Stress and Immunity

Stress and Immunity

During stressful situations, the body has a tendency to divert focus away from the immune system, as it sees it as nonessential for short term survival and well-being. 

When stress becomes chronic, this can have a long term effect on your body's immune function, compromising its natural protection from disease.

This is why it’s so important to manage your stress levels, while also giving your immune system a boost.

Line of Defense

Your immune system is most often your first and last line of defense against invading viruses and bacteria. Mushroom Complex activates your immune system to make sure that it’s on guard to protect you when you need it the most.

Stress also affects your immune system in the way your body handles cortisol. Increased cortisol caused by stress inhibits the ability of immune cells to activate telomerase, an enzyme that keeps cells from wearing out by preserving telomere length.

When telomeres get too short, your cells can no longer divide and reproduce. Essentially, short telomeres have been linked to a shorter life span.

This is why keeping your stress levels at bay while also keeping your immune system ready to fight off anything is the key to a long and healthy life!

Related Podcast - Medicinal Mushrooms the Ultimate Immunity 

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