The interplay between the immune system, oxidative stress and nutrients that target both of these pathways is a popular topic, especially during the winter months. Modern life exposes us to increased toxins, pollution, nutritional deficiencies, stress, poor liver and digestive function and inflammation which all put additional stress on the immune system, often leaving it vulnerable to attack.
Antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, and phytochemicals including carotenoids and polyphenols have always been of interest in health for their role in the prevention of oxidative stress, inflammation and degenerative diseases. In this week’s article we are going to look closely into a range of antioxidants and how they play a key role in supporting the function of the immune system.
Last updated on 22nd February 2024 by cytoffice