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The relationship between vitamin C supplementation and exercise remains unclear

Vitamin C supplementation could reduce post-exercise inflammation and oxidative stress, which in turn could boost recovery. But more evidence is needed to say whether or not this is the case.

Study under review: Effects of vitamin C on oxidative stress, inflammation, muscle soreness, and strength following acute exercise: meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials.

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Does vitamin C supplementation affect oxidative stress, inflammation, muscle soreness, or strength following a single bout of aerobic or anaerobic exercise?

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