Balanced Immune Response: Overview & Natural Approaches

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The body is constantly exposed to health challenges, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses commonly found in our environment and in our food. Some of these are harmless or even beneficial to humans. However, many can trigger an immune response.

In a healthy immune response, the body recognizes the unfriendly guests for what they are and creates antibodies for them. The immune system proceeds to tag the unfriendly elements and neutralize them so they can be easily flushed out of the body. When the immune system is strong, this process is constantly happening in the body, often without our knowing it. The issue is effectively eliminated before it can cause any trouble.

Stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition, or compromised digestion can strain the immune response though. That's when we begin to experience the common signs of the immune system actively fighting a certain health challenge.

For a variety of reasons, the immune response can also swing the pendulum to the other extreme. This happens when it decides that a normally benign factor (such as pet dander, pollen, mold, or certain foods) are actually a health challenge.

A healthy immune response is neither under-active nor over-active. When we give our bodies good nutrition and healthy sleep, along with managing our own response to daily stress, a normal immune system has what it needs to stay balanced and effective.

Natural Approaches

As part of the comprehensive program of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modification, you may want to consider some of the products listed below to help support the health of your bodily systems.

Essential:

Vitamin C Supplements—Many Americans do not get enough vitamin C from our diets. Supplementing with vitamin C can be especially important for those wishing to support adrenal health because of its role in helping to:

  • Promote healthy adrenal gland function, which uses large amounts of vitamin C in a healthy stress response.*
  • Promote healthy metabolism, healthy weight management, and healthy energy production by supporting the creation of carnitine, the amino acid responsible for transporting fat to mitochondria for conversion to energy.*


Better:

Vitamin C Supplements along with:

Magnesium Supplements—Two out of three Americans run low on magnesium, mostly because of our diet. Supplementing with Magnesium can be especially important for those wishing to support adrenal health because of its role in helping to:

  • Maintain blood pressure within normal limits.*
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure/glucose levels.*
  • Support energy production—magnesium is essential to ATP production: no magnesium, no energy!*
  • Promote a healthy mood, balanced response to stress.*
  • Promote healthy muscle tone and function.*
  • Support healthy athletic recovery.*

Most magnesium products are not easily absorbed—and many function as a laxative. Jigsaw's Magnesium w/SRT® addresses both issues and is the number one product we recommend to those starting out on their road to wellness.

Best:

Complete Daily Mineral Vitamin Supplements—Maintain healthy vitamin and mineral levels, promote total body health, provide antioxidant support, support healthy energy production, support a healthy digestive system, support a healthy hormonal system, promote a healthy nervous system, promote healthy immune response, maintain mental and emotional well-being, promote a healthy mood and balanced response to stress, promote mental clarity, and maintain normal blood sugar levels.*


Additional Products that May Offer Further Benefits

Probiotic Supplements—Jigsaw Health's Essential Blend Probiotics supplement is a high-potency probiotic blend that helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora and supports a healthy immune system response with a guaranteed minimum of 25 billion active, friendly bacteria including the patented L. acidophilus La-14. Probiotic supplements are critical for promoting overall healthy digestive system function and the body's ability to absorb and utilize nutrients.*

Immune Support—The immune system is affected by aging, poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to an infinite amount of environmental chemicals, which can quickly wear it down. When the immune system is constantly overtaxed, it becomes inefficient or it may become overactive. The end result of a poorly balanced immune response can be an increase in vulnerability to infections or autoimmune issues. Cyto-Ess™ Immune Support is a clinically proven immune modulator that balances the function of your immune system to offer continuous enhanced immune response.*

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