A prebiotic is food for the beneficial bacteria in your digestive system. Prebiotics nourish the good bacteria in your digestive tract so they grow and multiply which keeps your gut healthy.
The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. The immune system not only affects whether or not you get sick but also your energy level, your ability to deal with stress and more. The gastrointestinal (GI) and immune systems support each other to maintain health.
Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) is an antibody found in mucus, tears, saliva, mother’s milk and other areas. This antibody is very important to your body’s immune defenses. sIgA traps invading bacteria so they pass through the body before causing an infection. sIgA is also an important part of intestinal immune health by keeping pathogens from attaching to the intestinal lining.
Natural Killer Cells (NK cells) are lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, that are effective in the early stages of seeking out and destroying infected cells.
Immune strength means that your immune system is able to respond appropriately when faced with different challenges in order to keep you feeling your best. Everyday your immune system is constantly being challenged by viruses, bacteria, environmental toxins and other pathogens. Stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition can also affect your immune health.