Our body has been endowed with the strength to fight against invaders that try to dominate our body’s functions. The body’s immune system is the defence mechanism that prevents unwanted infections and foreign bodies from invading. Your immune system consists of various organs with special cells, proteins and tissues specially designed to defend your body from innumerable microbes, bacteria, viruses, toxins and parasites that can potentially harm it.
The onerous task of protecting your body from these infections lies on your immune system through the following ways:
- The immune system creates a barrier that prevents bacteria and viruses from entering your body.
- If a bacteria or virus does get into the body, the immune system will try to detect and eliminate it before it can make itself at home and reproduce.
- If the virus or bacteria is able to reproduce and start causing problems, your immune system is in charge of eliminating it.
In an age when much focus is laid on the age old saying ‘prevention is better than a cure,’ the immune system becomes the focus of our attention. Maintaining a healthy, active immune system is the best way to prevent an invasion of viruses and disease-causing agents.
You can adopt the following healthy-living strategies which will boost your immune system: avoid or stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, control your blood pressure, drink alcohol only in moderation, get adequate sleep and maintain hygienic practices.
Supplementing your diet with dietary supplements is a great way to boost your immune system.
Colostrum contains numerous immunoregulatory agents that boost your immune system. Milk fat globules in MIP Colostrum contain immunoglobulins, proteins, and enzymes that enhance your immune system. Antibodies against various enteric bacteria and viruses assist in immunity of your gut. Secretory IgA, lysozyme, lactoferrin and oligosaccharides are various antimicrobial agents in colostrum. There are also numerous immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant molecules in MIP Colostrum that enhance your body’s immune functions.
NutriNZ Propolis Throat Spray: 30ml Spray
Nutri NZ Propolis Throat Spray contains New Zealand Propolis, a powerful naturally occurring source of antioxidants made by bees to protect the hive. Research shows that New Zealand Propolis has the highest readings of flavonoids (antioxidants) when compared to Propolis from around the world. It also contains New Zealand UMF 15+ Certified Manuka Honey which is world renowned for its rich antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Manuka Honey can help fight off harmful bacterium species and viruses that threaten the body, thus reducing the risk of both bacterial and viral infections. Scientists have proven that Manuka Honey is rich in powerful antioxidant properties helping to protect the body against oxidative stress and cellular damage. It has also been found that due to these antioxidants, Manuka Honey can help strengthen the immune system, especially when combined with Propolis.
NutriNZ MIP Day Boost: 300g Powder Blend
MIP Day Boost works to enhance your immune system by supplying your body with powerful antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C and Vitamin E play an important role in maintaining your immune system, and both are found within the MIP Day Boost supplement.
It contains numerous antioxidants which help your body to overcome damage due to oxidative stress and enables your body to fend off infections. Deer antler velvet contains around 40 key compounds and 400 bioactive natural ingredients, which have an immunomodulatory effect on your body and fine tunes your body’s defenses.
NutriNZ High Strength Sheep Placenta with Grape Seed Extract: 60 SoftGel Caps
It contains several bioactive substances such as RNA, DNA, peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, proteins, lipids, and enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) which modulate your immune system. Sheep placenta also passively transfers immunity against various infections in the form of specific antibodies. The various antioxidants present in sheep placenta also support your immune system in fighting off diseases.
NutriNZ 100% Pure New Zealand Abalone: 90 VegeCaps
A natural antibacterial and antioxidant containing Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids, Vitamin A and E, and selenium which all contribute to boost your immune system. Two polysaccharides namely AVPI and AVPII contained in Abalone also work to stimulate white blood cell proliferation.