Hypertension puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.
Eating an unhealthy diet or not doing enough regular exercise could be raising your chances of high blood pressure.
But, you could lower your chances of developing the condition by taking supplements, scientists have claimed.
“Vitamin C is an important antioxidant in all body tissues, and is needed for at least 300 metabolic reactions to work properly, including the production of collagen to maintain elastic arteries,” said nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
She wrote on her website, MyLowerbloodPressure.com: “It is also involved in the metabolism of stress hormones.
A Vitamin C deficiency can lead to a number of medical conditions, not just hypertension, including scurvy.
Most people should get all of the Vitamin C they need from their daily diet.