We are constantly being exposed to health intruders -- bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses found in our environment and in our food. Some of these are harmless (even good for us in the case of bacteria), and as we know all to well right now, some intruders are dangerous. Regardless of the invasion, our bodies are generally built to deal with it. This is where our immune response comes into play.
In a healthy immune response, the body recognizes the unfriendly guests for what they are and creates antibodies to fight them. A healthy immune system will tag the unfriendly elements and neutralizes them so they can be flushed out of the body. When your immune system is strong, this process is happening on auto-pilot every day. Potential threats are effectively eliminated before they can cause any trouble.
But when your body isn't in prime condition -- from stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition, or compromised digestion -- your immune response is strained. This is the equivalent to sending an army into battle with injuries and poor armor.
When we give our bodies good nutrition and healthy sleep, along with managing our own response to daily stress, a functional immune system has what it needs to stay balanced and effective.
As part of a comprehensive program of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle, certain supplements can help support healthy immunity*.
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The immune system is affected by aging, poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to an infinite amount of environmental factors, 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.
To support a healthy immune system response, it's important to stay on top of good nutrition, good sleep, a low-stress lifestyle, and add high quality immune supporting supplements.*