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How we support immunity

A healthy immune system needs to have the right balance; stopping pathogens before they make us sick, without attacking non-harmful commensal species and creating excessive inflammation.

Bioactive whey proteins are designed by nature to support our immune system - they are effective inhibitors of harmful pathogens and viruses, and support the useful commensal species we need to thrive. The key discovery made by Quantec is the powerful synergy created by over 50+ bioactive cationic whey proteins that are present in milk. Quantec use a gentle extraction process that ensures this protein complex retains optimum functionality in our final ingredient solutions.

Why immunity is important

Immunity is the body's way of staying healthy, defending the body from harmful substances, preventing disease, and maintaining good health. A healthy immune system needs to have the right balance; stopping pathogens before they make us sick, without attacking beneficial species or creating excessive inflammation. 

Our immune system has two distinct parts - the adaptive system and the innate system. The natural immune defense proteins in Quantec ingredients work with both systems, but the whey protein bioactives associated with supporting the innate system are greater in number and provide many different modes of action. 

The innate immune system is described as our first line of defense. It is continuously present in the background, and provides an immediate response to a threat or foreign invader. Whey protein bioactives extracted by Quantec support the innate system by attacking and impeding these invaders. Because of the synergy created by the 50+ bioactive proteins, Quantec ingredients provide a broad spectrum of defense mechanisms to inhibit harmful pathogens and viruses.

The adaptive immune system is complex and highly specific. It is designed to search out and neutralise threats that it has been trained to recognise. Immunoglobulin antibodies in Quantec's whey protein fraction are an example of adaptive immune system agents. 

The two immune systems are designed to work together, and Quantec bioactive whey protein ingredients support both systems to enhance wellness


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