Was there a link to the study that mentioned the dosage and how often?Study suggest vitamin C may be significant in mitigating exercise induced asthma.
Vitamin C may be beneficial against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
Here's the full text of the article published in BMJ.Was there a link to the study that mentioned the dosage and how often?
I'm fascinated by the number of asthmatics that are prescribed a long-acting beta agonist, despite the increase in mortality and severe asthma exacerbations found in studies. This is the power of marketing I guess.vitamin C doesn't work for me.....
A steady diet of Symbicort, Singulair & Albuteral....
If I didn't have the EIA, my asthma would be in control, where I would only need the albuterol on as-needed basis.I'm fascinated by the number of asthmatics that are prescribed a long-acting beta agonist, despite the increase in mortality and severe asthma exacerbations found in studies. This is the power of marketing I guess.
Regarding Vitamin C, I was a like Spade and didn't put much belief in a significant benefit from Vitamins (based on lack of evidence in studies). Then one day last year, my mother asked why I was getting sick so often. I told her that it was because I interact with healthcare professionals on a daily basis and they don't take too many sick days. Which means I'm exposed a good deal. However, that got me thinking about how she used to make me take Vitamin C when I was growing up and I never got sick. So, my study with N = 1, started last year in September. I started taking 500 mg/day and upped it to 1000 mg if there were sick people at work. If I felt like I was starting to catch something, I would up it to 2000 mg/day until I felt better. I didn't get sick all winter and only caught some nasty sinus infection a few weeks ago. When I've had these before, I always end up with a lower respiratory infection following the sinus infection. This time it did not happen. So, my story is totally anecdotal, but it has convinced me that there is something going on with Vitamin C. The majority of my coworkers talked about how this winter was the worst for them, regarding illness.
My two cents...
wouldn't get my hopes up on this one...
had severe asthma as a kid, was also given truckloads of supplements by my health-conscious mother...all manner of vitamins and herbs, especially high dosages of Vit C.
don't recall getting much relief from the wheeze attacks.
it's still asthma... over the years, it's being renamed exercise induced bronchospasms and exercise induced bronchconstriction.I'll just mention for those who may not have read them that the article and scientific publication are about exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, not asthma per se.