Colds, influenza and other viruses, diseases, pathogens, toxins, germs, bacteria, what do all these little nasties have in common? This is what our bodies deal with everyday. As we go about our daily routines and business we come into contact with these invaders, most of the time without even realizing it. Our immune system fights them off to the best of its ability but, winning the war depends on the capability and quality of equipment soldiers are fighting with. Why should our bodies be different considering what it fights off everyday?
Some people and agencies say that immune boosters do no good. That there is nothing we can do, save taking multiple prescription drugs when we are older, to boost our quality of health. Just look on the internet and you will find people who claim that vitamins, minerals and antioxidants either do no good or do more harm than good. Apparently, the nutrients our bodies need to function at its peak are not important. I say hooey.
Think about what the body does for us; it is a machine. All machines need the right support to run efficiently and properly. We are supposed to get the nutrition we need through our food, but in today’s world that is almost impossible, for many reasons I won’t go into right now. So, what can we do to give our bodies the support it needs? Wait years to take medications with all kinds of scary side effects, or take the steps necessary to boost our immune systems wisely? Is there anything we can do?
Thankfully, Japanese immunologist Yasuhiko Kojima has found the key with the discovery of interferon. Interferon is a natural protein that triggers the body’s immune system to attack invading microbes and boosts the immune system’s ability to mount an immune response. In 1954, Dr. Kojima and a colleague, Dr. Yasuichi Nagano, discovered interferon-inducing activities in Chinese herbal medicines. Believing that it was possible to find a way to naturally boost interferon production in the body through the use of herbs, Dr. Kojima has screened, tested and evaluated over 200 different botanicals, ultimately isolating four herbs that, in combination, naturally increase the body’s production of its own interferon.
Dr. Kojima and Dr. Nagano’s groundbreaking insights have generated an enormous body of scientific literature on interferon, antiviral, and anticancer immune responses in animals and humans, now a burgeoning and active area of research. Dr. Kojima has dedicated over 40 years of his life and holds no fewer than 30 patents for interferon inducers and related processes as they relate to Chinese herbal medicines.
“It has taken me some fifty years since my research began to come to this point. The combination of interferon stimulation which strengthens cells, and macrophage activation which plays a major role in the immune system yielded almost magical effects. There are no side effects, and I am confident that my four botanical compound extracts will play a major role in maintaining our health.” – Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima
Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima received his Doctor of Medical Science degree from Tokyo University in 1964. Before receiving his degree, he was employed at Tokyo University Institute of Medical Science. Dr. Kojima’s experience also includes serving in senior advisory roles at Kitazato Pharmaceutical and Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical. Currently, he is president and chairman of the board at The Interferon Herb Research Institute.
So, there is a natural immune booster in our bodies and it needs to be given the right support. That means that diet, exercise, the right amount of sleep and wise use of natural supplements can work together to be a great immune booster. Boosting the immune system naturally can allow your body to fight off infectious agents without having to rely on ill-advised drugs later in life.