Neutrophil Plus® is a unique combination of vitamin, mineral, glandular and botanical constituents, along with RNA to support normal, healthy phagocytosis. Neutrophils, one of the three types of granulocytic white blood cells (leukocytes), are the hallmark of acute inflammation. They serve as key components in the defense against infection, and are the most abundant of white blood cells, accounting for ~60% of all leukocytes. They are primarily associated with acute bacterial inflammation, and their reaction time is immediate, typically within one hour of tissue injury.
Neutrophils are phagocytes, capable of ingesting microorganisms or particles. All leukocytes have a minimal life span, thus have a high turnover rate. As such they are extremely vulnerable to mineral, vitamin and antioxidant deficiencies.
The complex interplay between multiple cell types and intercellular messengers makes nutritional status both subtle and far-reaching, particularly when it involves immune activation. Chronic low-grade type infections, associated with neutrophil influx, are characteristic of number of disease processes, ranging from periodontal infections and asthma to cardiovascular disease, pulmonary complications and rheumatoid arthritis. Certain minerals play important roles in supporting optimal immune function. Zinc, copper and calcium are especially important in this role.