Thymus: The master of the immune system

Thymus: The master of the immune system


It is now being said that the thymus is considered the master of the immune system. This gland is essential to the maturation and maintenance of the cells of the immune system. This great master is a pinkish-gray organ that lies below the thyroid gland and in the upper chest area (thorax) behind the breastbone (sternum).

It is said that as we age, the thymus degenerates. The thymus is most active during a child’s early life, but as we reach puberty the gland starts to shrink and degenerate and is replaced by connective tissue and fat. Being such a large part of the immune system, this may explain why children bounce back so quickly from illnesses such as colds, and we adults have to fight a cold with tooth and nail. The immune system’s job is to protect the body against outside invasions such as parasites, viruses, bacteria, good cells that turn abnormal, and much more.

The thymus gland produces mature lymphocytes to help maintain the surveillance of the army that circulates in the body and helps the army to stay alert in order to quickly defend the body from harm. I would like to encourage the reader to study more about the thymus gland because I believe that one day it will be fully understood how important this gland is to the human body. It was once believed that after puberty, the function of the thymus was so decreased there was nothing you could do. It was just a normal process of aging. However, new science breakthroughs have proven the thymus can be regenerated.

There are many products on the market today that are said to rebuild the thymus. Beware! If you take a thymus extract be sure you know it is a good reputable company that manufactures it and that it comes from clean, non diseased animals.


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