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Vitamin C, the common cold, and the flu

Linus Pauling

Vitamin C, the common cold, and the flu

by Linus Pauling

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Published by W. H. Freeman in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vitamin C -- Therapeutic use,
  • Cold (Disease) -- Prevention,
  • Influenza -- Prevention

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLinus Pauling.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRM666.A79 P3 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 230 p. ;
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4895095M
    ISBN 100716703602, 0716703610
    LC Control Number76028516

      The common cold is the most extensively studied infection regarding the effects of vitamin C. The majority of controlled trials have used a modest dosage of only 1 g per day of vitamin C.   In , Pauling announced in Vitamin C and the Common Cold that taking 1, mg of vitamin C daily will reduce the incidence of colds by 45% for most people but that some people need much larger amounts [1]. (The RDA for vitamin C is 60 mg.) The revision of the book, retitled Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu, suggested even higher.

    "The mechanism of its [vitamin C] effectiveness against viral infection, such as a common cold, is not yet known. I have, however, formulated the hypothesis (which has not yet been tested by experiment) that the effectiveness of ascorbic acid in providing protection against viral diseases results from its function in the synthesis and activity of interferon in preventing the entry of virus. Popular belief is that vitamin C can cure the common cold. However, research about this claim is conflicting. Although not fully proven, large doses of vitamin C may help reduce how long a cold lasts. They do not protect against getting a cold. Vitamin C may also be helpful for those exposed to brief periods of severe or extreme physical activity.

    A British investigation published in February concluded that taking vitamin D supplements can help protect against colds, the flu, bronchitis and researchers, from Queen Mary University of London, looked at data from 25 clinical trials involving s patients from 14 countries and found a significant but modest benefit. Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu: Linus Pauling: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Store Coupons 5/5(1).


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Vitamin C, the common cold, and the flu by Linus Pauling Download PDF EPUB FB2

By the way, Pauling revised this book and retitled the revision Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu. Read more. 12 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the And the flu book States.

Top international reviews Translate all reviews to English. Carla/5(16). Linus Pauling makes a case for the prevention of the common flu by taking megadoses of to mg of vitamin C daily.

While some studies seem to contradict Pauling by not finding any effect of the proposed treatment, these studies normally only tried smaller doses of the common cold mg by: Vitamin C the Common Cold and the Flu book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Linus Pauling, father of orthomolecular-medici /5. At the very first sign of cold symptoms, many people reach for Vitamin C, whether in supplements, juices, cough drops, tea, or other forms. Vitamin C was first touted for the common cold in the. Vitamin C and the Common Cold.

The idea that vitamin C could help prevent or treat colds dates back to the s when chemist and Nobel. The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans, and the average person gets one several times per year.

Interestingly, vitamin. The effect of vitamin C on the common cold has been the subject of several studies. These studies do not support a considerable decrease in the incidence of the common cold with supplemental vitamin C. However, vitamin C has consistently decreased the duration of.

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Summary. Meeting the recommended levels of intake for all essential micronutrients is important for optimal immune function (see Immunity In-brief article).When it comes to the common cold specifically, there is evidence that routine supplementation with vitamin C can reduce the occurrence and duration of the common cold in certain individuals.

Use of oral zinc lozenges may influence cold. The common cold studies indicate that the amounts of vitamin C which safely protect from scurvy may still be too low to provide an efficient rate for other reactions, possibly antioxidant in Author: Harri Hemilä.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : S. Barley. acid per day amino acids amount of ascorbic amount of illness amount of vitamin animals ascorbic acid beriberi bic acid bioflavonoids blood plasma body cancer cause cells Chapter common cold Cowan days of illness decrease Diehl diet doses of vitamin drugs enzyme essential evidence guinea pigs human illness per person incidence of colds /5(2).

The second edition of the book, issued in as Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu, suggested even higher dosages [2]. Vitamin C and the Common Cold also suggested that most people need a daily vitamin C intake of 2, mg or more for “optimum” health and to meet stresses, including infections.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published by W.H. Freeman in under title: Vitamin C and the common cold. Cold, Flu, & Cough. Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds, Infections. The Truth About the Common Cold. Do echinacea and vitamin C really help a cold.

Calm a Nighttime Cough. BACKGROUND: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for preventing and treating the common cold has been a subject of controversy for 70 years.

OBJECTIVES: To find out whether vitamin C reduces the incidence, the duration or severity of the common cold when used either as a continuous regular supplementation every day or as a therapy at the onset of cold Cited by: More encouraging: taking at least mg of vitamin C per day did appear to reduce the duration of cold symptoms by an average of 8% in adults and 14% in children, which translated to about one less day of illness.

"That could be important for some people, since the common cold causes 23 million lost days of work each year," says Dr. Bistrian. Buy Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu First Printing by Pauling, Linus (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(19).

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Vitamin C and the common cold by Linus Pauling,W. Freeman edition, in English Vitamin C and the common cold ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by:   Also, keep in mind that taking vitamin C regularly might shorten the time you struggle with a cold, but it may not prevent colds altogether, the recent study notes.

The vitamin appeared to have a. The effect of vitamin C on the common cold has been the subject of several studies. These studies do not support a considerable decrease in the incidence of the common cold with supplemental vitamin C.

However, vitamin C has consistently decreased the duration of cold episodes and the severity of by:   Published (c) under title: Vitamin C, the common cold, and the flu Bibliography: p. []Pages: Study confirms vitamin D protects against colds and flu A recent study by a global team of researchers has found that Vitamin D supplements, already widely prescribed for a variety of ailments, are effective in preventing respiratory diseases.