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Biolife - Vitamin C 1000mg

Biolife - Vitamin C 1000mg

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Vitamin C is a water-soluble immune enhancer. This means that your body doesn’t store it (1). Humans are unable to produce Vitamin C (2). Thus, it is essential to get Vitamin C from food, fruits and a good quality 1000mg Vitamin C supplement.

Vitamin C’s protective properties are directly focused on the immune cells. Immune cells are white blood cells and are also called leukocytes. Vitamin C protects the immune system by increasing the production and activity of the immune cells. Thus, our bodies require strong, healthy immune cells to fight against invading viruses (2). Therefore, Vitamin C  helps white blood cells perform at their peak and quickens the response of the immune system.

All parts of the body require Vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues (3). It plays a role in assisting the body to make collagen, healing wounds and repairing and maintaining healthy gums, bones, and teeth (3)

How does it work

According to authors Hemila and Herman, it has been suggested that Vitamin C levels in white blood cells decrease at the onset of a cold. This reflects the increased usage of Vitamin C by immune cells while fighting a virus. Thus, boosting Vitamin C intake at the onset of a cold is beneficial due to the bodies increase in Vitamin C utilization when fighting to regulate the levels of white blood cells in the body.

  1. Water-Soluble Vitamins: B-Complex and Vitamin C – 9.312. Moore, L. Bellows and R.12, s.l. : CSU Extension, 2010, Vol. 11. C Vitamin
  2. The Genetics of Vitamin C Loss in Vertebrates. Guy Drouin, Jean-Rémi Godin, and Benoît Pagé.5, s.l. : Current Genomics, 2011, Vol. 12.
  3. Vitamin C in human health and disease is still a mystery? An overview. Naidu, K. Akhilender.2003.
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