How Will My Immune Systems Fight This Virus
Professor Tim Roberts - InnovAAte Founder and Director
How the virus attacks your body
- The virus binds to the surface of its target cell, in this case the cells at the back of the throat and then later the lung cells.
- The virus then enters the cell and hijacks its functions so that more copies of the virus are produced.
- The virus escapes from the cell it has grown in and then floats free until it can bind to and enter another cell ..... and so the cycle continues.
How Your Body Will Start The Fight
When the virus infects a cell in the body, that cell puts up a flag, marking it for destruction by the immune system. In this way, the immune system protects the body because viruses can only multiply inside your cells.
- Your immune system stops the virus from multiplying by killing the cells where it lives.
- You have plenty of uninfected cells, so killing a few infected ones usually doesn't hurt you.
- This again needs massive amounts of new proteins to be produced from the body's resource pool of amino acids.
The third is to activate some of the white cells to divide into a huge army of cells, each able to make antibody molecules that will bind to the virus and inactivate it. Again, this is a massive call for amino acids to be provided to build the huge number of proteins needed to attack the virus.
- These antibodies mop up free virus that has been released from the infected cells resulting in the ultimate destruction of the virus.
- The presence of these antibodies provide resistance that prevents the person from being infected a second time.
- These are also the antibodies that would be produced by vaccinating with a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, when it becomes available.
Research Based Amino Acid Formulations
InnovAAte's underlying research shows that we are all losing lots of key amino acids from daily exertion. These losses of fundamental amino acids are exacerbated during viral infections and illness recovery.
There is a high demand from the immune system for the production of new proteins to fight the virus infection in the body. To meet demand, the body will instigate a process of re-utilising existing proteins - this is called the "catabolic response", where the body breaks down its own muscle proteins to supply the amino acids required to support the immune response.
The InnovAAte products are designed to replenish the exacerbated losses of those fundamental amino acids that are used daily in the greatest quantities. This strategy was designed to ultimately reduce the demand for the body to operate the catabolic response, and thus help maintain muscle mass and support a more efficient recovery.
- We need to supply the body with amino acids to support this immune defence and reduce the impact on the body
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