Monday, July 14, 2014

Is Vitamin C Worth Taking?

Is vitamin C worth taking? Don't ask your doctor, says Bill Sardi.
According to one self-proclaimed authority, vitamin C therapy is nothing but health quackery. [Quackwatch.com] WebMD advises physicians that supplemental vitamin C is only marginally able to reduce symptoms and duration of the common cold. But the primary study referred to employed just 200 milligrams of vitamin C, barely enough to marginally raise blood levels of this essential vitamin. [WebMD June 20, 2012]

None of this negative science discouraged laboratory researchers in China however. They inoculated mice with influenza virus and then injected 3 milligrams of vitamin C per gram of body weight. (Laboratory rats weigh about 300-500 grams.) [University of Wisconsin] So these animals were injected with 900-1500 mg vitamin C. Read more

1 comment:

layla hai said...

Hi, I have been taking vitamin c in powder form since a few months and I haven't had cold since. I used to get asthma attacks very frequently and now all of it has stopped completely. I take one levelled teaspoon of vitamin c daily divided into two doses. This is worth taking! :-)