Every cell has antenna (Fig. 1). If the antenna is normal, our body is protected from diseases by strong immune system. But the antenna is abnormal, the immune system becomes weak, leading to diseases.
The research of the antenna of the cell is attracting attention.
Various governments put a lot of budget on this research.
For example, Tami flu which is an antiviral drug is a drug to control the antenna of the cell, protecting the body from virus. It is reported that the activation of the antenna of the cell suppressed the metastasis of cancer cells.
The antenna of the cell is officially called Sugar Chain.
Sugar has a few kinds and combination of sugar makes white sugar and carbohydrate.
Sugar chain is what 8 kinds of sugar are combined.
Sugar chain plays an important role of the function of the immune system
In our body, a few thousands of cancer cells are produced every day, but immune cells kill these cancer cells. The immune cells also kill the pathogens from outside such as virus or bacteria.
How to strengthen the immune system has been considered raising the offensive power of the immune cells so far. These day strengthening the antenna of the cell, sugar chain, is considered strengthening the immune system. On the contrary, the weakness of the antenna of the cell leads to the weakness of the immune system.
The difference of the immune system strength between 20s and 60s
Collecting immune cells from the blood, it is compared how the immune cells battle against bacteria when the immune cells are put into the bacteria. The bacteria their immune cells battle against is pneumococcus which increases to more than one million within 10 hours.
The immune cells of 20s female quickly eats pneumococcus, moving around. One hour later, about 3000 pneumococcus decreased by 40 %. This is the condition that the antenna of the cell is active.
On the other hand, the immune cells of 63 years old female are slow in the movement and don’t eat the bacteria very much. One hour later, about 3000 pneumococcus barely decreased. This is the condition that the antenna of the cell is not working.
According to the latest research, the lowering of immune strength is not that the strength of immune cells becomes weak and unable to eat external pathogens quickly, but the lowering of immune strength is caused by the immune cells not reacting to the external pathogens.
Why do the immune cells not react to the external pathogens?
If the antenna of the cell doesn’t work very well, the immune cells can’t find the external pathogens.
The antenna of the cell plays a role to find foreign substance at first such as cancer cells or viruses.
Usually when bacteria invade our body, there is no immune cells at the place where was invaded by the bacteria. There are only normal cells, but the normal cells also have the antenna, so they can detect the invasion of the bacteria. When the cell detects the danger, the cell transmits a signal to the cells around. The cells receiving the signal to the cells around. This process is repeated and the signal is transmitted to the immune cells in the bone or lymph. Once the immune cell receives the signal, the immune cell quickly goes to the site of bacteria and removes them (Fig. 2).
But the antenna is like a hair. The number of antenna decreases with age. The antenna of the cell not only decreases but also becomes short. That makes difficult to receive the information of danger. That is why even if the immune cells are strong, they can’t detect and remove foreign substance.
But there is food that makes the shortened antenna long again!
Sugar chain (antenna of the cell) has to be a certain level of length to keep the immune strength.
According to the recent research, most people who were 100 years old and over had long sugar chain. Therefore, keeping the antenna of the cell long leads to healthy and long life.
All young people have long sugar chain?
Even if the age is young, people with stress, smoking or lack of sleep can have short sugar chain. Young people who often catch a cold can have short sugar chain.
Is it possible to make the shortened sugar chain long again?
It has turned out that shortened sugar chain can become long again.
It is important to intake sugar which becomes the material of sugar chain with meals. Supplying sugar with meals can make the sugar chain longer, resulting in stronger immune system.
What is the food making the antenna longer?
That is EBN.
EBN (Edible Bird’s Nest) is a swallow’s nest.
Why can a swallow’s nest extend sugar chain and raise the immune strength?
Because it contains Sialic Acid which is a kind of sugar composing the antenna of the cell and receives various information at the tip of the antenna (Fig. 3).
Sialic acid decreases with age, shortening the antenna and lowering the ability to detect enemies. But if you eat a swallow’s nest rich in sialic acid, sialic acid is absorbed in the small intestine, is delivered to the whole body, reaches the antenna of the cell and attaches the tip of the shortened antenna. Attached sialic acid extends the antenna and makes the ability to detect enemies better. That makes immune cells react to enemies more quickly.
Is sialic acid contained in only swallow’s nest?
Sialic acid was originally found in submaxillary gland of a cow.
Human’s saliva contains a small amount of sialic acid which is a few hundredth to a few thousandth of a swallow’s nest.
But a swallow’s nest is too expensive to eat every day and it has not been researched that what ingredient contains how much sialic acid.
The mammals also obtain immune substances including sialic acid from placenta and mother’s milk.
The following ingredients were analyzed for the amount of sialic acid.
Group A (nutrition given from parents to children)
Group B (eggs receiving nutrition from parents)
Cod roe, salmon roe, capelin with roe, hen’s egg
Group C (meat)
Chicken thigh, chicken’s skin, beef tongue, lean beef, pork butt
Which ingredients contain sialic acid as much as a cup of swallow’s nest soup?
A cup of swallow’s nest soup (about $50) contains 200 mg of sialic acid.
Number 3: 2 bags of Cod roe contains 180 mg of sialic acid
Number 2: 4 pieces of eggs contains 227mg of sialic acid
Number 1: 2 pieces of capelin with roe contain 197 mg of sialic acid (Fig. 4)
Eggs are cells containing a lot of sugar chain whose tip is sialic acid.
Eggs grow outside of mother’s body so they are easy to be exposed to the enemies. That is why eggs are surrounded by a lot of sialic acid detecting the enemies.
If you think your immune system is weak or you catch a cold easily, please try to eat the above 3 ingredients more.
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