The immune system makes up the body's primary defence against harmful pathogens, infectious bacteria and other 'invaders'. Through a series of steps, together referred to as "the immune response", the immune system attacks organisms and substances that infiltrate body systems and cause disease. The immune system comprises a network.....
The immune system attacks invaders
About the immune system
The immune system makes up the body's primary defence against harmful pathogens, infectious bacteria and other 'invaders'. Through a series of steps, together referred to as "the immune response", the immune system attacks organisms and substances that infiltrate body systems and cause disease.
The immune system comprises a network of cells, tissues and organs located throughout the body. For instance, arguably the most important part of the immune system is in the gut, which is home to Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (found in the intestines). GALT is considered to be the largest collection of immune cells in the body - 70% of all antibody producing cells are located here!
In this way, a number of systems work together as part of the immune system to protect the body, including the digestive system, the lymphatic system, the urinary system and the liver. If one system is under strain (for example, as a result of a high toxic load, inflammation, acidity etc), this will place additional stress on other systems.
Immune-boosting should therefore always be viewed as a holistic exercise, which involves all aspects of health - including everything from diet and exercise, to potential food allergies, gut integrity and digestive disorders.
Why you should be taking immune system supplements
Even those people who know little about natural health, or have little interest in dietary supplementation, tend to at least appreciate that their immune system has a central role to play in their general health and well-being. For instance, many people will stock up on vitamin C during winter, or seek out herbal remedies during the cold and flu season.
Our immune system supplements go so much further and offer unique and effective blends of bioavailable superfoods, superfruits and other nutrient-dense herbs packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phyto-chemicals.
Some of our immune system products
Acai Berry Supreme (concentrated acai berry (1065mg), PLUS 465mg added antioxidants from resveratrol, grapeseed extract and pomegranate - in capsules)
Antarctic Krill Oil (a great source of Omega 3 (DHA and EPA), phospholipids and the antioxidant astaxanthin, in easy-to-take 500mg capsules)
CherryBeet (a concentrated blend of beetroot and Montmorency cherry in capsules - 4500mg)
GreeNourish Complete (high fibre combination with 35 organic green foods, fruits, berries, herbs, seeds and bio-active enzymes in a single powder)
HempNourish (Original Flavour) (hemp and superfoods combination protein powder)
MaxNourish (organic multi-nutrient blend of superfoods, in capsules)
NaturaC (food form vitamin C supplement in capsules)
Omega 3-6-9 Oils (derived from sunflower seed oil, flaxseed oil and fish oil, with added vitamin E - in capsules)
Sea & Soil (organic alkalising, nourishing, cleanse and detox formula in capsules)