Increase your vitamin C, lower your risk of heart failure.
Simple as that.
In a recent study, researchers found that subjects with the lowest blood levels of vitamin C had the highest risk of heart failure. Subjects with the highest C had the lowest heart failure risk.
Researchers at Orthomolecular Medicine took those results one step further. They crunched the numbers with CDC heart failure data. Their estimate: Well over 200,000 deaths could be prevented each year if everyone in the U.S. would take steps to get sufficient C intake every day.
Imagine saving enough lives to fill a couple of football stadiums!
And here’s the most remarkable part. No mega-doses of vitamin C are necessary. The OM team estimates that just 500 mg daily is all that would be required.
Of course, we can’t (nor would we) force each citizen to take daily C supplements. But you can probably make that happen in your own home.
And that really is the best place to start when it comes to life-saving supplements.
“Two Vitamin C Tablets Every Day Could Save 200,000 Lives Every Year” Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, 11/22/11, orthomolecular.org