New research confirms Vitamin C is beneficial against the common cold

In case you’re one of those people who are still suspicious about whether vitamin C does any good for warding off colds, the year 2013 seems to be another banner year in reporting positive results for vitamin C studies.

According to an updated Cochrane Review on vitamin C and the common cold, vitamin C seems to be particularly beneficial for people under heavy physical stress. As reported in Science Daily:

In five randomized trials of participants with heavy short-term physical stress, vitamin C halved the incidence of the common cold. Three of the trials studied marathon runners, one studied Swiss school children in a skiing camp and one studied Canadian soldiers during a winter exercise. Furthermore, in a recent randomized trial carried out with adolescent competitive swimmers, vitamin C halved the duration of colds in males, although the vitamin had no effect on females.

Read the full Science Daily article here.