Why does vitamin C help you when you are sick?



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    When you are sick, your body has more produce more white blood cells than normal to fight off an illness. Those cells rely on Vitamin C to work properly. Taking Vitamin C when you are sick will help you get better faster by fighting back efficiently. The recommended dosage to get over the flu, bronchitis, or a cold faster is 1,000-2,000 mg of extra Vitamin C, if you are relatively healthy (older people should take more). It is also recommended to take a daily supplement of 1000 mg of Vitamin C if you are prone to colds.

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