An interesting study on vitamin C was completed years ago with TTC bus drivers. During the winter, one group of drivers was given a placebo and the others were given supplemental vitamin C. Both groups got colds just as often but what I found interesting was that the group taking vitamin C did not have as much time off work. Case and point… vitamin C does boost your immune system and makes colds and flus manageable. I recall one winter that I decided not to take vitamin C on the advice of an “old-school” relative that didn’t believe in taking vitamins. I wound up with the most severe flu that I can ever recall. Was I unlucky? Maybe… but I prefer not to take any chances so I do take supplemental vitamin C.
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