Immune System Function

Bettamed Improves Overall Health, Healing and Appearance!

  1. Digestive System and Digestive Function
  2. What Causes a Weakened Immune System
  3. Immune Boosting Nutrients
  4. Immune Strength
  5. What is Fulvic Acid
  6. Fulvic Acid Benefits
  7. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Fermented Foods
  8. Fulvic Acid Detox Effects
  9. People who benefit from taking Bettamed
  10. Bettamed Tablet Ingredients
  11. Bettamed Tablet side-effects

CHD-FA (Carbohydrate Derived-Fulvic Acid) unique to Bettamed, is able to assist with both internal and external immune-relevant issues– improving both quality of life and overall appearance.

The benefit of a properly functioning immune system is improved well-being, skin condition, resistance to common infections and the ability to suppress allergic reactions.

Your Immune System and Digestive System have an important link

Your immune system is a complex defense system that is made up of four main parts:

First, you have mucous membranes found in places like your nose, eyes, and mouth — which use white blood cells to fight infections before they can get inside you.

Second, your bone marrow and spleen also play key roles, making white blood cells which fight infections. T cells and B cells, which work together to create antibodies that fight off invaders and then destroy infected cells throughout your body.

The third part is your gastrointestinal tract, which is actually the largest barrier between you and the outside world.

The fourth part is the lymphatic system, which helps remove waste and toxins from bodily tissues.

1. The Digestive System and Digestive Function

The digestive system converts food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Each of us has an internal complex ecosystem of bacteria located within our bodies, that we call the microbiome- defined as a “community of microbes”.

The vast majority of the bacterial species that make up our microbiome live in our digestive systems… our gut.

Researchers are now saying that up to 90% of all diseases can be traced in some way back to the gut and health of the microbiome.

The importance of this cannot be overstated.

Digestive Function & its link to Immune Function

The gastrointestinal tract is like an internal skin, but it has about 150 times more surface than does your outside skin. It also contains the largest number of immune cells of your entire body, constituting approximately 60% of your immune system.

Altogether, your immune system functions as an amazing team, working to keep you healthy, safe, and alive.

2. What Causes a Weakened Immune System

Low Immune or Weak Immune

Your immune system can become weakened due to poor diet, bad lifestyle choices, stress, illness and age. A weakened immune system can lead to frequent illness, such as the common cold and flu, as well as more serious infections and diseases, including: heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Age and Weak Immune Function

Ageing is inevitable but deteriorating health due to weak immune function- is unwelcome.

“As much as 80% factors that influence aging aren’t genetic and therefore well within our control,” says Dr Belsky. “Even the 20% that’s DNA-based is modifiable to some extent”.

“There is a great deal of environmental influence,” said lead author Dan Belsky, assistant professor of geriatrics at Duke University’s Centre for Ageing. “Habits like: having a healthy diet- that’s low in fat and salt, having a strong immune system and getting regular exercise.”

3. The Need for Immune Boosting Nutrients

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common, due to depleted soils and the subsequent missing minerals in our food supply.

Research over the past ten years has shown that nutrition plays a major role in supporting both the production and action of the cells of the immune system.

You need a diverse group of phytochemicals (the bioactive chemical compounds in plants) to create a strong barrier against pathogens that would otherwise make you ill.

Because immunity typically declines as you age, it becomes especially important to eat more immune-boosting foods as you get older.

You need specific nutrients for optimal immunity. Some of the most immune-boosting vitamins and minerals include folate, zinc, iron, beta-carotene, Vitamins B6, B12, C, and D.

4. Digestive Health’s Role in Immune Strength

In addition to a nutritious diet, it is important to note that optimal health is intricately linked to a healthy gastrointestinal system. We can’t have one without the other.

In order to receive the health benefits of healthy eating, it comes down to the best delivery system.

The gastrointestinal wall takes care of the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract. A compromised intestinal wall- caused by stress, alcohol, coffee, milk, smoking and chronic medication- alters the cells and decreases the protective mucus of the stomach lining, increasing membrane permeability.

