Our bodies are made with a built in immune system, but sometimes that system becomes overwhelmed and needs some help with natural solutions for immune support. Fortifying your immune system with natural solutions allows the body’s defenses to better fight off harmful invaders and keep you healthy.
Natural Solutions: Blue Green Algae
Nutrients that support immune system function include Vitamin A, beta-carotene, zinc, iron, B vitamins, amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and nucleotides. Microalgae has an abundance of all of these and is therefore a good natural solution for immune system support. Studies have shown that children who eat blue-green algae miss less school due to sick days. Other studies of children diagnosed with zinc deficiency showed superior immune response from those given blue-green algae tablets. (“Edible Microalgae, Jeffrey J. Bruno, Ph.D.)
According to Karl Abrams, Chemistry professor, the carotenoids in AFA protect the thymus gland and offer antioxidant protection to immune cells. (Abrams, K. Algae to the Rescue. Logan House, 1996:71)
Natural Solutions: Beta Glucan
Another natural solution for immune support is the complex carbohydrate beta glucan. Scientists found in the 1960s that beta glucan has immune boosting properties. Studies reveal that WGP beta glucan is able to activate macrophages (type of white blood cell in body’s defense system). Activating these macrophages can result in a stronger immune system.
How Betan Glucan Works
Beta glucan is a complex carbohydrate of glucose. It can found in yeast, bacteria, fungi and cereals like oats, barley and rye. Each type of beta glucan has a unique structure with glucose being linked together in different ways. This gives them distinctive physical properties. The most potent anti-infective beta glucan immunomodulator is derived from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) beta glucan branched with beta 1,6 and beta 1,3 which enhances its ability to bind and stimulate macrophages. This is the type used in Simplexity Health’s Immusunmaking it another good natural solution for immune support.
If you are looking for natural solutions for immune system support, look no further than Simplexity Health. With Alpha Sun Super Blue Green Algae and ImmuSun, you can get the essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals plus WGP beta glucan that your body needs to help keep your immune system strong and your body healthy.