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High blood pressure: The vitamin supplement associated with 'significant' reductions


A systematic review published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine looks at the effects of vitamin C supplementation on essential hypertension.

The Mayo Clinic states: “For most adults, there’s no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called primary (essential) hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years.”

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has several important functions, including helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy, maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and helping with wound healing.

The vitamin is found in many fresh fruits and vegetables and is an essential water-soluble antioxidant in the human body.

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