And we know that in the first place the basis of immunity is the action of the so-called lymphocytes. This is the type of white blood cells that is responsible in our body for the immune response. It is leukocytes that, for example, having met with a virus or bacterium, for example, it begins to produce antibodies, which then destroy this harmful agent. Lymphocytes are produced in our bone marrow, after which they undergo a series of selective changes that occur in the so-called thymus gland, in the thymus.
That is, these same lymphocytes begin to change a little. About what they are, I will not tell you. This is a complex topic, it is only important to know that they walk through the lymphocytes of our lymphatic system. They are in the tonsils, in the appendix, in the largest organ of our immune system, our spleen. The spleen is generally such a strange and intricate organ in which a very large number of different processes occur. For example, there are stores of blood elements, those that are not currently used, but they are there, and they will go out in the blood system when they are needed. There is also the cemetery of our blood elements. Therefore, the spleen is part of our mechanism called immunity. Let us return to these tips of the iceberg. In addition, what has been studied and what can be used.
Let’s start with innate immunity and those substances that can affect it. Here I want to say first of all about what comes to mind to any layman when he hears about the need to strengthen immunity. These are substances that we call interferons. These same interferons are part of this innate immunity. Indeed, we use them in certain situations, but I want to say why I say this. The fact is that there is not much interferon. It is not enough, in one way or another, when our immune system is extremely weakened, and then we can use drugs of this group and strengthen the very innate part of our immunity in order to fight any then by external agents. In the event that our immune system is in a normal state, then the additional amount of interferons, unfortunately, is absolutely not effective.
That is, we can conditionally say enter into the body tens, almost hundreds of times more, and get not a positive, but generally a negative result. Therefore, the massive use of interferons in relatively healthy people during the epidemic of influenza, plague, and something else, no difference, including the Chinese problem that befell us all, unfortunately, was basically ineffective. Here I would like to say something about this. The fact is that we have a theoretical idea of ??what strengthens the immune system or any effect on it, and practical ideas about it. That is, this is a clinical presentation. I am talking about the results of the clinical use of these substances, and here, unfortunately, we see a very big difference, between one and the other lies a gigantic abyss.
If in theory a certain substance should raise our protective functions, then in practice, as clinical practice shows, these are practically no actions. And just now we’ll try to talk about this. Of course, everyone knows that vitamins are part of our immune system, our immunity. Not all, entirely on the list, and especially some of them. Such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, B vitamins. This is certainly an integral part of our immune system, but again, more in the theoretical part. Therefore, of course, we must say that carotenes are useful and carrots, spinach must be eaten unconditionally. It is necessary to eat olive oil, fatty vegetable food. Citrus, apples, this is all wonderful, this is what replenishes our body with vitamins. But take Vitamin C for example. For a very long period, we considered Vitamin C to be the fourth immune factor that we used in shock doses if we suddenly became ill with a viral disease, such as flu, SARS, or unfortunately corona virus.
At the same time, we used there a gram, two grams, almost three grams of Vitamin C per day. But alas, unfortunately, this does not affect the rapid activation of our immune system. And practice speaks about it. That is, those practical clinical studies that have been conducted in recent years. nevertheless, if Vitamin C is not enough, which is very difficult in principle, now to find a person who is sick with scurvy, relatively speaking, hypovitaminosis in C certainly weakens, that is, it negatively affects our immune system activity. Therefore, vitamin C should be a normal amount, but hypervitaminosis by C, unfortunately, does not affect the activity of our immune system. Once again, we do not cancel vitamin C, it is needed, but it is again in moderate normal amounts. Therefore, eat apples, the only thing I advise is to clean the skin.
Some trace elements, macrocells that must be present in our body to support our immunity is selenium. In electronics, everyone knows selenium. Selenium is found in whole grain products, that is, unrefined grains, in brewer’s yeast. This does not mean at all that you need to drink beer to strengthen immunity, but nevertheless it is an important element that is part of the immune system. In those numerous structures of which it consists. Zinc, an excellent substance from the periodic table. which is also necessary to build a normal immune system in our body. In order to talk about immunity it is worth talking about the so-called adaptogens, to which we also often attribute also magical properties that they possess and do not possess. In theory, possess, in practice, honey mushrooms in clinical practice, say almost none.
Yes, what square measure adaptogens in general: this can be ginseng, eleutherococcus, this can be Chinese magnolia tracheophyte, rhodiola rosea, etc.
However once more I repeat, we will raise it a touch to a standard level, however here we have a tendency to can’t jump on top of our heads, sadly. Everything can finish shortly as a result of any drawback related to a virus infection that happens in winter, ends in spring, all the simplest and don’t get sick.