Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection. - Systematic review
People who have pneumonia tend to have lower vitamin C levels, and vitamin C supplements have been shown to shorten the recovery time. - Systematic review
One of the most important functions are regulating the absorption of calcium and facilitating normal immune system function. Overweight people who took a daily vitamin D supplement improved their heart disease risk markers. - Study
Vitamin D plays an important role in helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu. - Research
Black elderberry extracts and flower infusions have been shown to reduce the severity and length of influenza A and B virus infections. - Study
One study of 60 people with influenza found that those who took 15 ml of elderberry syrup four times per dayshowed symptom improvement in two to four days, while the control group took seven to eight days to improve. - Study
An analysis of 34 studies found that a median dose of 368 mg of magnesium significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure values in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure. - Systematic review.
Your immune system keeps your body healthy by identifying and fighting off potential threats, like viruses. Selenium deficiency has been shown to harm immune cell function and may lead to a slower immune response. - Access study
Zinc decreases oxidative stress and reduces levels of certain inflammatory proteins in your body. - Systematic review.
In a study in 40 older adults, those who took 45 mg of zinc per day experienced greater reductions in inflammatory markers than a placebo group. - Study
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