When you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement, your are already supplying your body with nineteen vitamins and minerals. However, living in a stressful condition and environment will require additional vitamin intakes such as B-complex, C and E. Remember that stress is one of the reasons for high blood pressure.
The vitamin B-complex
The seven B vitamins are needed in the body metabolism. This is particularly required during physical stress and injury. For this reason, vitamin B-complex is known as a stress reliever. Doctors often give this vitamin to patients with depression and insomnia.
If you think that you are lacking in vitamin B-complex, take an extra tablet to supplement the daily requirement.
The seven vitamin B-complex are as follows with their Recommended Daily Intake (RDI):
1. Thiamin (B1)- 1.5 mg.
2. Riboflavin (B2)- 1.7 mg.
3. Niacin- 1,943 mg.
4. Pyridoxal phosphate (B6)- 2 mg.
5. B12- 2 mcg.
6. Biotin- 60 mcg.
7. Folic acid- 200 mcg.
In reading the label of the composition of vitamin B-complex products, take note that it cannot balance stress but it can only act as stress reliever contrary to their claim. There is no such thing as stress balance, or other claims may not prove their worth.
About Vitamin C
The average Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin C is from 100 to 150 milligrams. The RDI can be increased if you are exposed to an environment with plenty of smoke and usually queuing for long hours in traffic. Also, vitamin C drops can be taken if you are under stress.
Lack of vitamin C can cause leukocytes or white blood cells and lower the levels of antibodies. Due to lack of vitamin C, our body is susceptible to diseases and viruses. On the other hand, vitamin C enhances the production of antibodies.
Vitamin C if taken in excess of the RDI has no known negative side effects. Patients under medication of aspirin, steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) require additional vitamin C.
The Vitamin E
As age spots or fleurs de cimitiere emerges on our body parts especially on the backs of our hands and faces, they also resurface in our internal organs unnoticed. When pigments accumulate engaging rancid oils called lipofuscin, age spots appear.
This is treated by French folks using wheat germ or wheat germ oils which happens to be the best source of natural vitamin E. Vitamin E prevents the destruction of the important body oils thereby slowing the process of aging.
Unlike vitamin C which must be replaced on a daily basis, vitamin E is stored in the body. Hence, if you take 240 milligrams once a week, this is like taking a daily dosage of 50 milligrams under a good diet.
In order for vitamin E to be effective, it should be prepared from D alphatocopherol in the form of acetate or succinate.
Understanding the reasons why we take Vitamin B-complex, C and E for high blood pressure can help us push through with what we've putting off for so long, taking enough vitamins.