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Significantly less pain after surgery due to vitamin C supplementation
Supplementation with a large dose of vitamin C reduces the pain that patients experience after a serious surgical procedure. A single intake of 2 grams reduces the need for morphine by almost thirty percent.
The other half of the test subjects received effervescent tablets without active ingredients.
After the operation, the test subjects could use a morphine pump to determine how much morphine they needed to control the pain. The doctors kept track of how much morphine the test subjects used.
In addition, vitamin C is involved in the functioning of the enzyme dopamine beta-hydroxylase, which is necessary for the biosynthesis of norepinephrine. Increased activity of this neurotransmitter could reduce sensitivity to pain.