The immune system is a complex network that works to defend against germs. Your immune system helps your body to recognize these "foreign" invaders and acts as the gatekeeper to keep out harmful organisms. A healthy microbiome and healthy mucosal surfaces in the gut are a key part of a healthy system.
How it works
Ideal Immunity targets the way the gut microbiome interacts with the immune system. The mucosal surfaces and the pH of the gut are critical factors in a strong immune barrier in the gut. Several key organisms that improve gut barrier from our Sugar Shift formula form part of the core team of Ideal immunity. Like its blockbuster sister formula, Ideal Immunity increases the production of butyrate which has been shown to protect the gut lining.
Infection causes a stress response in the body producing hormones that work against the action of insulin, as a result the body’s production of glucose increases. Leuconostoc mesenteroides in this formula helps the gut microbiome convert excess sugars (glucose and fructose) into the prebiotic mannitol, is only partially absorbed by the human body. This formula transforms these sugars supporting the body’s immune system.
Lactobacillus reuteri strain assists the restoration and balancing of intestinal microbiota. It exhibits strong inhibition of the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and the production of high levels of proteolytic enzymes for assistance with protein digestion and food allergies. The strain also demonstrates the induction of specific antibody production, balancing of the immune system by stimulation or production of key cytokines such as IFNs, TNF, and NK cells for protection against viruses and cancer cells, the ability to decrease mutagenic impact, and an increase in level of mitochondria function.
Our proprietary Lactobacillus ruminis produces pediocin A an antimicrobial peptide that supports defense against pathogens, further supporting the immune system.
Our formula works synergistically to reduce glutamate which has been shown to increase susceptibility to adverse neurological impacts from viral infections. The formula increases reduced glutathione increasing antioxidant action in the gut.