Can Vitamin C…ascorbic acid… really keep you from getting a cold?
The controversy about vitamin c‘s role ..if any… in preventing and treating the common cold… has raged for more than 70 years.
A new study published in the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews combines existing data-to help set the record straight.
72 studies were analyzed . Only those using supplement doses of 200 mg or higher were included.
But for those under high physical stress- marathon runners, skiers, and soldiers doing subartic exercise. – the result were dramatically different- - the extra vitamin c in these patients cut colds in half.
Next- duration of symptoms- nearly 10,000 colds in 31 studies- the conclusions-
For severity of cold symptoms- in kids- doses of one to two grams daily seemed to help-
The bottom line
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