Effects of ascorbic acid on pulmonary functions in mild asthma.

Abstract

Twenty subjects with mild asthma took a short course of moderately high doses of Vitamin C (500 mg four times daily for 3 days and 1 g prior to spirometric evaluation). There were no differences in pulmonary functions just prior to and after therapy. There were no adverse reactions noted. If, as reported, Vitamin C has a beneficial effect in asthma, it does not appear to be due to a bronchodilatory effect.

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@article{Ting1983EffectsOA, title={Effects of ascorbic acid on pulmonary functions in mild asthma.}, author={S Ting and Lyndon E Mansfield and J A Yarbrough}, journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma}, year={1983}, volume={20 1}, pages={39-42} }