paprika

Harri Hemilä

Department of Public Health,
University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland


Harri Hemilä
harri.hemila@helsinki.fi
HOME: http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/hemila
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4710-307X
TUHAT: List of publications by the University of Helsinki
Updated: Aug 24, 2014


Vitamin C was first produced in large amounts from Paprika
Vitamin C was identified in the 1930s by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who received his Nobel Prize partly for this work. He found that paprika is a particularly rich source of the vitamin, which made it possible to produce kilograms of it for research purposes ([1963] Annu Rev Biochem 32: 1-14). Nowadays, the most convenient way to increase vitamin C intake is by way of 500-mg tablets, but further research is needed to explore the conditions in which supplementation may be beneficial.
Papers by and about:
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Charles King did important research on vitamin C before Szent-Gyorgyi identified it.
Papers by and about:
Charles Glenn King

In 1971, Linus Pauling published a meta-analysis of 4 placebo-controlled trials in which at least 0.1 g/day of vitamin C was administered regularly to the study group. Pauling concluded that there was strong evidence that vitamin C decreased "integrated morbidity" due to colds (P = 0.000022).
Papers by and about Linus Pauling
Summary of Paulings work on vitamin C and colds

Frederick Klenner and Robert Cathcart wrote a series of interesting case reports of using vitamin C in high doses and Irwin Stone summarized the early literature on vitamin C in his book
Tests available via the net: Klenner, Cathcart, Stone

Suomenkielisiä C-vitamiinia käsitteleviä kirjoituksia eri kirjoittajien kirjoittamana
Finnish papers on vitamin C


Collection of links to papers describing the Chandra case

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