Immune Health

The immune system is composed of two parts: innate immunity which functions from the moment we're born and adaptive immunity which develops over time.

Innate immunity is our first line of defence and includes physical barriers like the skin, mucous membranes, stomach acid and white blood cells. They offer an immediate response to stop or slow the spread of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. If a pathogen gets into the body, the phagocyte cells in our blood will ingest microbial pathogens. They also produce cytokines which act as messengers to either stimulate to slow down the immune system.

Adaptive immunity provides a second line of defence using the 'memory' of a specific invader to produce antibodies which enhance the immune response. Adaptive immunity is developed following exposure either from a previous infection, a vaccine or allergy shot.

Though mostly effective, the immune system isn't always strong enough and can be slow to work. It can be hindered by stress, poor sleep quality, ageing and nutrient deficiency.

Trained Immunity

An emerging concept in immunology, the idea of trained immunity is supported by a growing body of research that suggests it plays a vital role in vaccine response as well as being an important tool for preventing infection and protecting against allergens.

Our range of immune health ingredients harnesses the synergy of yeast postbiotics and beta-glucans to enhance trained immunity.