Okay, so yesterday we stoke about the importance of vitamin A for keeping the lining of our nose, throat and mouth healthy, making it difficult for "antigen" like this virus to enter the body.
So today we continue talking about how to protect our health in this time of uncertainty.
Today we talk about "vitamin C".
"Vitamin C" is a potent antioxidant and contributes to our immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. This protects our cells from harmful molecules called "free radicals".
Now . . . as we know when "free radicals" accumulate in the body, they can promote a state known as "oxidative stress". I've spoken of this many times before.
And this "oxidative stress" is associated with "chronic diseases".
"Vitamin C" has the ability to help the body's natural defenses fight this "inflammation".
So what else can "vitamin C" do for the body???
Well . . . it helps to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk factors for high triglycerides or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, which can reduce the risk for heart disease.
"Vitamin C" also helps to reduce uric acid in the blood and as a result . . . protects against a "gout" attack.
Another interesting factor is that "vitamin C" can help reduce the risk of "anemia" among people prone to iron deficiency.
Now, we know that "dementia" is a broad term used to describe symptoms of poor thinking and memory. And that "oxidative stress" and "inflammation" near the brain, spine and the central nervous system can increase the risk of dementia.