Stress management. Adequate sleep. Proper hydration, AFA, good diet, exercise, taking a probiotic, time in nature.
Lack of movement, poor stress management, excessive weight, inadequate sleep, overeating, not taking probiotics or enzymes
AFA + Immunity
Learn MorePhycocyanins are antioxidants that protect the cell receptors and support the immune system. Recently approved by the FDA for anti cancer research and is a new “ hot spot” for research.
Stress plays a large role in how well your immune system functions. When the body is under stress it absorbs key nutrients in particular Arginine which main focus is to bio stimulate the Thymus gland. When under stress the body absorbs Arginine which means there is no longer enough Arginine available to support the Thymus gland, under stressful conditions. It is safe to say how well you are able to handle stress is a reflection on how well your immune system is functioning.
Some of the important minerals that support the immune function are; copper, iron, and zinc, all of which play a role.
White blood cells also called T cells traveling in our lymphatic fluid give chemical orders to Natural Killer Cells. NK cells originate in bone marrow and mature in the thymus gland. NK cells shoot a phospholipase powered by zinc to kill off invading bacteria or virus. The thymus gland needs zinc and arginine to produce active and energetic T cells and activate NK cells that protect regenerating cell walls with an interferon shield of sorts and stimulates protein synthesis so they can have strong cells walls.
Beta carotenes work to biostimulant the thymus gland responsible for crucial immune system functioning. Free Radical protection of immune cells is supported by antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD.) Specific immune system minerals chromium, copper, germanium, iron and zinc all work together in concert to optimize your immune systems functionality. AFA even contains a small amount of polysaccharides that are associated with supporting the macrophage cells. Vitamin C daily is required for active white blood cells and AFA contains about 5 times that of spirulina and chlorella.
Antioxidant Beta Carotene, carotenoids and other micronutrients stimulate the thymus gland and immunity cells to function properly killing off invading pathogens. Our immune cells receive specific protection from Beta carotene and a selenium dependent enzyme glutathione peroxidase.
Zinc is the most important organ that supports the immune system is the Thymus gland. AFA contains the necessary antioxidants, Betacarotenes and Chlorophyll (which cleanses the blood and supports cell creation), to support the Thymus gland.
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Glutathione – linking cell proliferation to oxidative stress
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Oral beta-carotene can increase the number of OKT4+ cells in human blood
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Algae and Immunity
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Thymus Gland: A Double Edge Sword for Coronaviruses
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Regulatory T Cell Development in the Thymus
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