Thymus as a drug
In the treatment of certain cancers, for example of breast cancer or colorectal carcinoma, preparations containing proteins from the calf thymus gland have been used for some time. These thymus peptides are usually administered in parallel with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Investigations have shown that this damages less important organs such as the bone marrow or the gastrointestinal tract.
How can I protect and support my thymus?
The thymus gland is an important part of our immune system: Through a well-balanced diet and adequate exercise, you strengthen your body's own defense and, indirectly, the thymus. If you feel that your immune system needs a special "kick", just do it like Tarzan: Tap your sternum lightly (!) With your fist for one minute. How to stimulate your thymus gland.