Immune-Enhancing Role of Vitamin C and Zinc and Effect on Clinical Conditions

@article{Wintergerst2006ImmuneEnhancingRO,
  title={Immune-Enhancing Role of Vitamin C and Zinc and Effect on Clinical Conditions},
  author={Eva Sabine Wintergerst and Silvia Maggini and Dietrich H. Hornig},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={50},
  pages={85 - 94}
}
Vitamin C concentrations in the plasma and leukocytes rapidly decline during infections and stress. Supplementation of vitamin C was found to improve components of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities, lymphocyte proliferation, chemotaxis, and delayed-type hypersensitivity. Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the redox integrity of cells and thereby protects them against reactive oxygen species generated during the respiratory burst and in the… 

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