results showed promise, especially in light of this quote from researcher Edgar “Pete” R. Miller III, MD, PhD:
“Although our review found only a moderate impact on blood pressure, if the entire U.S. population lowered blood pressure by 3 [points], there would be a lot fewer strokes.”