Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins that are required for strong and healthy bones. The body synthesizes it in the skin from cholesterol when there is adequate exposure to sunlight. Over the past decade, vitamin D has been intriguing medical researchers the world over. Several studies were conducted, and interesting results found. One of them is that vitamin D may be implicated in influencing blood pressure levels.
As per studies conducted, it was found that low levels of vitamin D lead to high blood pressure levels. People living in high altitudes where sunlight is at a minimum level were found to be hypertensive. Also, the winter season showed an increase in hypertension cases which was again attributed to the low sunlight levels.
What exactly does vitamin D do to affect the blood pressure?
The role of vitamin D in strengthening bones is very clear. Though the studies have shown that people having a deficiency in vitamin D tend to develop hypertension, the role of vitamin D, in this case, is still not very clear. Also, whether vitamin D supplements help in lowering blood pressure levels is still to be found out.
But all said and done, the research findings cannot be ignored. Moreover, a morning walk is beneficial in many other ways as well. So, get up early, put on your walking shoes and say Hello to the sun.
Vitamin D alone will not help you control your BP. You need to keep taking the medications along with the other dietary and lifestyle changes.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day!
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