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What vitamins help your immune system?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Several

Vitamin c raises hdl, lowers blood pressure, inhibits arterial plaque.
Vitamin e implicated in lowering risk of cardiovascular dz (harvard study) beta carotene stimulates production of natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cell lymphocytes. Bioflavenoids protect cell membranes. Zinc increases white blood cells to fight infection. Omega 3s increase phagocyte activity.

In brief: Several

Vitamin c raises hdl, lowers blood pressure, inhibits arterial plaque.
Vitamin e implicated in lowering risk of cardiovascular dz (harvard study) beta carotene stimulates production of natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cell lymphocytes. Bioflavenoids protect cell membranes. Zinc increases white blood cells to fight infection. Omega 3s increase phagocyte activity.
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