Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS), AutoInflammatory Disease and Inflammation

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS)For a long time, people who suffered from the seemingly related disorders known as multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS) and autoinflammatory disease were thought to be hypochondriacs or lazy when they complained to their doctors about their symptoms: skin rashes, chronic fatigue, joint pain, unexplained fevers, chest and abdominal pain just to name a few.

Now, doctors and researchers have organized patients and their symptoms into two primary and related groups:

Painful Psoriasis: MAS & AutoInflammatory DiseaseWhile the two categories have distinct differences, they also have commonalities, the primary one being inflammation. With both types of conditions, the body’s immune system is “confused” and attacks itself.

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) occurs when a person has three or more autoimmune diseases simultaneously and one of them is a skin disorder such as psoriasis, scleroderma or vitiligo.

Autoinflammatory disease is also an autoimmune disorder, and comes under a number of different guises:

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS)
  • Deficiency of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist (DIRA)

These inflammatory diseases cause problems that range from skin rashes, sores, abdominal and joint pain, unexplained fevers, inflamed blood vessels, adrenal insufficiency /fatigue, thyroid problems, and in extreme cases encephalitis and death. Research shows this type of inflammation (chronic) is at the root of most human diseases and disorders.

Chronic inflammation is commonly associated with each type of MAS. It is believed the inflammation encourages T-cells, intended to defend the immune system for a short-term assault, to stay “on” and attack the body instead. This causes tremendous damage in various areas of the body depending upon which system the T-cells falsely identify as a harmful invader. If the chronic inflammation is in the brain it can contribute to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s for example. In the circulation system, heart disease or stroke. If fat cells are chronicly inflamed, it begins the process of type 2 diabetes. Inflammation in the gut leads to a host of painful skin, joint and bowel diseases including cancer. Genes become damaged and the immune system’s ability to correctly function is further compromised.

Add into this equation the many toxins present in our modern food chain and environment, plus high-risk behavior such as overeating, a diet high in carbohydrates and bad fats, lack of exercise, smoking, too much alcohol consumption and you have the unhealthy beginnings of MAS. However, there are actions you can take to reclaim your health.

The degree to which multiple autoimmune syndrome and autoinflammatory disease can be remediated, and chronic inflammatory response “turned off”, with a lifestyle changes such as an anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and exercise has been area of intense study for several years.

Some of our ProBoost customers have shared two excellent resources written for laymen, that provide enlightening, actionable and scientific information about the tremendous impact of diet, toxins and life choices on our immune system’s function and our health. In fact, one of our customers Endocrinologist gives a copy of the first book to each of her diabetic patients:

  • Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, Cardiology & Functional Medicine
  • Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurology

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome and AutoInflammatory Disease is not “in your head” or a sentence that you can do nothing about as you will discover in the two books above. No supplement supports healthy immune function like ProBoost Thymic Protein A. Here is a testimonial from a customer whose daughter has MAS.

“My 21 year old daughter has fibro, chronic fatigue, AZOOR, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and IBS. We swear that ProBoost has helped with almost all of them. And the best part about ProBoost is it’s natural – no harsh drugs, no side effects. It seems every drug she takes requires yet another to offset the effects of each other. Not so with ProBoost. We are sold!”

– Melissa L. – CustomerOrder Proboost

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Diabetes and Chronic Inflammation – A Modern Day Epidemic with a Solution

This article is the first part in a two part series on the epidemic of diabetes and chronic inflammation.Diabetes Epidemic

  • Part 1 – A Modern Day Epidemic with a Solution
  • Part 2 – Empower Yourself: Take Control – Solutions to Prevent, Reverse and Control Diabetes

The Diabetes Epidemic

Almost 29 million people in the United States alone have diabetes – over 9% of the population. Of that number, the ADA (American Diabetes Association) estimates that 7 million are not aware they have the disease. In 1958 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes was 1.5 million. By 2010 that number had increased to epidemic proportions to 18.8 million.

Diabetes epidemic health care costsMedical expenses for people with diabetes are twice that of non-diabetics and the estimated total health care cost in the US in 2012 was $245 billion and growing.

