Vitamin C: Oral vs. Intravenous, Immune Effects, Cancer, Exercise Adaptation & More

Vitamin C: Oral vs. Intravenous, Immune Effects, Cancer, Exercise Adaptation & More

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick discuss all things vitamin C. This episode covers oral bioavailability, intravenous vitamin C bioavailability, immune cell function, common cold and other viral infections, lung function, sepsis, pneumonia, inflammation, intravenous vitamin C and cancer, role in exercise, safety concerns, and so, so much more!

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