Have you ever taken so much Vitamin C supplements when you feel like you are going to catch a cold? I guess you were told to do so by your parents or anyone who cares for you. Apparently, Vitamin C supplements has no effect positively or negatively in protecting yourself from catching cold. Research has shown that vitamin C does not ward off colds, except among marathoners, skiers, and soldiers on sub-Arctic exercises. We have lived almost all our lives thinking that Vitamin C will protect us from catching a runny nose and help us withstand the symptoms and even possibly warding off a cold.
But don't be in despair, Vitamin C is one of the most effective and safest nutrients. You don't really need to worry if you've taken one too many of it. It is a water soluble vitamin. It is a powerful antioxidant for the synthesis of collagen, which helps to make blood vessels and body muscles strong. The human body doesn’t have the capacity to generate vitamin C. Therefore, it needs to be received through food and other supplements. And although it can't protect you from catching colds, it can help in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, boosting the immune system, lowering hyper tension, treatment of lead toxicity, curing cataracts, treatment of cancer, combating stroke, maintain elasticity of the skin, healing wounds, and controlling the symptoms of asthma.
At the end of the day, it is still good to take in Vitamin C and it can still help you with other diseases and illnesses.