When it comes to our immune system we must build up our resiliency. It is vital that we take in the right supplements and rest our bodies so that our immune system is in top shape when we need it.
What makes up our immune system?
Our immune system is made of different cells that defend our bodies against invaders. I like to think of the immune system as the branches of the military each branch commands a different function of the body. Our body sends different cells when needed for different types of infections (bacteria vs virus)
Bacterial vs viral
Infections can be a very general topic to discuss but I will start by placing them into 2 categories; bacterial and viral. There are more but these are the 2 common types.
Bacterial infections: Bacteria are small complex organisms that can live independently from a host. They are too small to be seen by the naked eye. Bacteria also have the ability to transform and add protective membranes to protect themselves. There are plenty of bacteria that live inside our body right now that help to prevent infections (probiotics). Only 1 percent of bacteria actually cause problems to humans.
Viral infections: Viruses cannot be seen and are even smaller than bacteria. Viruses cannot live independently they need a host to survive and multiply. Viruses like to invade a host’s cells and change the DNA or RNA of that cell. They transform the entire cell from the inside. Most viruses do cause diseases once inside a human hosts.
Viral infections vs Bacterial infections?
Viral infections and bacterial infections both cause some of the most common ailments in people. They both cause pneumonia, diarrhea, and skin infections.
Bacterial infections symptoms usually last longer than viral infections. A bacterial infection usually last about 10-14 days. A viral infection may only last 3-5 days.
Fever is usually higher with a bacterial infection compared to a viral infection. Fever in a bacterial infection gets worse instead of improving with time.
Some infections start off as viral infections then become bacterial infections. A key way to determine a bacterial infection, is if you are sick and start to feel better than you become sick again (double hump)
Bacterial infection are treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. So if someone has a viral infection and takes a antibiotics they will not improve.
Most viral infections (colds, sore throat, diarrhea) heal with time.
It is important not to take an antibiotic unless you know you have a bacterial infection. When you take an antibiotic when you have a viral infection you build up a resistance to that antibiotic.
What can I do to build up my immune system?
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Get immunizations. These immunizations (Shots) help your immune system build their own antibodies against certain infections (flu and pneumonia)
- Wash your hand frequently.
- Do not touch your face, mouth, or nose. Pathogens (bacteria and viruses) need a way into your body.
- Finish up all your antibiotics. If you are prescribed antibiotics always finish the medication. Remember that antibiotics kill.bacteria so you need to ensure that every bacteria is dead.
- Talk to your provider about and if supplements are right for you.
What do I take ?
I take Man of Health’s Resiliency immune booster. This Supplement includes vitamins, herbs, and probiotics that help boost my immune system:
- Vitamin C:
- Vitamin E:
- Vitamin B6
- Garlic powder
Man of Health has taken all of these supplements and put it into a dose that only requires two capsules a day. Not only is the dosage smaller than taking each of these supplements separately but you are also saving money.
No one thinks of there immune system until they feel cruddy and have to miss a day of work, a family function, or a workout. So ensure that you are powering up your immunity and becoming a Resilient Man of Health.
Always discuss with your provider before taking any Supplement.