Your immune system is your body’s natural defence mechanism against disease and germs - recognising the cells that make up your body and attacking unfamiliar substances like bacteria and viruses.
Your body is exposed to millions of germs on a daily basis, and it’s your immune system’s job to fight them and stop you from getting sick.
When the germs do make it past the body’s defences and you get sick, your immune system jumps in and works to get rid of it. It also remembers how to fight the infection if the same germ comes again.
Diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle habits and natural therapies can all help support your immune system to allow it to do its best work.