In this episode, Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses all things vitamin C. This episode covers oral bioavailability, intravenous vitamin C bioavailability, immune cell function, common cold and other viral infections, lung function, sepsis, pneumonia, inflammation, intravenous vitamin C and cancer, role in exercise, safety concerns, and so, so much more!

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (07:33) Background on vitamin C, an antioxidant and immune booster
  • (17:09) Bioavailability of vitamin C and dose frequency
  • (22:53) Vitamin C in the context of the common cold
  • (28:09) Vitamin C improves lung function and immunity
  • (35:54) Vitamin C and exercise - does it blunt exercise adaptation?
  • (45:51) Vitamin C and fatty acid oxidation, including relevance in obesity
  • (48:44) Vitamin C and the brain - memory, learning, and executive function
  • (51:15) Intravenous Vitamin C and its use for the treatment of certain kinds of infection
  • (55:33) Intravenous Vitamin C as an adjunct cancer therapy
  • (57:40) Effect of Vitamin C on fertility and reproduction
  • (58:36) Intravenous vitamin C and cardiovascular health
  • (01:00:42) Vitamin C and inflammation
  • (01:02:38) Vitamin C’s mechanisms of action 
  • (01:08:34) Intravenous and Oral vitamin C safety
  • (01:10:20) Vitamin C intake and kidney stone risk
  • (01:13:57) Conclusions

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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