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Immune System: BALANCE IS BETTER THAN BOOST

There’s been a lot written recently about products that ‘BOOST’ your immune system, and people have been online intensely buying these so-called ‘immune-boosting’ products.

So let’s take a few steps back and look at what some experts say about a system that is ‘boosted’ and/or is over-active or over-reacts.


“A “boost” … would not be a good thing. Scientifically, it would mean your immune system was overactive, and overactive immune systems lead to autoimmune disorders.” Washington Post1https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/immune-boost-coronavirus/2020/03/05/e111554a-5e73-11ea-b014-4fafa866bb81_story.html

”These excessive immune responses can cause respiratory failure and death…This is also why we should talk about supporting rather than boosting the immune system, as an overactive immune response can be as risky as an underactive one.” Dr. Tim Spector, Genetic Epidemiologist 2https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2020/03/23/Microbiome-maintenance-Good-gut-health-could-tackle-COVID-19

If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, it may not be advisable to use mushrooms, elderberry or probiotics that stimulate innate immune function….Once pneumonia develops and disease severity increases, the role of the immune system changes. Much of the damage is due to over activity of immune responses, what is termed a “cytokine storm.” Dr. Leo Galland 3https://drdanacohen.com/dr-leo-gallands-article-on-coronavirus-protection/

“…if our immune system has an uncontrolled high activity of pro-inflammatory cytokine release, (it leads) to the so called “cytokine storm”, which is only possible if due to the lack of anti-inflammatory downregulating pathways (to counteract pro-inflammatory cytokines), our immune system is exploited…and not working the way it should.” Alpstein Clinic, Switzerland


How does REGULAT® work?
There have been numerous studies on Regulat® showing its effects on helping balance the immune system. In one study, effects were even shown to continue many months after the subjects stopped taking Regulat. It should thus be no surprise that Regulat has been shown to assist release of cytokines after the body gets an infection or noxious agent. In addition, research by Dr. med. Volcker von Baehr of the IMD Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik Berlin-Potsdam indicates that it can assist in the release of anti-inflammatory/immune dampening cytokines (such as IL-10 or the IL-1 Receptor Antagonist). Without such strong dampening/braking cytokines, the immune reaction may possibly not be stabilized.

Diagram: Balance is better than Boost

This diagram shows that a balanced immune system is better in the long-term than one that is either over-reactive or under-reactive, and gives clues to many of the maladies facing people around the world these days. This is why, instead of trying to boost the immune system, many practitioners look to create balance, to help strengthen, support or regulate the system. In the words of Dr. von Baehr, the objective is IMMUNE-RESTORATION.

References   [ + ]

1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/immune-boost-coronavirus/2020/03/05/e111554a-5e73-11ea-b014-4fafa866bb81_story.html
2. https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2020/03/23/Microbiome-maintenance-Good-gut-health-could-tackle-COVID-19
3. https://drdanacohen.com/dr-leo-gallands-article-on-coronavirus-protection/