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T Cell Count

T-lymphocytes are a subset of white blood cells that mediate active immunity, and their reduction with immunosuppressants precedes an increased risk of getting sick. Conversely, elevating T-cells is thought to support the immune system (but may aggravate autoimmune disorders).

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect t cell count
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Fish Oil - High See all 4 studies
Although there is some evidence to suggest an immunosuppressive effect on T cells, most evidence suggest no significant effect. When the immunosuppresion does occur, it is due to the EPA content
grade-c Colostrum - - See study
In otherwise healthy individuals, colostrum does not alter overall levels of T cells relative to baseline or control proteins.
grade-c Hesperidin - - See study
There do not appear to be any significant influence on the overall count of T Lymphocytes (collectively referring to Th1 and Th2 cells) with hesperidin supplementation.
grade-c Polypodium leucotomos  
grade-c Tinospora cordifolia  

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