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Lower body temperature can weaken the immune system?
Our environments are surrounded by various types of pathogens, including bacteria and virus. However, not everyone gets sick when exposed to these pathogens. Immunity is the key factor that determines whether you are susceptible to these pathogens.
Our body defense system is very sensitive to temperature. Normal body temperature should be around 37°C. But do you know, lower body temperature can weaken the immune system? Previous study showed that warm temperature in the body can prevent viruses from spreading, resulting in a more efficient anti-defense system. At nasal cavity temperature between 33-35°C, common cold viruses can grow rapidly than warmer temperatures. Therefore, we need to keep our body warm to maintain our immune system.
Let’s warm up your body!
Ginger is known to have a warming effect, mostly contributed by its gingerol and shogaol content. It not only provides a hot feeling in the mouth, it also warms up the stomach and small intestine after digestion. A study reported that consumption of ginger extract beverages had hyperthermic effect on skin temperature. Their palm temperature increased to up 3-4°C after consumption and maintained the effect up to one hour.
VHalia can help you!
VHalia is a whole grain beverage with the addition of Bamboo Ginger that helps to warm up the cold hands and feet. VHalia is specially made from Bamboo Ginger which is high in antioxidant. Bamboo Ginger helps to keep the body warm, promote circulation, reduce incidence of getting flu and has anti-inflammatory effects. At the same time, VHalia also contains 18 types of whole grains rich with phytonutrients and prebiotic inulin to strengthen the immune system.
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Foxman, E.F., Storer, J.A., Fitzgerald, M.E., Wasik, B.R., Hou, L., Zhao, H., Turner, P.E., Pyle, A.M. and Iwasaki, A., 2015. Temperature-dependent innate defense against the common cold virus limits viral replication at warm temperature in mouse airway cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(3), pp.827-832.
Sugimoto, K., Takeuchi, H., Nakagawa, K. and Matsuoka, Y., 2018. Hyperthermic Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Extract-Containing Beverage on Peripheral Skin Surface Temperature in Women. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018.