immune system

Give yourself the best chance to fight virus infections

By Tim Roberts / 08/04/2020 /

When you are fighting a viral infection like COVID 19, the body needs to build a huge quantity of defence proteins to kill the virus. The body needs amino acids to build the defence proteins meaning that the amino acids are in very high demand at this time. This is how it works: The virus…

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Your body works as a protein factory to keep you in top health

By Hugh Dunstan / 25/03/2020 /

Your body continuously removes old proteins and produces new proteins to keep you in top working order. This process is called “Protein Turnover” and involves the daily breakdown of old and damaged proteins and the manufacture of new proteins. Why does this happen? It allows the body to regulate what proteins are ready for use…

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How does your body make antibodies to a virus or bacterium it has never seen before?

By Tim Roberts / 23/03/2020 /

Imagine walking around with 10 billion different keys in your pocket. You could unlock 10 billion different locks. This is what your immune system can do. It can potentially protect us against 10 billion different infections, even though it has never seen the infective bug before. It has the plans to make 10 billion different…

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Can amino acids help fight infections?

By Tim Roberts / 05/03/2020 /

Every day, your body is exposed to numerous viruses and bacteria which we loosely describe as germs. At some times of the year, the numbers of infectious organsims are increased and we are more likely to succumb to an infection. It is important to practice good hygiene and to give your body the best chance…

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