Don’t Overlook Vitamin C

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When you take a common supplement like vitamin C, you sometimes forget why you take it and what all it can do for you.  Here is an interesting study reminding us about the benefits of this overlooked antioxidant.

Research was done to see what effect vitamin C would have on major depression.  Twenty four subjects either received an antidepressant plus a placebo, or 1000mg of vitamin C for 6 months.

While both groups showed improvement at the end of the study, the vitamin C group had significantly lower symptoms of depression compared to the placebo group.

Nutr J 2013

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