Micronutrients have the task of responding specifically to attacks by pathogens. They shield our immune system by working in synergy. Thus, the interaction of the individual elements contained in a nutrient composition is a decisive factor. The interaction of micronutrients is very complex. For the human body to derive optimum benefit from micronutrients, a powerful combination of vitamins, minerals, and secondary plant compounds is required.
In the human organism, micronutrients target the relevant germ or the focus of inflammation. Viruses and bacteria thus encounter a potent natural enemy. Antioxidants neutralize the chronic stress that triggers inflammation and block the infectious invaders. Numerous in vivo, in vitro and clinical studies have demonstrated positive effects of these special micronutrient formulations.
A finely judged combination of micronutrients ensures a significant cellular immune response.
Modifying the immune system in a complex way
|Rootcause||A finely judged combination of micronutrients ensures
a significant cellular immune response.
|Therapeutic approach||Secondary plant substances: the primary health significance|
|Key micronutrients||C vitamins, E vitamins|
|Studies conducted by the Dr. Rath Research insitute||
A closer look at plant extracts
Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute examined several plant extracts – some individually, others in the form of a micronutrient mixture. The results showed that brown algae, known for their numerous immunomodulatory properties, mobilize the body’s defense.
- Fucoidan (e.g., in brown algae extract) stimulates natural killer cells, macrophages (phagocytes) and cytokines.
- Lychees provides high levels of antioxidants, including ascorbic acid, flavonoids and anthocyanins.
- Chokeberries have three times the antioxidant potential of blueberries – their anthocyanin content is even more than four times higher.
- Sour cherries are anti-inflammatory and a reliable source of polyphenols and vitamin C.
- White mulberries contain a wealth of immunomodulating phytonutrients and have a balancing effect on blood sugar levels and a stimulating effect on fat metabolism.
The fundamental principle of Cellular Medicine relates to the smallest unit in the human body, the cell. Health and disease are determined at the level of the billions of cells which make up our bodies and not, as previously assumed, at the level of organs. Cells are the smallest and most important units in the body. They make up the organs and require a constant supply of specific bio-energetic nutrients to perform a huge number of biochemical reactions. Chronic deficiencies of one or more of these cellular nutrients leads to cellular malfunctioning and disease. Because of this, providing the cells with an optimum daily supply of vitamins and other essential nutrients is the key to the successful prevention of and defense against deficiency symptoms.
The human body is composed of billions of cells which need a constant supply of biological catalysts for many different biochemical reactions. From the scientific standpoint of Cellular Medicine, these substances are considered together under the umbrella term ‘cellular nutrients’, a phrase which embraces vitamins, minerals, trace elements, certain amino acids, biologically active plant substances (phytobiologicals) and other micronutrients important for normal metabolism. When available in the right quantities and proportions, they make a major contribution to the healthy functioning of our cells and thus of our bodies.
At the Dr. Rath Research Institute, natural approaches have been researched for controlling Lyme disease. The most important research results are presented in a summary: In the first series of experiments, we examined the effectiveness of a combination of micronutrients in killing borrelia spirochetes in comparison with the most commonly used antibiotic (Doxycycline). The chart above shows that the micronutrients were as effective as the antibiotic. In a second series of experiments, we studied the same micronutrient combination and the same antibiotic with regard to their effectiveness in killing the round forms of borrelia bacteria. As the chart shows, at this stage the antibiotic is barely effective and the percentage of active bacteria remains equal to that under antibiotic treatment (red line). In contrast, when using micronutrients the percentage of bacteria that are still active is reduced by 50 % (black line).
> Sumera W et al. (2020) ‚The micronutrient combination with immune-enhancing effects‘, CM & NH Journal.
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