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Overview

The Immune System

Our body has a miraculous defense mechanism which is called the immune system. This system is our body’s natural defense against illness and injury and will heal us naturally if we protect this system from damage.  As long as our immune system is well and strong, we stand a better chance against illnesses like colds, flu's and other diseases.
Have you ever noticed that there are people who breeze through the cold and flu season without doing anything special and yet never seem to get sick? Have you noticed that there are people that take every precaution and no matter how careful they are they catch everything? The difference between either of these two scenarios is the strength of the immune system. The idea of boosting your immunity is something that people have desired to do for ages, but the ability to do so is harder than it seems. The immune system is a system, not something simple like an organ or a muscle. There is still much that scientists don't know about the immune system and its response. That doesn't mean that there aren't some core principals to follow that help maintain your immune system.

What exactly is an immune system?
The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms that cause disease every day. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. The immune system uses white blood cells, also called leukocytes, which come in two basic types that combine to seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances.

How does it work?
The leukocytes circulate through the body between the organs and nodes via lymphatic vessels and blood vessels much like sentry guards might guard a castle. The leukocytes work in a coordinated manner to monitor the body for germs or substances that might cause problems. When antigens (foreign substances that invade the body) are detected the immune system starts its response and sends those sentry guards out on a search and destroy mission.

What keeps the immune system healthy and active?
The best answer to this question is lifestyle choices. Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and is bolstered by healthy-living strategies. All of the suggestions listed below really do help your whole body including your immune system function better. 

If you want vibrant health, and also want to defend yourself against the many baffling new pathogens/ antigens that are showing up in our food and our environment, you need to take care of your immune system.

You need to do all that you can to guard and strengthen your immune system. 

  • Get plenty of sleep. The first and most important rule. A tired body is a sure way to become susceptable to disease.
  • Don't smoke!!! That means anything (cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, marijuana). The toxins that come from smoke and enter the bloodstream through the lungs have to be eliminated. The immune system can be taxed during this process.
  • Eat a healthy diet. All of the nutrition consumed in a healthy diet contributed to the health and strength of your immune system.
  • Exercise regularly. This keeps all of the "juices" flowing. Increased heart rate and blood flow isn't just for your cardio-vascular health. It also aids in making sure that all of your systems are being fed (nourished) and oxygenated.
  • Be vigilant at being clean and sanitary. Wash you hands consistantly. Make sure that you are using best practices when handling and cooking the food you eat.
  • When you feel that you are getting extra exposure find supplements that boost your immune system or at least fortify the vitamins, minerals and amino's that are connected to a healthy immune system.
What weakens or taxes the immune system?
  • Eating unhealthy greasy fast foods. Drinking sugary or large quantities of alcaholic drinks.
  • Staying up late or not getting enough sleep.
  • Overuse/ abuse of prescriptions and/or antibiotics.The problem of drug interaction is becoming more and more significant as the number of drugs in use increases.
  • Also many chemicals, pesticides, pollutants, food additives, animal toxins, alcohol and narcotics weaken our immune system.Try to avoid these as much as possible.
Herbs that have a deep traditional history os supplementing the immune system.

Echinacea
  • Many of Echinacea’s chemical constituents are, in fact, powerful immune system stimulators and can provide a significant therapeutic value namely essential oils, flavonoids, inulin, polysaccharides and vitamin C.
  • In Germany, dietary herbs are regulated by the government, and the above ground parts of the Echinacea purpurea species are actually approved as natural remedies for urinary tract infections, upper respiratory tract infections, colds and slow-healing wounds.
  • USDA -NRCS (The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service) issued a report edited in December, 2000 (Report Link). The reports states that the immune system seems to be strongly influenced by ... echinacea. "Recent pharmacological studies indicate that a 10-mg/kg daily dose of the polysaccharide [from echinacea] over a ten-day period is effective as an immuno-stimulant.
  • According to WebMD.com Extracts of echinacea do seem to have an effect on the immune system, your body's defense against germs. Research shows it increases the number of white blood cells, which fight infections. A review of more than a dozen studies, published in 2014, found the herbal remedy had a very slight benefit in preventing colds.

Astragalus Root:
  • Astragalus is considered to be an "Adaptogen" herb. Adaptogens are herbs that help “protect the body against physical, mental, and emotional stress" according to herbalists.
  • Astragalus is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is referred to as Huang-qi. Only the roots are harvested for medicinal purposes.
  • Today we know how and why it was so valued by the Chinese as a plant that positively affects human health. Astragalus contains three components major active constituents - saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides. 
    • Saponins are known for their ability to lower cholesterol and improve the immune system.
    • Flavanoids have antioxidative qualities which control and scavenge off free radicals. They are also to help prevent heart disease, and immunodeficiency viruses.
    • Polysaccharides are known to have antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory capabilities, among other health benefits.
  • Goldenseal


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Reviewed by brittonbm
10/25/2018 - 03:45:36 AM
Best Defense
Immune Enhancer works as the best defense to getting sick! Helped me to not get sick last season.
Reviewed by famgould
10/16/2018 - 05:53:53 PM
Best ever
I don't know how this works but we missed the whole get a cold from the kids at school thing this year. I got this in a package with 2 other products. We took them as a family and for the first time EVER we didn't get sick this year.
Reviewed by Momto3boys
10/10/2018 - 06:33:40 PM
IT WORKED
I took this immune enhancer along with the natures biotic and got out of being sick last year. I just ordered it again because I was sooo happy with the results.

Description

IMMUNE ENHANCER - Natural Herbal Formula 

Do you feel "under-the-weather?"  
IMMUNE ENHANCER is a natural herbal formula that promotes a healthy immune system function.

What's Included:

  • 1 Bottle of IMMUNE ENHANCER*
    • 100 Capsules 

Product Features:

  • Combines herbs that have a history of use for the immune system.
  • Formulated with a combination of herbs that promote healthy immune system function.
  • Best if used in the months of September, October, March and April.
  • This product contains Eccinacea, Golden Seal and Astragalus. Historically these herbs were used to keep people healthy!

Recommendation:

  • Take 1 to 2 Capsules once or twice a day. Works well in conjunction with NATURE'S BIOTIC and RESPIRATORY RELIEF.

Ingredients:

  • Echinacea Angustifolia (root), Astragalus (root), Siberian Ginseng (root), Pau D' Arco (bark), Suma (root), Goldenseal (root), Kelp (herb), Bladder Pod (herb), Plantain (leaf), Reishi (herb), Cayenne Pepper (40,000 HU)