An overly porous stomach lining, allows excess toxins to enter the bloodstream and overtax the liver; known as leaky gut syndrome.

These hostile particles damage oxygen-sensitive tissue, found in the brain, heart, kidneys and blood- causing fatigue, skin eruptions, headaches, pain and inflammation and immune disturbances- also known as low immune.

5. What is Fulvic Acid

Fulvic Acid is a subgroup of humic acids found in nature (soil). Fulvic Acid nutrients are produced when organic plant matter decomposes and millions of nutrients are released, including: trace minerals, electrolytes, fatty acids, prebiotics and probiotics.

Hailed the “holy grail of good health”, by doctors and physicians, Fulvic Acid helps nourish the digestive tract and boosts the ability of “good bacteria” to repopulate and form a healthy “microbiome”.

6. Fulvic Acid Benefits

Researchers consider Bettamed’s CHD-FA – pure plant sourced fulvic acid to be: “the Ultimate Nutrient Booster, because of the “Supernutrition Effect”. Besides providing raw nutrients to your Immune Cells; minerals & antioxidants are transported and absorbed much more effectively.”- Dr Josh Axe.

Fulvic Acid can be found in tablet (and liquid) form. Its unique ability to easily pass through cellular membranes, allows it to be absorbed and chelation allows it to boost the assimilation of other nutrients and supplements.

Fulvic Acid can be taken in small doses and still create vast improvements in the ratio of bacteria living in the gut, which stimulates the immune system to help defend the body against viruses, reduce autoimmune stress and calm inflammation.

Fulvic Acid delivers ionic minerals and oxygen in perfect balance to all cells in the body, ensuring that all the cells are fully oxygenated and mineralized. Fulvic Acid in turn, oxygenates and stimulates the lymphatic system and waste elimination.

7. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Fermented Foods

Digestive health has a huge impact on nearly every important function in your body — including your immune system.

Some of the most important players in gut health include probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut) and prebiotics (which feed the probiotics).

Fulvic Acid is a subgroup of humic acids found in nature (soil). Fulvic Acid nutrients are produced when organic plant matter decomposes and millions of nutrients are released, including: trace minerals, electrolytes, fatty acids, prebiotics and probiotics.

Probiotics can be found in supplement form and are also abundant in fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, tempeh, miso, yogurt, kefir, and natto. They appear to reduce the risk for upper respiratory infections.

And a 2003 study published in Gut observed the ability of probiotic strains Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus acidophilus to protect cells from the most dangerous forms of E.coli bacteria.

Prebiotics are abundant in whole plant foods — especially – garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, onions, leeks, beans, leafy green vegetables, bananas, and sourdough bread.

A 2011 study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology found that prebiotics had several positive effects, such as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as supporting increased mineral absorption and stronger immune response to disease.

As best we can, we eat well and take supplements….But what about the role of nutrient digestion?

8. Fulvic Acid Detox Effects

Fulvic Acid is not only hugely beneficial for digestion and improving energy, but also for lower free-radical damage. It binds-to-and-breaks-down toxins and metals that enter the body through medications and pollutants.

Fulvic Acid oxygenates and stimulates the lymphatic system. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.

Bettamed Fulvic Acid Benefits :

Bettamed continue to innovate high-performance formulas, using evidence-based science to formulate all our products, because efficacy matters.

Because Nutritional Absorption is connected to your Immune Strength, it influences your health and vitality and the rate at which you age; not to mention mental acuity.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common, due to depleted soils and the subsequent missing minerals in our food supply.

Researchers consider Bettamed® CHD-FA, pure plant sourced fulvic acid, to be: “the Ultimate Nutrient Booster because of the “Supernutrition Effect”. Besides providing raw nutrients to your Immune Cells; minerals & antioxidants are transported and absorbed much more effectively.”- Dr Josh Axe.

Bettamed’s Carbohydrate Derived Fulvic Acid (CHD-FA) attaches itself to infection and pollution in the blood-stream, and removes it from the body as waste.