The growth of pre-diabetes is also growing rapidly. The ADA reports that in 2012 there were 86 million cases in people aged 20 and older. An astounding 51% of these cases are in people 65+

We propose it is time for people to take control of this epidemic. Unlike type 1, type 2 diabetes can be prevented in many cases. Factors like diet, exercise, stress and genetics play a role. You may not be able to control your genetics but you can control other factors. Especially the factors that link diabetes to chronic inflammation brought on by poor diet, weight gain, stress and a sedentary lifestyle. An anti-inflammatory diet and moderate exercise can prevent and can even treat type 2 diabetes and does wonders for stress levels.

First, let’s look at the disease process and then the solutions which are offered in part 2 of this article.

Diabetes and the Complication

Diabetes Insulin Resistance

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Type 2 diabetes results when the body does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin produced in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar in the blood. When blood sugar is too high it becomes toxic.

Recent research shows that when chronic inflammation is triggered by excess fat in the body, particularly around the abdomen, it plays a significant part in the progression of type 2 diabetes.

When blood sugar levels are constantly high, over time it affects the heart, eyes, skin, kidneys, nerves, as well as other parts of the body. Often, people experience one or more of the associated complications prior to being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes:

  • Heart Disease – Diabetics are at twice the risk for heart attack and stroke than non-diabetics
  • Kidney DiseaseDiabetes can damage the kidneys due to overwork from high blood sugar. Over time it can cause kidney failure
  • Eye Complications – Diabetics have an increased risk of blindness, glaucoma and other vision related problems
  • Nerve Damage (neuropathy) – Damage occures  to the nerves throughout the body
  • Skin Issues – Diabetes can cause infections, open sores, and chronic itching. Skin related issue are often a first sign of diabetes.
  • Foot Related Issues – nerve damage, infections and impeded blood flow to the feet can lead to serious problems like chronic pain, gangrene and amputation
  • Dental – Diabetics are far more prone to problems with their teeth and gums. Gingivitis and periodontitis increase the risk for heart disease.

How Inflammation Develops

How fat produces inflammation

Graphic courtesy of The Scientist

Insulin’s effect on our internal organs and cells are influenced by many factors. The buildup of fat around the stomach and on major organs in the abdomen cause the immune system to produce chemicals that trigger inflammation.

Scientists and physicians are connecting the role of this type of inflammation in the advancement of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and other autoimmune disorders, premature aging as well as other types of immune dysfunction.

Inflammatory Chemicals Produced by the Immune System

High levels of inflammation where discovered decades ago in people that had type 2 diabetes. Inflammatory chemicals, produced by the immune system, called cytokines are often significantly higher in type 2 diabetes compared to people that are not diabetics. Cytokines are especially important in the immune system and host an array of actions that regulate health and disease when in balance, including inflammation. When not in balance, they can result in chronic inflammation.  

The two highest risk factors, obesity and inactivity, have long been known to promote the development of type 2 diabetes. Generally speaking, a high carbohydrate diet, which in high in inflammation producing foods like Omega 6  fatty acids and grain glutens is associated with both weight gain and triggering inflammatory chemicals.

So, how does extra weight and a sedentary life-style promote chronic inflammation and fuel the progress of diabetes?

Researchers made the connection between type 2 diabetes and elevated cytokine levels inside fat tissue. They concluded that this excess fat causes chronic, low levels of inflammation, causing the immune system to dysfunction. This dysfunction alters the action of the hormone insulin and insulin resistance developed. When chronic high blood sugar is accompanied by high blood pressure, bad cholesterol ratios and excess abdomen fat, it is referred to as Metabolic Syndrome, an all too common combination  in diabetes which substantially increase a person’s risk of heart attack, stroke and brain disorders.

Type 2 diabetes is in part a result of a vicious cycle. The body becomes less and less sensitive to insulin, resulting in insulin resistance which then leads to more inflammation. The rise of chronic inflammation causes more insulin resistance. As blood sugar levels rise more and more, it eventually results in type 2 diabetes. The resulting stress of deterioration in health also contributes to increased inflammation. In the earliest stages, type 2 diabetes is reversible so it pays to address as early as possible.

Diabetes Epidemic SolutionsThere are many things you can do to take charge. No…there is not a magic bullet, but life-style changes and taking supplements like thymic protein can calm chronic inflammation are the next best thing.  If you have type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, take heart, you can take control.

