Vitamin C and Colds Protection: How Vitamin C Fights Off Colds

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.

Vitamin C and Colds Protection

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Important:  Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is more than a vitamin.
Why? It regulates many functions in your body to make sure they're doing their best job in keeping you healthy!

Vitamin C and Colds Protection

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.

  • Many viruses and bacteria live in people with colds
  • Ascorbic acid kills viruses, and bacteria. Scientists have known this since the 1930s.
  • Ascorbic acid protects your body from other toxins
  • Ascorbic acid is non nontoxic

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.



Vitamin C strengthens the inter-cellular cement of your body cells

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.



Vitamin C triggers production of interferon in body cells to resist infections

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.



Vitamin C is a Strong Antiviral

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.

Amongs them are Dr. Robert Cathcart and Dr. Fred Klenner.

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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By Arturo Galindo
Certified Nutritional Therapist

I have used vitamin C and nutrition for over 10 years to end my chronic diseases and help my family stay healthy. Learn about our story.

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