Behind the scenes of building immunity

‘Ever wondered what it takes to build or improve your immunity?’

Our immune system is a complex network of cells and other associated proteins that fights against diseases or illnesses (Tam, Gómez et al. 2003). Micronutrients such as magnesium (Mg2+) play a crucial role in building and maintaining our immune system.

Magnesium’s role in generating powerful immune response has been established through several years of research. It is responsible for several cell-related activities such as production, activity and synthesis, and promotes cellular adhesion (Kubenam 1994). Magnesium is a cofactor for generating ATP (adenosine triphosphate), an organic compound that drives several major cell-derived processes throughout the body. Hence, magnesium plays a key role in energy production.

In addition, magnesium mediates charge transfer through several protein channels (or cell membrane gateway) and allows passing of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the membrane barrier. Magnesium deficiency may be prevalent in cases where less oxygen is carried through the system causing the system to become anaerobic and acidic, effectively causing inflammation.

Magnesium supplementation can therefore reduce oxidative damage and inflammations and hence improving your body’s immune response. Our signature Mg2plus spray has been developed on the basis of scientific proof that magnesium can be absorbed into your body through your skin. A formulation that can help you build and strengthen your immunity.

References:

  • Kubenam, K. S. (1994). "The role of magnesium in immunity." Journal of Nutritional Immunology 2(3): 107-126.
  • Tam, M., S. Gómez, M. González-Gross and A. Marcos (2003). "Possible roles of magnesium on the immune system." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 57(10): 1193-1197.

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