Over the past two decades, we have seen an increase in the incidence of epidemics and pandemics such as SARS in Asia, Ebola in West Africa, seasonal flu, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This has driven a heightened awareness of the need for products that can help protect and shield ourselves and our families from infection.
Although we can treat infections with pharmaceutical drugs, it is becoming clear that prevention can often be better than cure. This is most clearly illustrated by the COVID19 pandemic, where successful recovery is a painstaking process and can leave the patient with a number of other COVID19 related issues post-recovery.
What does immune support mean?
Immune support is a general term that describes products that can help enhance the normal activity of our immune system. In the absence of infection or disease, our immune system performs a process called immunosurveillance, to constantly monitor, identify, and clear pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and cancerous cells. Research has shown that immunosurveillance can be boosted by compounds called immunomodulators.
Can we shield ourselves from infection naturally?
Due to the growing incidence of epidemics and pandemics, there is a heightened awareness of the need to support our immune system all year round. This has resulted in an increased demand for products that support immune health, naturally, and without the use of chemical-based ingredients.
There are many natural immunomodulators, that are known to help boost the immune system in a benign but significant way, such as elderberry, echinacea, zinc, and vitamin D.
At SuperBio we actively working on developing yeast hydrolysate, which is been clinically shown to be one of the most potent, natural, immunomodulators available. Yeast Hydrolysate is also very safe to use and can be taken daily.
Yeast Hydrolysate is made by culturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (bakers’ yeast) under specific conditions, that promote the production of a range of unique metabolites. The resulting culture is then collected dried and prepared into a powder.
Yeast Hydrolysate has been extensively studied and clinically shown to boost immunity and enhance immunosurveillance. Yeast Hydrolysate is also an immune potentiator as it can stimulate the immune system by inducing activation or increasing activity of any of its components. Clinical studies have clearly shown that Yeast Hydrolysate can boost immunosurveillance by stimulating secretory immunoglobulin A, increasing Natural Killer cell activity, increasing antioxidant activity, and boosting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
In addition to enhancing immune health, Yeast Hydrolysate is also a prebiotic and can stimulate good gut bacteria growth. We have written about how probiotics and gut bacteria can help our immune system, and it seems that Yeast Hydrolysate and probiotics can work together to help our immune systems seek out and eliminate pathogens before they can harm us.