Health Bulletin: Proven Chronic Fatigue Solution
Tired of Being Tired?
Do you wish there was an easy way to Jump Start your Life again?
New Breakthrough Medical Technology Reveals a Natural Way to Beat Chronic Fatigue.
The Truth Is In The Numbers: 100% of Activive™ Users Report Positive Results, Over 90% Within The First 24 Hours And The Fact That Activive™ Is The NEW Golden Standard Used By Olympic Tri-athletes Is PROOF POSITIVE Activive™ Works!
Welcome to MicroNutra Health™,
y name is Oscar Deerfield and I am one of the Health Advisors for MicroNutra Health™. I realize that you are here for a reason, and with a single purpose.
I know how important it is that you find a natural, effective and safe solution to the painful and debilitating condition that we call Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia (FMS).
Nothing is more important than making the right decision when it comes down to your lasting health and quality of life. Let me show you why Activive™ is the correct choice for you, too.
For years I had struggled with my own personal health challenges. I did everything the experts wanted me to do, but to my disappointment they were all wrong. These painful experiences made me even more determined to find the real solutions and to share them with others.
That's when I decided to take personal responsibility for my own health. Better health is a real choice that I had to make for myself before I could find those solutions.
YOU are here today because you have also made that same heartfelt decision, for your own life! Your health has to come first. No one has a more important role in your ability to recover completely than you.
Due to miraculous new discoveries in alternative medicine, the reality of better healthcare has become even more accessible to you and I than ever before in the history of the world.
Today there are safer and more natural alternatives than synthetic substances and drugs that try to trick your body. Follow me here, and I will share with you some important facts that will empower your personal healthcare experience for the rest of your life!
Whether you just found out, or you already knew that your body is out of balance, you are concerned and for obvious reasons you should be.
CFS and FMS seem to be those overlapping diseases that no one really talks about; I've yet to see a CFS or FMS commercial anywhere.
Approximately 80% of CFS patients have an overlapping diagnosis of Fibromyalgia syndrome. To the vast majority CFS and FMS are the same illness.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what the solution is and how it works. Then you’ll see the scientific proof of how it works, including specific details of the role each powerful natural ingredient plays. Finally, you’ll hear from a few of the many thousands of people just like you, that have voluntarily shared their stories with us of exactly how this all-natural solution has dramatically changed their health and quality of life.
Nothing feels better than to help someone!
If you know someone who is suffering from Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia, or if you have any symptoms yourself, then you know all about the misery and stress. Activive™ is a condition specific formulation that targets the root causes of all the symptoms of CFS and FMS safely and quickly. Once the stress is removed then we can all get back to business and start enjoying life again.
Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are both physically and emotionally exhausted, and many feel stressed by the constant need to simply adapt to everyday life. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is often identical except for the additional persistent muscle pain.
Do you feel misunderstood by friends and family? Are you treated with anger and suspicion instead of empathy and compassion?
Statistics Prove You Are Not Suffering Alone.
The prevalence of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) is estimated at over 800,000 people and growing, just in the U.S. alone.
Estimates indicate between 60-85% of the cases of CFS diagnosed are for women. FMS, being easier to diagnose affects over 5 million Americans, with over 87% being women.
If you suspect you have CFS or FMS your first reaction may be to go to your family doctor, who most likely will give you a prescription drug to take to cover up one of the symptoms.
One treatment helps only a single system while stressing all the other systems which can and does usually cause a total systems crash.
Sadly, most of these drugs have the potential for many negative side effects including fatigue, dizziness, depression, impotence, liver damage and more.
Did you know…the National Institute of Health reported a growing majority of Americans (over 74% of us) are making the choice of better health through natural medicines, instead of pharmaceutical drugs? You are one of these people… and you've come to the right place. I like to call it the healthful revolution!
The key to gaining your natural balance and well-being is to first do no harm. By addressing the root cause of a problem you are more apt to discover the right way to recovery.
MicroNutra™ Health's Activive™ is specifically designed at the molecular level to target and relieve your CFS and FMS pain and suffering safely and efficiently by addressing the root cause. (Even though Activive™ is guaranteed for one full year, 90% experience positive life empowering benefits within the first few days.)
