Please tell all the ways vitamin C affects the immune system.

Q. How does vitamin C affect the immune system?

Answered by
Dr. Albana Greca
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 11, 2019

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Please tell all the ways vitamin C affects the immune system.



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Ways of how vitamin C affects the immune system:

It improves:

1. Antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities.

2. Lymphocytes proliferation.

3. Chemotaxis.

4. Delayed type hypersensitivity.

5. Contributes to maintaining redox integrity of the cells.

6. Subsequently protects them against reactive oxygen species generated during the respiratory burst and in the inflammatory response.

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