Part 2 – Empower Yourself: Take Control –Solutions to Prevent, Reverse and Control Diabetes

Chronic Inflammation Accelerates Aging – What You Can Do

This is the third part in our series on effect of chronic inflammation and its effect on longevity (see links to part 1 and 2 at bottom)

Chronic Inflammation Accelerates AgingChronic inflammation accelerates aging. It has been scientifically linked to what is termed, early biological aging. This accelerated process can prevent us from being as healthy and youthful as possible, even robbing us of the rewards of a life time of hard work.

Unlike acute inflammation, which is a lifesaving response that can last for seconds or days, chronic inflammation is like a wildfire that burns for long periods of time, progressively destroying tissue and creating disease.

So how does chronic inflammation accelerate the aging process and what can we do to prevent or stop it from affecting our quality of life, aging and health?

Normal Aging vs. Early Biological Aging

Effect of Chronic Inflammation on Stem CellsIn mammals, aging has been linked to the gradual loss of pools of unique cells known as stem cells, which have the extraordinary potential to develop into many different cell types in the body and are essential to repair and growth.

Stem cells are the earliest cell types and are responsible for replacing damaged or aging cells with new, high functioning cells. Additionally, mature cells are able to replicate and achieve a critical balance of new, high functional cells independent of the overall age of the biological system.

All stem cells, regardless of what part of the body they originate, have three common properties:

  • They are able to divide and renew themselves over long periods of time
  • They are unspecialized which gives them remarkable longevity
  • They can give rise to specialized cell types like muscle, nerve, brain, organ and skin cells

However, research has shown that once cells reach the Hayflick limit—an internal biologic clock that limits or stops further cell regeneration– they are both unable to replicate or replace low-functioning, aging cells with higher functioning ones.

Aging cells lose their regenerative potential over time and become low, functioning cells unable to carry out essential metabolic processes including immune functions. Furthermore, this process has been linked to the erosion of chromosomal structures, known as telomeres which are critical to cell regeneration and protection from diseases like cancer. This decline in cell functioning is the principle cause of accelerated aging. Other factors shown to accelerate this process are smoking, low levels of important vitamins, poor sleep habits and a diet high in inflammatory foods.

Cells that have reached their “Hayflick limit” have common characteristics. These include constantly secreting compounds that support chronic inflammation like pro-inflammatory cytokines and metallothioneins and mitogens.

Chronic Inflammation Accelerates AgingUnfortunately, this inflammatory environment has a cluster effect on all nearby cells, regardless of their age, status or role in the body. It alters the surrounding connective tissues and leads to the hyper-production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), a process that results in the inability of the immune system to maintain or mount an effective immune response due to suppression of the T-cells.

Advanced aging and chronic disease states like diabetes, heart disease, brain and movement disorders, cancer and autoimmune conditions are affected and accelerated by these biological processes.

Chronic Inflammation – Reduce it for your health and longevity

So what can an individual do to reduce chronic inflammation or even prevent it to life a longer, healthier life?

Here are five suggestions that have shown to reduce chronic inflammation:

