Immune Support with Thymosin Alpha-1
Thymosin alpha (Ta1), a naturally occurring thymic peptide.
Ta1 plays a key role in the control of immunity, tolerance and inflammation. It acts on the innate immune system as an endogenous regulator of both inflammatory and adaptive immune responses. Studies have shown increased natural killer cell function in immunocompromised patients such as those with auto-immune conditions or cancer. Natural killer cells engulf viruses, bacteria, fungi, and cancer cells. Ta1 treatment also leads to an increase in glutathione which has important anti-viral effects, and is a major anti-oxidant produced by the liver.
Importantly, it has also been shown that Ta1 helps in the production of regulatory T cells via IDO which leads to an inhibition of cytokine production. This dampens the immune response to prevent an inflammatory cytokine storm. This is important to those who have autoimmune conditions in which the immune system is constantly overactive.
In those patients suffering from chronic inflammation (asthma, COPD, obesity, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cancer) the risk of developing a cytokine storm is great compared to those patients who do not suffer from general inflammation. A cytokine storm is a complication brought on by a virus or bacteria that can be deadly. The imbalanced immune system over-reacts to the microbe which causes mast cells to produce more mucus, bronchial tubes to constrict from irritation, and the production of interleukins that continually turn on the inflammatory proteins. It is a vicious positive feedback cycle that goes out of control. The key to preventing this is not to avoid being infected by a microbe, for that is impossible. The key is to establish a healthy and balanced immune system, so that WHEN you do get an infection the immune system addresses it in a focused controlled manner.
This injection is simple and done in the comfort of your home to keep your immune system strong and balanced should you be exposed to COVID-19 or any other virus. All patients who come in for the prescription will also be given anti-flammatory dietary guidelines.
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