IMMUNE SYSTEM

IMMUNE SYSTEM

EACH LIFE IS DIFFERENT, LIKE EACH IMMUNE SYSTEM

The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body, and is the body’s natural defense against infections.

Through a series of steps, our bodies fight and destroy invading infectious organisms before they cause harm. When our immune system is working properly, it protects us from infectious disease-causing agents.

It is commonly assumed that the immune system responds to harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, but certain environmental factors (pollution, exposure to chemicals or natural allergens, exposure to the sun and UV rays), emotional (stress), and lifestyle (diet, physical exercise, quality and quantity of rest) play an important role in the correct functioning of our defense system.

In addition, it has been shown that the immune systemalso ages and does not respond vigorously enough in older people, so it is very important to reinforce it in those cases.

When an infectious agent enters the body, for example, a flu virus that enters through the nose, or a bacteria that enters through the blood, or any other infectious organism that threatens our health, our immune system is always alert to detect and attack the infectious agent before it causes harm. Whatever the agent, the immune systemrecognizes it as a foreign body, captures it, and destroys it.

A large number of the immune cells are found in the intestine. This organ, and especially the bacteria it contains (flora or microbiota), plays an important defense role against pathogens.

HUMAN BEINGS HAVE THREE TYPES OF IMMUNITY:

  • Innate (or natural) immunity: we are born with it. It is a form of general protection. Many of the germs that affect other species do us no harm. For example, there are viruses that affect cats and dogs and instead do not affect humans, and vice versa. Innate immunity also includes the external barriers of the body, such as the skin and mucous membranes (nose, throat, intestine, among others), which constitute the first line of defense to prevent diseases from entering the body. If this outer defensive barrier is broken (as if by a cut), the skin tries to heal the break quickly, and the skin’s special immune cells attack invading germs.
  • Acquired (or active) immunity: it develops during the course of our lives, as people become exposed to diseases and become immunized against them.
  • Passive immunity: It is “borrowed” from another source and does not last indefinitely. For example, when we are vaccinated against a disease or when we drink breast milk , we temporarily immunize ourselves against diseases. This can help protect the baby from infection during early infancy.

NO TWO IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE IDENTICAL!

Some people seem exempt from getting infections, while others seem to constantly get sick.

Over the years, people’s immune systems come in contact with more and more germs and gain immunity against them. For this reason, adults and teens tend to catch colds less than children: their bodies have learned to recognize and immediately attack many of the viruses that cause colds.

VITAMINS

VITAMINS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

The stronger our immune system, the more successful the body will be in rejecting pathogens, eliminating transformed cells, and overcoming disease.

There are a number of factors that positively influence the immune system, such as regular exercise, reducing overweight, not smoking, and an adequate nutrition.

Vitamins are essential for the immune system to be efficient. The results of new research underscore the special importance of combining different vitamins to improve immune defense.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A deficiency is related to an increasing propensity for respiratory tract infections, since it plays a fundamental role in the formation of the protective mucosa of the respiratory and intestinal tracts. In addition, it influences the formation of white blood cells.

 

 

 

 

VITAMIN B

B vitamins complexes are involved in the immune defense in various ways, especially in parasitic infections, and the improvement of the immune reaction in the elderly and seriously ill.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D also plays a decisive role in immune defense. In most cases, it develops its benefits along with vitamin A. Vitamin D deficiency seems to be associated with an increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections.

VITAMIN C

Proper administration of vitamin C can partially reduce the frequency and duration of respiratory tract infections and colds, especially in combination with zinc.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E improves the function of the immune system in elderly people. Also, it can reduce upper respiratory tract infections and colds. But vitamin E can only display its these effects in interaction with vitamin C.

MINERALS

COPPER

Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It is found in all body tissues and plays a role in making red blood cells and supporting the immune system.

SELENIUM

Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity.

IRON

Iron deficiency affects the capacity to have an adequate immune response. The role of iron in immunity is necessary for a proper response to infections.

ZINC

Zinc is a mineral that keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal skin growth.

 

INGREDIENTS 12º

PROPOLIS

+ImmunoPROTECT
Propolis is a natural resinous mixture produced by honeybees from substances collected from nature. Among other, it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties.

COENZIME Q10

+ImmunoENERGY
Coenzime Q10 is present in oily fish, nuts, and whole grain. It a plays a significant role in boosting the immune system and physical/mental performance, as tissues and cells involved with immune function are highly energy-dependent and therefore require an adequate supply of CoQ10 for optimal function.

PREBIOTICS

+ImmunoPROBIO
Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human body cannot digest. They serve as food for probiotics, which are tiny living microorganisms benefitial to our health. Oligosaccharides are the best known prebiotics, and are naturally present in many plants.

 

 

 

MELATONIN

+ImmunoRESCUE
Melatonin is a natural hormone that is produced by a gland in your brain and helps improve your sleep cycle. The body produces melatonin just after it gets dark, peaking in the early hours of the morning and reducing during daylight hours. It is well known that good amount and quality of sleep will keep your immune system in fighting shape.

L-TRYPTOPHAN

+ImmunoRESET
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps to fall asleep quickly, improves mood and reduces stress, as it naturally increases serotonin and melatonin levels.

MILK THISTLE

+ImmunoDETOX
Milk Thistle is a great liver protector that helps purify toxins and stimulates the growth of new liver cells to keep it regenerated, purified and protected. In addition, it enhances the action of antioxidant enzymes, preventing toxic compounds from penetrating the liver tissues and cells.

REISHI MUSHROOM

+ImmunoPROTECT
Reishi mushroom is a fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. For many years, this fungus has been a staple in Eastern medicine to help enhance the immune system, and fight infections.

YERBA MATE

+ImmunoENERGY
Yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a native species of holly tree, found deep in the South American Atlantic rainforest. Can boost energy and Improve mental focus, may protect against infections, and boost your immune system.

 

PROBIOTICS

+ImmunoPROBIO
Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body. Since balance of bacteria in our gut influences the balance of our immune system, an unbalanced bacterial flora with for instance too many opportunistic pathogens can shift the immune system to an increased inflammatory state with a so-called “leaky gut”. When supplementing probiotics for immunity, not only the quantity plays a role, but most importantly the variaty of strains.

ASHWAGANDHA

+ImmunoRESCUE +ImmunoRESET
Ashwagandha plants are native to India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Ashwagandha extract is a natural compound with sleep-inducing potential also used against anxiatey and stress. When we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections.

ARTICHOKE

+ImmunoDETOX
The artichoke is a great liver purifier, the body's largest filter. Stimulates bile production and eliminates fat. Its digestive properties make it ideal for regulating constipation. In addition, it has diuretic properties, reducing fluid retention and eliminating toxins.