How does the body win against a virus? 

We recover from viral infections, such as influenza and coronavirus, by the actions of our immune system which make trillions of specialised proteins that attack the virus. Production of these defensive proteins by the body needs large quantities of amino acids which are the building blocks used to make the proteins. A large proportion of these proteins are the antibodies which are highly specific defence weapons that target the virus.

  • You feel tired while you fight the infection because the body doesn’t want to waste energy and resources on exertion – it needs to pour all its resources into fighting the infection.
  • To help provide the copious quantities of amino acids required, the body breaks down a lot of its own proteins to provide sufficient supplies of these amino acids – this is known as “catabolism”. You will have experienced this when you recover from a severe bout of flu and find that you have lost weight and your leg muscles have weakened.

Fact: Our specialised immune cells can produce trillions of defensive proteins per hour and this will need to continue for 5 days for the immune system to eventually win the war against the virus. This is a lot of protein production!

  • We need to supply the body with amino acids to support this immune defence and reduce the impact on the body.

New treatment options are now available for treating some viruses, but generally there are very few treatments available to treat the huge range of viruses that cause flu-like symptoms.

  • The best form of management is to isolate, rest and provide the body with what it needs to fight the infection. Seek medical intervention if symptoms become serious.
  • Provision of amino acid supplements can help deliver vital amino acids needed by the body to build immune proteins to attack the viruses.

OptimAAte® contains these high-demand amino acids that the body needs.

ElectrAAte® has been designed to provide the high-demand amino acids, plus the electrolytes, that can be lost through sweat and urine. These losses are amplified during a flu or serious cold, especially during the phase of high body temperatures and sweats.

InnovAAte Products

  • OptimAAte®: 130 servings per tub; 46c per serve
    • One serve of OptimAAte® contains only 22kJ or 5.3 Calories
  • ElectrAAte®: 80 servings per tub; 76c per serve
    • One serve of ElectrAAte® contains only 26kJ or 6.3 Calories

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly. Both products have been tested by an independent laboratory to be sure that that they do not contain WADA banned substances so they are safe for use by elite athletes and people in restricted workplaces.

  • OptimAAte® can be mixed with water in your drink bottle or cup.
  • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle or cup and has a light lemon flavouring.

See more about the differences between OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

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