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How does vitamin C affect the immune system?

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Dr. Albana Greca

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 11, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 11, 2019

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

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

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

General Practitioner

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