Immune Support (90 Capsules)
Immune Support is made up of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and herbs to boost the immune system and fight viruses and bacteria.
The following is a breakdown of Oregon Health’s Immune Support with regards to their roles in improving immunity: Beta Carotene, a carotenoid which is converted in the body as Vitamin A, is a primary antioxidant and is an essential human nutrient. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is antioxidant that detoxifies many harmful substances and plays a key role in immunity. Vitmain C increases the synthesis of interferon, a natural antiviral substance produced by the body. Zinc Glycinate and Selenomethione are vital antioxidants similar to Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Both are important to the immune system by preventing and fighting free-radical formation. Zinc protects the liver against chemical damage. Selenomethione is simply the mineral selenium bound to methionine for better absorption. Selenomethione produces antibodies to help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Andrographis is one of the best herbs to boost the immune system with anti-inflammatory properties. Andrographis also promotes upper respiratory health. It works in combination with Echinacea to treat and
prevent cold and flu symptoms. Studies revealed andrographis reduced sore throats, earaches, nasal drainage, sleeplessness and other cold symptoms. Bee Propolis is excellent aid for bacterial infections. It stimulates the immune system and controls mucus, dry cough and throat infections. Echinacea strengthens the immune system by stimulating white blood cells. Echinacea has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Grape Fruit Seed Extract is a broad-based potent antimicrobial that directly attacks bacteria, viruses and fungi upon contact. Grape Seed Extract is an antioxidant that fights free radicals, strengthens the immune system. Grape Seed has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes anti-aging and reduces stress. Olive Leaf is an herb that fights viruses and bacteria, boosts energy and combats fevers. Garlic is a potent immune stimulant and natural antibiotic. Garlic fights viruses and infections. Good for the heart and colon, garlic improves circulation and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Elderberry is a powerful cleansing antioxidant that fights inflammation, lowers fevers, soothes the respiratory tract and stimulates circulation. Elderberry prevents Influenza viruses from entering the cells. Amla contains powerful antioxidant properties. Amla helps reduce fevers, suppress inflammation and stimulates production of white blood cells. Amla may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Astralagus Root acts as a tonic to protect the immune system, promotes healing, increases metabolism and provides energy to combat fatigue. It’s also effective for chronic lung weakness. Reishi Mushroom Extract prevents and treats allergies, inhibits inflammation and stimulates the production of antibodies. Reishi improves blood circulation and stamina, alleviates anxiety and counteracts immune system damage. Maitake Mushroom Extract suppresses many forms of detrimental bacteria and viruses, while stimulating the immune system. Shitake Mushroom Extract stimulates the immune system and the
production of interferon that counteract Influenza Virus Type A.
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