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Vitamin C gets a bad rap.

Another truism of personal health care — that vitamin C effectively prevents and treats the common cold — bites the dust.

New research, which reviews 65 years of data, concludes that there is no evidence that high doses of vitamin C ward off colds or lessen the symptoms — except in cases of extreme physical exertion such as running a marathon in the winter.

The study, published in the medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine, questions the wisdom of the popular practice of popping vitamin C supplements.

“New Research Says…” Code words written by the big pharmaceutical companies who make billions of dollars pushing their over-the-counter meds for the common cold.

Vitamin C has been a life saver for me. I take handfuls of the stuff when I feel a cold coming on, and it stops it dead. The key for me is to start immediately because if I wait too long it won’t work.

Oh, and it helps ‘keep things movin’ too, if you know what I mean.

’nuff said.

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