We are now at that time of year where everyone around us seems to be coughing or sneezing. I am just getting over a nasty cold myself and I am glad that I have gotten it out of the way for the Christmas season. There is nothing worse than trying to get in the festive spirit when you feel like your nose is more red than Rudolph’s and your head feels like it is going to explode.
A healthy diet that is full of fruit and vegetables goes a long way to helping you not come down with too many illnesses throughout the year, but you can also take a supplement that boosts your immune function.
Glucamune and Glucasan+ are beta-glucan supplements and beta-glucans are proven to boost immune function. They are totally natural and are derived from yeast and you take one a day as immune maintenance.
How does it work?
Our immune system – specifically cells called macrophages recognise certain receptors in the walls of pathogens (invading foreign bodies such as viruses) – this is mimicked by harmless Beta-Glucan 1-3, 1-6 which triggers an enhanced immune response which enables the body’s defence system to attack and overwhelm the invaders.
When our bodies are lacking in energy or nutrition, worn down with stress, recovering from an operation or illness, or when the virus is simply too strong – that response doesn’t happen fast enough. As a result, you become weakened and feel ill.
In studies, experts have found that the body actually recognises Beta-Glucan 1-3 , 1-6 as a pathogen, priming it for an immune response. Glucans activate both the macrophages (immune cells) and neutrophils (abundant but innate immune cells) to navigate to and overcome pathogens. More activated white cells are ready to attack, creating a rapid response to infection.
Watch this video to see more on how they work.
Vitalize Beta-Glucan Immune Support Systems produces three types of Beta-Glucan 1-3, 1-6, which are now available at www.vitalizehealth.co.uk and Tesco Nutricentres and Wholefoods Market Stores nationwide.
Glucamune £19.95 for 45 capsules
Glucasan+ £22.99 for 60 capsules
Betamune75 £34.75 for 75 capsules
What are your tips for keeping healthy and not getting ill? Comment below!
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