Our Immunity Boost Program is based on the combinations of different peptides within a number of packages made to protect you from illnesses.
Immunity is our bodies’ ability to provide resistance or protection against diseases and infections caused by pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other harmful microorganisms. So, naturally, immunity boosters are foods, fruits, vegetables, or even artificially designed supplements that help us increase this ability to fight against illnesses.
All the parts of our body that help us fight against diseases and help improve our immunity are collectively named the immune system. Our immune system has the ability to detect harmful bacteria and viruses that enter our body – these cells, also known as antigens, attack them by producing ‘antibodies.’
White Blood Cells and Immunity
White blood cells, otherwise known as WBCs, are the supreme warriors of the immune army. Different kinds of WBCs fight together against any foreign element that harms our body; these include:
- helper T-cells;
- killer T-cells;
- memory cells.
Aging and Immunity
With age, however, our immune system stops functioning to its maximum potential. For example:
- it may become slower to respond to the pathogens;
- the number of immune cells produced by the body may reduce, prolonging the healing time;
- the immune system’s ability to detect cell defects may also decline.
The body may also develop an autoimmune disorder, which causes the immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy the healthy bacteria or the good cells and tissues.
This is how our immunity declines as we age, implying that older adults are more prone to infections and diseases. Because the number of immune cells lessens, the communication among them gets hampered.
As a result, they take longer to react to harmful bacteria and cannot defend the body efficiently.
The T-cells in the immune system have the function of ‘remembering’ the harmful antigens to be able to fight against them better in the future. And, as we age, the production of T-cells reduces. Vaccines require newer T-cells to work, and in this case, due to the lack of these cells, they cannot work as actively.
Older Adults NEED to Work on Improving Their Immunity
Seniors must maintain and strengthen their immunity to protect themselves from the risk of infections and diseases. Be it relatively less dangerous diseases like the flu or common cold, or something more serious like diabetes or cancer, having a strong immune system can help you defend your body against them.
Immunity and Corona
With the onset and the rapid spread of the global pandemic, Corona, or COVID-19, the ones that are most likely to be affected are seniors. This virus is more deadly for people with lower immunity and chronic health conditions. In such a case, older adults must pay more attention to improving their immunity. A better immune system would imply better chances of preventing or warding off the virus, and higher chances of recovery even if the disease has been contracted.
Advantages of Consuming Immunity Boosters
- Immunity boosters are immensely beneficial for seniors because they help strengthen the body from within.
- Immunity boosters can help protect the body from various diseases and infections.
- They are made, keeping in mind your body’s requirements. Consuming immunity boosters can replenish a lot of essential nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, etc. in the body.
- They help speed up your body’s healing process.
- They keep you energized and increase your capability to be more productive.
- They also assist in maintaining body weight, blood pressure, digestion, body growth, healthy cholesterol, and many other aspects of your well-being.
Natural Immunity Boosters
There are a lot of foods, fruits, and vegetables that can naturally enhance your immune system. One of the easiest ways to improve your immunity is to have a healthy and wholesome diet.
Fruits and vegetables that are rich in beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and zinc are good for boosting immunity. These include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, red, green, or yellow pepper, sweet potato, strawberries, tomatoes, avocados, peanuts, almonds, spinach, eggs, dairy, milk, and more.
All kinds of berries, along with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as beans, flax seeds, and even some nuts can be consumed to strengthen immunity.
Some of the immunity-boosting herbs are garlic, black cumin, and licorice.
Add these to your diet for a healthier and happy immune system.
Supplements for Boosting Immunity
It is not possible for us to cover all the essential vitamins and minerals in our natural diet. And, our regular diet may sometimes fail to provide the body with all the vital immunity boosters. That’s exactly where dietary supplements can help you. Immunity boosters, as the name suggests, are specifically designed to enhance immunity and can replenish all the necessary nutrients required by your body.
Our clinic offers an Immunity Boost Program based on the combinations of several peptides within a number of packages.
The peptides we use are as follows:
Vitamin B12 is a co-factor in the transfer of methyl groups in the body, important in the synthesis of DNA. B12 is also important for carbohydrate metabolism. A symptom of B12 deficiency can be neurological problems because the nervous system uses carbohydrates as the main fuel source. In addition, B12 deficiency can result in Megaloblastic Anemia, a type of anemia in which the red blood cells grow without dividing, and becoming enlarged.
MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol, and Choline.
Methionine: An essential amino acid, meaning that it cannot be synthesized in the body. Methionine helps form SAM (S-adenosylmethionine), which is the “activated” form of methionine. SAM does the following:
breaks down estrogens Carnitine synthesis (the fat carrier molecule of the body);
- Choline synthesis;
- Creatine synthesis;
- Epinephrine synthesis;
- Melatonin synthesis (aids in sleep, a powerful antioxidant);
- Nucleic acid synthesis- a component of DNA Breakdown of histamine;
- Glutathione synthesis (the major detox antioxidant of the body);
- maintains cartilage health.
Inositol: A B vitamin and a primary component of cell membranes. Inositol does the following:
- transports fats through the body;
- helps convert food into energy;
- helps neurons communicate better with the body’s nervous system;
- vital for hair growth.
Inositol combined with choline produces lecithin, aiding in the breakdown of fats such as cholesterol.
Choline: Similar to the B vitamins but not “officially” a B vitamin, yet often placed in the B vitamin category. It is an essential nutrient that is water-soluble. Functions of choline in the body:
- normal functioning of all of the body’s cells;
- brain and nerve function;
- liver metabolism;
- transportation of nutrients throughout the body;
- has been linked to a decreased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia;
- decreases the risk for heart disease as it helps break down fat such as cholesterol;
- helps prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver- often known as Fatty Liver Disease.
Selank is a synthetic peptide that was created from an immune peptide called tuftsin. Tuftsin was one of the first peptides of the immune system for which a distinct influence on the functions of the CNS was discovered. It also has a host of effects on the immune system by activating antigen detection and increasing T cell activity.
In addition, to its effect on immune cells, Selank can also be used to help with anxiety. It is a potent anxiolytic that can help reduce anxiety and improve a sense of wellbeing.
Selank can be used to help reduce symptoms of viral conditions like herpes and help reduce influenza and other respiratory viral infections through its ability to stimulate the immune system. Selank also has pronounced neuropsychotropic, antidepressant, and antistress effects, which means it can have positive clinical applications in anxiousness and those with a high amount of stress.
Thymosin Beta 4
Thymosin Beta-4 promotes systemic healing. It improves wound healing and repair throughout the body, including not only the skin, but the brain, spinal cord, and heart. The peptide travels easily throughout the body, which promotes faster healing.
What are the benefits of Thymosin Beta-4?
The benefits of this peptide are as follows:
- boosts your immune system;
- decreases scar tissue formation;
- increases collagen formation;
- used for hair restoration;
- beneficial in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Thymosin Beta-4 consists of 43 amino acids. The water-soluble protein travels easily throughout body tissue, promoting quicker healing rates.
Yes! Thymosin Beta-4 can be used in conjunction with other peptides and therapies to enhance and increase your results.
Thymosin alpha 1 (T α 1) is a peptide, or small protein, produced naturally by the thymus gland. The thymus is where immune cells known as T cells mature and are released when prompted to do so by the T α 1 peptide. T cell production and action within the body are vital to adaptive immunity.
This is the mode by which immune cells are able to recognize and kill foreign invaders. Specifically, T α 1 has been shown to enhance the function of certain immune cells called T and dendritic cells. These white blood cells play pivotal roles in the body’s defense process for anyone with a depressed immune system or suffering from an infection.
Benefits of Thymosin alpha 1:
- enhances the function of certain immune cells called T and dendritic cells;
- helps eradicate the unhealthy cells and stop the infection or cancer growth;
- exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties;
- suppresses tumor growth;
- increases vaccine effectiveness;
- protects against oxidative damage.
T cells, for example, come in two forms: killer and helper T cells. Killer T cells are responsible for hunting down and destroying our body’s own cells that are cancerous or infected with bacteria or viruses. Helper cells work with the other cells of the immune system to orchestrate and carry out appropriate immune responses.
It is approved in more than 37 countries for the treatment of hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, and as an adjunct to chemotherapy and various vaccines. T α 1 has been found to have a profound effect on the immune system and is the active ingredient in the immune-modulating drug, Zadaxin used to treat hepatitis B and C.
Additional possible indications are malignant melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, drug-resistant tuberculosis, chronic fatigue, and Digeorge syndrome as well as any chronic cancer or viral disease.
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