Navigation Links
Vitamin C may Not Help You from Getting a Cold

Popping a Vitamin C pill every time you feel a cold starting isnt such a good idea after all, for a new study has found that you will most probably end up getting the sniffles .

The news comes from an updated review of 30 studies conducted over several decades and including more than 11,000 people who took daily doses of at least 200 milligrams of Vitamin C.

The review, according to the researchers at the Australian National University and the University of Helsinki, also shows that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) does little to reduce the length or severity of a cold.

It doesnt make sense to take vitamin C 365 days a year to lessen the chance of catching a cold, said co-author Harri Hemila, a professor in the Department of Public Health at University of Helsinki in Finland.

Vitamin C was discovered in the 1930s, and its use was made popular in the 1970s by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling with his book Vitamin C and the Common Cold which encouraged people to take 1,000 milligrams of the vitamin daily.

The current recommended daily allowance of vitamin C is 60 milligrams. An eight-ounce glass of orange juice has about 97 milligrams of vitamin C.

Despite the fact that evidence was found against the use of Vitamin C in later years, the nutrient remains popular because many people including those funding studies want to believe that it works.

Hemila said he sees little use in further study for colds for adults. However, more studies on vitamin C and colds in children and vitamin C and pneumonia are another story. Vitamin C is not a panacea, but it is not useless either, he adds.

The review appears in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers
2. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
3. Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes
4. Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones
5. B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug
6. B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives
7. Eat Vitamin C and stay young
8. Vitamin C for the heart
9. Vitamin B for Hepatitis
10. Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia
11. Vitamin E useful for Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/28/2017)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 ... ... credential, which will be offered by the American Association of Integrative Medicine and ... presentations for healthcare providers at the AutismOne 2017 Conference in Colorado Springs. , ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... With expansion and efficiency in mind, Patten Seed ... The seed processing plant opened in Marshallville in 2006, and a bagging and shipping ... opportunity for transition of Patten Seed operations to the Middle Georgia location from their ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... MO (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... of job satisfaction in their profession as their value increases in the healthcare ... that provides resources such as job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads to ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... for clear braces. People who want straight teeth without the extensive time commitment ... in Clearwater, FL, without acquiring a referral. A custom-designed series of virtually invisible ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... ability to gain site attention and engagement over the household brands of Top-20 ... webinar will discuss how partnering with the right outsourcing payments provider can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017  BERG, a biopharmaceutical company uncovering ... approach, today announced that the company,s Interrogative ... new data using a cold-induced model to ... Joslin Diabetes Center led the investigation with ... analysis of samples.  The findings were published ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... and BOSTON , ... a leading global pharmaceutical company and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based ... 3 trials of sarecycline for the treatment of ... primary efficacy endpoints. Sarecycline is a once-daily, oral, ...
(Date:3/27/2017)...  PhaseRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZRX), a biopharmaceutical company ... in children, today reported financial results for the ... 2016 and provided an update on its corporate ... progress during the fourth quarter of 2016 through ... safety study, and with our lead development candidate, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: