The Immune System Marches on Its Stomach

Immune System

There’s an expression in the healthcare industry: “The immune system marches on its stomach.” Why do they say this? Well, it’s because the sciences of nutrition and immunology are interwoven. You can’t have a functioning immune system when your nutrition needs aren’t being met. In fact, the biggest cause of immunodeficiency in the world is malnutrition. That’s why taking your Daily Essentials of BarleyLife®, Herbal Fiberblend®, and AIMega® is so important for proper immune-system nourishment. These three products bolster the immune system separately, but together, they’re a juggernaut of whole-body health.

A study out of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, England recently found that green vegetables like green barley leaves are the chemical source of signals that our body needs to communicate in order to destroy foreign and infectious materials. The chemicals are called intra-epithelial lymphocytes (IELs), and when the researchers deprived mice of green vegetables the mice had 70%-80% fewer IELs than the mice that were given green vegetable matter.

Furthermore, vitamin A and iron play huge roles in promoting a healthy immune system. Deficiencies of vitamin A and iron are some of the most common in the world. An iron deficiency can cripple immune-system response. Vitamin A embeds itself in the mucous membranes and the respiratory tract is on the front line of the immune system. Both are needed for proper health, and luckily, vitamin A and iron are best taken in conjunction. You will find these nutrients in BarleyLife.

The immune-system benefits don’t stop there. Another study out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that soluble fiber fundamentally changes the way that immune cells behave. Soluble fiber increases the production of an anti-inflammatory protein called interleukin-4. Prior to the introduction of soluble fiber, immune cells are aggressive and pro inflammatory, but when the body has enough soluble fiber, they switch to antiinflammatory and become better at helping the body fight off infection.

Let’s not forget about the importance of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids found in AIMega. The immune system relies on a balance of fatty acids in order to fight off disease. The typical American diet is imbalanced, and most people get too much of omega-6 but not enough of omega-3. As usual, nature has already solved this problem in the form of flax seed oil, which is one of three organic seed-oil ingredients in AIMega, providing a balance of omega-3 and -6.

According to the School of Modern Herbal Medicine, people who have omega-3 deficiencies suffer from reduced immune activity. Experimental studies at Linus Pauling Institute have shown that fatty acids can modulate immune response. AIMega’s fatty acids provide you with the correct blend of plant-sourced fats to keep your immune system running smoothly.

Drinking BarleyLife every day is a great way to flood your body with phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Taking cleansing and detoxifying Herbal Fiberblend on a daily basis ensures a supplemental source of necessary soluble and insoluble fiber. The addition of AIMega provides a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids that must come from your dietary intake each day as your body cannot produce these essential nutrients. All three Daily Essentials work together, combating inflammation in support of your immune system.

Published by The AIM Companies

The AIM Companies pioneered the use of plants—barley, carrots, and beets—as vehicles to deliver the body concentrated nutrition conveniently. Founded in 1982 in Nampa, Idaho, The AIM Companies has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, providing AIM products to more than 30 countries around the world.

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