Hep B Antibody Production
March 30, 2009 9:49 AM Subscribe
What factors affect the amount of antibodies you produce after a Hep B immunization shot?
posted by Jenna Roadman to health & fitness (3 answers total)
I was looking into becoming a regular blood donor and decided plasma would be a better way to go. Then I found out there is a great need for plasma with hep B antibodies and I just happened to be going through my hep B immunization regimen and thought that would be a great opportunity to give back to veterans and help vaccine production.
I found out that only 25% of people produce enough antibodies to qualify. Other than planning to donate soon after my shot, what other factors affect the amount of antibodies I produce? Is it mostly genetic or are there things I can do to help, such as exercise more or take supplements?