Imagine yourself free of the complex symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Imagine how you will feel if you didn't have to worry about it ever again or have to deal with the negative side effects of any pharmaceutical drugs.
|Imagine feeling completely rested every morning eager to face the world again!|
|Imagine being set free of the pain and fear once and for all!|
|Imagine having more energy to deal with the challenges and issues of the day with renewed vigor and confidence!|
|Imagine a sharper mental capacity and being able to enjoy life literally, socially, and physically!|
Whether this is for you or someone you love . . . You now know everything you need to make that miracle happen with Activive™. All you have left is the rest of your life, and it's time to make the most of it. With Activive™ you can get on with it and leave behind the despair and the frustration of having lost so many opportunities because of a simple and reversible body imbalance!
I'm only here to help you get back on the natural path that life intended you to be on! There is no good reason for you to want to suffer when you know you don't have to . . . not even for one more day.
Over 800,000 Americans have CFS and suffer needlessly. . . But now minus you! Break away from those numbers and join the Activive™ family!
|Do you have achy muscle pain that stops you from sleeping well?|
|Do you have flu like symptoms that don't seem to go away?|
|Do you feel you hurt no matter how carefully you move around?|
|Do you feel exhausted for at least 12 hours after moderate exertion and activity?|
|Do you wonder why you have swelling and tenderness in your lymph glands, or symptoms of a sore throat?|
|Do you worry about the negative effects of prescribed drugs and their high cost?|
If you answered yes to any of these
questions Activive™ will help you!
Bottom line, this unique formula is genuinely safe, Activive™ works incredible wonders for sufferers of both fatigue and myalgia (muscle pain), and it is literally GOOD FOR YOU TOO!
Activive™ reverses the complex symptoms of CFS and Fibromyalgia by balancing your cellular metabolism!
Activive™ is a recent scientific breakthrough that both doctors and patients agree upon as the single most beneficial influence upon multi-symptom Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Activive ™ is specifically designed to address all the root causes of CFS and Fibromyalgia (FMS) simultaneously at the cellular level.
Activive™ restores optimum energy production and eliminates the stress factors that waste and over-utilize energy resources.
CFS is like having a circuit breaker that switches off inside your body, but you don't know how to reset it again.
You see, a drop in your energy production also has a profound effect on your muscle cells, causing them to shorten, and that makes you hurt all over . . .
Activive™ restores the energy, which allows your muscles to lengthen, releasing you from pain and allowing you to enjoy deeper sleep patterns again.
Activive™ switches your circuit breaker back on by repairing your mitochondria cells (energy production centers), therefore addressing multiple symptoms at the same time. Activive™ helps increase your cellular efficiency, which enhances energy production.
Activive™ consists of all-natural ingredients that are essential in making it safe and effective. It contains no chemically generated compounds, fillers, or artificial additives, and unlike pharmaceutical drugs, does not require a prescription and has zero negative side effects.
Activive™ is another remarkable product from MicroNutra™ Health's scientific research team, who continue to provide quality healthcare solutions in the world, for over 30 years now!
Don't just take my word for it. We have scientific proof that Activive™ really does work.
Here is one of many studies done by independent laboratories from around the world!
Objective -- The objectives of this research were to evaluate the long-term effect of Activive™ supplementation on patient functionality and to compare functionality between FMS/CFS and healthy persons.
Methods -- Thirty eight study participants were recruited from attendees of a national nutritional meeting in 1997. Study participants were interviewed using a structured telephone interview that documented an assessment of functionality.
Results -- The 38 participants all reported continued daily consumption of Activive™ supplements. After consuming Activive™ for at least 3 years; FMS/CFS patients had the same functional level as healthy persons.
Conclusions -- In the current research, Activive™ supplementation had a positive impact on general functioning in FMS/CFS patients. FMS/CFS patients following Activive™ supplementation exhibited some functioning on par with healthy persons and had superior functioning in some areas when compared to patients not taking Activive™ nutritional supplements. Additionally, FMS/CFS patients on long-term Activive™ nutritionals demonstrated more functional ability than FMS/CFS patients who did not.
