Regular supplementation with 1000 to 2000 mg vitamin C a day reduces the duration and the severity of flu and cold by 8% in adults and by 14% in children. Regarding zinc, supplementation may shorten colds duration by approximately 33%.
Vitamin C levels in the plasma and leukocytes abruptly decline during infections or stress. Supplementation of vitamin C improves elements of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities and lymphocite reproduction.
Similarly, zinc deficiency was shown to weaken cellular mediators of innate immunity such as phagocytosis, natural killer cell activity, and the generation of oxidative burst.
Consequently, both nutrients play important roles in immune function and improve our resistance to infectious agents. Adequate intakes of vitamin C and zinc ameliorate symptoms and improve the outcome of pneumonia and malaria infections.
Vitamin C (as L-Ascorbic acid), Zinc (as Zinc Citrate), Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Povidone, Microcrystalline Celulose
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet a day, preferably with your morning breakfast.
WARNINGS: Dietary supplements do not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dosage of 3 tablets per day! Consult your physician before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
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