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Natural Remedies for Immunity

Vitamin A (Contd.)

Benefits for Vitamin A - How Vitamin A Boosts Immunity

Both human population and animal studies have shown that vitamin A deficiencies are often associated with higher rates of infection. Giving vitamin A supplements, in various forms, has boosted immunity in a variety of lab animals. The immune boosting effects of Vitamin A includes:

  • Increased antibody activity

  • Faster rejection of skin grafts

  • Accelerated production of various disease-fighting cells.

  • Protects the linings of the digestive tract, respiratory tract and hollow organs from attack by infectious agents.

  • Fortifies the cells of the digestive tract, respiratory tract and hollow organs and makes them more resistant to agents that cause respiratory infections, diarrhea and other ills.

  • Increases the cellular immunity of lung cancer patients who were given very high doses of vitamin A for three weeks.

  • Counteracts the depression of immune function in surgical patients when a high doses of vitamin A.

  • Very high doses of the preformed vitamin A can significantly reduce the immune-depressive effects of radiation treatment and cancer chemotherapy.

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