Vitamins: Key Role Players in Boosting Up Immune Response-A Mini ReviewMuhammad Farhan Aslam1,3, Saad Majeed1, Sidra Aslam4 and Jazib Ali Irfan2,3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jazib Ali Irfan
Biotechnology, Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 07, 2017 Accepted Date: March 17, 2017 Published Date: March 31, 2017
Citation: Aslam MF, Majeed S, Aslam S, Irfan JA (2017) Vitamins: Key Role Players in Boosting Up Immune Response-A Mini Review. Vitam Miner 6: 153. doi:10.4172/2376-1318.1000153
Copyright: © 2017 Aslam MF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Vitamins perform different functions in our body and to boost up immune response towards pathogens is one of them. Immunity provides protection to life by its three main such as skin, cellular response, and humoral immune response. Both vitamins quality and quantity within the body promote systematic immune processes by regulating Tlymphocytes, antibodies, and cytokines formation. In this review, we will summarize the role of water soluble and fat soluble vitamins to boost up immunity functions. Vitamins A, C, and E mainly aid in enhancing the skin epithelium barrier function. With the exception of vitamin C, all the vitamins are claimed to be essential for antibody production. Most of the vitamins are applied in our body to produce a cell-mediated response with the production of cytokines and T-lymphocytes. Supplementation of the diet with vitamins in specifically selected appropriate quantities routinely can support body’s natural defence mechanism by enhancing the immune response.