Yet another “Another Boring Science Post.” Two in a row. Yuck, what a crappy blog.
A newly-published clinical study found no benefit from vitamin C in preventing or treating common colds. Old news, but wait! Not so fast,
“An exception appears to be when individuals are exposed to short periods of extreme physical stress. In six trials involving a total of 642 marathon runners, skiers, and soldiers taking part in sub-arctic exercises, vitamin C supplements reduced the risk of the common cold by 50 percent.”
There has been a lot of jibba-jabba among researchers about the role vitamin C plays in the prevention and repair of oxidative damage. It’s nice to know (for us crazy endurance athletes, at least) that supplements can do more than cause expensive, nutrient-rich urine.