Too Much Vitamin C

Too Much Vitamin CMany people take a lot of vitamin C in hopes of curing all kinds of ailments. Taking too much vitamin C could lead to unpleasant side effects and will not help you heal faster.

Don’t rely on vitamin C and zinc to repel a rhino-virus. First, a new study review in Clinical Infectious Diseases concluded that zinc lozenges have no antiviral benefit. Then, in a second study review, Finnish researchers discovered that taking vitamin C doesn’t prevent a cold.

The exception: People who exercised in freezing temperatures – such as skiers – were half as likely to become sick if they took a preventive 500 milligrams of vitamin C. The vitamin’s antioxidant powers help keep your immune system strong during extreme exercise conditions. [source: Men’s Health]

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