Why should we strengthen our immune system? | Schaeffer Nutraceuticals
Most of us have heard the term “weak immune system” before. But what does that actually mean, how is it measured and why do we need to strengthen our immune system?
1. What is immune system?
The immune system is the combination of biological structures and processes that protect the body from disease. A weak immune system is simply one that is not functioning properly.
Because the immune system is made up of many organs and processes, a single test cannot determine if this body's first line of defense has been compromised, making a person more susceptible to disease.
2. How is it measured?
Blood tests can provide important information. When the immune system is under pressure, it produces substances in the blood called antibodies that act quickly against invaders. The presence of many antibodies can indicate a weakened immune system.
Diseases Of The Immune System are divided into different categories. Three common types are allergies, immunodeficiency, and autoimmune disorders.
Allergies are inflammatory responses triggered by the immune system to substances in the environment called allergens, which are normally harmless. These include food, skin and respiratory allergies such as asthma. A person becomes allergic to a substance when the body develops antigens to it and eventually responds to it after repeated exposure.
Immunodeficiency disease occurs when the immune system is missing one of its components and is too slow to respond to a threat. Possible causes include a disease or drug that weakens one of the components, or a genetic disorder. Severe infection can pose a major threat in immunodeficiency disease.
Autoimmune diseases cause your body to attack its own cells and tissues - often with an unknown trigger. There has been an alarming rise in autoimmune diseases since World War II, and scientists have yet to figure out why. Known autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes.
3. Why do we need to strengthen our immune system?
A weak immune system has a range of health consequences - from more colds and flu to a higher susceptibility to infections and cancer. It is therefore important that we do everything we can to prevent our immune system from becoming weakened.
According to doctors, a healthy lifestyle is the best solution for strengthening the immune system. The fundamentals of a good lifestyle are eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and taking the necessary steps to reduce stress.
The right dietary supplement can also strengthen the immune system. A good choice is the Viproactive® Immuni Plus from Schaeffer Nutraceuticals®, which is based on the Nobel Prize-winning discoveries of nutrient transport. The patented formula delivers the nutrients to the cells that make up each component of the immune system faster and more efficiently than other products. You'll sleep better knowing you're doing everything you can to keep your body's first line of defense in tip-top shape.
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