20 REASON VITAMIN C IS VITAL TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:

  1. Supports the production of interferons, which are produced when the presence of pathogens is detected.

  2. Enhances the function of phagocytes, a type of white blood cell that envelop pathogens and other dangerous particles.

  3. Supports the cell-mediated immune system response.

  4. Neutralizes oxidative stress by acting as an antioxidant. Oxidative stress has been associated with numerous health threats, which is why so many people take Vitamin C for immune system support when dealing with lifestyle factors that cause oxidative stress.

  5. Supports a healthy immune response achieved with vaccination.

  6. Enhances cytokine production by white blood cells. Cytokines are communication proteins released by certain white blood cells that transmit information to other cells, promoting the immune response.

  7. Inhibits various forms of T-lymphocyte — a type of white blood cell — death. 

  8. Enhances nitric oxide production by phagocytes, which is critical to their immune function.

  9. Enhances T-lymphocyte production. 

  10. Enhances B-lymphocyte production. These white blood cells make antibodies as part of the antibody-mediated immune response.

  11. Inhibits neuraminidase production. Some pathogenic viruses and bacteria create neuraminidase, an enzyme that keeps them from being trapped in mucus, one of the body’s natural lines of defense. 

  12. Supports antibody production and activity. 

  13. Supports natural killer cell activity.

  14. Supports localized generation and interaction with hydrogen peroxide. Vitamin C and hydrogen peroxide can kill microorganisms and can dissolve the protective capsules of some bacteria.

  15. Vitamin C enhances lymphocyte cyclic GMP levels, which assists in modulation of immune responses. 

  16. Detoxifies histamine.

  17. Enhances the mucolytic effect, which helps liquefy thick secretions, increasing the effectiveness of a healthy immune response.

  18. Makes bacterial membranes more permeable to some antibiotics.

  19. Enhances prostaglandin formation, which helps to regulate T-lymphocyte function.

  20. Vitamin C concentrates in white blood cells. Some of the primary cells in the immune system concentrate Vitamin C as much as 80 times higher than the level in plasma.

Information from LivOn Labs. Their liposomal Vitamin C is the best way to support your VItamin C levels in between IV Vitamin C infusions.

 

Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor

before beginning high dose IV Vitamin C

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