By Arturo Galindo, Cert. Nutritional Therapist
Our family uses enough vitamin C to fight off colds. But vitamin C and colds protection is not new. Several studies prove this.
Here I explain how enough vitamin C helps your body be better prepared to fight infections.
And this includes the common cold.
Can enough ascorbic acid stop a cold? There's a lot of evidence on vitamin C and colds protection.
Here’s the reasoning behind the use of vitamin C to fight off colds.
Protection from colds increases with the amount of ascorbic acid and frequency.
One single dose of vitamin C keeps you protected for about 6 hours or about one quarter of the day. This means your body is not protected for the other three quarters of the time.
This is why you need to take enough in frequent enough doses.
Low doses are ineffective - you need to take enough, in frequent doses
Here's a study that shows the effectiveness of vitamin C against viruses... and respiratory infections.
This is the result of the study: "flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C"
How exactly is ascorbic acid able to offer this protection? Below are more details on the use of enough vitamin C and colds protection.
Note: This is in the book “Vitamin C and the Common Cold” from Dr. Linus Pauling, two times Nobel Laureate.
This is like reinforcing strips of steel in concrete.
It means it's more difficult for the virus to move through the tissues into the cells.
But if there's not enough vitamin C in your body... the inter-cellular cement of your cells becomes more liquid, and it loses strength.
And this means it's easier for the virus to spread.
Why? Because it can move through your cells without much difficulty.
This means vitamin C helps your body prevent the entry of viruses into cells.
When a virus enters a cell, it produces a natural protein called Interferon. This protein spreads to other cells, and it helps your body resist infections.
Dr. Pauling found in 1970 that Vitamin C helps produce more Interferon in your body cells.
Here's a study that shows how vitamin C helps your body produce interferon.
Dr. Thomas Levy wrote the book "Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases and Toxins". In his book, he provides a long list of the antiviral benefits of vitamin C.
The book contains a list of over 1200 studies in support of vitamin C benefits to fight infections.
Other doctors have reported positive findings from treating thousands of patients.
And there's something else... Vitamin C also activates your body's immunological defense mechanisms.
This means you're helping your body be better prepared to deal with infections, including the common cold.
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