Here is another impressive study from the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association:
This study was designed to verify any positive changes with the integration of natural whole food grade nutritional supplements to subjects diagnosed with either FM and/or CFS.
The nutritional supplements included: freeze dried aloe vera gel extract and additional plant derived saccharides known to be important in cellular communication, glycoconjugate synthesis and the healthy functioning of the human body (Murray, 1996).
Activive™ helps support the endocrine system's natural production and balance of hormones as well as energy production and fat metabolism.
There were 48 female and two male subjects. Ages ranged from 25 to 65 years. Twenty-five were diagnosed with FMS, 12 with CFS, and 13 with both conditions.
Every subject had already tried at least one traditional therapeutic modality with no success. Many were taking several medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and tricyclic anti-depressants, with little or no change in their symptoms.
In addition, many had tried one or more types of therapy (e.g., physical, psychological, massage, acupuncture) with little or no improvement in their symptoms.
Following Activive™ supplementation, subjects reported an increase in: activities (physical, social, hobbies) and abilities (work, self care, mental). Subjects also reported improvements in sense of wellness as well as positive changes in sex life.
After Activive™ intervention, 75% of the subjects reported improvements in their present health status within the first 30 days. Those taking Activive™ for 6 months responded better with a overall 90% success rating.
We also took the time to scientifically query past users of Activive™ about their results and this is what we found:
Over 91% of Chronic fatigue patients improved with an average of 90% Improvement in the Quality of Life within the first 6 months!
You can clearly understand these impressive results once you've learned how Activive™ fuels cellular rejuvenation. Read on to learn more.
|"Ortho means 'right'- the right molecules in the right amounts. Orthomolecular medicine leads to the best health and the greatest decrease in disease. It is the most effective prevention in the treatment of disease."|
|Dr. Linus Pauling
Two times Nobel Prize winner and founder of Orthomolecular Medicine.
Activive™ helps restore cellular balance while optimizing metabolic efficiency factors. In other words Activive™ works with your body to allow a healthful and quick recovery by increasing cellular repairment and energy.
You too can expect similar results.
Submitted by: Jody Siebers
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
On: July 24, 2005
Read How Jody Discovers The Answer Her Doctors Couldn't!
My name is Jody Siebers. Please feel free to share my story about Activive. I had suffered for over five years with the pain and inflammation of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic back pain. I tried everything the doctors had to offer and had no improvements, everything just kept getting worse.
I found out about glyconutrients from my niece and decided to use the product for 30 days, but I really could not imagine how this natural product would change my life. In just three weeks of taking Activive my symptoms of fibromyalgia were completely gone! After 6 months of staying on the product I was drug free and pain free even of my rheumatoid arthritis. My back pain was reduced noticeably, but the benefits just kept coming!
I noticed that my skin wasn't as dry in the winter and I've lost a little over 40 pounds so far, it must be because I am more active now and started walking at the mall with my girlfriends again. I haven't slept this good in years. Since February 2006, I've convinced my dad and one of my best friends to start using Activive every day and amazing things are happening to both of them too! All I can say is God sure puts big miracles in little packages. Thank you so much for your product!
Submitted by: Debra Raymond
From: Naples, Florida
On: April 15, 2006
Read on How Debra Finds Her Answer In The Yellow Pages and Saves her Business and her Health!
To MicroNutra Health™, I am writing this letter to say thank you to Carmen, your customer service person there. She has been so patient with me and has been so very helpful. You can tell that she really does care about people. She answered every one of my questions about Activive, otherwise I would still be a hostage of my poor health. I also want to thank you for making such a wonderful product for chronic fatigue.
My name is Debra Raymond from Naples, Florida. When I was about 24 in 2001, I started experiencing very painful headaches. At that time I had been having a lot of stomach problems from cystitis. Not long after the headaches started I came down with a severe flu virus and my doctor told me to stay in bed for a few days. But I never got better, I really thought I was dying. After about six months of endless doctor visits and testing, my doctor finally diagnosed me with chronic fatigue.
