Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a great anti-oxidant, and plays an important role in immune function and in many other body functions. It has also shown antiviral and antibacterial effects in vitro.
Vitamin C may be useful in preventing/treating a wide range of conditions. Many studies are showing that this vitamin may even be helpful in treating/preventing cervical dysplasia due to HPV infection.
A study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that the risk of type-specific persistent HPV infection was lower among women reporting the highest intake of vitamin C in the study, compared to those reporting the lowest intake.
Another study in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer looked at whether dietary supplements, such as vitamin C and multivitamins, were associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and found that dietary supplements may actually reduce the risk of CINs in women with high-risk HPV infections.
Good sources of vitamin C, in addition to Papillex, include citrus fruit, cantaloupe, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and potatoes. Yet another amazing reason to increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, and to try taking Papillex to help relieve your HPV symptoms!
Remember that significant amounts of vitamin C in food are lost during high-temperature cooking, and during prolonged warming (i.e. keeping meals warm at 75°C for 4 hours). So lower your cooking temperatures and times if possible, or opt for raw versions of foods when applicable.