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Do vitamin C supplements - like airborne - help boost immunity and cure common cold symptoms?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vit.C

The easy answer is that vit.
C does not help the common cold but there is evidence that zinc does help.

In brief: Vit.C

The easy answer is that vit.
C does not help the common cold but there is evidence that zinc does help.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Zinc is a good homeopathic remedy for the cold. It won't cure it.. but will lessen symptoms. It's really one of the few homeopathic remedies I really recommend. During a cold, I use Zycam (zinc) and Airborne to help with symptoms and boost immune response.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Take it regularly

Vitamin c is a popular remedy for the common cold.
Research shows it does not prevent colds in many adults, but people who take vitamin c regularly seem to have slightly shorter colds and milder symptoms. Taking vitamin c after your have a cold doesn't seem to be helpful. A nobel prize laureate linus pauling publicly advocated the intake of large doses of vitamin c to prevent cold infections.

In brief: Take it regularly

Vitamin c is a popular remedy for the common cold.
Research shows it does not prevent colds in many adults, but people who take vitamin c regularly seem to have slightly shorter colds and milder symptoms. Taking vitamin c after your have a cold doesn't seem to be helpful. A nobel prize laureate linus pauling publicly advocated the intake of large doses of vitamin c to prevent cold infections.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Airborne is evil!

Airborne has a dark and storied history, but basically began when a school teacher arbitrarily experimented with herbal mixes to find a way to prevent colds.
She had an artist friend make a picture implying sick people on a plane and the marketing folks ran away with it. Airborne lost a suit so badly they had to refund anyone who says they ever bought a box of it because they made false claims.

In brief: Airborne is evil!

Airborne has a dark and storied history, but basically began when a school teacher arbitrarily experimented with herbal mixes to find a way to prevent colds.
She had an artist friend make a picture implying sick people on a plane and the marketing folks ran away with it. Airborne lost a suit so badly they had to refund anyone who says they ever bought a box of it because they made false claims.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Morel Laronn
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

This assertion has been disproved in many studies.

In brief: No

This assertion has been disproved in many studies.
Dr. Morel Laronn
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