It’s about this time every year where a scene like this one transforms from a beautiful landscape into a minefield of coughing, sneezing, and itching and watering eyes. This year is no different than any other. The pollen is blowing in the air, fresh grass is being cut, and people are spending millions on antihistamines and other allergy medicines.
You yourself, or someone you know, may be half asleep or bouncing off the walls from the side effects of these medicines. Many of you may be thinking, “yes, I hate the way this medicine makes me feel, but what else can I do?” Well I’ve always maintained that the best defense against allergies is a healthy immune system. Today I want to talk a little about some immune system building products that I take myself and recommend to my patients on a regular basis. The first is Enzymatic Therapy’s Thymuplex, and the others are Standard Process’ Thymex and Immuplex. What is the link between allergies and your immune system? Well I’m glad you asked. Your body is constantly fighting off invasions from viruses and bacteria (known as antigens), such as the flu virus or common cold virus. Your immune system releases antibodies to fight these antigens constantly and each antibody is specific to the type of antigen it is designed to neutralize. Your body sees pollen, mold, pet dander, and other allergens as invaders and releases antibodies to fight them off. When you continually come in contact with these elements your body begins to release powerful chemicals called “histamines” which cause runny noses, watery eyes, and most seasonal allergy symptoms. If for some reason our immune system becomes weakened, it makes it more difficult to fight off the histamine producing invaders. The master gland of your immune system is the Thymus gland, and these products help support the Thymus gland by helping it produce bacteria and viral fighting cells to protect our body against invaders. I have been using at least one of these products for the past several years and I have less problems with seasonal allergies than I’ve ever had in my life.
Here is a quick rundown of all three products
ThymuPlex™ contains vitamins, minerals, glandular and herbs (including Echinacea) essential for your immune system, white blood cell functions, and thymus gland activity. It provides thymus gland extract “predigested” that is already broken down for use by the body. It also includes these glandular ingredients: spleen extract and lymphatic extract and enzymes: trypsin, papain and bromelain for protein digestion.
Thymex supports the thymus gland with bovine thymus Cytosol™ extract. It supports a healthy thymus gland, the master gland of the immune system, and can be used in combination with other immune support products. Thymex is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin C.