“Eat your orange so you won’t catch a cold.” You probably heard that from your mommy several times when you were just a kid... or until today. We all know something about Vitamin C, it’s as if our brains were programmed with some data that says Vitamin C wards off a cold. To those who still doesn’t know, I’m very sorry to burst your tangy bubble but it’s been proven a myth long ago. 
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A picture of the tangy bubble that's about to be burst.
How Did it Start?
The cold-busting myth originated back in the 18th century: the time when there were no mobile phones, no internet and no vitamin manufacturers yet. The time in history when sailors had poor nutrition, lack of vitamin C to be exact. Scurvy was really a scare back then. Scurvy is a disease caused by the deficiency of vitamin C in the body. It is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, and the opening of previously healed wounds.  

In addition, Linus Pauling popularized a theory back in 1970. This theory is all about using large doses of Vitamin C to prevent the common cold. He even published a book about it! He used up to 18,000 mg to himself every single day. That’s too much, considering the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 75mg for women and 90mg for men. At that time, there were really no good studies about it so we forgive them. 
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Not the common cold.
So There’s No Chance of Preventing Cold with Vitamin C?
Again, sorry to disappoint you but Vitamin C has shown no effect in cold prevention in normal situations according to clinical studies but that doesn’t mean you won’t be eating any oranges or taking vitamin C supplements anymore. Researches show that getting a dose of 200mg or above may help reduce the duration of colds slightly. Some other factors should also be considered like individuality: some people get better or improve afer taking Vitamin C supplements (provided by a reliable vitamin manufacturer and supplement manufacturer, thats us!) while others don’t. 
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Bless you!
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08/31/2016 10:22am

The Vitamin C is very must for a good health and for this purpose we should eat those things in which available vitamin C. Read this page and get a lot of information about vitamin C and increase our knowledge.

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12/23/2016 7:30am

This isn't a myth. Vitamin C in a high dose can treat almost everything as I heard. So when you are dying from unknowing disease and this is your last chance, why not?

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