Thursday, March 31, 2005

Vitamin C for what ails you

Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant. This means that Vitamin C is not stored in the body and it plays an important part in fighting bodily cell damage. Vitamin C helps the body to fight colds, protects against infection and enhances immune function. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, like oranges and is also in vegetables like asparagus and broccoli. When taking vitamin C supplements, 500mg to 1000mg a day for healthy adults is a good daily dose. When fighting a cold, take 500mg to 1000mg every 3 hours during the day. Too much vitamin C will cause runny bowels. If that is the case, just back down a little and everything will be ok.