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What is it?

They are the body’s defense mechanisms to protect against the invasion of antigens, it is the natural or acquired resistance to substances, toxic agents and / or infectious that are harmful to the body.

What’s immunity for?

It serves to protect the body and prevent the development of certain diseases.

How does immunity work?

Immunity is divided into two: innate and adaptive. Since the iinnate munidade is one in which the subject has since birth, characterized by having rapid response to aggressions and is composed of membranes, secretions, skin and cells such as macrophages, neutrophils natural killer cells and dendritic cells.

While the adaptive occurs when the subject acquires throughout life from contact with the antigens. It operates slowly, but in a very specialized way. It can also be divided into humoral or cellular immunity, the first being composed of antibodies and the second by T-type lymphocytes.

When do you need to supplement?

The key to a good immune system is the addition of a healthy lifestyle, and in this context, good nutrition plays a primary role. Therefore, compounds such as resveratrol acts by regulating the release of chemokines, pro-inflammatory cytokines and immune cells, in addition to removing reactive oxygen species, because it has antioxidant capacity is a commonly used bioactive compound and can be found in wine and also in the form of a manipulated dietary supplement. In addition to this, quercetin and vitamin D act positively in the modulation of immunity.


Nutrition and immune system: a complicated tango
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