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Graviola Leaf Graviola Leaf helps support the immune system in several ways. Not only does Graviola contain a bounty of vitamins and minerals, but the stem, bark and leaves are rich in antioxidants, which help the body fight against free radical damage to cells. A healthy immune system is essential for helping the body to fight any nasties and keep illnesses at bay. Vitamin B1 and Zinc (both of which can be found in Graviola) can give the immune system a helping hand. Studies show that Graviola Leaf Extract can activate the innate immune system by inducing macrophage activation and production of cytokines and NO in cells via activation of MAP kinases. These results indicate that Graviola Leaf Extract has immunostimulatory potential and can be applied to boost the innate immune system in immunocompromised patients. In addition to its high contents of bioactive components and ROS-scavenging capacity, the immune-boosting ability of Graviola can be applied for the development of health-promoting functional foods.
Raspberry Fruit Powder The Red Raspberry Fruit powder in IMMUN1TY contains antioxidants which have up to 10 times the amount of antioxidants found in tomatoes or broccoli and 200 times more anti-oxidants than red wine. Red Raspberries are unique because they have specific antioxidants such as Anthocyanins that are found almost nowhere else, they act as pigments that give the berries that deep color, and are a major component of the phenolic/flavonoid class. Recent research shows that anthocyanins act as antioxidants, providing many potential health benefits such as controlling diabetes, improving vision, improving circulation, and helping the body WARD OFF SICKNESS, and slowing the effects of aging, such as loss of memory. Red Raspberry’s phytonutrients have also been shown to play an important role in lowering oxidative stress, and reducing inflammation.
Green Tea Leaf One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research. This may be one of the underlying mechanisms for the health benefits of green tea. Several studies have also shown that green tea has antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses. Two particular polyphenol catechins, EGCG and ECG have the ability to suppress the activities of bacterial and viral factors and can even reverse the resistance of tough pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus(MRSA). ECG and EGCG have the ability to penetrate through phospholipid layers. As a result, these two catechins alter the functions of bacteria and viruses by disrupting their cytoplasmic membrane making them vulnerable to antibiotics.
Turmeric Rhizome Powder Turmeric is a spice that should definitely be added to your cold and flu prevention regimen! Turmeric is a natural way to help bolster the immune system by increasing the immunomodulating capacity of the body. Try adding extra turmeric into your diet during periods of stress or during flu season to help give your immune system a little boost. If you can reduce the amount of active free radicals in the body, you will see a boost in your immune system function. While studies on some antioxidant supplements are inconclusive at best, turmeric’s main active, curcumin, demonstrates strong disease-fighting potential. The way curcumin behaves as an anti-inflammatory, in itself, makes it an excellent therapeutic agent for immunity. It’s the capability to double as an antioxidant that gives us extra incentive to squeeze more turmeric into our daily regimen.
Beta-glucans Powder Beta Glucan is Most Studied Natural Immune System Supplement in the World! When the body is confronted with foreign pathogens it sees as non-self (e.g., Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Cancer, Parasites, etc.), Beta glucan puts the immune cells on “high alert” to confront the attackers.
Cat’s Claw Bark Powder Traditional uses for Cat’s Claw range from stimulating the immune system, aiding in digestion, and fighting viral infections. There have been several areas of interest in the research related to Cat’s Claw, most notably the effects on the immune system and the inflammatory pathways in the human body. The group of chemical compounds in Cat’s Claw known as glycosides have been the center of much of the research investigating how this plant may promote a healthy inflammatory response. The oxindole alkaloids seem to show the most promise in the understanding of how this plant helps to support the healthy functioning of the immune system. The native Ashaninka peoples have found this plant to literally be a gift from the gods.
Garlic Bulb Powder Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold, and are known to boost the function of the immune system. One large, 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared to a placebo. The average length of cold symptoms was also reduced by 70%, from 5 days in the placebo group to just 1.5 days in the garlic group. Another study found that garlic extract effectively reduced the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61%!
Panax ginseng Root Powder 20 mg Studies suggest that ginseng, as a dietary supplement, plays a key role in disease prevention by modulating and boosting the immune function of human body. In addition to strengthening the immune system it seems that ginseng extract could also enhance the effect of vaccinations against diseases like influenza.
Lycopene 10% One of the biggest benefits of lycopene is that it is an antioxidant and protects the body of damage from free radical stress, which can hurt DNA and other cell structures. The antioxidant properties help balance free radical activity in the body and in doing so support a healthy immune system and offer protection against certain diseases.
Quercetin Quercetin is known for its antioxidant activity in radical scavenging and anti-allergic properties characterized by stimulation of immune system, antiviral activity, inhibition of histamine release, and decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Pine Bark Pine bark has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Antioxidants are chemicals that deactivate free radicals — highly destructive chemicals that damage cells and contribute to many diseases, ranging from stroke and heart attacks to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Free radicals even contribute to aging.
Grape Seed Grape seed extract is a dietary supplement which is derived from the ground-up seeds of red wine grapes. This super ingredient will help you to boost immunity naturally, because it’s packed full of antioxidants called OPCs. These antioxidants are some of the most powerful we know of – they’re anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. They help to protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases.’
Pomegranate Pomegranate extracts have antiviral properties against the flu, herpes, and other viruses. In addition to fighting bad viruses and bacteria, there is evidence that pomegranate extracts promote the growth of beneficial gut flora that boosts the immune system including Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. Beneficial compounds in pomegranate extract have been found in studies to inhibit the growth of harmful types of bacteria including E coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Yersinia, Shigella, Listeria, Clostridium, Staphylococcus aureus, and other organisms. There’s also evidence pomegranate compounds inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth that contribute to periodontal disease, plaque buildup, and gingivitis.