24 Nov How to Reinforce the Immune System Without Over-stimulating it
Susan Alexander Naturopath & Nutritional Therapist BA (Hons), ND, dipNT, RYT(R), mBANT, mCNHC
Recent health research states that “the immune system is one of the single most important factors to maintain excellent health and to help avoid disease.”
That is why Unbeelievable Health uses Bee propolis, a resin collected from bees, in their Bee Prepared Immune Support, because it increases cellular immune responses and directs and regulates the immune cells responsible for eliminating a specific pathogen1.
Too many immune responses however, can overstimulate the immune system, not only causing inflammation, but also autoimmune diseases. Bee propolis however also contains the active flavonoid quercetin, which not only balances TH1 and 2 cells responsible for autoimmunity, but can significantly suppress the lipoxygenase pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism, reducing inflammation.
Bee Prepared’s Olive leaf extract, also reduces inflammation by preventing COX production, which is also responsible for platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction, other contributors to disease.
Therefore, unlike many immune products, Bee Prepared does not overstimulate the immune system. Instead it modulates it and ensures any inflammation caused in the immune response is controlled and suppressed, making this an ideal product to be taken daily to help avoid illness. It is also suitable for most ages.
1 Fischer G, Conceição FR, Leite FPL, et al. Immunomodulation produced by a green propolis extract on humoral and cellular responses of mice immunized with SuHV-1. Vaccine. 2007;25(7):1250–1256.[PubMed]