BOSTON -- In response to the critical shortage of flu vaccine, Dr. Jack Bukowski, assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston announced today a safe, natural alternative for those unable to get a traditional flu shot.
Bukowski's research has lead to the formulation of an immune system booster containing L-theanine, a substance found in tea that increases the immune system's ability to fight bacteria and viruses such as influenza by up to 500 percent. No other natural substance has ever been clinically shown to boost this critical part of the human immune system.
In a recent interview, Bukowski stated that L-theanine is broken down
in the liver to ethylamine, a molecule that primes the response of an immune
blood cell called the gamma-delta T cell.
"We know from other studies that
these gamma-delta T cells in the blood are the first line of defense against
many types of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. They also
have anti-tumor activity. These gamma-delta T cells secrete interferon, a key
part of the body's chemical defense against infection. Studies using mice
given human immune systems show that if you boost this part of the immune
system it can significantly protect against infection."
Flu shots work by boosting the portion of your immune system that fights
off one specific type of influenza virus. By naturally boosting the immune
systems function the body's ability to fight many kinds of flu and even the
onset of the common cold is dramatically increased.
Source: Infotv, Inc.