Mighty Vitamin C
|Mighty Vitamin C||Darrell Miller||12/15/05|
December 15, 2005 11:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Mighty Vitamin C
A growing body of evidence points to homocysteine’s link with coronary heart disease, but a recent study points to possible improvement with vitamin C supplementation. Researchers at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Kitayushu, Japan, found that acute hyperhomocysteinemia (elevated blood levels of the amino acid) restricted coronary blood flow and, further, that vitamin C supplementation recovered that flow. However, the researchers also found that in volunteers who received 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C at the same time as a homocysteine elevator, no velocity reduction occurred, thereby negating homocysteine’s negative effects. The study was published in the International Journal of Cardiology in September.