How does mucus protect you? Mucus is a viscous colloid. That means it is a stretchy, thick substance with a variety of different molecular substances suspended throughout. These substances include antiseptic enzymes, immunoglobulins, inorganic salts, proteins, and glycoproteins. That’s quite a list of ingredients that goes into our snot, isn’t it? All these ingredients work together to protect our bodies. Because of the sticky, stretchy properties of mucus, it can trap bacteria, fungi, and viruses before they can infect us.
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