I sell CBD products from Snce Labs on this site and in my store. They recently introduced Eicosadose Immune System Booster and shared lots of information with me about how our immune system works and why Eicosadose has 9 micronutrients in it.
To help me, they broke the immune system down into 5 pillars. I decided this was important to share with you. This will be the first blog in a series I want to write. Each week I will dive into one of the pillars. There is quite a bit of chemistry going on so here so will do my best to explain what is going on in each pillar, what micronutrients provide support and what to look for in your diet or supplements to ensure you are not malnourished.
Here are the five pillars:
Plants & Algae use photosynthesis to make power. Animals (Humans) evolved to leverage Mitochondria.. a tiny organelle found inside every cell in our body. The mitochondria uses macro and micronutrients and enzymes to make and store power with chemistry vs. light. A byproduct of this chemical reaction is reactive oxygen species (ROS) . Our body needs some ROS but surplus ROS is toxic and has been linked to DNA mutations, cancers and can destroy micronutrients we need to function.
Command & Control
Our immune system needs to coordinate responses to injuries, bacterial and viral infections. The Eicosanoid System functions as our command and control network allowing cells to communicate chemically with each other.
Our thymus, bone marrow, spleen and lymph nodes make various type of white blood cells. The different white blood cell types each play a role in our immunity system. Some white blood cells target pathogens while others remove damaged or dead cells from a wound or infection.
Blood carries the hunters to the site but also carries the macro and micronutrients needed for cells to repair. The Renin-Angiotensin-System (RAS) regulates blood flow and blood pressure. The immune system's pro-inflammation response increases blood flow & pressure. The anti-inflammation response decreases blood flow and pressure.
Cell walls are a major line of defense. Skin helps protect us from pathogens that live on things we touch. The lungs & sinuses try to prevent airborne pathogens from entering into our bloodstream. These same walls, however, have to let food in, remove waste out and send and receive signals that are part of our command and control network. Pathogens try to use these pathways to enter our cells and once inside use the nutrients and power inside the cell to replicate.