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Vitamin C Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Scientists at Johns Hopkins recently performed a meta-analysis of vitamin C studies relating to blood pressure going back to 1966. After analyzing data from 29 different clinical trials, they found that over an eight-week period, study participants who took around 500 mg of vitamin C per day experienced an average drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number) of nearly 4 points, and diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of about 1.5 points. And the results were slightly better among participants who had high blood pressure to begin with-their systolic numbers dropped by nearly 5 points.

Given the multitude of benefits of vitamin C and the fact that roughly one in three US adults has high blood pressure, this inexpensive and utterly harmless intervention should be a mainstream recommendation. As one study author pointed out, “[I]f the entire US population lowered blood pressure by 3 [points], there would be a lot fewer strokes.” But don’t expect the Institute of Medicine to change its tune any time soon-that broken record is still advising women and men to get a paltry 75 mg and 90 mg of vitamin C per day, respectively. I stand by my longtime recommendation that everyone take a daily multinutrient that contains 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C.

AEROBIC YOGA at the ST.REGIS BAL HARBOUR!!!!

Come join Tracie Wright Vlaun in AEROGA ( AEROBIC YOGA) at the ST. Regis Bal Harbour starting in July!! Classes are open to the locals to enjoy the experience!! Limited space so book as soon as you can. Contact us at: contact@v-artofwellness.com or call 786-423-7590.

V- art of Wellness at St. Regis Bal Harbour

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Today’s Meditation

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not;unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

–Calvin Coolidge(30th president of the United States)

Inner Peace

Peace begins at home. When I come from a place of peace, I see peace around me.