Vitamin C results in the decrease in the infectious activity of the influenza virus that is not due to the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C, but directly due to the virus-inhibiting activity of the Vitamin. It seems that Vitamin C can help to protect us from viral infections including viral influenza. Plus Vitamin C performs a dual function: it neutralizes free radicals, preventing them from activating, further blocks the activation of this pathway and thus boosts up our immune system.
V.V. Zarubaeva, A.V. Slitaa, I.N. Lavrentyevaa, V.S. Smirnovb
Journal of Infection and Immunity = Infektsiya i immunitet 2017, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 319–326
И 2017, Т. 7, No 4, с. 319–326