Our immune system is one of the most important systems in our bodies. The immune system consists of many parts that work together to defend the body against invaders. The primary parts of the immune system include the bone marrow and thymus.
The bone marrow is extremely important to the immune system because all the body’s blood cells (including T and B lymphocytes) originates in the bone marrow. B lymphocytes remain in the marrow to mature, while T lymphocytes travel to the thymus.
T-cells are also known as T lymphocytes. This is a type of white blood cell created in the bone marrow to defend the body against foreign antigens like germs, bacteria, and viruses. When our body recognizes a foreign antigen, T-cells go into action, either defending the body directly or activating other aspects of the immune system.
Although there are factors like weather, diet, sedentarism, or lack of sleep that can debilitate our body’s natural defence, certain nutrients have been proven effective to strengthen our white blood cell production, therefore strengthening our immune system as well.
Give your best try to include the following nutrients to strengthen your white blood cell production and immune system.
- Protein: It’s the most important component of white blood cells. You can get protein from meat, eggs, dairy, legumes, and vegetables.
- Unsaturated Fats: These aid absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in the body. You can get unsaturated fats from avocados, nuts, and olive oil.
- Herbs: Some herbs like Scutellaria and Lian Qiao are rich in antioxidants, which have the ability to repair damaged cells in the body.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C increases your white blood cell count. You can get the most of Vitamin C from berries, most citrus fruits, and supplements.
Alternatively, Sunrider products can also help you to provide the nutrients that you need.
- CITRIC C™ TABS 90s
These tabs are formulated with a bodyboosting blend of natural ingredients, including citrus bioflavonoids, green tea leaf extract, and concentrated rose hips, all known for their antioxidant properties.
- ALPHA 20C®
Synergizing cutting-edge science and 3,000 years of herbal study, this unique formula nourishes T-cells with wood element herbs that contain naturally occurring antioxidants, calcium, and fortifying properties.
This supplement is designed to address the body’s respiratory system with herbs that help balance the body with a combination of “warming” (cleansing, Yang energy) and “cooling” (nourishing, Yin energy) herbs.
FUN FACT A recent study in Nature Immunology suggested that T-cells don’t mobilize if they detect only a small amount of vitamin D in the bloodstream, and sunlight causes the body to produce vitamin D, which means that some sunlight can help your immune system.