About Our Immune System

By Beatriz Gallagher, CNS, PhD

All illnesses take place when we have a deficient immune system that cannot keep up with pathogens, excess inflammation, low energy production, congestion, nutrient deficiencies, too much stress and toxins and heavy metals that poison the cells.

The human body functions harmoniously by coordinating its metabolic functions according to its
moment by moment needs. We have several systems composed of various organs and tissues that work nonstop to keep us alive. For example: the circulatory system is composed of the heart, veins and arteries and transports nutrients and oxygen to all cells, The digestive system includes the mouth, stomach, small and large intestine along with the liver, gall bladder and pancreas as the main organs to process what we eat.

The immune system is composed of different kinds of cells that respond to signals and stimuli in order to protect us from infections and chemicals. This system is in close communication with the nervous system. A large part of the nervous system is located in the gut, and that brings us to the gut-brain connection that influences mood, allergic responses, inflammation, pain and other symptoms that makes us feel sick.

All cells in the body depend on three things to function well. They need food (proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential fats), they need oxygen to produce energy and they need a way to get rid of the garbage. When there are deficiencies in any of these items, the cells begin to malfunction.

In a new type of medicine called Functional Medicine, the main focus is to help recover the proper function of the cells, tissues and organs by balancing the biochemical reactions in the cells. This recovery is aided by the correction of nutrient deficiencies, detection and elimination of chemical and environmental offenders, and promotion of detoxification to clear toxins and waste products out of the cells.

Plants are unique in their ability to produce their own food. Plant cells have far more genes compared with human cells. Plant cells have the capacity to produce hundreds of chemicals. Because they do not have an immune system, plants produce unique chemical compounds to defend themselves from predators, to survive in extreme weather conditions, and to attract insects that help them to propagate. These same chemicals and special proteins can be medicine for us, so food from plants is also medicine.

Through history, when they feel sick, people have learned from observing what animals eat, to use the same herbs. Trial and error have also taught us what plants are useful. In these modern times we have sophisticated tests to study the compounds present in plants. We have learned to isolate active ingredients and even to copy molecules and create them synthetically. In fact, about 25% of patented medicines come from plants.

Practitioners of Chinese medicine have developed the art of mixing plants to modulate, increase or to protect us from their toxic effects, and to produce specific formulas to regain health. Plants alone have many benefits and have been studied independently, but the synergistic effect of some combinations can provide surprisingly good health benefits.

Immunothrive has been formulated primarily to help balance the Immune System, but it is a source of high quality protein, contains hundreds of phytochemicals that help to modulate cell metabolism, and trace minerals that are so deficient in today’s diet. Immunothrive stimulates the detoxification pathways in the liver. When the body is able to increase its energy production, then it can repair cells, tissues and organs. As well, Immunothrive provides the right ingredients and cofactors to improve mood and detoxification.

When we consume nutrition dense foods such as Moringa and Spirulina, the repair process begins and the body begins to heal. Antioxidants are absolutely necessary to repair the damage in the cell membranes caused by free radicals. Antioxidants such as carotinoids and phycobiliproteins present in Spirulina are unique and have an anti-aging effect. Also, some of the ingredients in Immunothrive have the ability to kill or reduce proliferation of bacteria, virus and fungus; all this without any side effects (see Health Benefits from the Ingredients of Immunothrive).

Infections are always present in chronic conditions and present a huge challenge to the immune system. The body can use large amounts of energy to fuel the immune cells to kill enemies. However, if energy production levels are low, other functions can suffer, since the body must allocate available energy for priorities, like heart and brain function. In fact, low energy levels can allow the accumulation of toxins, decrease conjugations of toxins in the liver, slow function in the colon and impair memory.

Immunothrive provides the nutrients necessary to heal, repair and boost energy production. As a great source of protein it helps to keep blood sugar levels stable and helps to keep skin and hair healthy. Immunothrive helps to balance immune responses (activates the cells when sluggish, or modulates an overactive immune system to reduce allergic responses). As a rich source of essential fatty acids, Immunothrive can help to reduce inflammation which is always present in chronic diseases and pain.

In closing, Immunothrive can be a valuable supplement to prevent health problems or to support the healing process. The ingredients have been used as food or condiments for hundreds of years and the safety record is impressive. Children, young people and even the elderly can benefit from Immunothrive.

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