You probably already know that vitamin D is great for preventing the flu. You probably know it's great for keeping your blood vessels elastic. And you may even know that vitamin D can help you lower your blood pressure. But did you know there's something you can take with vitamin D to help it lower your blood pressure even better?
A team of researchers recently found out why vitamin D deficiency causes so many health problems. It has to do with the vitamin's ability to keep blood vessels soft, supple, and highly elastic. Without this vitamin, your blood vessels harden, your blood pressure goes up, and your risk for a heart attack goes up. We already knew this information.
But this new study found out why vitamin D is so effective. It started when the two primary authors, molecular biologist Olena Andrukhova and medical doctor Svetlana Slavic, of the Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics at the Vetmeduni Vienna, wanted to know why. They found that vitamin D enhances the production of the enzyme eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase) in the inner layer of blood vessels, the endothelium. This enzyme is critical for regulating blood pressure.
And this enzyme, as you might guess, produces the molecule nitric oxide (NO). I've told you about NO in the past. It's vital for keeping oxygen flowing into your cells, especially the cells that line your blood vessels. When NO enters your endothelial cells, it helps them relax. This, of course, keeps them soft and supple.
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However, when you don't have enough NO, the vessels tend to harden. And this leads to circulatory diseases.
So if your high blood pressure is a little high, you can probably lower it enough just by taking vitamin D. You should be taking 5,000 IU daily of this dynamite vitamin anyway. If this doesn't lower your blood pressure, then have your vitamin D levels checked by a lab test. If you're deficient, you can take 10,000 IU daily until your levels are between 50-80 ng/ML.
If this doesn't lower your blood pressure enough, and your lab tests show you're not deficient, then you can try taking CircO2 along with the vitamin D. CircO2 is a fantastic product that will help increase the nitric oxide levels in your system. Research has shown that it's very effective at lowering high blood pressure - even some stubborn cases of very high pressure have responded to it.
Not only will the CircO2 help your blood pressure, but it will help deliver more oxygen to all of your cells. It's fantastic for asthmatics and anyone with COPD as well.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.