ASTHMA, EXERCISE AND VITAMIN C
“Vitamin C Helps Reduce Asthma After Exercise"
McKinney, Merritt, Medical Tribune, June 5, 1997;6/Archives of Pediatrics
and Adolescent Medicine, 1997;151:367-370.
In 20 individuals between
7 and 28 years of age who had exercise-induced asthma, half took 2,000
mg of vitamin C per day while the other half took a placebo. Nine
of the individuals taking vitamin C were able to exercise without suffering
symptoms of exercise-induced asthma such as coughing, wheezing and shortness
of breath, and it lessened the severity of the condition in other.
Vitamin C could be important in protecting against endogenous and exogenous
oxidants. Vitamin C is an attractive agent because it has no known side