Why Thymus Therapy?
The thymus gland is located just behind the sternum on top of the heart. This gland is the center of our immune system. The function of the thymus is to produce and “educate” T-lymphocytes (T cells). These cells are critical to the adaptive immune system. The thymus changes its size and function during our life cycle. It is largest and most active in newborns, infants and in the years prior to adolescence. By the early teens, the thymus begins to shrink and thymus tissue is replaced by fatty tissue.
Due to the reduction of size of the thymus gland during our life cycle, the thymus-dependent immune response decreases the older we get. When we reach 50, only about 15% of the thymus gland still functions. This leads to a significant increase in infections, cancer, and autoimmune diseases, which increases as we get older. Thymus Therapy introduces the body to missing cell information and is thought to help restoring thymus function and strengthen the body’s natural ability to fend off disease.
It is critical that enough of the thymus hormones are present in the extract. These are Thymosin Alpha 1, Thymosin Beta 4 and Thymolin. Many thymus products contain only minimal amounts of these hormones. Infusio uses highly potent thymus extracts made in Germany under GMP guidelines.
Origins of Thymus Therapy
The method of whay we now call Thymus Therapy traces back to Dr. Elis Sandberg from Sweden, who was having promising results in treating chronic diseases and cancer as far back as 1938. He developed his own high-molecular extract called THX. By the 1980’s Sandberg had successfully treated more than 50,000 patients. In addition to the positive results of his treatment, many of his patients experienced significant anti-aging effects. This method has been used in Germany now for over 20 years.
Only in 1960 did the Australian Immunologist J. Miller discover the function of the thymus. Today we know that the thymus is the central organ of the body’s defenses. The white blood cells formed in bone marrow reach the thymus as immature lymphocytes. Only 10% of these cells are trained in the thymus and deemed fit for use in the body’s defenses. They are trained to monitor and patrol the body and to recognize foreign cells, such as bacteria, viruses or cancer cells as alien. These foreign cells are then attacked and destroyed.
Immune Cells and Their Roles
Thymus Therapy helps to restore the body’s immune cells and strengthens the immune system’s ability to fight disease.
Natural Killer Cells
These cells attack foreign cells and work together with the so-called cytotoxic cells to destroy them.
These cells are involved in making antibodies. These activate natural killer cells and cytotoxic cells.
These cells store information for the immune system, enabling it to distinguish between foreign cells and their own cells.
These ensure that not too many antibodies are formed and control the killer cells, preventing excessive immune reactions.