6Vitamin C Shrinks the Duration of Colds:
Ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, is widely known as an immune-boosting nutrient. Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize winner, highlighted the supposed benefits of this substance in a series of books. In addition to preventing the common cold, taking high doses of vitamin C may also ward off illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer, Pauline claimed. A review of several studies found that vitamin C supplements could lower the duration of colds by 14 percent in children and 8 percent in adults. Many of the reviewed studies involved individuals under intense physical stress, like soldiers training in the Arctic and marathon runners. While vitamin C was found to reduce their chances of catching a cold, it did not prevent the illness in the general population.
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