VITAMIN C FIRE POWER
High doses of Vitamin C increase a protein messenger in your immunity army called “interferon.” This molecule interferes with viral replication, helping to reduce the spread of enemy, viral cells in your body. Vitamin C may also enhance your T-cell lymphocytes, one of a number of your expert hunter cells with intruder recognition capability.
Vitamin C supplementation can be taken as a prophylactic measure, meaning when taken regularly, it has a preventative benefit, keeping your army on high alert, which may decrease the likelihood of needing to reach for that quick-hit medication. Doses upward of 200mg a day are required to saturate Vitamin C levels in your body but higher doses of Vitamin C have also been found to be beneficial, sometimes necessary and completely harmless.
It is widely known that low Vitamin C intake causes suppression of immune function and increases the risk of infections. An illness then increases Vitamin C turnover which compounds the problem; your immunity army lacks energy or fire power.
Vitamin C is highly concentrated in your immune cells so its no surprise that research has shown supplementation of 1g – 2g of Vitamin C per day can reduce the duration of common colds by up to 12% in adults and more significantly by up to 21% in children.
This suggests children could potentially be back to health and back to school a couple days sooner with Vitamin C in their arsenal.
As Ministry of Defence, taking 1g of Vitamin C per day to boost your immunity army against any potential invaders would be a wise policy decision.