Demand for immune health products has exploded after the pandemic as people take a proactive approach to their health. Many supplements call themselves immune activators, but how do they actually activate your immune system? Let’s take a closer look.
Immune Activators Keep Your Immune System Ready
We have both innate and adaptive immune systems. We’re born with innate immunity. Our adaptive immunity grows with us as it encounters different germs and expands its repertoire of defenses. Different immune cells work across both systems.
But like anything working around the clock, the immune system can get lethargic, especially when you’re not getting the right amount of rest and nutrients. Rather than waiting until you feel run down, effective immune activators provide proactive immune support at the cellular level. They keep your body’s natural defense system on guard and ready to perform when taken regularly.
The Gaps in Traditional Immune Health Products
But conventional products like probiotics and beta-glucan only support one type of immune cell in one kind of immune system—even though you need a variety of immune cells across both innate and adaptive immunity.
“There are limited products that help to stimulate the immune system as a whole. People don’t truly understand that,” said Karen Todd, Registered Dietician and Vice President of Global Brand Marketing at Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc.
The Immune Cell for Comprehensive Immune Support
Enter: Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), a special subset of immune cells that acts as a leader of the immune system. When pDCs are activated, they stimulate four crucial immune cells at once: natural killer, killer T, helper T and B cells. The cells then perform their roles more effectively because they work as a unit for comprehensive immune support.
Where to Find pDC Immune Activator Products
A postbiotic immune activator like IMMUSE™ (LC-Plasma) supports the entire immune system by targeting pDCs directly. You can find IMMUSE™ in multiple products or sold on its own in supplements. The ingredient has been the subject of 14 human trials, including 12 efficacy studies and two safety studies, which have shown that IMMUSE™ provides proactive immune support at the cellular level.* The recommended dose of IMMUSE™ is only 50 mg/day, but research has confirmed there are no safety concerns associated with taking IMMUSE™ even at 250 mg/day.
Learn more about how IMMUSE™ stimulates your body’s natural defenses for year-round immune health support.* A product with IMMUSE™ could be the next addition to your store shelves as consumers continue to invest in preventative care.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.