There are people that take their vitamins daily and those that don’t. Unfortunately I’m one of those that never seem to be able to stick to a regimen and I rarely take vitamins. My husband has taken vitamins everyday for I can’t remember how long. If you asked me what I thought about vitamins I would say I do believe they are beneficial. However I also believe that you can take more vitamins then you need.
They always say when you are starting to get sick to take Vitamin C. I decided to do a little research to find out why Vitamin C is said to be good for colds.
Possible Benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Is Vitamin C good for colds?
The average adult who suffers with a cold for 12 days a year would still suffer for 11 days a year if that person took a high dose of vitamin C every day during that year.
For the average child who suffers about 28 days of cold illness a year, taking daily high-dose vitamin C would still mean 24 days of cold illness.
When vitamin C was tested for treatment of colds in 7 separate studies, vitamin C was no more effective than placebo at shortening the duration of cold symptoms.
Ok so maybe Vitamin C may not cure the common cold but it definitely still has its benefits. If you prefer taking a vitamin then you can. However if you like to get your vitamin C naturally here are some great sources of vitamin C: red and green hot chili peppers, guavas, bell peppers, thyme, parsley, dark leafy greens like kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kiwi fruits, papayas, oranges, and strawberries.