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    Echinacea: Immunity, Health & Performance

    Athletes and physically active people are always searching for new ways to enhance their performance and protect their hard-earned physical gains, so we take a look at how the supplement Echinacea might help? 
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    NEW Immune Support Products

    When the Covid-19 pandemic hit back in March last year, we consulted the research (as we always do) and produced a comprehensive set of Immune System Support Resources
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    Research References

    Nieman, D.C. and Wentz, L.M., 

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    Conclusions & Recommendations

    Here we will summarise the key points and propose TORQ’s Infection Management protocol. 
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    Fighting an Infection

    Up to this point you have done everything in your power to avoid infection, but you can feel a sore throat or headache coming on, the familiar signs that you’ve caught a virus or other pathogen. 
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    Fuelling, Recovery & Immunity

    Earlier we discussed how differing volumes and intensities of exercise might affect the immune system. 
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    Nutrition & Immunity

    As well as your day-to-day nutrition playing a crucial role in the strength of your immune system, your nutrition during and immediately after heavy exercise also plays a critical role in preventing infection, which we discuss in the next section of this resource. 
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    Exercise & Immunity

    It is without doubt that exercise will enhance your immune system making you less likely to pick up a bacterial or viral infection and it puts you in a better position to fight it if you do, but how much exercise does this need to be? 
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    The Immune System

    The immune system can essentially be broken down in to two mechanisms, the Innate Immune Response (IIR) and the Adaptive Immune Response (AIR).