How to get rid of a cold – does taking vitamin C supplements really help? – Express.co.uk
“In the past few decades, multiple randomised controlled studies have examined whether the vitamin has any actual effect on the common cold,” said Healthline nutrition researcher, Kris Gunnars.
“The results have been fairly disappointing.
“Basically, if you take vitamin C, you’ll get just as many colds as you did before, but they may be slightly less severe and last for a slightly shorter time period.”
Symptoms of the common cold also include a cough, sneezing, headache and aching muscles, according to the NHS.