Vitamin C and asthma

About 300 million people suffer from asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). The condition is not just a nuisance, as 250,000 die each year from the disease.

Fortunately, scientists have discovered that vitamin C may actually reduce asthma in children. Dr. Mohammed Al-Biltagi from the Tanta University in Egypt and Dr. Harri Hemila from the University of Helsinki in Finland studied the effects of .2 grams of vitamin C a day on children between the ages of 7 and 10.

The benefit of vitamin C was greatest in the youngest children and decreased with age, adding to the laundry list of reasons why children need to get enough of this disease-fighting antioxidant early on in their diets.

To ensure they’re enough vitamin C after their formative years, adults should consider a vitamin supplement like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals. Super C22 contains 1,500 mg of vitamin C per capsule, making it a great supplement to any diet.

Researchers of the study concluded there was strong evidence that vitamin C is beneficial to asthmatic children across the board. Further research will be carried out to solidify their findings.

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