WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM
Natural active ingredients for disorder prevention and control:
Curcuminoides from TURMERIC - LYCOPENE – from TOMATO - Poliphenoles from RODHIOLA ROSEA - Resveratrol from POLIGONUM CUSPIDATUM - Ellagic Acid from POMEGRANATE - Coenzime Q10 - Vitamin A, Vitamin C e Vitamine E from fruit and vegetables - Minerals: Zinc, Copper and Selenium
All the above mentioned active ingredients have been included in the formulation of the food supplements listed at the end of this page
Supporting the full efficiency of the immune system is essential to protect health and well-being at any age and under any circumstances. To do this it is essential to follow a healthy and balanced diet, practice moderate physical activity regularly, avoid situations of stress and psychophysical fatigue, rest sufficiently and, last but not least, maintain a positive attitude towards life, because it has been shown that even the tone mood affects the body's immune defenses to a significant extent.
The vitamins for which evidence of useful action has been collected in terms of immune defenses are mainly C, A, E, D, B6, B9 (folic acid, whose integration is strongly recommended in pregnancy) and B12; among the microelements are, instead, advantageous results zinc, selenium, iron and copper.
More precisely, vitamins A, C and E and zinc support the barrier function of the skin.
Antioxidant principles such as vitamins C and E, selenium, copper and zinc counteract the harmful action of free radicals and other oxidizing compounds constantly produced by energy metabolism and more consistently during infections and inflammation. Furthermore, they modulate the reactivity of several key cells of the immune system and influence the production of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines and prostaglandins. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, E and folic acid and iron, zinc, copper and selenium minerals work in synergy to support the activity of the cells of the immune system. Furthermore, studies show that all these micronutrients, with the exception of vitamin C and iron, play a role in the production of antibodies.
When the presence of food intolerances, allergies or other gastrointestinal diseases (gastroesophageal reflux, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, malabsorption, etc.) or systemic (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, gout, reduced liver or kidney function, etc.) require avoiding specific foods or whole categories of food, preventing a varied and balanced diet and getting all the micronutrients needed to support the activity of the immune system, the use of targeted supplements can help to avoid deficiencies.
An integration can also be useful after a flu, seasonal ailments of various kinds or an infectious disease of a certain importance, especially if it was necessary to take antibiotics that weakened the body and temporarily destabilized the intestinal flora to cure it. In the latter case, probiotics may also be useful to promote better and faster physical recovery, with proven beneficial effects on gastrointestinal balance and the immune system.
In all cases, but especially when having to take an integrator is an elderly person with specific pathologies or a child, the ideal is to ask first for the opinion of the doctor.
Dietary recommendations: follow a healthy and balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in large quantities in fresh fruits and vegetables, but also in spices and aromatic herbs
Lifestyle: practice moderate physical activity regularly, avoid situations of stress and mental and physical fatigue, rest sufficiently and, last but not least, maintain a positive attitude towards life, because it has been shown that even the mood tone has a significant impact on the immune system body.
Eating too much or too little, in an unbalanced way or favoring ready / stored foods rich in calories, but poor in useful substances, can prevent our defensive apparatus from being fully efficient and react in the best way to attacks by viruses and bacteria, exposing us to a greater risk of getting sick at any time of the year and, above all, in the autumn and winter months, when many pathogens are invigorated by the cold and particularly widespread.