The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders. These are primarily microbes (germs)—tiny, infection-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Because the human body provides an ideal environment for many microbes, they try to break in. It is the immune system’s job to keep them out or, failing that, to seek out and destroy them.
When the immune system hits the wrong target or is crippled, however, it can unleash a torrent of diseases, including allergy, arthritis, or AIDS. The immune system is amazingly complex. It can recognize and remember millions of different enemies, and it can produce secretions and cells to match up with and wipe out each one of them. The secret to its success is an elaborate and dynamic communications network. Millions and millions of cells, organized into sets and subsets, gather like clouds of bees swarming around a hive and pass information back and forth. Once immune cells receive the alarm, they undergo tactical changes and begin to produce powerful chemicals. These substances allow the cells to regulate their own growth and behaviour, enlist their fellows, and direct new recruits to trouble spots.
The key to a healthy immune system is its remarkable ability to distinguish between the body’s own cells and foreign cells. The body’s immune defences normally coexist peacefully with cells that carry distinctive “self” marker molecules. But when immune defenders encounter cells or organisms carrying markers that say “foreign,” they quickly launch an attack.
This all sounds fascinating and amazing. However due to human-kinds ability to mess things up sometimes by eating the wrong food types (mostly processed), allowing stress to control our lives, not exercising enough, not sleeping enough and avoiding self-care at all costs, this amazing system stops working to the best of its ability.
And then we find ourselves faced with diseases and viruses that our immune systems cannot not cope with.
Vital to the proper functioning of our immune system are Vitamins A, B6, C and D as well as Iron and Zinc and a stress free lifestyle, proper sleep habits and good exercise routine.
We can’t help you with the stress, sleep, or exercise BUT we can improve your dietary habits with one little shot of Wheatgrass juice a day jam packed with Vitamins, Iron and Zinc (and a number of other essential minerals).
Our Wheatgrass shots are packed in little 30ml bottles and are convenient to take on the go (so no excuses). We have full provenance and traceability because we grow the Wheatgrass ourselves (never farmed out to anyone else) and we pour love and care into each bottle produced.
If you have any concerns that your immune system may not be up to the job of fighting off certain viruses, then start drinking Wheatgrass Juice and give your immune system a welcome boost. AND WASH YOUR HANDS!!