A well-functioning immune system is essential to support our health and longevity. It protects us against foreign invaders by strengthening the body’s natural barrier with its specialized cells and proteins, seeking out harmful invading agents, destroying them and finally eliminating them from the body. If we look after it, it will serve us well.
There is no question that a balanced diet rich in cellular nutrients is fundamental for a healthy immunity. It is particularly important because it supplies the body with important immune-boosting micronutrients — catalysts for multiple metabolic reactions that mount an effective immune response.
The experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic tell us clearly that the immune system is the only tool we have at our disposal that protects us against viral infections. This pandemic, which especially targets the elderly, reminds us that this population group is prone to micronutrient deficiencies due to impaired nutrient absorption and inadequate diets. All of this is associated with impaired immunity.
Also, people suffering from chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, have compromised micronutrient status as their underlying cause, often due to long-term micronutrient deficiencies. These conditions are accompanied by chronic inflammation processes that impair immunity.
Healthy immunity is not based on a single nutrient but on the availability of a wide range of micronutrients. The approach of Cellular Medicine in terms of micronutrient synergy has been confirmed in numerous studies as the most effective in supporting healthy cellular functions and balanced metabolism.
In a study, the Dr. Rath Research Institute has investigated a synergistic micronutrient combination that has been found to enhance immunity, positively influences the function of immune cells and is effective against infections. You will learn more about the study results in a later newsletter.