  1. DietGet good amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for a healthy inflammatory response but that also minimizes chronic inflammation which is the foundation for disease and painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.  Eating foods rich in Omega 3’s like fish, beans, nuts and some vegetables and taking supplements rich in these natural nutrients like DHA are easy and healthy.Reduce Omega 6 fatty acids, when in balance, play an important role in tempering inflammation. However, Omega 6’s have become a disproportionate part of our diets, having a dangerous effect on the pathways to chronic inflammation.  Baked goods, pastas, grains, meat and dairy are loaded with Omega 6 fatty acids. The number one inflammatory food is wheat gluten regardless of sensitivity.  A high carbohydrate diet in general means high Omega 6 consumption.
  2. Take digestive enzymes with bromelian, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. They help break down the byproducts of inflammation and allow for more efficient cellular repair.
  3. Efficient inflammation depends on a healthy immune system. As we age our body matures fewer immune cells (T-cells) as our thymus gland shrinks. Chronic inflammation accelerates the aging and disease process as T-cells dysfunction or are limited in their response. T-cells are matured by Thymic protein which produced in smaller amount as we age and eventually stops. People suffering from any type of chronic inflammatory condition can supplement Thymic Protein A (TPA) to the Thymus gland. Supplementation of TPA has even been shown to restore white blood cell count in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer.In addition almost 70% of our immune system cells are found in the gastrointestinal tract, often referred to as the “little immune system”. Essential to the health of the immune cells in the bowel lining are friendly bacteria called probiotics.It is essential for anyone suffering with inflammation to take a well-balanced, broad spectrum probiotic on a daily basis.
  4. Water – It might sound too simple but water is the primary vehicle for all chemical reactions in the body including inflammation. It is needed to flush out toxins and for proper hydration. It is amazing how many people are actually somewhat dehydrated either from lack of drinking enough water or from over consumption of dehydrating liquids like caffeinated beverages and alcohol.
  5. Sleep – Quality sleep for 8 hours a night on a consistent basis is anti-inflammatory. It gives the body time to regenerate, heal and preform critical metabolic processes including flushing out toxins. Conversely, poor quality, chronic sleep deprivation is pro-inflammatory and allows build up of oxidated stress. Plan a regular bed-time, a quite environment and try a few spritz  of calming lavender mist for a good night’s sleep.Reduce Chronic Inflammation

At ProBoost Direct we are committed to educating and informing our customers and readers about how a healthy immune system can increase quality of life and longevity.  Unchecked chronic inflammation accelerates aging but it’s never too early or too late to take charge of your health!

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Part 1: Heart Disease and ProBoost – The Inflammation Connection

Part 2: Rheumatoid Arthritis – The Inflammation Connection: Breaking the Cycle

Rheumatoid Arthritis – The Inflammation Connection: Breaking the Cycle

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This is the second part in our series on disease states and effect of chronic inflammation.

If you or someone you love suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, this article could be a turning point point in how to positively affect the progression of arthritis by implementing two healthy, sustainable changes in your daily routine.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis – The Inflammation Connection

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease that happens when the immune system attacks certain proteins in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis typically begins as joint pain in the fingers and toes. It also can cause disruption of cardiac, pulmonary, or cutaneous (skin) systems. Three people in every 10,000 persons will develop rheumatoid arthritis annually. RA most commonly manifests in patients between the ages of 35 and 50 years of age and affects women three times more often than men.

Rhumatoid arthritis in the fingersRheumatoid arthritis often results in joint disfigurement and chronic pain, creating chronic inflammation that leads to disruption of the body’s own tissues. RA affects synovial cells, an important source of fluid in joints, causing these cells to over grow in size and complexity (hypertrophy). This eventually leads to destruction of cartilage and bone.

The key immune cell players in RA include CD4 T cells, mononuclear phagocytes, fibroblasts, osteoclasts and neutrophils. These cells once activated, produce immune system proteins, which can lead to chronic inflammation. This inflammation and synovial cell hypertrophy is responsible for the destruction of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and even blood vessels.

RA is currently treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), immunosuppressants and steroids. Not a cure, but these drugs help slow the progress, control the inflammation as well as the pain associated with RA.

Unfortunately, mortality rates for patients with RA has shown to be 2.5 times greater than that of the than non-RA suffers of the same age. Infection, cancer, vasculitis and poor nutrition are implicated as significant causes of increased mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Breaking the Cycle

Rhumatoid Arthritis - Break the Inflammation Cycle with ProBoostAside from taking extensive medications, some of which have sever side-effects, is there anything an individual can do to alleviate the symptoms and even the progression of RA?  The answer is yes.

Scientific researchers have known for sometime that the cornerstone of all degenerative conditions is chronic inflammation. We know that there are triggers within the immune system that cause this process but what triggers the triggers?

Diet – Let’s go back to the reference above about poor nutrition. There are numerous studies linking the progression and severity of RA symptoms to foods that promote chronic inflammation. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, a neurologist and author of “Grain Brain”, the most prominent dietary simulators of the inflammation pathways are gluten and a high carbohydrate diet in general. This is true regardless of being “gluten sensitive”. Not only does this deadly reaction to the food we put in our bodies affect the development and progression of RA, it causes inflammation in the brain, a precursor to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The connection to chronic inflammation and heart disease is well documented and RA suffers are at higher risk.

