Attaining true health requires a healthy, properly functioning immune system.
A weakened immune system increases your susceptibility to all types of illnesses, and it is normal to have an average of 2 bouts of the common cold per year.
Impaired immune function can present as:
- Repeated infections
- Slow wound healing
- Chronic diarrhoea
What is the immune system?
The immune system is a system of complex interactions that involve many different organs and cells in the body, such as white blood cells, bone marrow, the lymphatic system, and various other components.
There are many factors that affect immune system function, which is why ensuring proper immune function is a complex balancing act.
You can boost your immune system function by:
- Reducing stress
- Regularly performing moderate exercise
- Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Additional nutrient support
NPL’s immune-supporting products contain essential nutrients and the substrates needed to promote a healthy and optimally functioning immune system. These include:
NPL Vita-Sport: Provides a combination of vitamins and minerals that are needed to support balanced immune function. Vitamins A, C and E together with the minerals zinc and selenium are known to have immune-supporting properties.
L-Glutamine: The most abundant amino acid in the body. It provides the substrate for the formation and function of many immune components. L-Glutamine is needed for the production and preservation of Glutathione in the body, which is essential for healthy immune function.
L-Arginine: Plays a role in enhancing the production of various immune cells and also stimulates increased production of nitric oxide, which promotes improved blood flow and, therefore, better delivery of nutrients to the cells.
Branched Chain Amino Acids: Helps to protect against the anti-catabolic effects experienced by cells during infection. The immune-supporting effects of BCAAs are related to the availability of L-Glutamine in the body to prevent cell breakdown.
Whey protein: Provides a combination of vital amino acids, which are easily absorbed. Whey protein is rich in L-Glutamine and also has a high concentration of BCAAs. Other components of whey include beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, enzymes and some vitamins and minerals, which all play a vital role in immune function.