Vitamin E strengthens the immune system and prevents the development of pneumonia

Vitamin E is an important substance necessary for the functioning of our body. It is known that vitamin E strengthens the immune system and maintains it at the proper level. Many of the substances contained in tomatoes, sunflower seeds, kiwi and mango. Experts from tufts University have established normal levels of vitamin E prevents the development of bacterial pneumonia.

One of the causative agents of pneumonia is Streptococcus. Often streptococcal pneumonia ill older people over 65 years of age. Scientists conducted an experiment with laboratory mice and proved that the consumption of vitamin E reduces the risk of bacterial Streptococcus pneumoniae. Mice received a dose in excess of 10 times the recommended, but lower than the toxic limit.

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The mouse who used vitamin E as an additive, had a more moderate rates of neutrophils (white blood cells, the cells responsible for inflammatory response). Animals rarely sick, and if they were infected, then quickly recovered.

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