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200mg of vitamin C in addition to your normal daily intake contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.

  1. 200mg of vitamin C in addition to your normal daily intake contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.
  2. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which helps prevent the build up of free radicals. This protects cells from being damaged.
  3. Vitamin C deficiency results in a reduced resistance against certain pathogens, which can increase the incidence of infections, diseases and viruses.
  4. Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  5. Sodium is essential for fluid balance and aids rehydration post exercise.
  6. Aging can lead to a reduction of the immune response capability, which can lead to more infections, viruses and inflammatory diseases.
  7. Exercise is pivotal for healthy living but research has suggested that after tough exercise, the immune system is suppressed for 3-72 hours. This can lead to a higher incidence of upper respiratory tract Infections, impacting an athletes health and their ability to train.
  8. Individuals who take vitamins well above RDA’s may be doing more harm than good by damaging the tissues that store vitamins in the body.
  9. In athletes, excessive antioxidant vitamin intake can blunt the training response.
  10. When taking vitamin ‘supplements’ always consider what you are also gaining from real food. SiS Immune can help provide enough vitamin C and Iron to help compliment a balanced diet.
Ted Munson (Performance Nutritionist)
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Ted Munson (Performance Nutritionist)

Ted is a Performance Nutritionist here at Science in Sport.