The Role of Vitamin C in Immunity
Vitamin C contributes to immune defence by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. In times of high stress the adrenals glands are also under more pressure to produce the stress hormones to keep us going, but at a cost. Vitamin C helps to heal any damage caused by excess stress.
But we can only get Vitamin C from our diet. The body cannot make it.
Vitamin C is also a water soluble vitamin so it doesn’t stay in the body for long. This is good in one sense as there is no chance of toxicity. On the other hand, this means we need to be sure of getting our daily dose.
Food is a great bio-available way to boost your vitamin C intake. Make sure to get some into your diet to build a strong immune system.
Research into the use of high dose IV Vitamin C with Corona Virus patients in China showed promising results by reducing symptoms and speeding recovery. You can read more about it at this website www.vitaminC4covid.com
Getting your daily Vitamin C
Although getting IV Vitamin C is not something we can generally avail of, we can take preventive measure by ensuring we have adequate Vitamin C in our diet for a start. The photo above gives the best food sources.
After that, if you feel a cold or any infection coming on, you can easily boost your Vitamin C levels. A good powdered form of Vitamin C is available from most health stores. You could add 1 gram to a bottle of water and take a few mouthfuls every hour throughout the day. You can also buy ‘slow release Vitamin C ‘ which will be released into the body over time. This is the best way to take Vitamin C because the body will eliminate any Vitamin C it cannot use there and then. Vitamin C is not stored in the body like the fat soluble vitamins A and D.
Alliance of Natural Health – Research : Covid 19 and Vitamin C