It promotes growth of lymphocytes that are white blood cells containing antibodies. These immune cells attack foreign substances that invade your body and try to affect it.
Vit. C has been found to improve the activity of phagocytes, that are immune cells capable of swallowing harmful pathogens.
It has anti-oxidant properties that help in reducing and preventing inflammation which is a known factor behind a weak immune function.
This essential micro-nutrient helps in cell growth and its survival.
Zinc acts as a messenger for immune system.
It functions as an intra-cellular signal molecule for body’s defense cells.
It also reduces level of cytokines, chemicals that are harmful for body.
Zinc helps in boosting production of infection fighting cells (WBC and T cells).