What is the immune system?
The immune system is a network of cells and proteins that build a defence against infections and disease. 1 Chances are you already know the crucial roles vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fibre, and probiotics play in your health, longevity & vitality. Yet, many health and fitness enthusiasts don’t realise that lacking any of these nutrients can make their body prone to toxin buildup which weakens your immune system.
Disorders of the immune system can result in autoimmune diseases, inflammation, cancer, and at its lowest – low energy levels (just to name a few).
How to Support Detox and Immunity!
Let’s be honest, it’s becoming quite a challenge trying to eat ample amounts of micronutrient-dense foods, like fruits and veggies, each day. Combine that with the fact we are constantly exposed to man-made chemicals and environmental toxins on a daily basis and it’s no wonder so many people are at high risk for toxin buildup. This means even more attention needs to be placed on getting the right nutrients to help your body eliminate these chemicals efficiently. (In other words, you need the right nutrients to allow your body to detoxify itself.)
When we say “detoxify” we are referring to the process by which your vital organs work to rid your body of noxious metabolites (like heavy metals, PCBs, etc.). Therefore, maintaining proper liver function, and function of organs that detoxify the body, is crucial for keeping the body free from harmful chemicals/substances.
Thankfully, Switch Nutrition is taking the lead and making the detoxification process easier than ever with a revolutionary detox and immune blend that contains herbal extracts, antioxidants, and polyphenols.
Read on to learn the science behind how these nutrients help detoxify your body and reinforce your immune system.
Physiology of Detoxification: Why Micronutrients Are Crucial
The liver is ostensibly the most crucial organ for removing toxic substances from your body; it helps filter blood from your gastrointestinal (GI) tract so that it can safely be sent throughout the rest of the body.
Your liver is also a major site of drug/nutrient/chemical metabolism, thanks to its abundance of enzymes. When potentially harmful substances reach the liver, it deactivates transforms (deactivates) them so they can be effectively excreted from the body. (This is assuming your liver is functioning properly.)
Of course, your liver is just one component of the detoxifying process. Other organs are also necessary to remove toxins from your body, including the bladder, kidneys, and intestines. Surprisingly, your skin is not nearly as responsible for detoxifying your body as many people seem to believe. (In other words, you body doesn’t actively “sweat out” a significant amount of toxins.)
There are numerous essential precursors and cofactors that support the liver and other vital organs involved in the detoxification process.
Furthermore, a healthy environment in the GI tract, which contains many enzymes and bacteria that assist the removal of waste material from the body, is highly important for keeping the body free from toxins.2 Healthy immunity is also crucial as a weakened/”backed up” GI tract can give rise to a host of major health problems.3
Detoxify Your Body and Revitalise Your Immunity with VITALITY SWITCH
Vitality Switch is formulated with the most comprehensive detox and immune blend on the supplement market, featuring evidence-based doses of potent all-natural ingredients. Moreover, each serving of Vitality Switch provides patented non-dairy probiotics, whole superfood greens, medicinal mushrooms, and a premium gut-health blend.
Oh, did we mention it’s ‘all-natty’ and, of course, mouthwatering delicious? Being healthy has never tasted this good or been this easy!
Vitality Switch Detox & Immune Blend
Research confirms that phytonutrients from plants like ginger, oregano, turmeric, and dandelion are key for supporting your liver.4,5,6 Naturally, giving your body these key nutrients is an effective way to optimise your immune function and daily detoxification processes.
1. Immune system explained, https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/immune-system, accessed 17.03.20
2 Liska, D. J. (1998). The detoxification enzyme systems. Altern Med Rev, 3(3), 187-98.
3. Choi, W., Yeruva, S., & Turner, J. R. (2017). Contributions of intestinal epithelial barriers to health and disease. Experimental Cell Research.
4. Abenavoli, L., Capasso, R., Milic, N., & Capasso, F. (2010). Milk thistle in liver diseases: past, present, future. Phytotherapy Research, 24(10), 1423-1432.
5. Cetin, A., Kaynar, L., Koçyiğit, I., Hacioğlu, S. K., Saraymen, R., Oztürk, A., … & Sağdıç, O. (2008). The effect of grape seed extract on radiation-induced oxidative stress in the rat liver. The Turkish journal of gastroenterology: the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, 19(2), 92-98.
6. Kaczmarek, J. L. (2016). Preventative Effects of Broccoli on Liver Cancer in Young Male Mice.