Build & Protect Your Immune System
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans, with pleiotropic functions related to its ability to donate electrons. It is a potent antioxidant and a cofactor for a family of biosynthetic and gene regulatory enzymes. Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Vitamin C supports epithelial barrier function against pathogens and promotes the oxidant scavenging activity of the skin, thereby potentially protecting against environmental oxidative stress. Vitamin C accumulates in phagocytic cells, such as neutrophils, and can enhance chemotaxis, phagocytosis, generation of reactive oxygen species, and ultimately microbial killing. It is also needed for apoptosis and clearance of the spent neutrophils from sites of infection by macrophages, thereby decreasing necrosis/NETosis and potential tissue damage. The role of vitamin C in lymphocytes is less clear, but it has been shown to enhance differentiation and proliferation of B- and T-cells, likely due to its gene regulating effects. Vitamin C deficiency results in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections. In turn, infections significantly impact on vitamin C levels due to enhanced inflammation and metabolic requirements. Furthermore, supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. Prophylactic prevention of infection requires dietary vitamin C intakes that provide at least adequate, if not saturating plasma levels (i.e., 100–200 mg/day), which optimize cell and tissue levels. In contrast, treatment of established infections requires significantly higher (gram) doses of the vitamin to compensate for the increased inflammatory response and metabolic demand.
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It all sounds very technical but the bottom line is that we need to build up and protect our immune system against any kind of viral infection or diseases that we faced in this current times. Besides doing all that is already said over a million times to stay home, wash your hands, don't touch your eyes, nose and mouth and keep you distance when you're out and about, this still isn't going to fully protect your immune system! It's just minimising or delaying the obvious.
C+ BioFizz by Designs for Health is one of the top Vitamin C supplements that our clients have been taking including us. It is not just another vitamin C but you must read the supplement facts to know what is in it and Designs for Health just made it simple, effective and sufficient for our daily intake.
There are many other benefits to vitamin C and we want to highlight the matter that is most important now and in dire need so check our shop to place an order (we deliver in Malaysia only) or drop us a message if you need to learn more about our other services.