The Immune System & Role of The Thymus Gland

To understand better the benefits that Coriolus Versicolor provides it may be helpful to understand a little about the immune system works and how Coriolus has been shown to affect it.

The immune system is an extremely complex interaction of the bodys function that protects it from internal and external attack. One of the primary regulators of the immune system is the Thymus Gland.

Located in the chest, the thymus grows in size from birth to puberty and then begins to reduce in size and activity over the following years.

Age Mass
birth about 15 grams;
puberty about 35 grams
twenty-five years 25 grams
sixty years less than 15 grams
seventy years as low as 5 grams

The Thymus has a multi-purpose role but one of its main functions is the production and regulation of  T-cells  also known as T-lymphocyte cells. The T in their name coming from a reference to the Thymus as the place for their maturation.

T-Cells can be differentiated into different subsets each with distinct functions.

Helper, Cytotoxic, Memory, Regulator, Natural Killer and γδ (gamma delta)

Each type of T-cell has specific function that will be described later but these are the backbone of the bodies defence system against attack.

Studies have shown that Coriolus Versicolor stimulates Thymus activity and growthª thus boosting proliferation of T-Cell activity and thus boosting immune function.

ª See US National Libarary Of  Medicine & Bastyr University

The immune modulating properties of Coriolus have been studied widely by many leading universities and medical institutions.


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