Life was pure misery for me. I would literally stay in bed for two or three weeks at a time. I have am a paralegal and I couldn't even work out of my home anymore. It was when I went to cancel my yellow pages advertising that the man I spoke with told me about Activive! His wife had gone through similar suffering like me, and he told me to try using Activive before I throw in the towel.
That's the first sign of hope I had heard of. I was excited about it because it was natural and it made so much sense the way he explained it. Before I got off the phone with him I had ordered the 3 pack through the Internet, and the rest is history in the making.
Within 24 hours of taking Activive I had more energy than I had in years. Everyday I felt a little better and stronger. Gradually the weakness and pain left me, and I'm here today to tell you, I feel like I was given a second chance at life! My doctor also said that I don't have cystitis anymore, plus I have no headaches, no carpel tunnel, no hot and cold flashes. I am now able to get up and walk around and I even started to do my gardening again as well as manage my paralegal service as well! I have a life again plus it's brought healing and it's given me a way and a purpose to help other people. Thank you for making my world a better world.
Submitted by: Michelle
From: Ontario, Canada
On: January 17, 2006
Michelle Bounces Back From Bankruptcy to Save Her House and Her Health too!
My name is Michelle, the reason for my call is to share what a marvelous product Activive is! I am from Ontario and was diagnosed back in September of 2005 with chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia. I was on disability because I was constantly in so much pain. It was so bad, it didn't matter how tired I felt, I had trouble sleeping and had horrible migraines. I had fallen so far behind that I had to file for bankruptcy and was about to lose my house because I couldn't work. I started on the Activive, in mid December. The very next day my stomach pain was gone, my muscle pain was gone and within five days my mental fog cleared. I have had very few migraines since then. Within two weeks of starting on Activive I was able to go back to work which allowed me to keep the house. Activive is an answer to my prayers! I have a new start now thanks to this one product. God Bless
Submitted by: Renee
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
On: December 3, 2005
Renee Kisses Disabilities Good-Bye For Good, After Only 6 Months; Now She is Giving Hope to Others as a CN!
Hello my name is Renee, from Cincinnati. I had what my doctor called Fibro-fog, irritable bowel syndrome, and joint and muscle pain all over my body. At the time I was taking a lot of medications that I did not like because they made me feel worse. After only 3 weeks, I made a complete turnaround thanks to Activive. After 6 months, I actually got off disability and now I have a job and I am earning a degree in Clinical Nutrition. Don't let anyone tell you that there isn't any safe effective help for your problems whatever they may be! Thank you, Dr. Charles C. Thao for discovering Activive.
With a great product like Activive™ the news travels fast... As seen on these great sites.
Here are some of the drugs traditionally used to hide one or more symptoms of CFS and FMS . . .
|WHAT ARE THE DRUGS USED FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME?|
|CATEGORY NAME||WHAT IT DOES||COMMON MEDICATIONS||NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS|
|Mild Pain Relievers (NSAIDs)||Non steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs||Aspirin, Ibuprofen(Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, Rufin), and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox)||May trigger gastrointestinal problems, ulcers, internal bleeding, increase blood pressure, dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, rashes, and depression|
|COX-2 Inhibitors||Anti- inflammatory||Celecoxib (Celebrex), Rofecoxib (Vioxx), and Valdecoxib (Bextra)||Possible increases risk of heart attack, adverse effects on kidney function, increases blood pressure, digestive issues|
|Cox-2 Preferential||Anti- inflammatory||Meloxicam (Mobic)||Possible increases risk of heart attack, adverse effects on kidney function, increases blood pressure|
|Tricyclic Antidepressants||CNS modulators||Amitriptyline(Elavil), Doxepin(Sinequan), Despiramine (Norpramin), Nortriptyline(Pamelor), Clomipramine(Anafranil), Imipramine (Tofranil, Janimine)||Dry mouth, restlessness, reduced sexual drive, increased heart rate, constipation, dangerous contraindications, possible death by overdose|
|Corticosteroids||Cortisol, steroidal hormone supplement||Hydrocortisone||Insomnia, weight gain, suppression of adrenal glands|
|Nicotinamide- Adenine Dinucleotide||Anti-oxidant supplement, boost serotonin and triggers ATP||Enada||In trials, further studies are needed|
There has been no evidence to support the use of any specific medications for treating chronic fatigue patients (CFS). However, some drugs are used for single symptoms or in specific cases where CFS has a known cause.
