Coronavirus – boosting the immune system is a good defence

With experts now forecasting that the new coronavirus – COVID-19 – will become a pandemic, what can you do to protect your family?

A new coronavirus strain

COVID-19 coronavirus is a flu-like, but novel, viral strain, so antibiotics offer no protection. Standard advice is

• Regular hand washing

• Covering your mouth and nose

• Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs

A good proactive defence is to boost your immune system

But a more proactive defence is to boost your immune system. If your immune system is strong, you are far more likely to resist the infection, or to experience only mild symptoms and to recover quickly. Of all the ways to boost your immune system, one particular, natural, solution stands out.

Natural 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans in ImmunoShield

A natural compound called 1-3, 1-6 beta glucan is the main ingredient in ImmunoShield. Extensive research shows that it ‘primes’ key parts of the immune system to recognise a pathogen – like a virus – as non-self, attack it and literally engulf it for elimination by the body.

Essentially, the 1-3,1-6 beta glucans in ImmunoShield increase the number and activity levels of key immune cells called Natural Killer cells, neutrophils and macrophages.

This heightened activity results in more effective immunity, which then helps you fight actual threats. These include flu or cold viruses, respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, and bacterial infections like chlamydia, E. coli, salmonella or C. difficile.

£100 million of research confirms it is safe and effective

1-3, 1-6 beta glucan is a natural compound found in the cell walls of shiitake mushrooms and baker’s yeast. The version in ImmunoShield is called WellmuneTM and £100 million worth of research has confirmed it is safe and effective.

In fact, the Canadian Department of Defence rated it Number 1 out of 100 immune boosters for defence against a range of biological threats.

WellmuneTM is also being used at the Brown Cancer Center in Kentucky as ‘adjunct therapy’ – therapy given in addition to primary therapy to maximise its effectiveness. See

Beta glucans will NOT over-stimulate

Safety is an important issue, because the immune system can be over-stimulated. That can lead to what is called a cytokine storm – where the immune system turns on itself.

Whilst Echinacea, for example, has an undoubted immuno-modulatory effect, some health writers have expressed concern that continuous or over-use of echinacea could lead to this situation.

ImmunoShield with WellmuneTM is safe and convenient for all the family

ImmunoShield, with WellmuneTM 1-3,1-6 beta glucans, is an inexpensive safeguard to have on hand in your home. You can read more about ImmunoShield, how it works and the evidence behind it at