5 ways vitamin C is boosting your immune system
Vitamin C is really the superhero of the vitamin world. Most of us are aware that a daily dose of vitamin C is good for us, but do you know just how hard it’s working to keep you fit and well. Here’s the top ten ways that vitamin C is boosting your immune system.
# 1: vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant
Antioxidants play an important role – they battle oxidative stress in the form of free radicals, which run rampage in the body, causing damage to our tissues.
# 2 vitamin C supports the production of interferons
Interferons are produced by the body when it detects a pathogen, which is any micro-organism capable of causing disease, such as bacteria or a virus. Interferons enable our cells to launch their defences.
# 3 vitamin C enhances our white blood cells
White blood cells fight disease-causing pathogens by capturing them, when they are then flushed out of our system. Vitamin C also aids white blood cells by enhancing cytokine production – these are proteins that communicate to other cells in their body, readying them for the fight.
# 4 vitamin C supports production of antibodies
A healthy immune system relies on how our antibodies are produced and function and vitamin C supports both of these actions
# 5 vitamin C supports the actions of natural killer cells
These scary-sounding cells are lymphocytes that directly track and attack malignant tumour cells and kill them. Vitamin C also helps by reducing the shielding effects of platelets that could prevent lymphocytes from destroying the tumours.
Vitamin C cannot be produced by the body – it has to be derived from what you consume and as a water-soluble vitamin it can be quickly flushed out of your system. This is where IV therapy steps in. By injecting this vital vitamin directly into the bloodstream, it can be delivered to exactly where your body needs it. For more information on our drips that contain vitamin C or our High Dose Vitamin C Therapy, call 020 3095 0002 and speak to one of the IV Boost team.