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The immune system is a natural defense mechanism that protects the body against diseases. We need this strong defense system to protect against infectious diseases, especially during seasonal transitions.

Below are the 5 steps to consider to build a strong immunity;

Vitamin C

The effect of vitamin C in protecting against infectious diseases is known. Vitamin C performs this effect thanks to its antioxidant properties. It helps to remove harmful substances from the body. The green food sources are Kiwi, red / green pepper, rosehip, parsley, asparagus, citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables. But it is a vitamin that can be lost very quickly during food storage, preparation and cooking. Studies have shown that vitamin C, which increases its usefulness even more when taken in appropriate doses as a supplement, supports the respiratory mechanism, prevents viral infections, and reduces the duration and severity of the disease.


It is a mineral that has many important tasks in our body, including the immune system. It is especially vital in the defense system created against viral infection. Zinc, mostly found in animal-derived foods, has been found to affect the repair of wounds and damage to the body, as well as the repair and remodeling of lung tissue. If it is not taken enough, it can lead to an increase in infection in the body. It has been shown to reduce symptoms associated with Covid-19 and increase the effectiveness of the treatments used.

Beta glucan

Beta glucan, a source of fiber, is another component derived from bread yeast that is completely natural and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. Although it is also found in whole grains such as oats, rye, wheat, and some types of fungi, it must be purified in order for beneficial effects to occur and be used by the body. In addition to protecting against viruses and bacteria, it has many tasks such as healing wounds, lowering cholesterol and protecting against diabetes. It has been shown to work to give the immune system the most appropriate response to Viral or bacterial infectious diseases because it is in safe category in food supplements, it does not have any side effects or toxic effects.


Propolis, which has an antioxidant effect of almost 80 times greater than pomegranate juice, acts as a very strong shield against viruses and bacteria. It helps to reduce the frequency of disease when consumed regularly. Especially in cases such as aft, herpes, people experiencing respiratory system disorders, stomach and intestinal disorders have been supported by scientific studies.

Rosehip extract

Rosehip, a highly valuable fruit that is a source of iron and vitamin C, has numerous benefits. At the beginning of them comes the strengthening of the immune system thanks to vitamin C in its structure. In addition, in cases such as iron deficiency, anemia, which is often encountered, it should also be included in the diet. But consuming rosehip with high-temperature water as tea can lead to a loss of vitamin C; if consuming it as marmalade or compote, it can again benefit less from useful components due to its exposure to high heat during the preparation phase. For this reason, we would like to note that in pharmacies there are products containing Vitamin C, propolis, zinc and rosehip extract in tablets and recommend that you take such supplements in consultation with your Turkish doctor and pharmacist in Turkey, for better health results.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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