Unlike the pharmaceutical drugs above, Activive™ does NOT have negative side-effects and is all-natural. The key to the effectiveness of Activive™ lies in its potent molecular-blend of botanical nutraceutical ingredients, combined from over 30 years of laboratory trials and immuno-pharmacological research.
You've heard us say the product works. You've read the testimonials from satisfied customers. You've even seen the results of our internal polling and the results of an independent lab study. If you're still not 100% convinced that Activive™ can help you obtain healthful auto immune levels then this section is for you.
Below is a short explanation of each ingredient in Activive™ and its proven benefits in safely normalizing metabolic levels and promoting good health.
Aloe barbadensis extract 200:1 . . .
called the plant of immortality, plant of life and miracle plant has been used for thousands of years for its natural health, beauty and medicinal properties. 2000 years ago the Greek scientists coined Aloe as the first panacea. It has been proven to have a diverse array of benefits from antibiotic, astringent, and pain reliever and cell growth stimulator.
Tragacanth gum . . .
is derived from the Astragalus plant which has a rich history in Chinese medicine as an immune stimulator. The active ingredient is known to bind cholesterol and help increase the elimination of toxins. Studies have shown that it increases the production of interferon.
Beta-Glucan 1,3/1,6 . . .
supports the production and activity of macrophages, a type of white blood cell that is part of your cellular defense team and is also is a free radical scavenger. There are over 3,000 published, peer-reviewed studies in medical journals all over the world about beta-glucan. The active linkages of 1, 3/1 and 6 glucose molecules in beta-glucan cause certain immune cells to fight and communicate better to overcome diseases.
Arabinogalactan . . .
is a phytonutrient fiber made of beta-linked Galactose and arabinose molecules in a 6:1 ratio. Arabinogalactan is found in Echinacea. Impressive studies have shown beneficial effects on healthy digestive flora as well as helping to balance serum cholesterol and glucose intolerance and may have a vital role in immunological function.
|Shiitake mushroom extract. . . Lentinus edodes is a prized medicinal as well as a culinary delight. Shiitake has antifungal, antitumor and antiviral properties. Shiitake has the ability to increase your body's interferon levels, lower blood cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, and enhance metabolism and the excretion of cholesterol.|
Cordycep mycelia extract . . .
cepha losporium sinensis has an active ingredient that has been shown in modern research to promote phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages and enhance the function of the reticendothelial system and much more. Olympic long-distance runners surprised the world by winning all the distance events at the world track and field championships in Germany by using Cordycep in their diet. Cordycep benefits anyone in need of more energy.
Maitake mushroom extract . . .
Grofola frondosa is famous for its cancer fighting properties and its energizing effect on the cellular immunological system. Research has shown that it benefits insulin resistance and may have anti-diabetic properties, as well as many more.
Glucosamine sulfate . . .
is a super critical amino-saccharide that is necessary for many functions in the healing process especially in the formation of healthy cartilage and joints while supporting elasticity.
Ghatti gum . . .
comes from a tree called Anogeissus latifolia that grows in India. The gum, or resin, is called Dhavda is hand harvested and sun-dried. Ghatti is a complex polysaccharide, which is a natural source of calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Guar gum . . .
or Cymopsis tetragonolobus, which is harvested in India. Guar gum has shown promise as a potent digestive aid. Recently soluble fibers have been recognized for their potential benefit towards the reduction of cardio-vascular disease and even IBS
There is no arguing the effectiveness of each of these individual ingredients. The secret of Activive'™ success comes from the proprietary blending at the molecular level of all these ingredients as a synergistic whole to attack the root cause of crippling CFS/FMS from every direction.
Folks, I can't stress this part enough.
