immunonutrient

immunonutrient

(ĭm″ū-nō-noo′trē-ĭnt, ĭ-mū″, nū′) [″ + ″]
A nutritional supplement (e.g., arginine) that when added to a clinical diet is thought to improve resistance to infectious disease.
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Enomoto et al., "Glycine: a new anti-inflammatory immunonutrient," Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, vol.
The tested extract showed a very hoping supplement that could be improved in future to develop an effective "immunonutrient" to help mainly groups of patients whom under surgery, trauma, burns, and injury by enhancing their immunity and maintaining their body immune system.
This study suggests that immunonutrient supplementation may decrease the risk of postoperative infectious complications and highlights the need for a randomized controlled study to further investigate this finding.
The value of immunonutrient formulas in the management of critically ill and postoperative patients is now acknowledged by many medical practitioners.
The potential to modulate the activity of the immune system by interventions with specific nutrients is termed as immunonutrition".Immune-modulating nutrients added to enteral formulas to boost immunity through diet, are four immunonutrients which are:
This preliminary study demonstrates that oral supplementation of GLN in PC patients may represent a promising immunonutrient for improved ascites control.
Indeed, we investigated the effect of PUFA at a dietary dose while the previous studies investigated PUFA as immunonutrients.
The pancreas is related directly to the digestive system and due to this fact, the dietary nucleotides are very important to the gut health maintenance and the immunomodulation (Ohyanagi et al., 1989), furthermore, they can act as immunonutrients and growth promoters (Rossi et al., 2007).
The high values of arginine, cysteine and tryptophan found in quinua grain have great importance to improve human health, due to these amino acids function as immunonutrients (Suchner et al., 2000).