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Vitamin C improves BP in diabetes

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Vitamin C improves BP response to exercise in diabetics
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Diabetics who received vitamin C supplements showed improvements in blood pressure, oxidative stress


Findings from a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial reported on February 25, 2021 in the Chinese Journal of Physiology revealed an association between intake of vitamin C and a reduction in blood pressure before and after exercise among men and women with type 2 diabetes.

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Apply What You've Learned: Vitamin C


Vitamin C (ascorbate) is among the most powerful antioxidant nutrients. According to a publication by nutrition researcher Bruce N. Ames and colleagues, “Our data demonstrate that ascorbate is the most effective aqueous-phase antioxidant in human blood plasma and suggest that in humans ascorbate is a physiological antioxidant of major importance for protection against diseases and degenerative processes caused by oxidant stress.”1

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Brain protection from new form of vitamin B12, by Michael Downey

Health-conscious individuals have been supplementing with methylcobalamin, a bioactive form of vitamin B12, for many years. Methylcobalamin is active in the cytosol, the liquid that exists within the cells. Methylcobalamin helps lower homocysteine, an amino acid that, when elevated, has destructive effects, including harm to the brain.

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1. Frei B et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Aug;86(16):6377-81.

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