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How does Vitamin C help your immune system?
Vitamin C supports both the innate and adaptive immune systems.
Both the skin and the mucous membranes of the throat need daily amounts of Vitamin C. This duo creates the protective barriers that form part of the innate immune system, your body’s first line of defence!
Cuts and punctures in the skin become a doorway for bacteria infection.
Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen for the skin and supports the mucus barrier of the throat against invading flu germs. It is part of the important antioxidant barrier against those pesky environmental pollutants. Studies show that we need sufficient daily amounts of vitamin C to keep these barriers effective.
Poor sleep can undermine your best efforts, which is why you are more likely to get a cold when under stress. Significant amounts of vitamin C are also used by the adrenal glands each time a stress response is triggered.
Good sleep is very important for strong immunity as Vitamin C is involved in making serotonin: The brain hormone that helps you to stay calm and sleep. It also enables the absorption of iron from food as iron is then needed in your blood to carry oxygen. Lastly, oxygen is needed to make energy which prevent stress and support your immune system.
Studies show that Vitamin C enhances the adaptive immune system by increasing the natural “killer” cell activity against viruses. Any Vitamin C deficiency results in a weaker immunity and higher risk of infections. Our bodies cannot make Vitamin C so we need to consume it every day, from either food or with the aid of extra supplements. And not just taking them at the start of cold symptoms.
Since mega doses of Vitamin C are usually poorly absorbed and excreted in the urine, it is important to take the right form of Vitamin C, that is truly well absorbed by your body.
We recommend....Ester C® Plus
Ester C® Plus by Douglas Laboratories is a well-regarded formula that contains 540mg of non-acidic vitamin C that is bonded to 75mg of calcium.
To ensure that the vitamin C is well absorbed by the body, this premium formula provides 50mg of Bioflavonoids, 50mg of Rutin and 3mg of Pycnogenol® grape seed extract. This formula also contains a blend of Quercetin, Echinacea root, and Beta-Carotene. These are well-known immune boosters that create more white blood cells and help to fight off infection.
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