It’s flu season once again – that vital time of year for you to do all you can to protect and support your immune system. While exposure to germs is unavoidable, you can take steps to help your body defend itself.
As you age, your body’s natural production of antioxidants, hormones, and stem cells declines, leaving you more prone to the damaging effects of environmental toxins and oxidative free radicals.
What does this have to do with getting sick? Free radicals impact your body at the cellular level, causing inflammation that can impede your immune system’s ability to function.
Luckily, there’s a natural way you can help counteract damaging free radicals and boost your immune system, so that you are better prepared to fight off infection. Hundreds of times more powerful than traditional antioxidants – like vitamin C – Carbon 60 (C60) is a naturally occurring molecule that can maximize the efficiency of your immune cells to support natural healing and a healthy inflammatory response.
Here are a few ways science has shown C60 supports healthy immune system function.
Boosts Immune Function At The Cellular Level
“C60” is characterized as a “free radical sponge” with antioxidant power several hundred times higher than conventional antioxidants. It protects the body’s cells from free radical damage to support a healthy inflammatory response. With your inflammatory response in check, your immune cells can function more efficiently and are better prepared to fight off germs.
May Enhance Immune Cell Production
C60 is a universal antioxidant, and can perform the antioxidant action of Glutathione, Catalase, COQ10 and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) – the antioxidants that play an important role in energy production in the cell.
In multiple studies, C60 was found to enhance the production of immune cells such as lymphocytes (white blood cells) and cytokines, both which help your body fight off infection. Plus, C60 has also been shown to prevent an immune system overreaction – think an allergic response – which can help your immune cells be better prepared to defend your body against germs that make you sick.
C60 Has Antimicrobial Properties
C60 may help combat certain bacteria and viruses. In one scientific study C60 was found to slow the spread of viruses by inhibiting them from replicating. In another study, C60 was found to be an antimicrobial agent against certain bacteria.
By targeting free radical damage, C60 works at the cellular level to increase the efficiency of your immune cells.