The Immune System – When the immune system is working optimally, the thymus gland makes proteins that mature and “educate” T-cells to stop and start the immune response. But the thymus gland shrinks with time and eventually stops producing the proteins required for the immune balance that replaces dysfunctional or declining T-cells by maturing and activating new ones.

In the past, there was no known way to replace the specific protein required to activate T-cells in the thymus, the cells at the very cornerstone of our ability to deal with disease, infection, prevent autoimmune response and inflammation.

In a discovery made by Dr. Terry Beardsley during research into the HIV virus, Thymic Protein A was discovered. Thymic Protein A (TPA) is the essential protein required by the thymus gland to mature and replace T-cells. Whether due to aging or genetics, when the thymus no longer has access to TPA, new T-Cells cannot be matured and utilized by the immune system thereby altering the body’s ability to mount a healthy immune response. The result is more vulnerability to infection and viruses, less ability to fight off diseases like cancer, increases in autoimmune issues like RA and potentially an uncontrolled inflammation response.

The good news for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers is there are Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation and ProBoost two ways to directly address the severity and progression of their condition.

First, as Dr. Perlmutter establishes via scientific research referenced in his book “Grain Brain” and through extensive use in his own practice, a gluten free diet and lowering carbohydrate intake has a remarkable impact on lowering inflammation markers which signals a reduction of chronic inflammation in the body. As one of our ProBoost customers reported, his endocrinologist  puts all her diabetic patients on a gluten free diet to reduce their risk of heart disease from chronic inflammation.

Second, supplemental replacement of Thymic Protein A boosts immunity by increasing the number of mature T-Cells needed by the immune system to properly regulate infection, inflammation and autoimmune response.

ProBoost, developed by Dr. Terry Beardsley, is a high concentration of pure Thymic Protein A derived from thymic extract. ProBoost is comes in single serving packets to be taken under the tongue (sub-lingual) for best results. It is recommended to take three packets a day in a chronic disease state which maybe tapered off to one or two a day depending on individual needs. Thymic Protein A has been found to be safe in any amount and has no known side effect even when used over long periods of time.

To read more on the immune system and rheumatoid arthritis, see our section on Disease States written by an immunology expert.

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Thymus Extract – A Gold Mine for the Immune System

Immune System with Thymus ExtractScientific researchers have discovered many benefits to the immune system of thymus extract supplementation. Studies at leading universities in Southern California, including Drew University School of Medicine have shown that thymus extract supplementation stimulates immune function and potentially increases longevity due to superior immune response once converted to Thymic Protein A.

Thymic Protein A is essential for the thymus gland to mature T-cells and other white blood cells (lymphocytes), the core of our body’s ability to prevent and fight disease and infection.

Microsoft PowerPoint - 76.pptAmong other benefits, these studies point to the ability to increase dendritic cell numbers, a protective antigen-presenting cell, through supplementation and increasing Thymic Protein A levels intracellularly.

Thymic Protein A supplementation activates and strengthens protective immune cell function. By stimulating dendritic cell activity, the body deploys more rapidly to prevent infection and boost health. Dendritic cells are the body’s first line of defense against harmful microbes and are the principle bridge between the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.

These cells’ abilities to co-stimulate both systems are vital to proper immune system function. Dendritic cells activate T-cells in both central and peripheral lymph tissue, sequester microbes and stimulate host cells to rapidly clear infection. Thymic Protein A is necessary for these natural, varied and powerful immune reactions.

Additionally, Thymus Extract has a number of protective functions. It has been shown to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, aid in the prevention of diabetes, and boost cardiovascular health through systemic immune system strengthening. By promoting dendritic cells, T-cells and plasma B-cell responses, thymus extract enables the body to withstand and fight against disease.

Among its many functions, thymus extract has been shown in vitro to restore lymphocyte (T-cell) function, increase cytotoxic activity of T cells, and activate natural killer cells which help fight cancer.

