Are you worried about your #IMMUNITY with this world wide #CoronaVirus epidemic? 🤔
WHY not think about circulating more of your own #STEMCELLS ? We are learning Consumption of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, has Rapid Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells in Humans !👇
AFA increases the immune surveillance without directly stimulating the immune system.
A novel approach to nutritional mobilization of the immune system
Objective: To examine the short-term effects of consumption of a moderate amount (1.5 grams) of the blue- green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), on the immune system.
Methods: Using a crossover, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind design, 21 volunteers were studied, including 5 long-term AFA consumers.
Results: Consumption of a moderate amount (1.5 grams) of the blue-green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae results in rapid changes in immune cell trafficking.
Two hours after AFA consumption, a generalized mobilization of lymphocytes and monocytes, but not polymorph nucleated cells, was observed.
This included increases in CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+ T cell subsets and CD19+ B cells.
In addition, the relative proportions and absolute numbers of natural killer (NK) cells were reduced after AFA consumption. No changes were observed in the relative proportions of naïve versus memory T cells, neither in the CD4 nor the CD8 fractions.
A mild but significant reduction in phagocytic activity was observed for polymorph nucleated cells.
When freshly purified lymphocytes were exposed to AFA extract in vitro, direct activation was not induced, as evaluated by tyrosine phosphorylation and proliferative activity.
Discussion: The changes in immune cell trafficking displayed a high degree of cell specificity. Long-term consumers responded stronger with respect to altered immune cell trafficking.
Conclusion: Consumption of AFA leads to rapid changes in immune cell trafficking, but not direct activation of Lymphocytes.
Thus, AFA increases the immune surveillance without directly stimulating the immune system.
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