Supporting the immune system

In recent decades, medicine has gained a deeper insight into the building and functioning of the human immune system. Understanding the interaction between the immune system and the other systems within the human body has enabled researchers to recognise which steadily increasing number of illnesses are closely related to the immune system (circulatory problems, cancer, immune deficiencies such as Aids, rheumatism, diseases of the nervous system, anti immune diseases, etc). This has resulted in a great deal of medical interest in possible therapies which are directed at increasing the strength of the immune system.

The immune system essentially consists of two different components: the unspecific and the specific systems. More simply explained, the unspecific immune system attacks many different intruders (antigens). Contrarily, the cells of the specific immune system posses an exact wanted poster with detailed information about a particular "fiend".

Unspecific components of the immune system include macrophages (eating cells), natural killer cells (NK) and zytokine (for example tumour necrose factor or interleucin). With the help of tumour necrose factor, tumour cells can be eliminated. Examples of specific components of the immune system are T- and B- lymphocytes and the well-known antibodies which target specific antigens and render them harmless. T- lymphocytes help with the defence of the body. Amongst other things, they produce interferon.

The constant demand on the immune system by invading pathogens, such as bacteria or viruses provides a necessary stimulus for the maintenance of a healthily functioning bodily defence system. Over and above this, the regular intake of essential nutrients is paramount if the system is going to function at its optimal level. A deficient diet leads to an immune system which is unable to reliably perform its essential tasks. Deficits can weaken the whole immune system or its individual functioning components. Over consumption of certain foodstuffs such as fat can also lead to a weakening of the immune system. Over consumption of micro nutrients (vitamins, certain trace elements, etc.), contrarily, can lead to a strengthening. The natural bacteria of the intestine acts as its constant sparring partner, helping it to remain fit.

C.G.F. impressively supports our entire immune system in various ways. In order to examine the exact extent to which it increases resistance, researchers produced mice with an artificial immune weakness similar to Aids in humans. Under these conditions, pathogens such as bacteria and fungi succeed in doing further damage to an already weakened immune systems, causing a quick progression of the disease and an inevitable death. When the infected mice received the algae extract, the macrophagocyte count and activity increased. Additionally, different zytokines including TNF and interferon were produced, causing the survival time of the mice to increase considerably.

Used in the treatment of cancer, chemotherapy often weakens the immune system. In addition to increased feelings of physical weakness, this disadvantage also often leads to a reduction in the white blood cell (leukocytes) count which is accompanied by a consequential weakening of the immune system against bacteria and other pathogens. Lung infections and other potentially life-threatening infections can quickly spread. In such situations, C.G.F. supports the immune system without reducing the anti-tumour effect of the chemotherapy, which is extremely important in this situation. In experiments, dangerous bacterial infections were almost non-existent. In animal experiments, the extract proved itself extremely capable of supporting the immune system when an artificially induced immune weakening disease was present. As has already been said, it supports the immune system and in this way increases life expectancy.

After examining all available scientific data and empirical reports on the effects of C.G.F., I can recommend it as a natural food extract to support the immune system in cases of infections, weakening of the immune system and cancer cases. If you have a tendency towards chronic infections, you should supplement your diet in this way. For example, it is recommendable to take a regular dose for two or three months in late summer to prepare the immune system for the increased stress it will face in the winter months.

How do you spell healthy intestines? C.G.F!

In homeopathic tradition, the intestine has long been regarded as the key organ for health. With a total surface area of between 300 and 400 square metres, it represents the biggest border between the body and the outer world. Through countless investigations, it is known that this enormous contact surface, on which 100 billion bacteria settle during young infanthood, develops its own ecosystem.
How does the incredible influence of the intestine affect our health?

The intestinal and immune systems

Experts estimate that around 70% of all the cells of the immune system are located in and around the intestine. During the first months of life, the human body builds up its immune system through contact of food in the intestine, which in the further course of life produces three quarters of all body immunity. This requires a highly individual immunological character.

The mucous membrane of the intestine is where the first line of immunological defence is located, and in medical jargon is called GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue).

The organism gains the greater part of its immunity through intensive contact with orally administered substances in the intestine. Before contact between food and the intestine, the intestine recognises foreign substances as antigens. The result of this "recognition service" of the many intestinal cells is that the intestine decides to accept of reject the foodstuffs which are ready for absorption. In this way, the wide variety of orally consumed substances challenges and encourages the intestinal immune system. This is accompanied by the immunological effect of the constant presence of a billion-strong legion of bacteria on the mucous membrane of the intestine. The immune system's "recognition service" is supported by C.G.F., which helps induce an increased sensitivity to foreign substances. In animal experiments, it improves the tolerance of dairy products, even when lactose intolerance is present.

In addition to a weakened immune system, an ever increasing number of people suffer from an "overly strong" immunological reaction, in the sense that they develop allergic reactions to previously tolerated foods. Scientists think, that the algae extract can alleviate and even prevent food allergies. Over and above this, it works as an ally with GALT and supports healthy reactions of the immune system of the intestinal surface, encouraging the healing process in cases of ulceration and inflammation of the intestinal mucous membrane.