Primates and guinea pigs have one thing in common, their inability to produce vitamin C. Hence, we need to have a steady intake of vitamin C. The biggest question on everyone’s mind has always been “can vitamin C help me fight off a viral cold?” Especially these days now that the Corona virus is turning into a global pandemic. We all want to know what minimal things we can do to boost our immune system.
We can all agree that vitamins are meant to help our body improve its day to day functions. Vitamins have been created to support multiple functions in the body including the immune system.
Vitamin C and the immune response.
Journal of Orthomolecular medicine has stated that “Vitamin C accumulates in phagocytic cells, such as neutrophils, and can enhance chemotaxis, phagocytosis, generation of reactive oxygen species, and ultimately bacterial and viral killing. In monocytes, which are usually the first immune cells mobilized in the immune response to inflammation, vitamin C has been documented to concentrate 80-fold (8,000%) above plasma levels (Evans et al., 1982).
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) possesses anti-viral activity. It has been shown that vitamin C is an essential factor in the production of the anti-viral immune response during the early phase of viral infection through the production of type I interferons (Kim et al. 2013), which up-regulates Natural killer (NK) cell and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte activity (Madhusudana et al. 2004). Also, studies have indicated that ascorbic acid can be used as an inactivating agent for both RNA and DNA viruses, lessening viral infectivity (Jariwalla and Harakeh, 1996; Byun and Jean,2011). In addition, ascorbic acid can detoxify viral products that produce pain and inflammation (Harakek et al .1990)”
Vitamin C and the common cold.
There are many patient studies involving vitamin C in treatment of viral infectious colds, but the results have not always been clear. A clinical study was recorded in a 5-year time frame using vitamin C 1,000mg daily to help prevent gastric cancer. In the time of the clinical study it revealed the participants instead had a shortened duration of their common viral cold. Another double-blind placebo randomized trial from Japan over 5-years instead showed that daily dosing with 1,000mg of vitamin C reduced the frequency of the common viral cold but not its duration. We recommend that due to wide range of study outcomes but low risk of taking vitamin C, everyone evaluate their own experience with the supplement. It appears that based on the previous studies mentioned, Vitamin C at 1,000mg daily has been shown to have some health benefits. Always discuss with your doctor prior to taking any vitamins or supplements to best understand your personal health needs.
To get the benefits of vitamin C you must be able to absorb it first. The route of absorption of the vitamin into our system is of the outmost importance. Frunutta vitamins are meant to be taken under the tongue to absorb directly into the blood stream without additives and preservatives, just pure goodness!
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