Sound Bites: S2E13 - Why Vitamin C is Everyone's Friend

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On this final episode of 2020 Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr Kirstin Lauritzen, covers another nutrient highlight: Vitamin C. This topic is a hefty one as Vitamin C is one of the most common supplemented vitamins of them all. You’ve likely heard of its benefit on the immune system, and it’s a powerful antioxidant. Dr K discusses the ins and outs of Vitamin C for our health, but there’s also a possible downside for athletes when it comes to supplemental Vitamin C. Antioxidants don’t always do what we hope when it comes to being anti-inflammatories and several studies suggest that Vitamin C, E, A and other antioxidants can actually impair your recovery and adaptation to exercise instead.
Duration: 23 mins
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