Is That Right? Vitamin C Lowers Blood Pressure?

Vitamin C

People have placed lots of stock in vitamin C to address all kinds of health issues; many people swear by it as a way to ward off the common cold, for instance, even though that connection is scientifically shaky. Read full article >>

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