Keep in mind. . . no other products can have the same ingredients combined in this way nor offer the same levels of effectiveness. Literally every molecule plays its particular role, while the synergistic blend as a whole represents a powerful tool to optimize cellular metabolisms.
Our products are far more than a bunch of mashed together herbs. Cheap, poor quality supplements are virtually useless as they have little to NO effectiveness at all.
The fact is, before Activive™ this complete super critical formulation has never been available to the general public before and was only available in exclusive wellness centers and clinics.
Our scientists have literally engineered Activive™ at the most subtle and exacting levels to maximize potency and absorption.
MicroNutra™ Health's team of researchers have together devoted over 30 years to perfect a proprietary 12-step pharmaceutical-grade blending and extraction process. This is only one of the factors that help make Activive™ uniquely superior.
Why trust your health to anything less?
I've shown you how the product works, given you unprecedented testimonials from happy patients and customers, shown you the results from independent lab tests and clinical studies, and just broke down the essential ingredients to help you understand better how they individually work.
The only thing left is for you to decide (if you have not already) is to take control, for your own health, because no one else really can.
Better Health is YOUR Best Choice.
I hope that I've presented the information above clearly enough that you too now feel comfortable in choosing Activive™ for your better health and well being.
The only thing left to do is present you with our totally risk-free money back guarantee.
Every product manufactured for MicroNutra Health™ is done so in an FDA approved facility under "Good Manufacturing Practices" guidelines. These guidlines assure that every single capsule and pill sold by MicroNutra Health™ is of the highest quality and purest form. We won't trust your health to anything less, and neither should you!
I know that Activive™ works. I see it every day in customer re-orders and testimonials. I am so confident Activive™ will work for you too that I am giving you my personal guarantee, backed by an impeccably successful company.
If, for any reason whatsoever, you are not completely satisfied, simply let us know within 12 months of your purchase and we'll reverse your payment like it never happened...
A 365-Day Promise!
(Literally right up to the last day of the 12th month, period!)
I can promise you that Activive™...
|Will reverse chronic enzyme deficiency.|
|Will stop your CFS/FMS painful symptoms in just days... no aches, no pains.|
|Will feel like a whole new person!|
|Will free you of future CFS/FMS attacks so you can reclaim your life and be active again.|
|Will allow you to finish the things you put off for so long due to your complex symptoms.|
|Will help you feel younger with more energy enough to last all day.|
|And Activive™ has zero negative side effects.|
A 30-day supply of Activive™ cost less than $2.25 per day at the single bottle price. Most of our customers opt to save even more money by taking advantage of our multi-bottle price break, which allows a significant savings of up to 50%.
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Compared to everything you stand to lose if you don't make a change right now, $2.25 is just a drop in the bucket. What else can you do for $2.25 that will so greatly affect the quality of your life, your career, your family, and your home?
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Q: How are Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome different?
A: Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a described by constant and debilitating muscle pain (myalgia) and by shortened fibrous tissues (fibro) as a result of low cellular energy. The majority of people diagnosed with FMS really have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, except they experience more intense muscle pain, along with the average symptoms. In actuality they simply have a type of CFS, and would benefit from more conclusive and earlier diagnosis.
Q: Is there a difference between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue?
A: Well, chronic fatigue simply means that you are tired for extended periods of time. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a syndrome that is chronic because it is also extensive, as well as including a set of recognizable symptoms such as, muscle pain and severe tiredness lasting for long periods of time following moderate physical activity, reduced mental clarity, unrestful sleep, digestive issues, headaches, swollen glands, tinnitus, depression, fever or chills and others.
Q: What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
A: Remember, all eight glyconutrients (super sugars) found exclusively in Activive™ make-up your body's glycoprotein's. Patients with CFS have reduced production of cell membrane glycoprotein activities, compared to non-CFS patients. Also, studies show, natural killer (NK) cell function (also dependent on normal cell surface glycoprotein's) was much lower in CFS patients, than patients without CFS. Activive™ can significantly improve NK cell activity. Glyconutritional therapy will someday soon be the standard treatment for many immune system imbalances.