NK Cells for Immune Boosting
One of the signatures of ageing & living an unhealthy life is the weakening of our adaptive immune system (low immune function), often called immunosenescence. Immune boosting treatment with NK cell therapy gives patient the increased immunity needed to support a healthier life reducing our risks of cancer and chronic disease.
Importance of “Functional” NK Cells
The first line of defense against virus-infected and cancer cells is our natural killer cells. Young individuals have high levels of functional natural killer (NK) immune cells, but this declines with ageing.In elderly subjects, decreased NK cell activity is associated with an increased incidence and severity of viral infections such as shingles, influenza, and cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Natural killer cells originate in the bone marrow (like other immune cells) and go through a maturation process that enables them to participate in early control of microbial infections and cancers.
Cancer Prevention: Healthy NK function is critical in eliminating transformed cancer cells. NK cells are also involved in the elimination of senescent cells that otherwise cause chronic inflammation.
The age-related decrease in functional NK cells is likely to have wider implications for the health of older adults than currently understood by the mainstream. If an aging person is to better manage debilitating and deadly infections and malignancies, maintaining youthful NK function is critical.
Immune Cell Exhaustion
Over the course of our lifetime, our immune system becomes “exhausted.” What this refers to is the excess accumulation of worn-out memory T-cells and reduced production of vital naïve T-cells.
As people accumulate exhausted T-cells, an adverse consequence is these senile memory cells emit pro-inflammatory cytokines that exacerbate chronic inflammatory conditions. Individuals with higher levels of exhausted immune cells suffer greater mortality.
An accumulation of exhausted T-cells has been seen in persons suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis (an inflammatory disease of the spine).
Compelling evidence points to the accumulation of senile (exhausted) T-cells as a factor that accelerates a broad array of age-associated diseases.
Reversing Immune Senescence
Immune senescence is a prime cause of debility and mortality. Fortunately, discoveries in recent years have been shown to help reverse the immune dysfunction that plagues virtually all aging humans (and cancer patients).
Here is a summary of the six underlying causes of immune senescence:
Decreasein naïve immune T-cells needed to fight new invaders.
- Increase in exhausted memory T-cells that create chronic inflammatory reactions.
Decreasein functional natural killer (NK) cell activity.
- Thymus gland atrophy that reduces T-cell function and numbers.
- Too many regulatory T-cells and a reduction in T-helper cells.
- Excess production of interleukin-6, a cytokine that promotes inflammation.
The good news is that there are proven ways to counteract all six factors involved in senile immune dysfunction – ImmuneCells21 Low Immune Function Treatment.