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Does Vitamin C ward off colds? Yes, if you exercise!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

My little one has been up for the last 3 nights - she just seemed grumpy, not coughing, not sneezing, no fever. Now, I'm getting grumpy - mommy needs some sleep! Today, though, her cough started.

I have been exercising faithfully since school started for my older daughter, and I have not been sick! It's amazing. Usually I get sick right along with the girls.

Anyway, I am taking yummy Centrum gummy vitamins with immunity support that have a hefty dose of Vitamin C and I'm curious if that may be helping a bit. In addition, I am exercising every day.

So, I did some research on Vitamin C here:

"The researchers discovered that it halved the risk of catching a cold among people under short term physical stress, such as exercise. "

The study says men do need to be aware that Vitamin C is also thought to be linked to kidney stones for them.

Anyway, I am going to work out and take my vitamins today. Yay for exercise and yay for vitamin C!

Hope you all have a happy and healthy Halloween.

And, do me a favor, repeat after me, "No rain today for NJ Trick or Treaters!"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MORTICIAADDAMS 10/31/2013 9:23PM

    I take vitamin c every day and boost it up if I seem to be exposed to a cold or flu. My dad has taken it for years and never gets a cold.

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NPDSLEUTH 10/31/2013 1:41PM

    I couldn't agree more. I have actually kept colds at bay with Vitamin C. Working out does help, too, though. Since I became healthier, I haven't had one cold (of course I'm not around kids which also helps, I reckon, but still!)

Happy Halloween!!!!!

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