Don’t kill, disarm microbes
Novel ways to manage infections
As winter gets closer, the microbial infections too rise. Many people are welcoming winter with a runny nose and congestion, fever, shivers and body aches. Doctors normally prescribe “antibiotics” to provide relief but the underlying cause still remains untreated. Unfortunately, with the rampant use of antibiotics, the disease causing micro-organisms have evolved to resist antibiotics. As a result, across the world, an overall decrease in antibiotic usefulness has been observed. This new antibiotic resistance demonstrated by developing microbes is spreading globally, making it problematic to treat common infections, resulting in prolonged illness and disability. Alarmingly, these antibiotic resistant bacteria are called as “Superbugs”. This topic has also become the talking point of many newspapers.
Ironically, majority of the common infectious disorders are viral in origin and therefore, antibiotics do not play any medicinal role in viral disorders. If we want to combat microbial infections, let us understand, how do microbes cause diseases. Microbes have a stepwise procedure to infect host and incapacitate individual’s immunity. They develop a thin layer called as “Biofilm” that helps the microbes bypass host immunity. Further, due to compromised immunity, the microbes gain quick entry through the skin / mucous membrane and invade host defense. Subsequently, the microbes communicate with each other and prepare a master plan to cause infection. Additionally, they release toxic substances that spread throughout the body and destroy host immune cells. The host is incapable of fighting back these microbes and the body is completely down with diseases.
In order to overcome microbial infections, the host needs to develop its immunity. The key lies in strengthening our immunity and increasing host preparedness to challenge these antibiotic resistant microbes. Our immune system is our natural inbuilt defense against various disease-causing micro-organisms. However, various environmental factors tend to diminish our immunity. It is well-known that people with stronger immunity demonstrate prolonged resistance to the invading microbes while those with weaker immunity fall prey to the disease-spreading microbes. But the question still lies unanswered as to how we can strengthen our immune system.
Ayurveda has come up with answers to all of these concerns where even the modern medicines find it difficult to deal with. It has adopted an efficient strategy in order to stay one step ahead of these rapidly developing microbes by preventing their communication with other microbes. Communication amongst bacteria plays an important role in planning strategies to invade body. Due to lack of communication, the bacteria are clueless of their next move to attack human body. Loss of communication between the microbes weakens the force of invading microbes.
In addition, the naturally gifted herbs make the host immunity very powerful. They block the microbes from entering the body through the first line of defense i.e. skin / mucosa. These immunity building herbs provide stamina to prohibit the disease causing microbes from adhering to individual’s body and to nullify the toxins from invading microbes. In totality, the Mother Nature fortifies immunity against all harmful substances released by the microbes.
Extrammune – The Sole Armor of Host Immunity
Weak host immunity can be recharged and reactivated with Extrammune. Extrammune is rich in herbs that boost immune system and defend body against disease causing microbes in the following ways:
1. Prevention of microbes from entering the body by inhibiting their adherence to the tissues
2. Interrupting bacterial communication
3. Neutralizing microbial toxins
4. Providing EXTRA immunity to enhance individual’s resistance to microbes
5. Repair damage caused by existing microbes
Key Ingredients of Extrammune
Extrammune aims at disarming the microbes, leaving them helpless to cause and spread disease. Extrammune also heals the inflammation caused by the existing microbes and provides relief to the body. In addition, it is also a potent antioxidant (free radical scavenger).
The herbal formulation, Extrammune, is a combination of immune boosting ingredients. Extrammune has Triphala Guggul, Guduchi, Haridra, Manjishtha, Trikatu and Chitrak, all tested and attested by experts over the decades. It helps to stimulate the production and activity of infection-fighting cells, improves host resistance and helps in faster recovery. Haldi (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) improve the immunity by supporting functions of immune cells, prevent bacterial communication and nullify toxins. Triphala Guggul, Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) and Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) possess anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Thus, Extrammune, an herbal formulation fortified with immunity enhancing herbs, acts as a personal bodyguard. It helps your body to hit the ground running while dealing with the microbes.