The immune system is your body’s natural defense system. It works to defend your body against “invaders,” such as: bacteria, viruses, parasites, even a fungus, all with the potential to make you sick. COLD-FX® is a Natural Health Product, Proven By Science. Take COLD-FX® daily to help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold & flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
Let’s Break it Down: The Immune System Explained
When you see your doctor for an annual checkup, they will often take a blood test, which looks at your white blood cell count. This test reveals how many troops you have in your “immune army.”
We want our immune army to be armed and ready against viruses, bacteria and many other offending agents.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a town to manage immune health. Strong immune
health is multifaceted – it’s dependent on sleep, stress, environment, nutrition, exercise, and
much more. This is why immune health can’t be an afterthought, it’s a priority!
Healthy prebiotics and probiotics can support a healthy immune system and slow the growth of infectious organisms in the digestive system. Good sources of healthy bacteria are yogurt and other foods containing live cultures, and supplements containing as little as 2 billion colony-forming units a day of acidophilus or bifidobacterial.
Only 20 minutes of moderate exercise can provide an overall healthy “boost” to the immune system. In addition to keeping you in good shape and health, exercise helps your body to fight off harmful ailments including the simple common cold.
Excessive stress may lead to a depressed immune system, making the body less able to fend off everything from bacteria and viruses to serious diseases. Try mindfulness based stress reduction techniques, yoga, meditation, warm baths, walking, reading, and other gentle activities. After all, it’s your inner strength that wins the day, day after day.
Quality sleep is crucial for the immune system. While duration is important, it’s not all about the hours you clock on the pillow. People who do not get enough quality sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a cold virus and might take longer to recover. If you can’t get a full night’s sleep, try to squeeze in a 20 minute nap during the day – but no more as too much napping cuts into your sleep cycle at night.
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You do what you can to stay strong, now we want to help you stay stronger. COLD-FX® helps reduce the frequency, severity
and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system, which makes it more important to take care of our immune
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A cold virus doesn’t cause a runny, stuffy nose, or a cough!
Technically, viruses and bacteria don’t cause symptoms – it is actually your immune system that is to blame. Symptoms of an infection occur because your immune system is reacting to a microorganism. Take the common cold for example. Your immune system will react to a virus that invades the epithelial cells whose job it is to line your upper respiratory tract and the various mucous membrane cavities in the body. Immune system chemicals called histamines dilate your blood vessels and increase their permeability, allowing proteins and white blood cells to reach the infected epithelial tissues. However, the inflammation of the blood vessels in your nasal cavity causes nasal congestion.
Lack of sleep and getting cold will make you sick
We used to think that if you caught a chill, then you would likely catch a cold. That was debunked once scientists understood what viruses were. But surprisingly, and just recently researchers discovered exposure to cold air might indeed lower our bodies’ ability to fight the common cold. The colder we get, the easier it is for the cold virus to invade our immune system. When it comes to sleep, it turns out that even a single night of poor sleep can impair the immune system by reducing the number of natural killer cells.
Not all bacteria are bad
The human body is home to trillions of bacteria, which outnumber tissue cells 10 to one. In the digestive tract, these microbes are often considered probiotic or “good bacteria” because they help with digestion. But their most important role is in supporting our immune system. Beneficial bacteria train the immune system to better distinguish between disease-causing pathogens and harmless ones.
White Blood Cells
White blood cells – also called leukocytes – are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders. All white blood cells are produced and derived from cells in the bone marrow.
White blood cells account for only one per cent of the cells in the five liters of blood in an adult’s body. But don’t worry, there are more than enough white blood cells to get the job done. In each microliter of your blood, you have between 5,000 and 10,000 white blood cells.