I have published various article on how vitamin C reduced pains for shingles, wrist sugery, and preventing Complex Regional Pain. Now shown to reduce pain after surgery – cut opioid needs.
Can J Anaesth. 2012 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of vitamin C on morphine use after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a randomized controlled trial.
Kanazi GE, El-Khatib MF, Yazbeck-Karam VG, Hanna JE, Masri B, Aouad MT. abstract here
- randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
- 2 g vitamin C po or placebo one hour prior to surgery
- 29% reduction in opioid needs
Comment – I would not go a day without vitamin C – seeing as we cannot make it ourselves. Low vitamin C comsumption was associated with risk of shingles. Now it looks such that if you ever gets some “trauma” – having vitamin C on board helps…