ProBoost is concentrated Thymic Protein A (TPA) made from purified thymus extract. ProBoost is safe in any dose and is Doctor approved. See installments of our other blogs about TPA for colds and flu, lyme disease, chronic inflammation that leads Dr Trusted Certification for ProBoostDirectto heart disease, arthritis and autoimmune issues, cancer, support for chemotherapy and several other health issues.

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Heart Disease and ProBoost – The Inflammation Connection

Heart attack

First in the series about the chronic inflammation connection to disease,  premature aging and how Thymic Protein A helps boost immune response.

Heart disease, which is often preventable, is the leading cause of death for both men and women. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in every four deaths that occur in the United States every year occurs due to heart disease. Of the leading causes of heart disease, heart attack tops the list.

Approximately 715,000 Americans have heart attack every year. Heart attack and additional types of disease of the blood vessels of the heart (coronary artery disease) are responsible for over 100 billion dollars in healthcare costs annually.

Atherosclerosis is the cause of approximately 80% of all sudden deaths due to heart disease. Inflammation, now widely known to be a primary contributor to the disease process, is a significant contributor to atherosclerotic diseases.

Arterialsclaosis and inflammation by ProBoost DirectWith respect to heart disease, some heart attacks are caused by rupture of plaques that, in the process of rupture, injured the lining of the coronary artery. In response to this injury, inflammatory cytokines are released leading to the deposition of platelets and fibrin in the site of injury.

Acute inflammation is a normal and necessary response to pathogens, cell damage and irritations to remove the invader and being healing. Chronic inflammation leads to deposits of different cells and the destruction of tissue at the site of inflammation. This can process can lead to coronary thrombosis and cease the blood flow from that artery into the tissues of the heart. In the absence of blood flowing to the heart tissues, by rupture or blockage, a heart attack occurs.

Heart Attack One common symptom of heart attack is chest pain but according to WebMD, other symptoms are not as obvious, heart burn for example. Women tend to have slightly different symptoms and often confuse an upset stomach with flu or other problems.

Since our immune system’s T-cells play such an important factor in regulating the inflammatory response, it make sense to boost the effectiveness of our immune system by eliminating sources of chronic inflammation, which also increases pain levels, such as low immune function due to aging, certain foods like excessive carbohydrates and trans fats, stress and obesity.

If you are concerned about your inflammation levels, a simple blood test, the C-reactive protein (CRP) will show your markers for inflammation and in particular your risk for heart attack.

Heart Disease and Inflammation by ProBoost DirectAccording to WebMD, thymus extract can be used in many situations to bolster the immune system in dealing with infection, the effects of aging and for chronic inflammatory conditions.

Of course, any individual with chest pain should report to a doctor as soon as possible for treatment. Patients with cardiac risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, diabetes and hypertension are especially predisposed to having heart attack.

 For more information about ProBoost, derived from pure thymus extract, see our section on Thymic Protein A. ProBoost Thymic Protein A is Dr. approved.

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Thymic Extract – An Important Supplement for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Thymic extract helps during chemotherapyThe good news is that the number of breast cancer cases has been declining since the year 2000 and there are 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. More good news, is that studies have shown that thymic extract can help with the immune system during chemotherapy.

On this, literally life and death subject, there is a critical time during chemotherapy when the white blood cell counts drops, opening up the risk of opportunistic infections and other side effects. Since chemotherapy targets cells with a short life cycle, white blood cells, which the body replaces frequently, are suppressed by chemo drugs at a time when the body most needs their immune value.

But research has shown that the use of Thymic extract can maintain the immune system production of white blood cell according to WebMD and reduce the incidence of infections as a result of bone marrow suppression as referenced in the clinical study sited by the National Center for Biotechnology Information below.

“Effect of thymic extract on the incidence of infections and myeloticicity (bone marrow suppression) during adjuvant chemo for breast cancer” – Read the entire abstract about Thymic Extract during chemotherapy

ProBoost Thymic Protein is made from is super high quality Thymic extract and effective for boosting the immune system as found in clinical trials. ProBoost is taken once per day as a preventive measure or 3-4 times per day to actively fight infection, white blood cell suppression and inflammation.

At ProBoost Direct, we offer the best grade, highest potency Thymic Protein A derived from Thymic extract available. Thymic protein is safe and has no known side effects after over two decades of use.

