The immune system is at the very core of human health and wellness, constantly working to protect your body by identifying and eliminating pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. There is nothing more fundamental to optimal health than the immune system and nothing is more fundamental to a healthy immune system than diet and nutrition.
A Complex Network?
The immune system is not a single organ or a single process. It is a complex network of many different cells, structures, and soluble factors that are present throughout your body and work together in highly coordinated ways. The compromised function of one aspect can impact the entire system.
The complex structure and function of the immune system, like most systems in the body, is dependent on proper nutrition. Together with exercise and stress reduction, micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, are vital to immune system health.
Diet is Often Not Enough
The reality is that most of us are not getting at least some of the nutrients we need from diet alone. Marginal nutrient deficiencies are very common and can compromise the complex functions of the immune system. Even if we are not deficient, our intake of a variety of nutrients can often be below what is needed for optimal immune function. For this reason, supplements are an ideal way to protect against the micronutrient deficiencies that can compromise immune function. Studies have shown that multivitamins enhance many aspects of immune response. (1,2)
An Immune-Boosting Panel of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants & Hydrating Electrolytes
Immune Oxylent® is the only effervescent drink to have all of these ingredients:
Bioflavonoids—Derived from fruit, bioflavonoids improve immune function and work synergistically with vitamin C, as well as slowing down its breakdown. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied through diet and/or supplementation.
Vitamin C—An important immune stimulant, vitamin C supports the function of immune cells, such as phagocytic cells and T-cells. Humans do not manufacture vitamin C, which means that it must be obtained from the diet or supplementation. Moreover, it is excreted within hours from the body, and rapidly depleted by stress.
Vitamin D3—Vitamin D is now recognized to play a variety of essential roles in regulating immune function and immune cell health. Our bodies can synthesize vitamin D, but only if we receive sufficient UVB exposure. Many of us don’t, and as a result many of us are vitamin D deficient.
B Vitamins—The B-complex vitamins are essential for a healthy immune system. They support the production of antibodies, immune system proteins, and immune cells. B vitamins are also essential in helping the body cope with stress, which is an immune depressant. All forms of stress deplete the body of B vitamins rapidly.
Electrolytes—Electrolytes including sodium, potassium (from raw coconut powder), magnesium and calcium help to maintain the right balance of fluids within the body. Imbalances in bodily fluids have been shown to lower the immune system, and as such, supplementing with these nutrients is essential to supporting overall immunity.
Zinc—Zinc is a commonly deficient mineral that affects multiple aspects of the immune system. It functions as part of more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral, and is important for the development and function of white blood cells.
Selenium—Selenium is critical to both the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. It helps protect against pathogens and clear viruses from the body.
Immune Oxylent®’s Additional Immune-Boosting Advantages:
Not only is sugar a major immune system depressant but it also competes with the absorption of vitamin C. Immune Oxylent® uses natural stevia as its sweetener of choice for all Oxylent® formulas.
Effervescent Delivery System—More efficiently absorbed than pills or tablets.
Albion® Minerals—Pre-chelated, nutritionally-functional Albion® minerals offer superior bioavailability.
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- Bendich A. Nutrition 2001;17(10):858–67.