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DOSAGE:250 to 500 mg taken twice daily.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that vitamin C is safe and effective for preventing the common cold in marathon runners. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a chronic, very painful condition and if there is a chance that it can be prevented by such a simple, inexpensive means then it seems well worth it. As always, whole foods like fresh fruits are always the best source of vitamins and minerals. In juice, vitamin C loses potency quickly, so reconstituted frozen juice has a higher concentration of active vitamin C than refrigerated juices. Fresh fruit has the most vitamin C by far. If you use it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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