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.
One of the most effective remedies for hypertension is vitamin C supplements, it’s believed.
“Vitamin C is a useful natural remedy for high blood pressure,” she wrote on her website, MyLowerBloodPressure.com.
“It is needed for collagen formation which allows blood vessels to function normally and retain their strength and elasticity.
“As vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, it cannot be stored in the body and a regular intake is essential.
“Dietary sources include most fruit and vegetables including citrus, berries, blackcurrants, capsicum peppers, kiwi fruit and green leafy vegetables.”
Vitamin C helps the body to keep its cells healthy, while also maintaining the health of skin and bones.
Without enough vitamin C in your diet, you may be at risk of scurvy.
The most common vitamin C deficiency symptoms include having rough or bumpy skin, easily bruising, and even having corkscrew-shaped body hair.
Speak to a doctor if you’re worried that you may have a vitamin C deficiency.