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Oxidative Stress and Immune System Health

Oxidative Stress and Immune System Health

How does the immune system work?

The immune system has two methods of function: specific and non-specific. Non-specific function is a response to internalized foreign bodies and results in fevers, stomach aches, rashes, or inflammation. Specific function is acquired, and a specialized response by the body is carried out for each pathogen it encounters.


Factors that affect the immune system:

Aging, cigarette smoke and pollutants, and vitamin deficiency are three main factors that affect immune system function. With every immune response you encounter, your white blood cells are deactivated by a very small fraction. While this fraction is small, many of them add up over time. This is why as you age, your immune system weakens.

Cigarette smoke and other environmental pollutants are known to be harmful by generating free radicals in our bodies. These free radicals can block or negatively affect immune system cells, making it difficult for the immune system to function properly and efficiently.

It is difficult to get the proper amount of vitamins and minerals we need from diet alone, but vitamin deficiency can cause some serious health issues, namely a poorly functioning immune system. Vitamins play a large role in the immune response and function, and so when we do not have enough of these nutrients the immune system cannot perform optimally.


How OptiHealth Products can promote immune health:

These three factors that affect immune health can all be aided with the help of OptiHealth Products’ OPCXtra and XtraVite. OPCXtra is a powerful antioxidant blend that will fight free radicals. This will not only help prevent aging, but can help to protect against cigarette smoke and other pollutants. XtraVite multivitamin supplement is the perfect way to ensure you are getting the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy immune system.  To learn more about both OPCXtra and XtraVite please click here!


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