We’ve blogged before about Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract products that support heart health and cholesterol balance. However, I’d like to focus our attention on Immune health, as the Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract product line also includes a variety of immune boosting products. Before going into more details on these products, I always like to start with the basics.
What is Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract?
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is a unique extract ingredient where organic garlic is cultivated, selected, and then goes through a unique aging process that makes it different from other garlic-containing products on the market. Careful extraction conditions are used to manufacture Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract so that the beneficial bioactive compounds in garlic are retained but the odour of garlic is removed. The end result is a safe, stable product that offers bioactive compounds relevant for your health.
What does research tell us about Garlic?
Garlic has beneficial health effects, namely on heart health related matters such as supporting cardiovascular health, promoting healthy blood pressure, and containing a multitude of antioxidants including sulfur-containing compounds and vitamins. So, what’s garlic’s link to immune health? In addition to containing bioactive compounds (antioxidants, immune supporting vitamins such as zinc, and vitamin C), Garlic has been approved by Health Canada for its traditional use to help relieve symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections.
What’s in these Kyolic products that support our immune systems?
We’ve highlighted key formulations below for immune support in several Kyolic products. These products that can provide your body with additional immune support from natural herbal ingredients – which let’s face, we can always use some added immune benefits to help support a healthy lifestyle!
Kyolic Formula 103 Immune Support: Contains multiple immune supporting ingredients, such as Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, vitamin C, complimentary mushroom ingredients (Shiitake, Poria Cocos, Reisi and Agaricus), Astragalus extract, Oregano extract and Olive leaf extract. The mushroom ingredients in this product are unique ingredients because they provide fungal polysaccharides which have immunomodulating properties (so helping to modulate your immune system to be at its best). The other extracts – Astragalus, oregano and olive leaf offer additional support to helping to maintain a healthy immune system.
Kyolic Once a Day Immune formula: An immune support formula, which contains zinc, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, vitamin C, complimentary mushroom ingredients (Shiitake, Poria Cocos, Reisi and Agaricus), Astragalus extract, Oregano extract and Olive leaf extract. The added zinc provides enhanced immune function as zinc is known to be a potent immune support ingredient.
Kyolic Formula 101 with GABA & B vitamins: Contains Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract along with GABA (a neurotransmitter) and vitamins B1, B6 and B12. B Vitamins helps support normal growth and tissue formation and metabolism of nutrients. Vitamin B 12 specifically helps to form red blood cells; the maintenance of these cellular functions is indirectly related to immune health (maintaining the body’s cellular function will help keep your body healthy and ready to stand guard when a virus is lurking). Lastly, GABA has been shown to elicit calming effects.
For more details on these products, check the Vitarock listings for the above products or other Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract products. Take a look to see what is best for you and/or your family!