The immune system of the body of an individual is responsible for protecting the body from any environmental infectious agents. The nutritional state of the individual regulates how efficient is the immune system. Vitamins are one of the important parts of the nutritional requirement of the body (Alpert, 2017).
Role of Multivitamins in Improving the Immune System
Both adaptive and innate immune responses require vitamins. As said by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi who is a Nobel prize winner that “A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don’t eat it.” Vitamins, also known as vital amines, are compounds of organic nature. A person requires them in trace amounts to be present in his diet. It is because the human body is not able to synthesize vitamins in sufficient quantity (Rosenberg, 2007). The physiological processes of the human body require vitamins and their metabolites. Vitamins also function as antioxidants and hormones. They also act as regulators for tissue growth. Among others, vitamins also have a significant role in the development of an embryo, and calcium metabolism also requires vitamins (Mora et al., 2008).
Vitamin A: Deficiency of vitamin A leads to infection of the eyes, digestive tract, and respiratory tract. In malnourished children, its deficiency can cause measles as the immune system is not able to protect against its virus (Semba, 1999). Vitamin A also helps to maintain good skin (Alpert, 2017).
Vitamin B Complex: Deficiency of B complex vitamins can result in fatigue and tiredness as these vitamins are involved in energy metabolism. Also, Vitamin B12 plays an essential role in the growth of white blood cells, thus strengthening the immune system (Alpert, 2017).
Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant, fighting against free radicals (Carr and Frei, 1999). White blood cells, especially neutrophil and monocyte, require vitamin C for their mobilization (Alpert, 2017).
Vitamin D: Deficiency of vitamin D leads to increased chances of getting an infection. It also plays a role significantly as an immunosuppressant, therefore, preventing autoimmune diseases (Deluca and Cantorna, 2001).
Vitamin E: It is also an antioxidant and helps the immune system fight against infections (Lee and Han, 2018).
Why use the Multivitamin Spray?
The formulation of multivitamin spray is in such a way that the delivery of nutrients is optimal. Micro-sized droplets deliver active ingredients. These droplets coat the inner side of the cheek and readily absorbs into the bloodstream. Additionally, you can carry spray with you and use it without any need for food or water.
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U.H.S, Lahore, Pakistan.