NUTRACEUTICALS : PRESENT SCENARIO
In the era where the world was busy in battling with a variety of economic and geopolitical issues, a virus rapidly crawled in and showed what truly matters. With this increasing threat of viruses, the need for new therapeutic strategies is becoming even more evident. In the present uncertainty of vaccine for COVID-19, the development of directly acting antiviral agents and/or preventive strategies has to be considered. A healthy immune system is one of the most important weapons for the prevention of microbial attacks. There are hundreds of different types of cells in the immune system doing a variety of jobs whether it’s identifying invaders, carrying messages, devouring known microbes or learning how to fight new enemies.
Broadly there are two parts of the immune system: the innate response and the acquired response. The innate response judges friend from foe. Whereas the acquired immune response identifies the cells that can kill the specific invaders and sends them into the battle against them.
Here we need to understand that it is not only the immune system which is not functioning properly, i.e. the ‘underactive’ immune system, but the ‘hyperactive’ immune system is also not good for health. So, instead of concentrating on ‘boosting’ the immune system, we have to consider on ‘optimization’ or ‘balancing’ the immune response.
Recent pandemic has highlighted on preventive healthcare and emphasized on the use of nutraceutical to manage the pandemic more efficiently. The increasing consciousness among the people regarding the nutritional supplements contributes to the growth of the nutraceutical industry. There are several vitamins and natural compounds which are essential for the normal functioning of the immune system.
Stabicon, with its novel technology, is able to manufacture nutraceutical products which could be beneficial during this menacing scenario.
About Dr. R Choudhury