Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin A

Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste. 

Numerous studies point to the value of Vitamin A in boosting immunity, as it enhances Th2 [T-helper cell type 2] mediated immune responses, necessary for fighting bacterial and parasitic infections.  In addition, several studies have shown that vitamin A is a potent stimulator of growth hormone production.