Rating: Mostly False
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is an important vitamin for the body to function. While Vitamin C is believed to be an important component of building our immunity, there is no direct evidence that it can treat any disease including common colds.
There is an ongoing clinical study to test the effect of Vitamin C in treating COVID-19, however results are still not published.
The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that humans can fulfil their daily requirements of Vitamin C through a proper healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Large doses of Vitamin C can have adverse side effects on the body including stomach upset and diarrhoea.
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