Vitamin C and immunity
Vitamin C supplements are flying off the shelves but is there any truth in claims that this could help in the fight against COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses? Independent dietitian Carrie Ruxton explains all.
Medical teams in China and the US are racing to test high doses of vitamin C in intensive care patients since blood levels of vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, fall off dramatically during episodes of serious illness. But for those of us remaining healthy at this time, food sources of the vitamin will surely be more relevant so are these worth having too?