Taking vitamin C supplements can help diabetics by lowering elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day, a study has found. In The study they used 10 times the dietary dose of Vitamin C. This can be achieved with IV Vitamin C in a single dose.
The research, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, also found that vitamin C lowered blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes, suggesting benefits for heart health too.
According to Glenn Wadley from Deakin University in Australia, the results may help millions currently living with the health condition.
‘‘We found that participants had a significant 36% drop in the blood sugar spike after meals. This also meant that they spent almost three hours less per day living in a state of hyperglycemia,” Wadley said.
“This is extremely positive news as hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people living with type 2 diabetes,” he said.
“We also found that the proportion of people with hypertension halved after taking the vitamin C capsules, with both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels dropping significantly,” Wadley added.