Everyone has been asking about immune support, what supplements are best, and what ingredients to look for.
If you are looking for an all in one formula that covers all the bases, you'll want to learn about Kyolic Immune Shield Formula 103.
Here are the immune strengthening ingredients you’ll find in the formula:
Aged Garlic Extract
Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) is best known for its cardiovascular benefits. But scientists at the University of Florida have found that this herb also reduces the duration of the common cold or flu by as much as 61%. During their study, 120 cold and flu sufferers also experienced a 21% reduction in the number of symptoms and 58% fewer missed work days due to their illness. More importantly, the duration of their cold was cut by an impressive 61%.
Astragalus has gained a reputation as an antiviral and potent immune booster — and for good reason. A staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine, astragalus is rich in polysaccharides, flavonoids, multiple trace minerals, and amino acids. Numerous studies show that this herb stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of NK cells, macrophages, and T-cells. Taken during cold and flu season, it may help prevent colds and other upper respiratory conditions. This herb also has powerful free radical fighting capabilities.
Vitamin C is the most acknowledged immune stimulant on the planet. Studies show that immune cells (phagocytes and T-cells) accumulate vitamin C and use it to perform their tasks, especially during an infection.
It’s so effective that when Israeli doctors gave the vitamin to a group of competitive swimmers with upper respiratory infections, 47% of those taking a daily dose of vitamin C experienced less severe symptoms and a more rapid recovery than those who didn’t take the supplement.
Several studies also suggest that vitamin C may keep colds at bay. For those who do succumb to the sniffles, increasing vitamin C may shorten the number of days you are symptomatic. This is because the white blood cells that fight off infection have increased need for vitamin C to do their job.
Medicinal mushrooms, such as maitake, reishi, shiitake, agaricus, and poria cocos, have been used for centuries throughout Asia to enhance immune function and restore vitality.
Modern research shows that these mushrooms superstars are rich sources of:
• Beta-glucan (a unique fiber that enhances the immune system’s rapid response to bacterial infection)
• Active hexose correlated compound (an immunomodulating compound that also increases the body’s antibody response to the flu vaccine, making it even more effective).While some varieties like maitake and shiitake are delicious cooked, others like reishi are used strictly for medicinal purposes. For immune balancing, look for a mushroom supplement that includes several types of culinary and medicinal mushrooms.
Olive leaf has been used medicinally since biblical times. The secret to its healing powers lies in the herb’s natural antioxidants, especially oleuropein–a compound with powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
Unlike antibiotic drugs, oleuropein isn’t broad-broad spectrum. Instead, it targets specific microbes and allows healthy bacteria to thrive.
Olive leaf’s bacteria-busting capabilities are so effective that they have been reported in several studies to target some extremely harmful microbes includes Helicobacter pylori (the ulcer bug) and Staphylococcus aureus.
Oregano is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial, thanks to high levels of an active compound called carvacrol.
Studies suggest that the oxygen molecules in carvacrol team up with the water in your body to create heat that kills bacteria. When pitted against a variety of common infectious microbes, researchers discovered that oregano kills Salmonella, E. coli, and several types of the Staphylococcus bug.
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