CF Care Guidelines - Antioxidants

To protect the lungs and fight infections, the body relies on its immune system. This system depends on a balance of oxidants (toxic chemicals that kill invaders) and antioxidants (chemicals that control oxidants so lungs aren’t damaged).

The CF Foundation gathered experts to develop these care guidelines which include information on:

  • Using vitamin A and vitamin E supplements
  • Making sure people with CF receive the minimum recommended daily intake of selenium, ascorbate and zinc
  • Avoiding environmental oxidants like smoking or air pollution
  • Areas where further research is needed

Care Guidelines

Information for People with CF and their Families

Updated 02/12/10