The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Support and enhancement of the immune system is perhaps the most important step in achieving resistance and reducing susceptibility to colds, flus, and other infections.
The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by infectious organisms and other invaders. These are primarily microbes such as bacteria, parasites, and fungi, that can cause infections. Viruses also cause infections, but are too primitive to be classified as living organisms. The human body provides an ideal environment for many microbes. It is the immune system’s job to keep them out or, failing that, to seek out and destroy them.
Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. Unfortunately our immune system becomes less efficient as we age and due to other factors. The health of the immune system is greatly impacted by a person’s emotional state, level of stress, lifestyle, dietary habits and nutritional status.
In order to continually operate at peak efficiency your immune system needs a variety of health-promoting factors. Supporting the immune system involves a stress management, exercise, diet, and the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and other healthful substances as nutrient deficiency is the most frequent cause of a depressed immune system. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment so be sure to give your body what it needs.