Our immune system is a complex network of protective processes – It uses our skin and mucous membranes as a physical barrier from our external environment whilst delivering immune cells and antibodies to fight against pathogens internally. Vitamin C holistically supports your immune system in various ways:
Antioxidant action: Protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals
Pathogens begin a reaction among cells that can cause oxidative stress, damage and inflammation within the body . Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant that counteracts this oxidation whilst reducing damage and time of illness .
Strengthening skin defences: Maintaining cell membrane integrity
The skin and mucosal membrane are physical barriers our immune system use to defend against pathogens . These physical barriers are made up of cells that need to be resilient and efficient within their functioning. Vitamin C enhances the integrity of cells walls, membranes and their proteins .
Supporting cell production & enhancement: Vitamin C is highly concentrated within our immune system
Vitamin C is highly concentrated within our white blood cells which protect us from pathogens. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell production, and enhances their action .
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