A strong immune system is the cornerstone of good health as it protects your body against diseases. There are several important ways Flavay® is shown to invigorate the immune system.
At the cellular level, as a strong antioxidant, Flavay® prevents free radical (oxidative) damage to macrophages, a type of white blood cell that generates nitric oxide (a free radical) to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses and toxins. (Like a double-edged sword, when nitric oxide is overproduced it turns on its host and damages the macrophages—thereby impairing immune function.)
Thus, Flavay® helps to maintain the optimal level of this free radical by both helping the body to produce adequate levels of nitric oxide and by neutralizing the free radical where it does harm, thereby giving strong antioxidant protection to immune cells.
Also, studies show taking Flavay® substantially increases intracellular antioxidant activities of vitamin C and E and A, catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Flavay® donates electrons to the body's endogenous antioxidant network and regenerates "used" or "spent" vitamin C, which in turn can regenerate vitamin E. Flavay® thereby helps the body maintain its antioxidant defenses, giving your immune system more ammunition to fight against harmful bacteria, viruses and toxins.
Although it's called a "system," the immune system is not associated with one particular organ but it's collection of cells that "speak" to one another through chemical molecules (nitric oxide, cytokines and histamine) and work in close harmony to protect the body from the harmful effects of bacteria, viruses, parasites and environmental toxins. (14, R3)
These chemicals must stay under tight control because too much or too little or an imbalance causes cells to aggressively attack healthy body tissue. For example, when the joints are under attack the result is autoimmune arthritis, and the skin and the kidneys are primary targets in lupus. (14)
A flood of inflammation destroys tissues in the target organs first, and then increases throughout the whole body, leading to damage in other areas of the body.
Conventional medicine uses drugs that kill off the rapidly-reproducing inflammatory cells, and newer drugs that neutralize inflammatory cytokines. The main problem with these treatments is they focus on immunosuppression, which may lower the inflammation but can lead to many other health problems. By focusing only on reducing inflammation, rather than on rebalancing the entire system, these drugs put the patient at increased risk of new diseases. (14, R5)
According to scientific data, this dual-action mechanism is precisely how Flavay® works to both reduce inflammation and quench free radicals.
Natural killer cell cytotoxicity increases with Flavay® treatment in studies. Flavay® acts as a free radical scavenger, lowers histamine levels, and protects against vascular permeability which is important in protecting and modulating immune systems. Immune cell activity was found to be restored or increased with Flavay®. (298)
Other antioxidants may help, but researchers found that even when the immune system was barely working, Flavay® brought it back. Studies show that Flavay® can maintain healthy immune system function by restoring cytokine imbalances and increasing white blood cell activity. (14,301)
Flavay® also strengthens immunity by protecting the existing immune components from their own chemicals. White blood cells use free radicals to destroy bacteria. When white blood cells over-produce free radicals, white blood cells start to destroy themselves. Flavay® allows the bacteria to be killed while standing by to protect the white blood cells against any excess of free radicals. (298)
Antioxidants work as a network (not independently) inside the cells and human clinical studies show taking Flavay® significantly increases total intracellular serum antioxidant activity. (33,63,64,71,370)
Flavay® is patented for neutralizing peroxynitrate. Flavay® reduces the amount of superoxide available which makes the peroxynitrate, and helps to regulate the nitric oxide production so that it stays in balance. This means your immune system works better, your joints hurt less, and your blood flows better. (1,14)
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More than half of your immune system occupies the space surrounding the gastrointestinal tract, making the GI tract the largest organ in the body capable of producing important immune system components such as white blood cells and cytokines. In essence, then, your GI tract acts as a neuro-immunomodulating organ by supporting a healthy immune system response to infections, toxins, and other stresses. (14)
A study of persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), shows taking Flavay® (along with usual medications) reduces inflammation associated with lupus. Taking Flavay® results in significant reductions in lymphocyte apoptosis, T-lymphocyte activation, reduced generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by neutrophils, lower erythrocyte sedimentation rates, and a decrease in the SLE disease activity index compared to the placebo group. The results found Flavay® effective as a second-line therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (422)
I have lupus and taking Flavay enables me to move. I'm not able to do without it. I've been taking it for more than a decade and my skin looks younger, in fact people think I'm my kid's sister. —Ms. L.B*
For several years I took Flavay for fibromyalgia and it really worked and I felt so much better. —Ms. C.H*
"[A] method for preventing and fighting the harmful biological effects of free radicals in the organism of warm blooded animals and more especially human beings, namely cerebral involution, hypoxia following atherosclerosis, cardiac or cerebral infarction, tumour promotion, inflammation, ischemia, alterations of the synovial liquid, collagen degradation, among others."
—U.S. Patent No. 4,698,360 (1987)
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