Del-Immune V® research has been conducted at the Institute of Microbiology in Kiev, Ukraine by Dr. Nikoli Tymoshok, Professor and Head of the Department of Immunology. Professor Tymoshok’s paper, titled “The Interferogenous Activity of Del-Immune V®” was presented at the International Congress of Prebiotics and Probiotics in St. Petersburg, Russia. Two subsequent research reports have since been published on Del-Immune V® with the focus on interferon stimulation. So what are interferons and what is their job in the immune complex?
Interferons – The guards at the gate
When viruses infect human cells, a switch called a cytokine turns on and launches production of special proteins called interferons. These interferons have several important jobs to protect us from viruses and other infections. First, they interfere with the multiplication of viruses causing infection. Next, interferons quickly recruit help by sending signals to neighboring cells that aren’t infected, warning them to prepare for the viral infection.
Interferons also help make viruses more susceptible to killer white cells. In summary, the interferons kill viruses and also send a warning to alert healthy cells to an impending viral attack. While our immune system has hundreds of specialized components all communicating with each other, the interferons play a critical role in maintaining health.
There are several different kinds of interferons and, while research continues to define the roles of some, we will highlight four important types:
Interferon Alpha INF: Primarily involved with the innate, or primary immune system to respond to viral invaders. There are many different forms of interferon alpha INFs.
Interferon Beta IFN: Produced in cells that are different from interferon alpha. Their job is also to help kill viruses.
Interferon Gamma IFN: Involved with the immune response throughout our body and signals the rest of the system to prepare for a viral attack. The activity of interferon gamma also involves anti-tumor activity. IFN gamma is regarded as a key immune regulator and can act as a brake or an accelerator in the immune system.
TNF alpha: Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) interacts with tumor cells to trigger cell deaths in the tumor.
Following a complicated set of research experiments, Professor Tymshok concluded the following information about Del-Immune V®:
Del-Immune V® demonstrates a high level of interferon activity. Levels of interferon in laboratory animals increased two to three times higher than the control animals.
With oral administration of Del-Immune V®, there was an immediate immune response producing high levels of interferons eight hours after oral administration.
TNF increased 10 times higher than the control group with Del-Immune V®.
Del-Immune V® demonstrated a broad spectrum of immune modulation properties. This means it helps the immune system when help is needed and does not produce stimulation when not needed.
The bottom line is that Del-Immune V® has been shown to activate some of the most important components of the immune system to provide fast protection against viruses, bacteria, tumor cells and other foreign invaders.