When the body is overworked, stressed or low in nutrients, your immune system will not be working at its best. Our Advanced Immunity formula is made with 20 of the highest quality natural ingredients including Vitamin C and Vitamin D and potent herbal antivirals and antibacterials to give your body an edge against illness.
Why Is Vitamin C So Important?
Vitamin C is arguably the most important vitamin for immunity. Vitamin C is water-soluble so our bodies can’t store it meaning that we need a daily dose to receive its full benefits.
As we age it becomes more important than ever that we protect ourselves from virus and pathogen infections. Most complications from serious flu are due to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This is caused by the immune system producing a cytokine storm, where our immune system overreacts, producing a massive state of inflammation which causes difficulty breathing and is the basis of pneumonia.
Fortunately, our body can fight this inflammation but it needs Vitamin C to do this. (source: Surviving ARDS: IHCAN magazine May 2020 issue)
Why Is Vitamin D So Important?
50% of the population is vitamin D-deficient. Our bodies manufacture Vitamin D when sunshine hits our bodies but cloudy climates, suntans and working indoors mean that we’re just not getting enough sun.
This vitamin is essential for a healthy immune response. T cells, a group of immune cells, are critical for immune defence. They attack foreign bacteria and viruses but can’t if the body doesn’t have enough vitamin D. Studies have also shown it can reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections.
PLUS 18 additional ingredients
We’ve combined the most potent antiviral and antibacterial herbs, berries, fruits, leaves, roots, mushrooms, bulbs, vitamins and minerals that have proven ability to boost your immune system.
Including: Vitamin C, Baobab Fruit, Acerola Cherry Extract, Zinc, Vitamin E, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Astragalus Root, Reishi Mushroom, Grapefruit Seed, Olive Leaf, Black Pepper, Black Elderberry, Cayenne Powder, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Rosehip, Turmeric, Vitamin D, Black Aged Garlic & Ginger Root.
Vitamin C: is used to make protein that makes skin, joints and bones strong. Vitamin C speeds up wound healing and helps to form red blood cells. Your body’s immune system relies on vitamin C to keep the disease-fighting white blood cells active. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron and folic acid effectively and turn food into energy.
Vitamin D: contributes to the function of the immune system and healthy inflammatory response, absorption of calcium and phosphorus, the maintenance of bones, muscle function and teeth. Numerous studies indicate the link between healthy vitamin D levels and a strong immune system. A group of immune cells, the T-cells, are critical for immune defence and are dependent on adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood.
Acerola cherry: known as superfruits, due to their excellent nutritional value and exceptionally high vitamin C content. Acerola cherries provide a naturally bio-available and powerful source of vitamin C, which is fully utilised by the body. 1 small acerola cherry contains around 80mg of vitamin C – this is 30 times the amount found in oranges (of the same weight).
Baobab fruit: This versatile fruit has long been used for its health applications in Africa. Famed for its incredible nutritional properties it is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin C and fibre. Studies show that baobab can help to reduce inflammation and prevent oxidative damage to cells.
Astragalus root: Studies have shown that regular use of Astragalus root leads to an increase in disease-fighting immune antibodies and stimulation of T-cells (which are powerful immune-regulating white blood cells) and an increase in levels of the anti-viral compound interferon.
Black pepper (piperine): a very good anti-inflammatory agent. Black pepper has been included in this formula, specifically because it increases the absorption and utilisation of the other beneficial ingredients.
Black aged garlic: produced from fresh garlic via fermentation with the whole bulbs of peeled cloves Black garlic possesses an abundant amount of antioxidant compounds such as polyphenols and flavonoids. Fermentation not only alters the nutrition components and sensory attributes but also enhances the bioactivity of black garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum anti-viral and antibiotic, capable of fighting infection and killing a wide variety of fungi (more than 60), bacteria (more than 20), viruses, protozoa, parasites and amoebas due to its active constituents, allicin and ajoene.
Olive leaf: An excellent anti-microbial against many species of virus and bacteria. For around 4,000 years, countries of the Mediterranean have chopped up olive leaves in liquid or salad form to prevent and treat parasitic infections. Olive leaf is also effective against fungi, moulds and harmful bacteria and can be used for yeast infections.
Rosehip: a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. There is as much vitamin C in a cup of rosehip pulp as in 40 oranges! Vitamins A, B1-3 and K are also present. The bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and the rind enhances its absorption rate. Studies show that rosehips may also reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and help sore, achy joints to function better.
Turmeric: The yellow pigment in turmeric, called curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant shown to reduce free radical damage in the body. Curcumin has long been used in ayurvedic medicine and is perhaps most commonly associated with its anti-inflammatory actions. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. Acute inflammation is typically a protective and localised response to infection or injury. Curcumin is a polyphenol which increases the antioxidant capacity in the blood and enhances T cell immunity.
Cayenne: an ideal addition to any treatment plan to kill bugs and parasites. The volatile oil, capsaicin, within cayenne gives the herb its “hotness” weakens parasites because they do not like a warm environment. Cayenne is known for healing, cleansing, indigestion, urinary tract health, colds, flu, digestive disorders and strengthening internal organs, particularly the heart muscle.
Reishi mushroom: a fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. Within the mushroom, there are several molecules that help to boost immunity. Studies have shown that it can affect the genes in white blood cells, which are critical parts of the immune system.
Black elderberry: rich in vitamins A and B, flavonoids and potassium, but they are most notable because they contain more vitamin C than other traditional fruits. Research indicates they promote disease resistance and have been used since the Stone Age to treat colds and viral infections. Anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C. These potent antioxidants enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines – proteins that act as “messengers” in the immune system to help regulate the immune response.
Grapefruit seed: a highly effective, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal. In fact, it has been proven to be effective against over 800 strains of viruses and bacteria, 100 strains of fungi, plus several single-celled parasites – no other anti-microbial can make such claims.
Ginger root: A warming herb, which helps to ensure that toxins are kept circulating until properly eliminated. It is also calming to the stomach and can help combat feelings of nausea, which may be produced during the detox process.
Lactobacillus acidophilus: A type of friendly bacteria, it helps to combat invading pathogens and other harmful micro-organisms. Probios are essential for a strong and effective immune system as they are involved in countless processes such as the production of B Vitamins, regulates cholesterol levels and supports the absorption of foods and nutrients.
Vitamin E: A fat-soluble vitamin it helps to protect against disease by acting as a cellular antioxidant. It prevents the oxidation of fat compounds, vitamin A, selenium, two sulphur amino acids and some vitamin C. It also helps the supply of oxygen to the body which enhances endurance. Protects lungs against air pollution by working with vitamin A and accelerates the healing of wounds.
Zinc: is vital for growth and wound healing, zinc is also a powerful antioxidant and immune system booster, helping to protect you from infection. It is also thought to be important for brain function, a healthy nervous system and mental alertness. As an antioxidant and immune system booster, zinc can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
Vitamin B6: contributes to the function of the immune system, the regulation of hormonal activity, energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Selenium: This mineral is found in the soil, water and in some foods and can play a big part in our skin’s health. While it’s best known as an antioxidant, this essential mineral is a component of more than two dozen proteins that influence everything from skin health to reproduction, the making of DNA, thyroid function and immune response. Selenium neutralises free radicals and works with the vitamin E to safeguard cell membranes, the protective coating around cells.
60 capsules, 1 capsule to be taken 1 to 3 times per day
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Sugar Free
- Soy Free
- GMO Free