Sweat contains antimicrobial peptides against viruses, bacteria and fungi. One of these substances excreted when we perspire is called dermcidin. Sweat spreads highly effective natural antibacterial substances on our skin. A benefit to letting our bodies fight off infections with these substances and avoiding the use of antibacterial creams is that micro-organisms do not create resistance as easily to our bodies natural antimicrobial compounds released. This is a common disadvantage to using antimicrobial or antibacterial creams.
Sweating to induce a low grade fever will improve immune function as well. Several micro-organisms that make us ill don’t survive in high temperatures. Fevers are our body’s natural response to fight off infections. Creating a fever and encouraging a light sweat can improve immune function just the same. Learn how to “Stimulate Body Heat to Improve Immune Function!”
Remember it is very important to remember to replenish liquids and electrolytes when sweating! Try Electro-pH at 15% off this month!
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