Submitted on 07/06/2011 to Horse Health
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Immune system imbalances can generate excessive inflammation. This excessive inflammation has been linked to a number of health issues and has a clearly defined role in allergies, sinusitis, hay fever, hives, sensitivity to bug bites, some intestinal problems, a variety of skin inflammations and an increasing number of auto-immune health challenges. Some of these responses can also be caused by excessive histamine release. Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system when the body overreacts to a normally harmless substance in the environment, such as pollen, animal dander or food. Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction, which can range from mild and annoying to sudden and life-threatening.
Sensitivity to one of these triggers can contribute to chronic inflammatory responses throughout our bodies. Allergy symptoms vary, but may include: breathing problems, rashes, tearing, itchy or swollen eyes, coughing, diarrhea, headache, hives, itching of the nose, mouth and skin.
Jack Grogan, Certified Nutritionist and Chief Science Officer for Uckele Health and Nutrition, has formulated highly effective formulas for nutritional support that can support the immune system and stabilize immune responses. He explains, “Using nature-based products can be a very useful way to address mild responses and can help minimize more extensive reactions. There are many types of nutrients you can safely use that you’ll find are far less likely to generate annoying side-effects.”
Effective outcomes can be supported from nutritional protocols that contain antioxidant and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. Grogan recommends a highly concentrated blend of nutrients designed to improve and modulate immune system function, reduce excessive inflammatory stress and support the tissues of the body that are most likely to be affected by excessive immune responses.
Grape Seed Extract, Curcumin Extract, Green Tea Extract, Ginger Root and Quercitin are natural plant based herbal extracts that provide direct antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and also support the tissues and cells of the body that are the most likely to be affected by excessive immune system responses and the inflammation associated with them. These herbal extracts have demonstrated considerable anti-histamine benefits, as well.
The Vitamins C and Pantothenic Acid support the health of the adrenal glands, which are very much involved in the body’s response to stress. Healthy adrenal function is essential for the ability of the body to recover quickly from the excessive stress that occurs as a result of immune reactions and the over-reactive responses associated with them. Vitamin C has also been shown to exhibit natural anti-histamine effects.
The protein-digesting enzymes Bromelain and Pancreatin support digestive health and ensure that foods are more completely digested. Some immune responses may be partially triggered by incompletely digested foods. These undigested food substances can contain larger particles that can signal the immune system to respond more aggressively than needed and generate inflammatory reactions. When foods are broken down into smaller particles, these signals to the immune system can be greatly diminished.
The amino acid N-Acetyle Cysteine (NAC) has very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It can thin and break down mucous, as well as protect all the respiratory tissues from the damaging effects of excessive immune responses. Lipoic Acid is a unique nutraceutical that is both water and fat soluble. It is also a powerful antioxidant; it protects the cells and tissues of the body from excessive inflammation, improves detoxification and aids in the recycling of other antioxidants so their benefit remains in the tissues for a longer period of time.
All of these ingredients assist in stabilizing the immune systems' natural inflammatory processes. They have been shown to demonstrate an important role for well-balanced immune system health and can be safely used to aid in the modulation of excessive inflammatory states to re-establish a normal balance in immune system function.
Jack Grogan has worked extensively in the fields of biology, biochemistry and nutrition, is an expert in tissue mineral balancing, and has demonstrated considerable success in balancing equine mineral chemistry to strengthen the basic metabolism and improve efficiency in horses. He is a consultant to numerous veterinarians, chiropractors, trainers, naturopaths and nutritionists.
Uckele Health & Nutrition has built a reputation over 50 years in the formulation, development and manufacture of quality nutritional supplements for fifty years. With leading edge experience in nutritional research and science, the Uckele team provides private label and custom manufacturing from concept to shelf, formulating a vast array of high potency, balanced nutritional supplements to support optimal health and performance at the highest level.
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