Prevention with Vitamin C supplement (Ascorbic acid tablets). 5 valid study conducted, with 598 individuals. Prevents 1 in 2 Common Cold cases for people under extreme physical excursive (marathon runners, skiers, soldiers). Seems safe.
Use this treatment under extreme exercise:
It prevents 53% of the Common Cold cases for adults under extreme physical exercise periods. The treatment is also pretty safe.
The level of Vitamin C (and other anti-oxidants in the body) decreases during periods of physical stress (for example, during training of athletes and soldiers). Therefore, supplementation (to balance this decrease) makes sense.
Any excess of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is evacuated from our body through the urine. This makes vitamin C pretty safe even in high dosages.
Ascorbic Acid tablets
Adults under extreme physical exercise, 16 to 65 years old
Daily dosage of 0.2 gram per day, or more (adjusted to age, gender and body weight).
Prevention of Common Cold symptoms
Prevents 1 in 2 cases of Common cold, for people under brief periods of severe physical exercise (marathon runners, skiers, soldiers). May also speed up recovery and reduce severity of colds.
0.2-2 gram of Vitamin C per day seems safe for healthy adults and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults, or when in-taking iron (since Vitamin C increases iron absorption).
Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.
Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.
Vitamin C (supplement)
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