The body functions at a higher level, because it is not doing battle with germs on its own.

Bettamed is the oldest and best Fulvic Acid brand in South Africa.

Bettamed® have spent 14 years pioneering the use of patented CHD-FA, Carbohydrate derived fulvic acid: a pure plant-sourced Fulvic Acid, products in South Africa.

Carbohydrate derived Fulvic Acid, is the purest form of Fulvic Acid on the planet!! No other fulvic acid product is produced in a GMP laboratory, from pure plant material. CHD-FA has a 13 year safety and efficacy profile from independent laboratories.

9. People who benefit from taking Bettamed® :

  • People with chronic or acute diseases and conditions like, TB, Diabetes, Eczema Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sinus Infections, which stresses the immune system, diminishing it’s capacity to deal with infection and allergies.
  • People on chronic medication (which interferes with nutrient absorption and energy levels),
  • Mothers’ who are breastfeeding,
  • Children with poor immune systems,
  • Athletes in training,
  • People with recurring viral sores (like cold sores),
  • People with allergies (especially itchy skin or prone to rashes),
  • People with acne prone skin,
  • People with recurring fungal infections (like Candida),
  • People recuperating from illness and operations,
  • People with slow healing wounds and burns,
  • Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

Bettamed® Tablets

A Super Supplement to Boost Immune System Function

Bettamed has pioneered the use of Fulvic Acid in South Africa, since 2006. The combined work of: Research Scientists, in the UK and at the University of Pretoria; our chief Biochemist and our doctorate Pharmacist has produced the best Fulvic Acid product in South Africa.

Bettamed tablets (and liquid), are a source of:

  • the best mix of vitamins and a balanced variety of micro-nutrients,
  • to increase digestive health and optimal nutrient absorption
  • so that you can enjoy optimal health, strong healing ability and your best appearance.

10. Bettamed® Tablet Ingredients:

  • Fulvic Acid -pure plant-sourced Carbohydrate derived Fulvic Acid
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium

Bettamed continue to innovate high-performance formulas, using evidence-based science to formulate all our products, because efficacy matters.


Zinc is an essential nutrient for everyone, and it’s a powerful antioxidant known to boost immunity. It has even been described as the “gatekeeper of immune function.”

You can find zinc in plant foods, such as wheat germ, beans, legumes, nutritional yeast, oats, nuts, and seeds. However, plant-based diets are often high in phytates (found in cereal grains and corn), which can inhibit the absorption of zinc from other foods and ultimately increase your daily requirements.

Zinc also improves the absorption of Vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an important role in the maintenance of the Immune System, is essential for vision, cell formation and the integrity of the body’s mucus membranes. Vitamin A plays a role in the heath of many organs including: heart, lungs and kidneys.

CHD-Fulvic Acid which is unmatched as an anti-oxidant, taken together with Zinc & Selenium– combine as great healers. Fulvic Acid increases Zinc absorption by up to 500%, which advances Immune Function, heals acne and calms inflammation related to eczema and shingles.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is used by your body for wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, and plays a role in helping your body absorb iron.

It plays a role in your body’s production of collagen, carnitine (which helps your body turn fat into energy), and catecholamines (hormones made by your adrenal glands).

Vitamin C also helps regenerate vitamin E from its oxidized form. In turn Vitamin E is an important immune booster- strengthening the activity and functioning of immune cells, and warding off infection.

Vitamin C also boosts your body’s ability to absorb iron from the foods you eat, and plays a role in detoxification, as it helps neutralize and eliminate a range of toxins from your body.

One of the most famous forerunners of high dose vitamin C treatment for colds and other disease was Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), a physical chemist and peace activist who won two Nobel Prizes; one in chemistry in 1954, followed by a Nobel Peace Prize in 1962.

The New Scientist magazine ranked him as one of the 20 greatest scientists to ever live.

11. Bettamed Tablet side-effects

Fulvic Acid can cause a softer stool than usual. Individuals experiencing Candida “Cleanse” or die-off symptoms, may experience symptoms similar to a detox diet.