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Building White Blood Cells with Thymic Protein A During Chemotherapy

White Blood CellBecause the immune system requires Thymic protein to mature new immune cells, it is an essential component in the battle for fighting cancer. However, the thymus gland which produces this protein shrinks as we age and eventually stops producing  Thymic Protein A. Fortunately, thymus extract can be refined to produce active Thymic Protein A.

Cancer treatments with chemotherapy drugs are for a variety of types of cancers. But these drugs have a number of undesirable effects, like hair loss and the destruction of some of the immune cells necessary to fight infection. However, chemotherapy may be a lifesaving necessity.

So how does chemotherapy work and what can you do to mitigate the undesirable effects?

Hair loss during chemotherapyThe rapid proliferation of abnormal cells in the body is how cancer spreads. Chemotherapy introduces one or more drugs in order to kill rapidly proliferating cells. It is a treatment that can be very effective in terminating cancer cells, but it also kills normal, healthy cells, especially targeting cells that also rapidly divide like hair and white blood cells. This is one of the reasons why people subjected to chemotherapy end up bald.

Perhaps the most serious negative effect of chemotherapy is on the impact on another highly proliferate cell – white blood cells (WBC). There are a variety of types of WBC’s but they all have the job as infection stoppers. When infection is present in the body, the number of WBC’s increase to stop the infection before it can get out of control. Without sufficient white blood cells, also called leukocytes, someone undergoing chemotherapy treatments is vulnerable to a host of serious, even life-threatening bacterial or viral infection.

Studies were performed to determine whether thymus extract helps in the prevention of infection during chemotherapy. According to WebMD, thymus extract can be used to “maintain white cell production in cancer patients treated with radiation or chemotherapy”. A nurse who underwent chemotherapy tells her story about taking ProBoost Thymic Protein A and the effect on her treatment.

Cancer and NK cellsAlso the subject of study was that bovine-derived thymus extract, Thymic protein, can help fight cancer by suppressing tumor formation and has been shown to increase cytotoxic activity, improve immune system response, restore lymphocyte function, and activate natural killer cells.

Since the immune system requires a variety of T-cells and B-cells to fight disease and maintain a healthy number of cells and it needs Thymic Protein A to mature new cells, it makes sense that people going through chemotherapy would benefit from thymus extract.

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Shingles – A Painful But Avoidable Disease

ProBoost for ShinglesShingles is a painful illness brought on by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. In addition burning, distinct skin blisters, it may be accompanied by flu like symptoms like headache, fever and pain.

Anyone that has had chickenpox can develop shingles. The virus lays dormant for years within the nervous system following childhood chickenpox. Shingles is most common within the older population striking most often after age 50 and even more commonly after age 60. Some medical experts estimate that people 50% of the population over the age of 85 will get shingles. However, anyone whose immune system is compromised due to age,  illness, cancer therapy or medications that suppress the immune system, such as prednisone, is vulnerable.

Dormancy, the latent stage, is what the individual’s immune system relies on to keep the virus from becoming shingles. However, if the virus becomes activated, it travels along the nerves, surfacing on the skin as painful blisters.  Encouraging to note, is that proper immune response prevents activation of the virus. T cell-mediated-immunity (TCMI) is believed to be the most important factor in preventing shingles. TCMI is the immune system’s method of retaining memory of the initial virus during chickenpox and keeping it in a dormant state. With the addition of new T-cell production, the immune systems’ memory cells, it has the ability to stop the reactivation of the virus.

Shingles painThe human immune system naturally produces antibodies when it defends against a virus but it also responds at the cellular level by sending lymphocytes or T-cells that defend against the virus if it activates. Science believes that the cellular or T-cell response is most important in preventing reactivation of the virus and consequent shingles. Older people, the most likely to get shingles, usually have adequate levels of antibody to the  virus from having had chickenpox, but have a diminished levels of T-cell response due to age related shrinkage of the thymus gland as well as other factors.

Unfortunately, once the immune system weakens,  TCMI loses control and the virus activates resulting in blistering, painful lesions. Early symptoms that precede the blisters include a prodromal period of pain without lesions, numbness and tingling and even itching. If treated in the earliest stages, prior to lesions erupting or within 48 hours of a shingles outbreak, the disease can be somewhat minimized. There is no cure but early treatment with antiviral prescription drugs can accelerate healing and does reduce the risk of complications.

