In the course of our life, our immune system has to meet many demands. It is a network of organs and cells weighing some two kilograms and is the basis, the “guardian”, of our health and thus the body’s most important barrier against external and internal influences.
The immune system is active from birth. It is not yet completely developed at this point, however, but acquires its full capability in the course of life. Hardly anybody is aware of the fact that our immune system is constantly in action. It is prepared at any time to respond to undesirable harmful intruders, such as bacteria or viruses, and ensures that we can safely eat salad and shake hands with other people. The immune system is not a separate organ, such as the heart or kidneys, but a highly sensitive network distributed throughout the body. It includes organs, such as bone marrow, spleen and tonsils, and special blood cells. The gut also plays an important role in the body’s defense system and represents the largest “immune organ” with a surface of some 400 m².
There are situations in which our immune system has to be particularly alert, e.g. in the presence of acute or chronic infections, such as diseases of the respiratory tract, asthma, allergies, inflammation of the middle ear in children, irritable bowel syndrome, but also drug intake or chemotherapy/radiation therapy.
For a well-functioning and strong immune system, physical activity outdoors, if possible, and enough sleep are just as important as a well-balanced diet.
In addition to drug therapy for nutrition-related immune deficits, complementary dietary treatment with Orthomol Immun (for children: Orthomol Immun junior) is also possible.
In parallel with drug therapy, Orthomol Immun pro, as a dietary food for special medical purposes, is suitable for the dietary management of disturbances of the gut flora (irritable bowel syndrome) and the gut-associated immune system (for people with allergies, after chemotherapy and radiation therapy, or after taking antibiotics).