Taking a vitamin D3 supplement was shown to be effective in restoring cardiovascular damage done by conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. The new study found that the vitamin stimulates nitric oxide, which helps regulate blood flow and prevent blot clots. The vitamin also reduced the level of oxidative stress in the cardiovascular system.
“Generally, vitamin D3 is associated with the bones,” said lead researcher Tadeusz Malinski, PhD. “In clinical settings people recognize that many patients who have a heart attack will have a deficiency of D3. It doesn’t mean that the deficiency caused the heart attack, but it increased the risk of heart attack.”
Dr. Malinski added that “there are not many, if any, known systems which can be used to restore cardiovascular endothelial cells which are already damaged, and D3 can do it. This is a very inexpensive solution to repair the cardiovascular system.”