Did you say immunity? You might as well say we're listening right away.
At Saeve, the immune system is at the heart of our commitment. It's a philosophy. It's part of all the thinking we've passionately developed around our natural cosmetics, including the Immunox® patent.
Immunity is a precious sentinel for our body. But how does it work? What should we do to boost our immunity, in other words, how can we maintain and strengthen it? And what is the link between our botanical care and the support of this important mechanism?
Focus on this biological system, its maintenance and all of Saeve's work on this subject.
1 - What is the immune system?
Imagine a superb trendy villa on a green hillside facing the sea. It's warm, we feel good. Total harmony, we call it homeostasis.
The site is so beautiful that sometimes people come in without being invited. It also happens that some of the staff member’s rebel. For our organism, this is called viruses, bacteria, parasites and internal dysfunctions.
To keep the peace, we have built an enclosure with cameras and hired tanked bouncers named macrophages and white blood cells. When an intruder manages to enter the compound, these sentinels swarm in, use tear gas and neutralize the offender. In our body, this phenomenon is the inflammatory reaction and phagocytosis. This is the innate immunity.
At the same time, other bouncers called lymphocytes register the identity of the intruder in a large database. If the bad guy comes back, he will be immediately apprehended with the same strategy as the first time. Inside of us, this phenomenon is called adaptive immunity.
We have just described the immune system between innate and acquired. It forges immunity, which is the capacity of protection of the organism against microbes, infections (such as respiratory infections which is one of the symptoms of the coronavirus) and diseases.
Now, let's take a closer look at how we can naturally boost our immunity and how to maintain it.
2 - How to boost your immunity naturally on a daily basis?
Are you wondering what are the appropriate gestures to strengthen your immune system? Follow the guide.
Make a cure of organic birch sap ! To detoxify and remineralize our body. It is harvested by hand at the arrival of spring, only during the 3 weeks of the ascending moon in March. Ideal for boosting your immunity naturally. Good to know: the sap does not contain allergens, unlike the buds; it can therefore be consumed without risk by people with allergies. To feel all the benefits, we advise you to make a cure of 3 weeks minimum.
Have eyes only for your bed. It has been shown that people who sleep 8 hours or more have better immune responses than others. Morpheus is your ally.
If possible, get away from all sources of stress. Say no to energy-hungry people and go for a walk in the green if possible, meditate, read, it is important to be able to refocus on the essential. Stress leads to the natural production of cortisol. Released in excessive quantities, this hormone tires the immune system.
- As simple as it may seem, the content of the plate is still a must. It is like a huge free fitness room for our cells. It must be varied, balanced, enriched with organic and quality foods. A healthy diet is therefore essential! Eat fruits, vegetables, fish, good vegetable oils and semi-complete cereals.
- Which essential nutrients will boost our immunity? Vitamins A, C, E and D are lymphocyte boosters. And bim! Zinc, manganese, copper are your friends to help the natural reactions of the immune system and calm inflammatory reactions. You can find these trace elements and vitamins in certain food supplements. It is important to combine these supplements with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
- Drink water from a good source, to avoid additional unnecessary bacteria.
Regular physical activity is a great way to boost your immunity! Studies have shown that exercising increases the concentration of lymphocytes in the blood. All you need is 30 minutes of exercise a day to feel good about your body and mind.
3 - The skin, the essential rampart of our immune system
At Saeve, the skin is the nerve of our war. But what does this have to do with immunity? The skin is an integral part of our immune system. It is the protective enclosure of our dream villa. You'll agree that it plays an important role in the game.
It benefits from various exceptional mechanisms to defend itself.
The skin has this fantastic faculty not to be very permeable. Only what must pass through is allowed! It also has the ability to peel off. And if we give it a hand, it's for the better. Have you ever tried the Purifying 2-in1 Exfoliating Mask from Pur Paradisi? This natural cosmetic care composed of purifying pink grapefruit extracts, wood pulp micro-beads and kaolin clay, helps our skin to get rid of dead cells gently.
The skin has another great barrier. An armada of antimicrobial proteins and peptides, which destroy the membrane envelope of malignant cells. Hence the ingenious presence of a plant protein extract called fructan, derived from Dandelion and found in our Detox Officinale botanical range for luminous and healthy skin.
A biological force
Composed of hundreds of good fighting bacteria, the skin flora called microbiota guarantees immunity. That's why 80% of our Saeve cosmetic products contain ferments and our botanical essence called Radiance Activating F90 Essence is enriched with friendly little Saccharomyces yeasts. New recruits among your sentinels and ideal for boosting immunity.
4 - Saeve, a philosophy focused on strengthening the skin's immune system
Before we even thought about the natural active ingredients of Mallow, Pink Grapefruit or Dandelion for our face care products, we worked on the Immunox® patent.
Our innovative patent is made up of two magical botanical ingredients: fresh organic Birch sap and organic Chaga, known as the "mushroom of immortality". The union of these two botanical actives creates a naturally exceptional shield.
Among other beneficial nutrients, the immortal Chaga is composed of beta-glucans. These molecules are incredible natural stimulators of the immune system and participate in the modulation of the actors of the innate immune reaction.
The fresh Birch sap is rich in active molecules capable of soothing the skin and protecting it from free radicals. Internally taken, it also helps to eliminate toxins from the body to optimize our protection just like a detox.
Thus, the Immunox® patent boosts immunity, in other words, it arms the skin and makes it the guardian of our tranquility. The highest concentrations are found in our Saeve serums. There is some in all our day creams and other cosmetic products.
And don't forget that fighting dehydration, acne, pimples, blackheads and spots is a solid way to keep our skin healthy.