Immune system

The immune system, also known as the defense mechanism, is an indispensable component of the human body. It serves as the organism's defense mechanism, consisting of a complex network of cells, organs, proteins, and antibodies that work around the clock to protect you from bacteria, viruses, parasites, infections, and other unwanted external influences, as well as from changes in your own cells. The Latin term "immunis" means 'exempt,' referring to the protection against invaders and pathogens. The immune system is referred to as a system because it involves the collaboration of a large number of cells and molecules in the immune response of multicellular organisms.

In humans, there are both the innate immune system, which features pre-programmed responses, and the adaptive immune system, which develops through exposures to pathogens. Approximately 70% of the cells that make up the immune system can be found in the intestines. Additionally, the thymus gland plays a significant role in the human defense mechanism.

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The Body's Gatekeeper

The immune system, or defense system, that protects your body from external invaders is present throughout your entire body. The intestines, skin, blood, respiratory system, and lymphatic system are all closely involved in protecting the body against foreign substances. The immune system is capable of specifically recognizing an unlimited number of different molecules that enter the body and subsequently removing invaders or altered self-cells. Our intestines, in particular, serve as a critical gateway for our body. Since food is absorbed into the body through the intestinal wall after digestion, there is a complex defense system in place there. This is the place where potentially harmful substances can enter our body. The defense mechanism in the intestines is a complex system consisting of beneficial gut bacteria, an intestinal mucus layer, the intestinal wall (epithelial cells), and an extensive immune system. The immune system is trained from birth to distinguish between what is good and what is not good for the body.

Strengthening Your Immune System Naturally

Nobody enjoys being sick, and when we don't feel well, we usually do everything we can to get better as quickly as possible. But it's actually strange that we only pay attention to our immunity when it's compromised. It's essential to take steps to prevent it from weakening in the first place. Scientists agree that a healthy lifestyle helps maintain all the different components of your immune system. You can strengthen your immune system by eating a healthy and varied diet, getting enough sleep and exercise, and trying to maintain a healthy weight. It's also important to trim your nails regularly since long nails can become a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Good general hygiene is crucial, as is quitting smoking, staying well-hydrated, and managing stress for a healthy immune system. Improving your lifestyle sometimes requires a change in your habits and thinking, but you'll definitely reap the benefits!

Nutrients for the Immune System

So, the foundation of a properly functioning immune system includes getting enough sleep, reducing stress, having a varied diet, and getting regular exercise. In addition, immune system supplements can provide support, helping you carry out your daily activities with enthusiasm. For example, fish oil supplements contain compounds that support the immune system, and probiotics and multivitamins are also popular supplements for the immune system. Furthermore, fat-soluble vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, supports both the immune system and calcium absorption, and of course, vitamin C, perhaps the most impressive vitamin for our immune system, can strengthen it. Supplements for the immune system often contain one or more of these nutrients, but herbs or herbal formulations can also play a role in supporting your immune system.

Supplements that Support Your Immune System

Do you want to strengthen your immune system? Supplements like Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil – Liquid by Rosita, Vitamin C - Quali®-C by Ergomax, Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Capsules by Green Pasture, and Terraflora™ - Advanced Probiotics by Enviromedica can provide good daily support. These supplements have been carefully chosen by Ergomax for their high quality and well-thought-out compositions. You can find more products on this page that are intended to support your immune system, among other things. Of course, improving your daily quality of life depends not only on supplements but also on your diet, lifestyle, and external factors such as work, relationships, and events. At Ergomax, we want to support you as much as possible by carefully selecting the best supplements for your immune system!