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Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C… Wait What?

Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C… Wait What?

  • 4/2/2013 10:30:00 AM
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Steve Bui, M.S.I think it is safe to say we have all heard it at some point in our lives. I remember as a child, my mother telling me on several occasions. In fact, whenever I had the slightest cough, she would squeeze lime juice into everything I ate. Whether it is your loving family, friend, television advertisement, or newspaper, the general consensus has always been that if you are feeling sick, or have flu-like symptoms, increasing your vitamin C intake will help you recover faster and prev...
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Vitamin C Supplement: To Take Or Not To Take?

Vitamin C Supplement: To Take Or Not To Take?

  • 7/30/2012 4:59:00 AM
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Majid Koozehchian, M.S.Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, and thus our body does not retain it in large amounts. It is a strong antioxidant that has a key role in protecting against oxidative damage and tissue trauma. Vitamin C can neutralize potentially harmful reactions in the watery parts of our body, such as blood and the fluid inside and surrounding cells. It is one of the vitamins that many athletes consume in rather substantial amounts; therefore they are more familiar with i...
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Call Me Radical: Going Anti-Antioxidant?

Call Me Radical: Going Anti-Antioxidant?

  • 7/30/2012 4:56:00 AM
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Kevin Shimkus, B.S. As important as regular physical exercise is for general health and well-being, a chronic lack of activity contributes to increased chances of adverse health risks and a decreased quality of life.  Paradoxically, both of these opposing situations (as well as several others) are associated with an increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), commonly known as oxidants or free radicals.  ROS are produced in the body and are highly reactive molecules tha...
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