Why does our Immune System Need Help?
Inside the body is an amazing protection mechanism called the immune system. The job of the immune system is to protect the body from foreign substances (also known generally as antigens). It is intricately designed to defend in three different ways:
- Creating a barrier that prevents antigens from entering the body
- Detecting and eliminating an antigen that has invaded the body before it can cause harm
- Eliminating an antigen that has been able to spread through the bloodstream
When a foreign antigen invades the body, its presence generally induces some side effect. For example, a thorn in one’s finger typically results in pain and swelling. Many antigens are toxic and harmful once they get into the body or the bloodstream. Again, the immune system is uniquely prepared to defend against this type of activity.
However, as remarkable as it is, the immune system wanes with age, like most physiologic systems of the body. The thymus gland, which is a central component of the immune system, gradually decreases in size and function over time. By age 50, the thymus gland is no longer capable of producing sufficient levels of a critical thymic protein required by the immune system to support the immune response.
How Does ProBoost Work?
The active ingredient in ProBoost is Thymic Protein A, a critical protein naturally produced by the thymus gland and responsible to program the body’s T-cells to stimulate an immune system response. Each of the 12 trillion molecules of Thymic Protein A in a single packet of ProBoost contain an important transmitter which seeks out the CD-4 helper white blood cell and attaches to it to activate the cell. The CD-4 helper cells, after they are formed, are NOT fully functional unless they come into direct contact with Thymic Protein A. The CD-4 helper cell controls critical effector cells, including CD-8 killer cells and CD-8 suppressor cells, by secreting chemical messengers called cytokines such as interleukin-2 and interferon. When the body has a sufficient amount of properly working CD-4 cells, adequate amounts of cytokines are created to allow the entire system to function properly.
In the years since ProBoost Thymic Protein A was introduced as an oral nutritional supplement, several human and animal studies have substantiated the scientific findings that this protein alone, in its purified state, has tremendous immune regulation capabilities as both a stimulant and a down-regulating agent, depending on the body’s requirements. Thousands of individuals have consumed this product with no significant adverse reactions, and hundreds of healthcare practitioners are recommending it to their patients to maintain immune system health. In addition, the National Institute of Health, Division of AIDS, has tested Thymic Protein A and determined it to be an effective immune system regulatory protein.
ProBoost Thymic Protein A is produced at only one laboratory in the entire world, under the personal control and supervision of Immunologist Dr. Terry Beardsley, PhD, who is committed to maintaining the high scientific standards which he established in the research and manufacture of this product over the past 35 years.