Vitamin C and Immunity posted on June 5, 2015 agingimmunityvitamin c Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus June 5, 2015 Vitamin C is essential for the formation and maintenance of collagen and other structural materials in bones, teeth, and capillaries. A Japanese research group studied the effects of long-term dietary supplementation (20 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day, for one year) on the thymus, the gland located at the base of the neck that is responsible for the development and differentiation of T-cells – white blood cells key to the immune system. The study authors write that: “These results suggest that a long-term high-dose intake of [vitamin C] is effective in the maintenance of immune cells, partly through the suppression of age-related thymic involution.” Here is the link to the entire article: High C Improves Immune Function As always, Be well, Diane Silverman R.Ph.Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC Buffered C-1000 mg Tablets (250) $42.99 Add to cart No ratings. Buffered C Powder (8oz.) $41.99 Add to cart No ratings.