How does Imuno Boost work to reinforce your immune defences?
1. Strengthening the first-line barriers The skin and mucus membranes are the first-line defence against microbes and try to prevent their entry into the body.
Vitamin C helps create a stronger anti-microbe response by strengthening the skin and mucus membranes (by strengthening collagen which is their building block). This way it reinforces our first barrier against microbes – hindering their passage into our body where they can infect us and multiply.
2. Sustaining the fast-acting innate immune response White blood cells called neutrophils and macrophages are the first cops on the scene trying to engulf and destroy foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, and others) and damaged cells.
Selenium enhances our first-hand immune response to microbes and protects our cells from free radicals that get generated during a viral attack. It helps buy time until the special forces soldiers of the acquired immunity get recruited (= produced) in high enough numbers. Usually it takes up to 2 weeks.
3. Supporting the acquired immune response This is the evolutionary most evolved branch of our immune system. It is a specialist for each and single one microbe or other illness-causing substance.
It is based on specialized white blood cells called B cells that produce antibodies, our special forces that target and destroy problematic foreign substances as microbes. But for every new-comer that our body doesn’t know yet it has to produce new antibodies. This process takes time and energy.
Zinc is the mineral that’s needed for the development and growth of antibodies, the most specialized and effective weapons against illness-causing organisms we have.
All 3, vitamin C, Selenium, and Zinc, protect immune cells against their own microbe-fighting weapons: when immune cells mount an attack against microbes, they use specific microbe-killing substances that can be dangerous also to the immune cells themselves and other body cells as well. So, Vitamin C, Se, and Zn help build a shield that protects our own cells.