Vitamin D Supplements No Match for the Common Cold

A new study finds vitamin D supplements do not affect the number, duration, or severity of colds.

Source: Everyday Health Staff

Your mother always swore by vitamin C to combat a cold, but how about vitamin D?


With numbers that close, taking vitamin D was seen as having no clinical impact against getting a bad cold or how long it lasted.

So while low vitamin D levels have been associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections, this small study indicates vitamin D supplements are no match for the common cold.

The complete study can be found in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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