A shortage of Vitamin C affects several components of the human immune system. For example, vitamin C has been shown to stimulate both the production and function of leukocytes, (white blood cells); especially neutrophils, lymphocytes, and phagocytes. Neutrophils, mononuclear phagocytes, and lymphocytes accumulate vitamin C to high concentrations, which can protect these cell types from oxidative damage. Phagocytic leukocytes also produce and release cytokines, including interferons, which have antiviral activity.
Vitamin C has been shown to increase interferon levels in vitro. Vitamin C is thus essential for treating and supportive treatment of disorders and diseases.Caring partners who want to ensure their family enjoys optimum immunity systems can contact us for more information.