Astragalus Root The historical use of astragalus for immune support has been backed up by studies suggesting that it may help maintain healthy white blood cell and interferon activity.
Elderberry Fruit Research highlighting a potential value in supporting immune function in influenza sufferers have made elderberry one of the most popular resistance supplements. The impressive flavonoid profile is especially worth noting in this respect.
Garlic Bulb Numerous studies have demonstrated that the sulphur compounds in garlic are active against a wide range of harmful microbes. This evidence supports the historical use of garlic in maintaining healthy resistance.
Olive Leaf Research suggests that olive leaf exhibits considerable immune supportive and antimicrobial activity, warranting its common use in assisting the body’s ability to combat bacteria,, viruses and yeast/fungi.
Elderflower The flavonoids and phenolic acids in elderflower are associated with its common use in supporting the body during a cold. Elderflower may help encourage bronchial secretions and perspiration (which may help accelerate the removal of the virus).
Maitake Mushroom Mycelia Beta glucans, polysaccharide compounds prevalent in maitake mycelia, have been the subject of numerous studies highlighting remarkable immune supportive properties. Although this polysaccharide group is abundant in certain other species of fungi and plants, maitake beta glucans are possibly the most heavily researched to date.
Stabilised Rice Bran (SRB) SRB provides many nutrients that may support resistance, most notably inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6).
Cayenne Pepper In addition to its anti-microbial properties, cayenne may promote healthy sinuses and encourage perspiration in a beneficial manner when the immune system is challenged.