Monday, September 22, 2008

Vitamin C shots lower blood pressure

Italian scientists have suggested that the intravenous administration of vitamin C supplements can help reduce high blood pressure.

According to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, while high dose vitamin C injections can significantly reduce diastolic blood pressure they have no effect on systolic blood pressure.

Previous studies had reported that vitamin C and other antioxidants can also reduce the risk of stroke in certain individuals.

Scientists believe these injections lower blood pressure by targeting oxidative stress and calming overactive central nervous systems.

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