Vitamin C – Immune Function

A review article was published in the Journal, Nutrients which supports the use of dietary Vitamin C and supplementation. Vitamin C is an essential micro nutrient for humans and it is a powerful anti-oxidant. It contributes largely to immune defense. Vitamin C deficiency results in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections. The study concludes that supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. A CAM Practitioner can evaluate an individuals requirement for supplementation and create a suitable strategy to achieve optimal Vitamin C levels in the body.

Vitamin C capsules with bio-flavanoids are a popular holistic supplement recommended by CAM Practitioners.

Reference: Anitra C. Carr and Silvia Maggini, Vitamin C and Immune Function, Nutrients, 2017

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