Without your immune system, you wouldn’t be able to fight the harmful, disease-causing substances that can enter your body at any time. These substances usually enter through the skin, digestive system, or respiratory system.
Your immune system is constantly working to:
- Recognize harmful invaders such as bacteria,
viruses, parasites, fungi
- Fight invaders that enter your body and
- Tend to changes in the body that can lead to
serious disease, such as cancer cells.
The immune system has two branches: innate and adaptive. The innate immune system provides a general defense against harmful germs and substances, using immune cells such as natural killer cells and phagocytes (“eating cells”).
The adaptive immune system is also known as the ‘acquired’ immune system because it makes antibodies to fight against specific germs that the body has come into contact with before.
The adaptive system is constantly learning and adapting, which is crucial for your body to be able to fight bacteria and viruses that mutate over time.
Unfortunately, there are many aspects of the Western lifestyle that can severely weaken the immune system. Stress, alcohol, processed foods, lack of exercise, medications: these things feature in everyday life, and they’re not always easy to avoid.
The solution? Do whatever you can to boost your immune system – naturally. That’s where Carctol comes in.