ImmunoFactor – A Natural Body Defense Booster
The Immune System
Immune system refers to the structure and functions of the physiological mechanism that defends the body from diseases.
Disease is a medical condition that causes anomaly in body functions and is always accompanied by definite signs and symptoms.
Disease can be caused by internal and external factors. Internal factors for a disease include various organ dysfunctions like heart attack or renal failure. External factors include micro inanimate substances like dust or chemical substances and micro-animate forms like bacteria, fungi, protozoa or virus.
Our immune system is primarily a mechanism that is in place to deal with and defend us from these disease causing inanimate and micro-animate forms.
Inanimate entities are termed triggers and responsible for most of the allergic reactions we encounter in our everyday life.
Micro-animate entities are termed pathogens. These pathogens are the root cause of all the commonly discussed diseases and many of those described in the medical dictionary as well. These include the dreaded Anthrax, Cholera, Diphtheria, Diarrhea, Gonorrhea, Malaria and Pyorrhea. These pathogens cause diseases by establishing themselves comfortably in our body by adhering to specific tissues, multiplying by the process of reproduction and releasing toxic substances that affect the basic cellular functions.
To summarize, our immune system is engaged not only in recognition and destruction of these pathogens, but also the toxic metabolites released by these pathogens.
The defense procedure is accomplished primarily by two modes termed as Cell-mediated immunity and Humoral immunity. Cell mediated immunity pertains to active deployment of unique type of immune cells called phagocytes, natural killer cells and lymphocytes. Humoral immunity, on the other hand pertains to active deployment of immunological macromolecules called antibodies, complement proteins and immuno peptides.
Numerous factors like aging, physical debility and stress upset and hinders the natural defense process in our body. Effectual defense against disease is, thus, possible only with an efficient immune system.
In this context, it is imperative to mention that a dietetic initiative with essential proteins, natural antioxidant substitutes, photochemical compounds and vitamins combined with a physically active life style can boost the function of the immune system. Unfortunately, the modern supersonic life style gives little scope for such a dietetic initiative and physically active life style.
ImmunoFactor is a novel health supplement that carries a treasure of herbal ingredients from the extracts of Annona muricata, popularly known as Soursop or Graviola.
The extracts of Graviola are rich sources of cyclo hexapeptides, acetogenins, annonaceous and acetogenin phyto-chemicals that have been shown to have cytotoxic, antileishmanial, wound healing and anti-microbial activity. The anti-carcinogenic and genotoxic effect of the plant is under active investigation. The presence of tannins, steroids and cardiac glycosides in the extract makes it a wonder immuno booster.
ImmunoFactor is, thus, an excellent daily dietetic initiative to boost our immune system in the modern day life style.
In-vitro studies to investigate the antiparasitic activity of the extracts of Graviola have shown that the extracts are effective against parasites like Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania panamensis. The efficacy of the extract has been also tested on Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV 1).
The antibacterial activity of the same has been tested on bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumonia and Enterobacter aerogenes.
Further, the fruit is a rich source of Vitamin B1, B2 and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a known antioxidant. With substantial quantities of Vitamin C and an excellent mineral profile comprising of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, manganese, chromium, cobalt, phosphorus, and copper, Graviola can give complete protection against oxidative stress, especially among the immunologically compromised population.