What kind of Foods can be used therapeutically to boost the immune system?
That has been our focus, taken from the 2021 book on immune boosting foods to combat Covid-19.
Hati et al.'s chapter reviews recent work on fermented foods like yogurt as well as live lactic acid bacteria on our immune system and our ability to fight Covid-19.
As life gets into a normal lane, many are still getting the covid variations or come down with a nasty cold or flu.
The good news is that recent research tell us that that doing simple things can immensely boost our immune system.
For example: eating more fruits and berries or taking supplements high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients, a supplement like the High ORAC Synbiotic ) with its amazing ability to do exactly that with 40,000 units of ORAC!
Another example is eating more broccoli and taking supplements for high Sulforaphanes, like Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes which supports our liver and boosts our immune system amongst other health benefits.
This chapter is all about probiotics, in specific, the lactobacilli organism, whether from yogurt (they suggest fermented milk but plant based is great too) or supplementation and the effect on the immune system.
Probiotics are friendly bacteria and provide various health attributes to the human host. All the lactic acid bacteria and few yeasts are recognized as probiotic cultures after passing through probiotic tests in vitro and in vivo. Fermented milk prepared with dietary lactobacilli, preserves gastrointestinal micro-ecology and has therefore been used to treat a number of disorders in GI tract. Live and physiologically active lactobacilli have also been identified to have immunomodulatory implications. Specified lactobacilli species play an impactful positive role in host defence mechanisms, which may include regulation of invasive bacterial translocation and the production of specific and non-specific immune responses, or the production of short chain fatty acids, antimicrobial compounds. Colonization of the gut by lactobacilli has consistently been shown to stimulate the immune system and increase the host’s resistance to infections. However, daily intake of probiotics in the form of tablets or through fermented foods may provide health benefits to the host by maintaining the native gut flora with good bacteria than bad bacteria and also provide the immunity to the human host. Abstract
Each of our vegan capsule has 500 mg of:
Probiotic- Certified strains of Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus (30 billion CFU per gram); Prebiotic- Inulin from chicory Root; Supernatant- probiotic metabolites, and ORNs (Oligoribonucleotides. Also called MicroRNAs); Phytonutrients- Grape Seed Extract, Wild Blueberry, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry (Total ORAC assay 40,000 per capsule)
Suggested dose: 1-2 capsules a day, in the morning.
Each of our vegan capsule has 500 mg of organic broccoli sprouts, harvested at the peak of their phytonutrient power.
Suggested dose: 1-2 capsules a day, preferably before going to sleep.
- Hati, S., Das, S., & Basu, S. (2021). Application of Probiotics and Fermented Foods in Immunostabilization. In Immunity Boosting Functional Foods to Combat COVID-19 (pp. 153-168). CRC Press. Abstract
- Saha, J., & Agrawal, S. (2021). Broccoli-As Immunity Booster Against COVID-19. In Immunity Boosting Functional Foods to Combat COVID-19 (pp. 133-141). CRC Press. Abstract
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
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