Vitamin C Has Same Benefits as Exercise

Vitamin C Has Same Benefits as ExerciseVitamin C Has Same Benefits as Exercise

Heart problems can now be set aside as researchers find that those who are obese can consume Vitamin C supplements and derive the same benefits as regular exercise. The study suggests that obese people can keep their cardiovascular health under control even without regular exercising routine.

Researcher Linus Pauling says, “I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by proper use of Vitamin C and lysine… even cure it.”

A meta-analysis of 44 clinical trials has shown a significant positive effect of Vitamin C on endothelial function when taken at doses greater than 500 mg per day. Researchers noted that the effect of the supplementation appeared to be dependent on health status, with stronger effects in those at higher cardiovascular disease risk, reports

Caitlin Dow, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the lead author, conducted the study to analyze if Vitamin C supplements can also lower endothelin-1 activity. Previous studies have shown that they improve vessel function as well.

Researchers explained that exercise is proven to reduce endothelin-1 activity. However, doing it on a daily basis may not be easy for most overweight people. Another study confirmed that Vitamin C consumption can decrease the risk of people with asthma developing exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Overweight adults were a part of the study.