Can loading up on vitamin C keep someone from getting sick?

“Well it’s a myth that taking vitamin C supplements everyday will protect you from a cold,” KOAT medical expert Dr. Barry Ramo said.

Numerous studies show taking vitamin C every day is no better than taking a dummy pill to protect against colds.

Dr. Ramo said it’s all about timing. When you first feel the cold coming on, that’s when it’s time to load up on vitamin C.

“Studies have shown that, if at the first sign of a cold you take vitamin C for a few days, you’ll shorten the length of the cold and make it less miserable,” Dr. Ramo said.