Vitamin D for Healthy Blood Vessels

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Hi, this is Dr. Miller with the quick tip to improve your heart health. Can you fend off heart problems just by popping a Vitamin? Sounds too good to be true, but it isn't. In a recent study, people who are vitamin D deficient have stiffer arteries and the cells that line their arteries show greater signs of dysfunction.

But everything got better quickly, and their blood pressure even improved once they got their vitamin D levels back to normal. Why is Vitamin D so important? When a person D levels are low the cells lining their blood vessels tend to be less healthy. These cells have several jobs to do. They help arteries constrict and relax.

They help blood to clot and they help control fluid level in the blood. When the cells aren't functioning correctly, one or more of these important systems may slow down. Fortunately, getting enough Vitamin D may be insurance against such problems. Aim for at least 1, 000 international units of Vitamin D3 everyday, that's the kind your skin manufactures when exposed to the sun.

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