We asked our viewers if they believe if Vitamin C helps to treat a cold, and 64 percent of our viewers told us they, in fact, do think the supplement helps. But otolaryngologist and author of “Hype” expert Dr. Nina Shapiro says, "This a myth!"
"Vitamin C does not treat colds, it does not prevent colds. That being said, if you feel Vitamin C is helping you prevent and treat colds, then take it,” she continues, noting that it is "pretty harmless."
The Doctors note that usually, patients won't see any side effects when taking the vitamin, other than possibly spending money.
“The good news is, it’s water soluble, you're not going to get in trouble with it, you're not going to overdose, you’re just wasting your money” adds plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon.