Immune-Boosting Whey Protein
Understanding Immunity - Natural Immunity Supplements, Herbs & Nutrients
The immune system is a network of organs and cells which protect the body from illness by blocking or destroying various invading pathogens. An optimally functioning immune system is able to decipher between harmful pathogens and normal biological cells in order to prevent hyperactivity. Low immune activity is observed in individuals who consistently experience illness or require extended recovery time. Nutritional status has a significant impact on immune functioning, as inadequate micro-nutrient intake is associated with immunosuppression. Hence, improving nutrient stores through diet and supplementation are the first steps towards improving immune function. Certain vitamins and herbs can further support the activity of key immune cells to provide adequate protection to the body, especially during times of stress or extreme physical endurance.