Your body is under attack every day.
Every breath of oxygen is accompanied by a host of other organisms, some harmless, others potentially life threatening. The ones that threaten us are called pathogens and include:
COVID-19, SARS, MERS, Influenza, Mumps, Measles, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, the Common Cold
In order to infect us, airborne viral pathogens, like coronavirus, must:
the body through the epithelial cells in our upper respiratory tract
(nose, mouth and back of throat.)
by hijacking the cell’s reproductive mechanisms to create new virus particles, called virions.
the replicated virions throughout the body to infiltrate more cells and continue the cycle of infection.
The body faces a multitude of invaders every day, but typically recognizes these pathogens and acts with a sufficient response to prevent infection. It’s when the body is in a weakened state, or facing a novel/highly virulent threat, that our defenses struggle to protect us.
Nitric oxide is vital for our innate immune defense against pathogens.
The body’s innate immune system acts like a first responder, rushing to the point of infection to begin battling the invaders. Nitric oxide is a key component of the innate
immune response, it works to prevent viral access to the body and disrupt replication
and release, while sending an alert to the body’s neutrophils, marcopahges, and NK cells
to help contain, attack, and kill the virus.
The upper respiratory tract is our frontline of defense against airborne pathogens.
The nose, mouth and back of the throat are lined with epithelial cells that help filter the air we breathe. These cells are the frontline of defense against airborne pathogens and naturally release nitric oxide to combat harmful intruders.
By using the EmitBio UR1 personal pathogen protection device to trigger a release of the body’s stores of nitric oxide and promote increased production of nitric oxide, we are able to bolster the body’s innate immune response.
Released nitric oxide works as an anti-viral in four ways:
Limiting Access: An increase in nitric oxide inhibits airborne pathogens from accessing the body through the epithelial cells in the nose, mouth and back of throat.
Limiting Replication: Even if some pathogens enter the cells, the increased presence of nitric oxide slows the ability of the pathogen to hijack the host cell and replicate.
Limiting Release: Increased nitric oxide also plays an important role in containing any replicated pathogens within an infected cell to limit the spread.
Activating Innate Immune defenses: Nitric oxide alerts “the cavalry” of cells that contain, attack, and kill viral invaders.
EmitBio has developed the specific type of light needed to promote the production and release of nitric oxide.
The scientists and doctors at EmitBio have more than 15 years of experience with nitric oxide-based delivery systems. Our innovations have delivered a patented light-based immunotherapy that is safe and effective. The EmitBio UR1 device uses advanced LEDs to deliver the exact amount of light to the areas of the upper respiratory tract where it is most effective.
The UR1 advanced LEDs
are tuned to deliver the precise wavelengths of blue light that stimulates the generation and release of the body’s natural reserves of nitric oxide.
The amount of light energy absorbed during a 10-minute treatment with the UR1 is equivalent to five minutes of exposure to direct sunlight.
Two, 10-minute treatments a day with the EmitBio UR1 have been shown to increase nitric oxide production by up to 10x over a 24 hour period.
For a deeper explanation of how EmitBio uses blue light to promote nitric oxide, see our white paper or watch this short video.