02/06/2020 My Health Shield
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Vitamin B6

A well-working immune system is key to preventing infections, inflammation and various cancers. Nutrient deficiencies, including B6, can disrupt the immune system.
More specifically, a deficiency in B6 can result in the decreased production of antibodies needed to fight infections. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28367454/
A B6 deficiency may also reduce your body’s production of white blood cells, including T cells. These cells regulate immune function, helping it respond appropriately.
Additionally, B6 helps your body make a protein called interleukin-2, which helps direct the actions of white blood cells . https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2021134/
People with autoimmune disorders (in which the immune system turns against itself), can have increased destruction of B6, which increases the need for the vitamin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470579/
If you don’t get enough B6, your body can’t make the antibodies, white blood cells and other immune factors it needs to fight germs and ward off diseases.

Vitamin B12

Linked to immune system issues
B12 plays an important role in white blood cell production, and white blood cells are essential for proper immune system functioning. Not only can a lack of B12 lower your immunity, some immune system disorders can increase your likelihood of becoming deficient. Graves’ disease, for example, an autoimmune condition of the thyroid causing hyperthyroidism, is a risk factor for developing pernicious anemia, which in turn leads to B12 deficiency.


Zinc is an essential mineral that your body does not make on its own. It aids growth, DNA synthesis, immune function and more
Zinc is essential for cell growth and division, immune function, enzyme reactions, DNA synthesis and protein production.
Zinc helps keep your immune system strong.
Because it is necessary for immune cell function and cell signalling, a deficiency can lead to a weakened immune response.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D fights disease
In addition to its primary benefits, research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in:
Reducing your likelihood of developing the flu, according to 2010 research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20219962/
Reducing your risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
decreasing your chance of developing heart disease, according to 2008 findings published in Circulation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2726624/

Vitamin C

1. Helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25157026/

2. Helps these white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.
3. Vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defence system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers


Studies have also shown that taking vitamin C may shorten wound healing time.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16297506/, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(74)91874-1/fulltext

What’s more, low vitamin C levels have been linked to poor health outcomes. For example, people who have pneumonia tend to have lower vitamin C levels, and vitamin C supplements have been shown to shorten the recovery time. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15139458/, https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005532.pub3/


Vitamin C may boost immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defence system, and helping wounds heal faster.

Echinacea is a genus of plants in the daisy family. Certain species have been shown to improve immune health and may have antiviral effects against several respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus and rhinoviruses. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058675/

Positive Effect on the Immune System
Echinacea is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system.

Numerous studies have found that this plant may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recover faster from illness.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23195946/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24868871/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17887935/

This is one of the reason why echinacea is often used to prevent or treat the common cold.

In fact, a review of 14 studies found that taking echinacea may lower the risk of developing colds by more than 50% and shorten the duration of colds by one and a half days. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17597571/
In short, while echinacea may boost immunity.

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