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Your Immune System: A Fine Balance
Your body’s immune system is your best Anti-Flu defence. The best protection comes from the first lines of defence, such as your skin, eyes, stomach, intestines, the layer of mucus lining of your nose and the throat. All these areas are important barriers that are outside of your bloodstream.
We call your first lines of defence, the innate immune system. Your body has two types of immune systems: The innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. What you would like is to stop the viruses at the first lines of defence or innate immune system and to not fight a viral infection inside your body with the adaptive immune system.
Viruses & Harmful Bacteria
Did you know your body has lots of ways to kill viruses and harmful bacteria before they can enter your bloodstream? First, a healthy person should have about 100 trillion good bacteria that we call probiotics. These probiotics are like a huge army found everywhere outside and inside your body. Billions of good bacteria guard your skin, your eyes, mouth, throat and intestines against other microbes trying to get into your body. They crowd and block the bad microbes 24/7, such that most of the time you go about your day completely unaware of the threats. So taking a high quality probiotic supplement with many types of probiotic strains is a very good way to boost your immunity.
Good Bacteria & Antioxidants
Second is the very important layer of mucus on the walls of your throat all the way to the lungs. Besides good bacteria, the body has an antioxidant barrier supported by vitamin C. The role of vitamin C in this mucus layer is to recycle the forces of vitamin E and glutathione so that these antioxidants do not become exhausted. Since you are breathing air non-stop, that means the job of maintaining the integrity of this mucus layer goes on 24/7 around the clock. So remember to choose the right form of vitamin C, that is correctly formulated with enough bioflavonoids to ensure meaningful absorption.
Supplements to look out for:
First, a high quality probiotic supplement like our Multi-Probiotic 40 Billion: With many types of probiotic strains is a very good way to boost your immunity. Second, take the right form of Vitamin C with enough bioflavonoids like Ester-C Plus to ensure meaningful absorption. Next, continue to support your white blood cells with supplements like Mycoceutics and L-Arginine.
In this series, we will write about the Adaptive Immune Systems. Stay tuned!