People that contract shingles also risk  facial nerve weakness, meningitis and loss of eyesight. Postherpetic neuralgia pain that results from a bout of shingles can last months, even years.  The shingles vaccine can reduce the chance of developing shingles by 50%. One in four people who have had chicken pox will develop shingles, so getting the shingles vaccine is important to people over the age of 50. People can have shingles breakouts more than once, so even if you have had the virus, be sure and get the vaccination.

In summary, here is what people can do to avoid the chances of activating the virus and minimizing the severity of a shingles outbreak:

  • Minimize Your Risk – Get vaccinated, it cuts the risk of shingles by 50%. People can have shingles breakouts more than once, so even if you have had the virus, be sure and get the vaccination.
  • Take Preventive Steps – Boost your immune system with thymic extract to help prevent activating the virus. According to WebMD, Thymus extract works by improving or boosting the immune system for infections, viruses, including shingles and autoimmune disease.
  • Treat Immediately – If  you do get shingles, get treatment with an anti-viral prescription such as acyclovirfamciclovir, or valacyclovir, within the first 48 hours of a breakout or when the first symptoms occur prior to breakout.

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ProBoost Thymic Protein A For Thymus Gland Support

Thymus Gland – A Driver for Your Immune System

The thymus gland is a pyramid shaped lymphoid organ that is part of the immune system and is situated in the upper chest area just below the breastbone. Named after its resemblance to the thyme leaf, it might appear smaller than other organs but serves a very important function in defending the human body. The thymus gland is responsible for maturing the T-lymphocytes (T-Cells) with specific proteins so that these act as soldiers of the immune system.

The T-cells are a key to regulating the immune system by maintaining the tempo of the B-lymphocytes which are antibody producers to a particular antigen. The T-cells also attack and destroy invading cells such as viruses and cancer cells. Initially when T-cells are created by the bone marrow, they are not able to perform their function until they are matured by the Thymic Protein A from the Thymus. According to WebMD, Thymic Protein A is an essential part of successful immune response.

The Body Ages, Thymus Shrinks

When a human is in the fetal stage right up to a few years after its birth, the thymus gland is known to be the largest relative to the rest of the organs in the body. Up till puberty, the gland grows at a slower rate as compares to the other organs. But when an individual reaches puberty, the thymus gland shrinks in size at a slow rate for the rest of the life and the lymphocytes become replaced by the fat tissue between the lobules.

Thymus Shrinks, Immune System Comes Under Attack

Immune System Dysfunction and ProBoostWhen the thymus gland shrinks, it no longer produces sufficient proteins to mature new T-lymphocytes. When these T-cells are immature, they no longer would be able to regulate the B-cells and direct the immune system in case of an attack from cancer and, bacterial and viral infections. Thus with age, existing T-cells begin lose their effectiveness and fewer and fewer new cells are matured. This can make the human body vulnerable to attacks from pathogens (bacterial, viral and fungal) and open to disease.

Proboost Thymic Protein A For Restoring Thymic Function

Dr. Beardsley’s years of research on the thymus gland and thymus cell cultures revealed an isolated purified protein, Thymic Protein A, that could boost immune function. This 500-amino chain protein could fit into the battery of the T-cells and which could then mature these T-cells and stimulate immune function.

Dr. Beardsley created an oral supplement, ProBoost, to restore or boost the thymic gland’s ability to mature and power the T-lymphocytes. Proboost is a safe, natural protein supplement for increasing immune response and even longevity. ProBoost Thymic Protein A is a must-have product for colds and flu and those patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue and inflammation, cancer, and chronic infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, CMV Retinitis and Herpes.

The immune system being central to the neuroendocrine system, requires thymic protein A to maintain optimal immune response. There is no way to prevent this age-related atrophy of the thymus gland but you can supplement lost production of Thymic Protein A with ProBoost.

ProBoost is effective as a preventive measure or to enhance immune function (one to two packets daily) taken under the tongue. For chronic health issues or active disease states, 3-4 packets daily is suggested. Click this link to order ProBoost with free shipping.