Sunlight helps your bodies to get Vitamin D an boost immunityThink you know everything about the immune system?

You might be surprised to learn the following interesting facts about the immune system; your body’s natural defense against diseases and infections.

1) The immune system should not be taken for granted

Did you know that some people have a little immune system to none? This is not because of a disease. Some people are just unfortunate to be born without or with very little ability to naturally fight infections. This condition was in fact depicted in a film before. It’s a condition that exists in 1 out of 100,000 births.

2) The Common Cold VS the Immune System

Another interesting detail about immune health is that sometimes there are symptoms that are mistakenly believed to be a disease even though they are just a manifestation of the immune system’s functioning. The best example for this is arguably the common colds. Colds itself is not the disease but the sign of the immune system fighting the invasion of rhinovirus on the epithelial cells. What happens is that the immune system secretes histamines to dilate the blood vessels and enhance their permeability to enable proteins and white blood cells access to the infected epithelial cells.

3) The Benefits of Bacteria

Additionally, did you know that bacteria in your stomach helps enable a healthy immune system? The human body naturally already houses trillions of bacteria and other microbes. Many of them are beneficial as they assist in digesting food and in synthesizing some vitamins. They also prevent pathogenic microorganisms from thriving in the epithelial and mucous tissues.

4) The Power of the Sun

Moreover, you should know that sunlight gas complex consequences on the immune system. Sunlight helps the body in producing vitamin D. One study found that T-cells don’t mobilize when they detect only little amounts of vitamin D in the blood.

5) Tips to Boost Immunity

It’s also worth pointing out that there are health supplements formulated to help boost immunity are effective. Those that contain Agaricus blazei Murill, for example, are proven to be effective in enhancing the immune response. You just need to pick the right supplement and do other natural methods to help you achieve better immunity.

References:

  1. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1165-agaricus%20mushroom.aspx?activeingredientid=1165
  2. http://www.livescience.com/40712-immune-system-surprising-facts.html
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19779112

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