Vitamin warning: Take THESE three supplements in winter to avoid becoming deficient – Express.co.uk

Vitamin C

It has long been thought to prevent a cold, however 2010 research found that taking vitamin C everyday did not reduce a person’s risk of getting one.

What the vitamin can do, though, is lower severity of symptoms and shorten a cold’s duration.

This is particularly important during winter when there is a spike in people suffering a cold.

Getting enough also helps protect cells and keeps them healthy, maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and helps with wound healing.

Being deficient can also lead to scurvy – a rare conditions which can cause joint pain, tiredness, red dots on the skin, and bleeding of the gums.

Good sources include oranges, red and green peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and potatoes.

Between the ages of 19 and 64 you need 40mg a day.

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