Immunity

                                            FAQs On Immunity

What is immunity

Immunity is a self-biological strength to maintain the health, which is also known as “Body Resistance Power” in the body that helps resist the invading bacteria, viruses, pathogens etc. which try to cause infections, allergies, cough & colds, diseases. Individuals who have weak immunity are easily prone to certain infections, diseases and allergies. The more immunity you have the more resistance power you get to fight allergies, disease to be healthier.

There are two main types of Immunity – Innate immunity & Adaptive immunity.

Innate immunity (Natural immunity/Inborn immunity/Non-specific immunity): It is present from birth and refers to non-specific defense mechanism that responses fast or within hours of antigen’s (pathogens) appearance in body. Certain kinds of white blood cells like neutrophils, monocytes, basophils, eosinophils, natural killer cells (NK cells), cytokines etc. play important role in this kind of immunity.

Adaptive immunity (Acquired immunity/Specific immunity): It is not present at birth time and later it is learnt by immune system. It is antigen-specific immune reaction which specifically counteracts specific foreign substances called antigens. Generally it shows slow response. Its distinctive feature is its ability to learn, adapt and remember. In this, an immunological memory is created after a first response to a specific pathogen later which leads to an increased response to subsequent encounters with that particular pathogen in future. Lymphocytes like B cells and T cells play important role in this immune system. 

An individual who has perfect immunity then his or her innate and adaptive immune systems will also be active to keep the individual largely free from allergies and diseases.

What is auto-immunity and what is auto-immune disease

It is an immune disorder where one’s immune system fails to recognize its own healthy cells, tissues as “self” and instead, mistakenly attack on them suspecting them as foreign bodies causing several diseases. This failure of the body’s immune system is known as auto-immunity and the diseases caused due to this disorder are known as auto-immune diseases. In no way, immunity itself, strong or weak, is not the reason for auto-immune diseases.

Diabetes Mellitus type-1, pernicious anemia (decrease in red blood cells due to inability of absorbing vitamin B12), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, vitiligo, cancers, Graves’ disease (over activeness of  thyroid), Addison’s disease (insufficiency of adrenal hormone) are few examples of auto-immune diseases.  

What are the causes for auto-immune diseases and what are the symptoms

Still no particular cause is established, but bacterial or viral infections, genetic effects, chemical irritants, certain drugs, and environmental irritants are supposed to be the causes for auto-immune diseases.

Since there are several diseases of this class, symptoms also vary. Inflammation (sometimes with pain, redness, swelling), fever, fatigue, muscle soreness are few common symptoms. Symptoms worsen during flare-up condition and lessen during remission.

Skin, connective tissues, joint muscles, red blood cells, blood vessels, endocrine glands etc. are the commonly affected parts in this disorder.

What is allergy and what are its symptoms, reasons

Allergy is a physical expression of the immune system’s reaction to certain substances called allergens when your body thinks such substance is not suitable to it, for reasons unknown. Allergy is only a symptom but not a disease and the root cause will be different. But, weak immunity is also found responsible for certain frequent allergies.  

Dripping nose, cough, colds, flu, itchy eyes, nausea, rashes, diarrhea, hives etc. are few common symptoms.   

Chemicals, medicines, food, pollens, molds, dust, chalk powder, weather, sprays, chemical perfumes, pollutions etc. are few chief allergens which are the reason for allergies. 

I have food allergy (food intolerance). Is it due to my weak immunity                                                         

In food allergies, immunity doesn’t play any role but it is the immune system that reacts. In this, your immune system, however healthy and harmless food you take, mistakenly identifies that specific food as harmful allergen and triggers certain cells to produce antibodies like immunoglobulin-E (IgE) to fight that food allergen. In this process few symptoms like vomiting, rashes, nausea, cough, bowel disturbance, and diarrhea are felt.

Egg proteins, non-vegetarian items, milk, gluten of wheat, oils, packed foods are few things which cause food allergies to some people. 

What is antibody

Immunity defends body against infections and diseases caused by pathogens. This mechanism needs antibodies, the production of which is a chief function of immune system. Antibodies also known as immunoglobulins (Ig) are Y-shaped proteins produced by differentiated B cells (plasma cells) which are used by immune system to neutralize attacked pathogens like bacteria and viruses. In two types of lymphocytes i.e. B-lymphocytes (B cells – produced in bone marrow) and T-lymphocytes (T cells), B cells are largely responsible for antibodies production to match the antigen. Then T cells are directed to attack the antigens that antibodies have already marked for it. B & T cells are a type of white blood cells.

What is antigen

Antigens are a type of proteins produced mainly by microbes such as virus, bacteria, fungi, parasites etc. which are recognized by body’s immune system as harmful foreign bodies and stimulates the production of antibodies to fight against them. An antigen, usually, is a molecule, possibly on the surface of the cells of pathogens. These antigens cause various infections, diseases. 

  What is antioxidant 

An antioxidant is a type of molecule that restrains or prevents the free radicals (harmful molecules that attack and damage healthy cells of body) produced by chemical reactions (oxidation) generally which take place during the metabolization of proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. When these free radicals are not destroyed they lead to premature ageing and several diseases. Antioxidants greatly benefit the body by neutralizing and removing free radicals. Vegetables, fruits, dry-fruits, Vit A, Vit C, Vit E, sprouts, millets are among antioxidant-rich foods.

How to grow immunity

Usually, immunity can be grown and well maintained with certain healthy habits which include –   regular physical exercise, timely eating & sleeping, regular intake of nutritious food which comprises of plenty of vegetables – nuts – fruits – dry fruits – pulses – millets – milk – eggs etc., avoidance of smoking & stress, non-alcoholism, preference to natural foods etc.

Anyhow, in these modern times of speedy, busy-scheduled and stressful lives due to junk foods, lack of physical activities like sports - exercises, anxiety, intake of inorganic food (chemically influenced food), agricultural products contaminated with pesticides, environmental pollutions, smoking, alcoholism etc. everyone’s immunity is being affected more or less. This is the reason why prevalence of allergies, other health issues is alarmingly increasing worldwide. So, in these days, the necessity of immunity enhancers particularly of herbal immunity boosters which work effectively with no side-effects is felt.   

I have diabetes. Can I use your product Immuvita 

Yes, without any hesitation. This is a diabetic-friendly product and no ingredient of it affects your diabetic status.                                                               

Can pregnant women and lactating mothers use your product Immuvita 

Yes. But, during these times, the physiological, hormonal and health conditions of several women are found sensitive. As such, even though it is rare, any allergic or health issues are found its use may be stopped or a physician’s advice may be taken. 

Is your product Immuvita useful to improve immunity 

Yes. Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine system) has shown excellent solutions for immunity enhancement. Our product Immuvita is prepared with effective and safe herbs, dry-fruits, millets under the supervision of experienced herbal physicians. Unlike many other companies, we have used largely extracted forms of its ingredients to improve the product’s efficacy greatly. It has 22 kinds of potent herbs (29 herbs in Immuvita-Junior) like amla – shatavari – ashwagandha – guduchi – gokshura – punarnava – Brahmi, wheat germ etc., 6 types of dry-fruits and 3 types of important millets all in balanced formula. 

Without any side-effects our product Immuvita effectively –  

Helps strengthen muscles and bones

Helps improve immunity to check frequent onset of diseases, allergies

Helps activate innate & adaptive immune systems to strengthen the functioning of immunity

Helps activate body metabolism for proper body functioning

Helps stimulate antibodies and other WBC group cells like neutrophils, natural killer cells (NK cells), B & T cells etc., for better action of body resistance power

Helps build up activeness

Acts as appetite and carminative

Helps for better assimilation of nutrients of eaten food

Helps improve hemoglobin

Helps improve and maintain well functioning of vital organs like Lungs, Heart, Liver and Kidneys

Helps increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease bad cholesterol (LDL) to maintain cardiac health

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