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How Vitamin C and Other Nutrients Can Combat Exercise-Induced Side Effects

Vitamin C

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  • Meta-analysis suggests vitamin C may reduce exercise-induced asthma by nearly 50 percent
  • Higher doses of vitamin C are easier to achieve with liposomal C, compared to traditional C, which can create digestive issues in high amounts
  • Extract of Rhodiola rosea radix has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect and helps protect muscle tissue during exercise. It can also significantly increase time to exhaustion during exercise, and improve neuromotoric fitness
  • A far more common side effect of exercise than exercise-induced asthma is what’s referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). While vitamin C appears ineffective for DOMS, other nutritional factors have been proven useful
  • Nutritional factors that can help resolve DOMS include ginger, curcumin, omega-3, MSM, astaxanthin, cherries, arnica, and carnosine in the form of beta-alanine

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin C has taken a backseat in recent years with the advent of many newer antioxidants, but that doesn't make it any less important.


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