Vitamin C Enhances Heart Functioning

Vitamin C enhances heart functioning

Vitamin C supplements improves the nervous system of the patient suffering from heart attack. According to International Journal of Cardiology, researchers found ascorbic acid on the sympathetic response to exercise in 21 men. After an oral administration of the supplements, the participants undergone symptoms-limited exercise testing twice. Once after oral administration and once without. The resting blood pressure and heart rate did not differ with or without ascorbic acid. The heart rate response to peak exercise is significantly higher.

Ascorbic acid is an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Pure ascorbic acid is a white solid, and is made synthetically from the sugar dextrose. It is used both in vitamin supplements and as a food preservative.[1]

Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C, a food substance needed by humans to prevent scurvy, a disease of the gums, bones, and blood vessels, and to increase the body’s resistance to infection. Ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant, a nutrient that chemically binds and neutralizes the tissue-damaging effects of substances in the environment known as free radicals. As a result, ascorbic acid is vital for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones, teeth, gums, ligaments, and blood vessels. Because of its role in the formation of collagen, the body’s major building protein, ascorbic acid is a central component of all body organs.[2]

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