Vitamin c and the common cold book
Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu - Linus Pauling - Google книгиI have, however, formulated the hypothesis which has not yet been tested by experiment that the effectiveness of ascorbic acid in providing protection against viral diseases results from its function in the synthesis and activity of interferon in preventing the entry of virus particles into the cells. The discovery of interferon was reported in by Isaacs and Lindenmann. It is a protein that is produced by cells infected by a virus and that has the property of spreading to neighboring cells and changing them in such a way as to enable them to resist infection. In this way the interferon ameliorates the disease. I estimate that for many people 1 g [gram] to 2 g per day mg to mg per day is approximately the optimum rate of ingestion. There is evidence that some people remain in very good health, including freedom from the common cold, year after year, through the ingestion of only mg of ascorbic acid per day.
Can Vitamin C and Zinc Help Cure Colds?
Vitamin C Offers Little Protection Against Colds, Review Finds
Linus Pauling, Ph. He received these awards for chemistry in and for peace in He contributed greatly to the development of chemical theories. His impact on the health marketplace, however, was anything but laudable. Pauling is largely responsible for the widespread misbelief that high doses of vitamin C are effective against colds and other illnesses.