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Vitamin C May Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

Vitamin C has been known to help prevent the common cold, but research suggests that it can also prevent exercise-induced asthma. Recent findings indicate that by consuming vitamin C, you may prevent breathing issues that occur spontaneously during physical activity.

Exercise-induced asthma can affect up to 50% of the population in the winter and as low as 10% in the other seasons. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue upon physical activity.

Researchers suggest that if you have respiratory symptoms during physical activity, vitamin C should be trialed to see if your breathing function improves. The study participants had a minimum intake of 200 mg per of vitamin C per day to experience the benefits of preventing breathing issues. CarePro Advance Health pharmacists recommend at least 500 mg daily to provide maximum benefits.