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Why your adaptive immunity may have declined during the pandemic

Why your adaptive immunity may have declined during the pandemic

After a year and half of mostly staying indoors and taking the necessary safety precautions, our exposure to the common cold and other viral respiratory pathogens decreased tremendously.

This in turn declined any boosts to our adaptive immunity. Being exposed to harmful microbes and not geting sick, boosts your immune defenses against that particular threat.

Adaptive immune responses are highly specific to the particular pathogen that induced them.¹ They can also provide long-lasting protection. "Adaptive immunity is part our immune system that relies on the memory of previous exposures to activate defenses", says Florian Krammer, a vaccinologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan.²

As we start returning to normal life and seeing people again, statistically speaking we become more prone to getting sick and more so this year because we have lower levels of adaptive immunity throughout the population.

Since over 70% of our immune system is in our gut, making sure we maintain healthy digestive function is one of the ways we can lower our chances of getting sick. 

Replenishing your gut microbiome with probiotics helps the healthy gut bacteria thrive, which in turn can promote overall health and wellness.

The 15 stains of probiotics in Doctor's Biome specifically target colon health but can also have boost your immune defense by encouraging the process of competitive exclusion, in which the good bacteria outnumber the bad bacteria. 

Sources
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21070/
2. https://www.statnews.com/2021/05/27/as-covid-dissipates-cold-flu-viruses-return-vengeance-2/