is the gland most involved with the immune system, containing proteins that act as stimulants for natural killer cells. The thymus was known to the ancient Greeks, and its name comes from the Greek word θυμός (thumos), meaning heart, soul, desire, life — possibly because of its location in the chest, near where emotions are subjectively felt. As a
specialized organ of the immune stystem, the thymus produces and "educates" T-lymphocytes (T-cells). Each T cell attacks a foreign substance which it identifies with its receptor.
The thymus continues to grow between birth and puberty and then begins to atrophy – the size and activity are dramatically reduced. It is largely degenerated in elderly adults and is barely identifiable, consisting mostly of fatty tissue. Involution of the thymus has been linked to loss of immune function in the elderly, susceptibility to infection and to cancer.
For many centuries, physicians and other healers have prescribed organs and glands, often in the raw state. Our organs and glands are ideal supplements for individuals wanting to provide nutritional support for specific organs and systems, and to complement the diet with the incredible array of nutrients found in organs and glands from healthy, carefully raised animals. Many clinicians understand that the consumption of these foods may have a profound effect on an individual’s organs.
Our Thymus capsules provide a boost for the immune system, especially important in the cold and flu season during the winter months. We prepare our capsules by freeze-drying freshly harvested organs and glands, preserving the unaltered proteins, enzymes and fat-soluble activators so important in traditional diets. About an ounce of fresh tissue goes into making each six capsules. The tissues we use are from only grass-fed, grass-finished and inspected animals, raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics in New Zealand – where mad cow disease has never occurred.
Gluten-free and dairy-free. Contains absolutely no wheat, soy, gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, shellfish, egg, peanut, tree nut, lactose or casein.