The effectiveness of vitamin C in the treatment of the common cold is caused by regular workouts as betraying The Daily Mail. These are the new information specialists from the University of Helsinki.
The scientists conducted a study involving more than 11,000 people in order to determine the usefulness of vitamin C, which is found in some vegetables and many fruits: kiwi, oranges, strawberries, etc. Vitamin been tested on school children, adolescents, swimmers, marathoners, and the Canadian soldiers.
As it turns out, vitamin C helped reduce the risk of colds by 50% among participants who for a short time his body was subjected to physical stress. And catch a cold swimmers cope with infection due to vitamin in half the time.
In general, it is best to respond to vitamin children (one gram of vitamin it was enough to reduce the duration of colds by 18%, while among adults duration decreased by only 8%). Adults who suffer from an average of 2-3 times a year at a time, and the children as there are about half a dozen episodes.
Thus, vitamin C effectively cope with the cold. However, scientists have expressed their concerns about the uncontrolled use of vitamin supplements. In earlier studies it was found that daily supplementation with vitamin C in a twofold increase in the risk of kidney stone formation. Experts note that the reason byproduct of the vitamin.