There is some controversy about whether some vitamins actually raise blood pressure. Many vitamins are harmless, but some have been suspected of raising it. Some supplements can increase blood pressure, too.
High blood pressure is when blood force against the blood vessels is too high. It is a common occurrence and affects nearly half of all adults. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent it. First, make sure you are eating a balanced diet that is rich in potassium. You can get your recommended amount of potassium by eating fruits and vegetables. Low-fat dairy is a great source of potassium, as are beans, fish, and leafy greens.
A dietary supplement that has been linked to high blood pressure is vitamin D. Researchers have looked at 46 trials to determine if vitamin D supplements could lower blood pressure. The researchers assigned 4,541 patients to receive either daily vitamin D supplements or an inactive placebo. In each trial, researchers recorded blood pressure measurements and other pertinent health information. Vitamin D supplements did not lower blood pressure in any trial.