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Cell-Mediated Immune Function 101

WHAT IS CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNE FUNCTION? Cell-mediated immune function is the process by which T-lymphocytes protect the body from damage by signaling nearby cells how to respond to specific biological threats within the body. If antibodies are the ninja-like special forces of a biological invasion, the cell-mediated immune response is the front line of soldiers engaging in hand-to-hand combat.   THE TWO SIDES OF THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM Biology textbooks divide the immune system... Read More
at Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Immunity 101: Micronutrient Deficiency and Viral Infections

Why do some people fight infections so easily while others get really sick? Immunity is a very personal thing. It is based on our biochemical individuality—all the decisions we make, genes we express, nutrients we absorb, medications we take, food we eat, stresses we encounter—can all affect immunity. Your ability to respond to infections—viral, bacterial, parasitic—depends on how STRONG and ADAPTABLE your immune system is. Here is where the lymphocyte comes... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, April 20, 2020

Functional Exhaustion of Antiviral Lymphocytes in COVID-19 Patients

This COVID-19 pandemic is a harsh reminder that a person's immune function is a key factor in their ability to recover from an illness like this.  SpectraCell® measures the immune function  on every single MNT  (micronutrient test) it performs - it is actually the very first step in our nutrient test.  Although an often-underrated aspect of the MNT, SpectraCell has been measuring immune function (specifically, via lymphocyte proliferation, which we... Read More
at Monday, March 30, 2020