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Complementary Medicine

Flu, Vitamin C and Vitamin D

06/23/2009

Question:

How effective is high doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin D relevant to prevent and cure flu? I`ve been up to now successful in containing the severity of flu with Vitamin c intakes of up to 1000 mg each hour or so.

Answer:

They are not helpful in preventing or curing the flu.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University