Why Does Vitamin D Lower Blood Pressure
In this podcast, we’re going to talk about vitamin D and blood pressure. I want to cover why vitamin D can potentially help someone with hypertension.
Never stop taking your blood pressure medication unless you’ve checked with your doctor. But, if you’re on blood pressure medication and you’re not taking vitamin D, you might want to consider taking it.
One of the most commonly prescribed drugs for hypertension is an ACE inhibitor. This drug inhibits the angiotensin-converting enzyme. This enzyme relates to an entire system in your body, which is called the renin-angiotensin system (RAS).
The RAS helps regulate:
• Blood pressure
• Fluid balance
• Electrolyte balance
Vitamin D actually helps lower the RAS. My theory is that the reason this system could be high in the first place is that the person has a vitamin D deficiency. 75% of the population has some level of vitamin D deficiency.
What might help lower blood pressure (research and talk to your doctor about it):
***10,000-20,000 IUs of vitamin D3 with vitamin K2
• If you do 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3, then consider 100 mcg of vitamin K2.
• If you do 20,000 IUs of vitamin D3, then consider
• 200 mcg of vitamin K2.
• You could also consider adding 1000 mg of potassium a day.
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