Vitamin C has kept me from getting the flu for a long time
I use to get a bad cold plus the flu every year. Someone had told me that vitamin c could help prevent the flu, but I didn’t think much about it for years. I’ve never been one to get flu shots and don’t even know how long flu shots have been around. Anyway, after a very bad bout with the flu one year, I decided to try vitamin c, taking 1000 mg a day, and I haven’t had a cold or the flu in 17 years now.
It’s controversial whether it prevents colds and flu. There are people that swear by it and others who say it doesn’t work. All I know is that it has worked like a charm for me for a very long time now. A couple mentioned to me recently about getting a flu shot and I told them about vitamin c, but they still prefer the shot. They weren’t convinced the c would protect them, and I certainly couldn’t guarantee it would. Some believe that high doses of vitamin c can cause kidney stones. I haven’t had any, but maybe it could if someone is prone to get them?
As an added benefit, I later learned that vitamin c is considered a chelator and an antioxidant.