How nutrition affects immunity (and how caviar helps!)
In the Information Age, humans have unfettered access to practically every medical insight ever gleaned since the dawn of time. As our species understands more about our internal processes, the directions for self-care grow increasingly convoluted, especially in the nutrition world. We all want to live our best lives, feeling energized, staying alert, and not getting sick. Sweeping dietary fads like the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, keto, paleo, raw food, gluten-free, and more, each claim to be the new “miracle solution.” But these reductive mandates can send signals that are simply contradictory. Is the best diet high or low in fat? Are the sugars in fruit helpful or not? Do we really have to cut out bread (please, let the answer be no)?
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, one thing is certain: whatever you do put in your body is the fuel that powers your life. But is that fuel as efficient as you think it is? With increasing levels of soil depletion, pesticide use, and genetic modification, our meals are showing a marked decline in nutritional value. But there’s one secret weapon that can help you bridge the gap between what nutrients you’re getting and what you need: caviar.
According to Nobel Prize winning virologist, Dr. Luc Montagnier, the best way to boost your immune system is by eating a nutrient dense diet. Caviar is the most nutrient dense food on the planet; it contains all of the necessary elements to create life. In just one tablespoon of caviar there are upwards of 25,000 caviar kernels, each jam packed with life-generating nutrients. In our modern world where our farmland is drained of nutrients, our food supply is over processed, and we are dependent on chemically synthesized supplements to achieve nutritional stability, caviar is an absolute necessity.
Nutrient deficiency: a global epidemic?
International authorities have suggested that one in nine, or more than 2 billion people worldwide, including at least half of all children, suffer from a deficiency of one or more micronutrients – or as you may have heard them called, vitamins and minerals. Micronutrient deficiency leads to health complications ranging from severe to life-threatening.” Thinking about someone who is undernourished, it’s likely that your mind might jump to cultures or demographics stereotyped as impoverished or lacking access to the necessary foods in a healthful diet. But micronutrient deficiencies plague adults and children of all walks of life worldwide – if you aren’t experiencing a deficiency yourself, then it’s almost guaranteed that someone you know is.
The global food system: a “growing” concern
Good food powers your body and all its systems. If you want a robust immune system that aids in the defense against illness, you have to provide it with the best fuel you can find. Unfortunately, even those who try to “eat healthy” can experience nutritional deficiency because our food simply lacks enough micronutrients. “Thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared from the world in the last 150 years, threatening crop yields and contributing to nutrient pollution, dead zones, and erosion. In the United States alone, soil on cropland is eroding 10 times faster than it can be replenished.” Agricultural tactics like intensive tilling, not using cover crops, and implementing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides have erased essential nutrients and minerals from the soil. Nutrient poor soil means nutrient-poor food.
Immunity is more important than ever
We don’t need to detail the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. But the very existence of any pandemic highlights a crucial component of globalization: nearly as quickly as an international story makes headlines or an Amazon Prime delivery reaches your doorstep, our interconnected world has the capacity to perpetuate the spread of viral illness.
As you know, the immune system is our primary defense against infectious disease. In order to keep both ourselves and our neighbors in good health, it’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain the best immune health possible. Right now more than ever, we need a good immune system and the best way to promote immune health is with naturally nutrient-dense food. Sometimes, in order to make food shelf-stable or affordable, concessions have to be made in its production. This may mean chemical additives to support the preservation, or fortifications to replenish nutrients lost through soil-devastating agri-business. While these are revolutionary innovations that in many cases help us close the worldwide gap between hunger and nourishment, they are best avoided in an ideal setting. What’s cheap, convenient, and easy may be a necessity in some acute circumstances, but in the end, we pay with chronic immune deficiencies. And now, more than ever, we cannot afford that.
Supplements aren’t always helpful – Mother Nature knows best
Although humans are clever in our pursuit of perfection and efficiency, it’s audacious to assume that we have more wit than the forces responsible for Earth and all degrees of life therein. The darker underbelly of food science lies in its departure from the simple diets humans evolved over millennia in favor of the instant-gratification of the processed, packaged, and pasteurized. The more we manipulate a food resource, it grows further from its original form, and the more of its initial nutritional value has been lost.
Most supplements found on the market today are targeted chemical mixtures produced in a laboratory. Micronutrients have been filtered, extracted, and synthesized, then chemically recombined to impact the body in a specific way. But laser focus on a single deficient vitamin or mineral can actually have adverse effects. Whole foods found in nature possess a variety of micronutrients that are naturally formulated to be complementary. These formulations have inherently synergistic effects on our internal systems. When we try to overcompensate in one area, it can throw the rest of our system out of whack.
Additionally, supplements that are engineered to isolate a specific nutritional concern may not be absorbed by your body at all. Synthetic supplements are created artificially in a laboratory setting. The wide range of mineral compounds found in natural foods allow for synergistic interactions that optimize the effectiveness of the various vitamins and minerals contained therein. Take for example the absorption of vitamin E, a naturally occurring micronutrient found in caviar. Scientific research indicates that vitamin E consumed via natural sources can be absorbed nearly twice as efficiently as synthetic vitamin E.
The power of Cavi Pur
Caviar really is something special – it naturally contains a diverse array of micronutrients that all feed our bodies in independent and mutual patterns. We’ll let you in on the secret sauce of our flagship supplement, Cavi Boost Immunity: the secret sauce is caviar. That’s it. Plain and simple. Using the roe of wild-caught Norwegian herring, we bring you an immune health solution that is about as close to the source as it comes, aside from traveling to Norway yourself. Our caviar is dried and reduced to a powder form to make Cavi Boost Immunity easy to transport and consume on the go. We do not add artificial preservatives, dyes, flavors, or nutritional fortifications. All of the vitamins and minerals needed to keep your immune system in tip-top shape are already present. We developed a very specific process to formulate Cavi Boost Immunity that does not add or remove anything from caviar as it exists in nature. This process not only makes it shelf-stable and easy to consume on the go, but technically maintains its “raw” status (as it’s never heated above 40 degrees celsius). By using low temperatures, we are able to preserve the nutritional density and bioavailability of caviar’s bounty.
If Mother Nature’s recipe was already perfect, why reinvent it?