Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). Unclear benefits. May relief symptoms according to 3 poor quality studies with only 40 adults. More research is needed. Seems safe.
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Unclear impact. Only 3 small researches were done, showing some benefits. More research is needed. Side effects seem negligible, therefore it makes sense to try taking 1-2 grams of Vitamin C one hour before exercise and to see if it helps.
Exercise-induced breathlessness is common in Asthmatic patients, but also occurs to non-Asthmatic people. If you suffer from wheezing, shortage of breath and coughing during and following physical practice, ask your doctor to check if you are asthmatic. If you are not - try using a Ventolin HFA inhaler 30 minutes before practice, and see if it helps you.
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 with Asthma, 16 to 65 years old
0.5-2 mg before exercise
Prevention of exercise-induced breathlessness (Bronchoconstriction)
May ease breathing after exercise, according to 3 poor quality studies with only 40 participants. More research is needed.
Up to 2 grams of Vitamin C per day seems safe for adults and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults or when in taking iron.
Exercise-induced breathlessness (Bronchoconstriction and related symptoms)
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, low energy, rapid breathing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
Permanent narrowing of the bronchial tubes, respiratory arrest, hospitalization, death
Vitamin C (supplement)
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