The whole truth about vitamin C

With the advent of rain and cold weather, the risk of getting sick and lay in a couple of weeks with the temperature becomes higher. We try to dress warmer and at the slightest sign of a cold begin to drink different medicines and vitamins. Many of us have heard that vitamin C – the best prevention of seasonal diseases and its intake protects the body from cold and strengthens the immune system. We decided to find out, is it true that vitamin C is able to enclose us from the common cold, cough and other nasty diseases.

History

To promote vitamin C as a panacea for all colds began at the end of the last century, in the 1970s, when the winner of two Nobel prizes, Linus Pauling published a book about the special role of vitamin C for humans. The scientist himself all of his life he suffered from runny nose and cough until, until, on the advice of a doctor did not take a daily vitamin C. In the book “Vitamin C and the common cold” Pauling argues in favor of the therapeutic properties of vitamin C. the Book would not become popular among ordinary people and the medical community, causing millions around the world were convinced that daily consumption of ascorbic acid is necessary for good health.

What is vitamin C and why you need it body

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is an antioxidant necessary to produce collagen in the skin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals. Its main objective is to give our skin and various other tissues strength and elasticity. Collagen also protects blood vessels, bones, joints, muscles and organs, forms the ligaments, bones and teeth and is a protective barrier against diseases and infections.

Vitamin C is required for the immune system as it stimulates the production of antibodies and white blood cells. With ascorbic acid produces interferon to help the body fight off viruses.

True or false: vitamin C helps to fight colds

In recent years several studies have been conducted, during which it was discovered many interesting facts about vitamin C and its effect on our body. 1 Jan 2013 on the website mokranowski community (an international non-profit organization that studies the effectiveness of medical remedies and methods) was issued the latest and most relevant research on this topic, from which you can learn several important facts.

Unfortunately, disappointing news: vitamin C protects against colds. It is not reduces the risk of falling in bed with a temperature. However, the intake of vitamin C during cold reduces the time and severity of the disease.

Conclusion

As disease prevention vitamin C does not fit, but if you take it during the illness will help to rise on feet and to return to normal life.

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