Boost here. Boost there. Every product is boosting something. What does boost even mean anymore?
The concept of enhancing the immune system has been so overused and is arguably misunderstood by most. We just don’t want to get sick, right?
The fact is that the immune system being healthy is a HUGE deal for whole body health and feeling good. Here’s the truth: if someone has skin issues, allergies, asthma, a poor digestive system, frequent colds/flu, and
exhaustion then they should care a lot about really "boosting" the immune system.
When the 2 parts of the immune system (innate and acquired) work together to protect the body
they make special proteins called antibodies (immunoglobulins). Antibodies like IgG, IgA, and
IgM destroy harmful foreign substances. When IgE is made, the body is usually overreacting to substances that aren’t harmful.
To help the immune system one wants more IgG, IgA, and IgM. Macrophages are involved in the detection and destruction of harmful bacteria and organisms.
Natural killer (NK) cells effect the innate immune system to help control “…microbial infections by limiting their spread and subsequent tissue damage.”
NK cells help control inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. T cells help determine the immune response to toxins in the body.
“Cytokines participate in many physiological processes including the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses.” (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8813336/).
These all need to be addressed to help improve the immune system. The immune system matters A LOT. To correctly “boost” or enhance the immune system give it
what it naturally needs to improve it.