Our immune systems are amazing, aren’t they? The complex network of cells and proteins found within our bodies protects the body and fights against infections.
The past year put our immune systems—and T-Cells in particular—at the top of the world’s headlines. Studies have shown that T-Cells have played a significant role in our body’s defense response, recognizing and killing infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Let’s take a closer look at how T-cells work to keep our immune systems healthy and functioning properly.
All About T-Cells
So, what are T-Cells? A type of white blood cell found in our immune systems, T-Cells attack and kill any foreign particles that invade our bodies. They work to protect us and boost an immune response from toxins and viruses that make us sick. In other words, T-Cells and immunity go hand in hand.
Like all red and white blood cells, T-Cells originate in our bone marrow. They grow and mature in an organ known as the thymus (which is where the “T” comes from), located just above the heart. This is also where the cells get screened to make sure they don’t attack any healthy cells.
There are two different types of T-Cells in our bodies: Helper T-Cells and killer T-Cells. While they differ in function, both play essential roles in our immune response.
Helper T-Cells: The Planning Before the Attack
While these T-Cells don’t fight the invaders themselves, they are the coordinators and builders of the T-Cell army. They use chemical messages to send instructions to other cells in the immune system.
When a virus is present in the body, the helper T-Cells send out a message for the killer T-Cells to copy themselves, make an army, and attack it.
Killer T-Cells: On the Front Lines
Killer T-Cells target and destroy infected cells in the immune system. They’re able to tell the difference between healthy and infected cells through antigens, which identify the infected cells and inform the immune system of them.
Killer T-Cells have many identical receptors covering their surface. They fit together with only one shape of antigen, sort of like a lock and key. Once the receptor fits perfectly into the cell, the killer T-Cell releases perforin and cytotoxins to destroy that cell from the inside.
Together, the combination of helper T-Cells and killer T-Cells help to rid our bodies of any toxins or infections, which is important now more than ever. The good news is they can be boosted by supplements like creatine, a primary ingredient in Promera Health’s new and unique formulation of Immune Support. Our patented creatine formula is 59x more soluble than other forms of creatine on the market, meaning it’s incredibly effective in energizing T-Cells.
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