Immune System Optimization Specialist

Shereen Oloufa, MD -  - OBGYN

West Orange Women’s Care

Shereen Oloufa, MD

OBGYN located in Ocoee, FL

Being able to fight off infection has never been more important, and Shereen Oloufa, MD, of West Orange Women's Care in Ocoee, Florida, can help you boost your immune system to reduce the risk of infection. If you're interested in immune system optimization, you're probably aware of the many products available claiming to boost immunity. Instead of wasting money on products that may not be effective, you can work with Dr. Oloufa to optimize your immune system safely using the most up-to-date medical knowledge. Call today for more information or book an appointment using the online form.

Immune System Optimization Q&A

What is immune system optimization?

Immune system optimization means taking steps to improve the function of your immune system, your body's natural defense against harmful microorganisms and infection.

The human immune system is highly effective in preventing ill health, working round the clock to identify and neutralize thousands of potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms before they get a chance to make you sick.

Because of the immune system’s efficiency, most people only experience the odd cold or stomach bug. Immune system optimization aims to reduce these instances even further in healthy people and boost function if your immune system isn't working as well as it should.

Anyone can benefit from immune system optimization, but for those with cancer or other chronic conditions like diabetes, it can be of even greater benefit.

How can I achieve immune system optimization?

Your immune system consists of interlinked components that work in harmony to protect you from infection. Therefore, achieving immune system optimization involves taking actions that boost the function of the individual parts of the immune system as well as the whole.

There's still much to learn about immune system optimization, but healthy living is the best place to start. Your whole body functions better when you look after it properly, which in turn strengthens your immune system. Steps to take include:

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Exercise regularly
  • Lose weight if you're overweight or obese
  • Drink alcohol in moderation (if at all)
  • Get enough good quality sleep
  • Learn how to manage stress

It's also important to follow basic hygiene rules like washing your hands properly and cooking food thoroughly to prevent infection. Any illness you suffer takes a toll on your immunity, so it makes sense to protect your body from obvious sources of infection.

What supplements optimize my immune system?

At West Orange Women’s Care, Dr. Oloufa uses injectable treatments for immune system optimization that include:

Glutathione

Glutathione consists of essential amino acids and is a powerful antioxidant. That means it destroys free radicals, which are atoms that cause cell damage and accelerate aging. Boosting glutathione levels in your body helps you heal and recover more quickly and supports your immune system function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another powerful antioxidant that's well-known for its crucial role in immune system function. Vitamin C also improves your general health and helps slow down aging.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps make DNA, nerve cells, and blood cells, plays an important role in metabolism, and is vital for a healthy immune system. The only natural sources of B12 are in animal products, so if you're a vegan or a vegetarian who eats few dairy products, you could be B12 deficient.

Peptides

Peptides are part of the nutrient protein, which you need for healthy growth and healing. Peptides consist of short chains of amino acids and are vital for organ health as well as helping with basic functions like digestion.

Find more about immune system optimization by calling West Orange Women's Care today or book an appointment online.