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What vitamins and minerals can help manage asthma?
Answered by Discovery Fit & Health
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  1. Some vitamins and minerals may be particularly helpful for asthma sufferers. For example, large doses of vitamin C have been found to boost the immune system and might also prevent the airway from narrowing during an asthma attack. The mineral magnesium may help expand the airway. Other vitamins and minerals that might also help widen the airway are bioflavonoids, vitamins B6 and B12 and fatty acids. Lastly, antioxidants are also believed to help asthma sufferers because of their effects on the immune system. Examples of good antioxidants include Vitamin E, beta-carotene and the mineral selenium.

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