Do vitamins C and D prevent the flu?

February 13, 2015 7:00 PM

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Do vitamins C and D prevent the flu?

However, I believe in vitamins C and D as essential vitamins that, at healthy levels, can slow the progression of a viral infection. But there’s no clear indication that these vitamins are preventative, and therefore, they cannot be equated to the flu shot and good hygiene.

Vitamin C was first touted as a cold remedy in the 1970s when Dr. Linus Pauling, a Nobel laureate and biochemist, began writing how large doses of it were associated with reducing the frequency and duration of the common cold. But despite its widespread use and acceptance as a remedy of sorts, ther...

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