Immune System Support
The Immune system is one of the most complex and fascinating systems of the human body. Its primary function is to protect the body against infection and the development of cancer. Too often conventional medicine overlooks the importance of susceptibility to infection or disease. Support and enhancement of the immune system are perhaps the most important and vital steps in reducing susceptibility to colds, flu, and cancer.
The immune system is composed of the lymphatic vessels and organs (thymus, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes) white blood cells (lymphocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, monocytes, etc), and specialized serum factors.
Supporting the Immune system:
There really isn’t a single magic bullet that can immediately restore immune function. The immune system is a complex integration of parts that are continuously protecting the body from microbial and cancerous attack. The immune system is truly holistic, as evidenced by the close association of psychological, neurological, nutritional, environmental, and hormonal factors with immune function.
Supporting the immune system is critical to good health. Conversely, good health is critical to supporting the immune system.
Supplementation of the Immune System:
Vitamin A plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the skin and linings of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract as well as their secretions. These tissues constitute a primary nonspecific host defense mechanism. Vitamin A has also been shown to stimulate and/or enhance numerous immune processes. Also, vitamin A deficiency may predispose an individual to an infection, and during the course of infection and during the course of an infection vitamin A stores typically plummet.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the natural approach to immune enhancement. Although vitamin C has been shown to be antiviral and antibacterial, its main effect is the improvement of host resistance.
Numerous clinical studies support the use of vitamin C in the treatment of infectious conditions dosages. In addition to its effects on the common cold, vitamin C has also been shown to be useful in other infectious conditions. Vitamin C levels are quickly depleted during the stress of an infection as well as in chronic disease.
The importance of Vitamin D to the regulation of cells of the immune system has gained increased appreciation over the vitamin D receptor on white cells and key vitamin D receptor on white cells and key vitamin D metabolizing enzymes expressed by cells of the immune system.
Vitamin D appears to be especially important in protection against viral or bacterial upper respiratory infection.
Vitamin E enhances both antibody production and cell-mediated immunity. A vitamin E deficiency results in atrophy of lymphoid tissue and decreases white blood cell response and function.
Vitamin B deficiency results in depressed cellular and humoral immunity. Factors predisposition to vitamin B, deficiency is low dietary intake, excess protein intake, high consumption of yellow food dyes, alcohol consumption, and use of oral contraceptives.
Iron: Iron deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency state that causes immune dysfunction in large numbers of people, in particular, menstruating women, elderly individuals taking aspirin and other drugs that can cause gastrointestinal bleeding due to ulcer formation and children.
Zinc plays a vital role in immune systems reactions. It promotes the destruction of foreign particles and microorganisms act as a protectant against free radical damage, acts synergistically with vitamin A, is required for proper white blood cell function, and is a necessary cofactor in activating serum thymic factor. Zinc inhibits the growth of several viruses and the herpes simplex virus.
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Petimezi. Petimezi is a substitute for
sugar, honey, or maple syrup. Petimezi
is prized for its high iron and calcium content.
Nutritional facts: Iron 1.5mg Phosphorus 40mg
Benefits: Can be used for people suffering from anemia, can be used as a cough syrup.
May assist as an antidepressant
beneficial for pregnancy and baby development
Boost Immune system
Biomax Vitamin C:
It plays a critical role in helping the immune system, joints, and arteries to heal and function properly. Liposomal vitamin C makes use of patented technology that encapsulates the vitamin C molecules in liposomal microspheres – made from essential phospholipids – which protect the vitamin C from destruction in the digestive system and ensure rapid delivery into the bloodstream.