Complicated and extraordinary, your immune system helps keep you healthy and strong while protecting your body from everyday stressors.
It’s a vast network of cells, organs, proteins and tissues that are always on the lookout for everyday and seasonal threats. Once your immune system encounters one, it naturally generates what’s called an immune response.
Every day, your immune system is vulnerable to foreign invaders and external threats. And as you age, it becomes more and more difficult for your system to effectively respond to and defend against them.
Fortunately, there’s a simple and natural two-step strategy you can follow to help your immune system function optimally and support your overall health.
Step 1: Adopt These Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Developing healthy habits is important to support your immune system and help it defend against those external stressors while lowering your risk of further issues.
While there are many habits you can develop to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the following factors are foundational in promoting a strong immune system and overall health plan:
- Manage stress – Emotional stress has a larger effect on your physical well-being than you may realize. Avoiding excessive stress is a key foundational health strategy, as it can play a role in compromising your immune system.
- Maintain your gut microbiome – Your gut microbiota is key to optimal immune function and digestive health. Fermented food and fiber are vital to repopulating your gut with beneficial bacteria and providing the necessary nutrients for them to thrive. Avoiding processed food and excess sugar is essential to maintaining a healthy gut.
- Exercise – Evidence from research underscores the benefits of exercise to your immune health. Seek to raise your heart and breathing rate for 30 minutes each day in addition to moving out of your chair frequently. Your body requires both exercise and movement to stay healthy.
- Get quality sleep – The quality and quantity of your sleep have a regulatory effect on your immune system. Developing good sleep habits requires just a little effort. Getting adequate and quality sleep helps give your body time to recover and recharge.
- Nourish your body with vitamin D3 – Getting an adequate supply of this essential vitamin is an important factor in supporting your immune health. Regulating the expression of more than 900 genes in your body, vitamin D influences just about every function, including healthy cell development and growth, strong bones, cardiovascular health, brain health and cognition.*
Step 2: Have a Backup Plan in Place
Even if you do your best to adopt the above foundational habits, your immune system could still face challenges.
That’s why it’s important to have a backup plan in place.
Free radicals are unstable, destructive molecules that lack electrons. And while they form naturally as a result of normal metabolic processes, like breathing, they can increase due to things like stress, poor diet and environmental stressors.
In short, free radicals have the ability to damage your cells and keep your immune system from functioning optimally.
So, what can you do to better protect your immune system against free radicals and cell damage? Well, your body already produces antioxidants to neutralize free radicals; however, as you grow older, the levels of antioxidants drop significantly.
It’s estimated that by age 40, your antioxidant level is at 50%, and by the ages of 60 to 70, it is down to around 5% to 10%. So your next steps would be to supplement with antioxidants and other nutrients to give your immune system the support it needs.
That’s where our power-packed Herbal Immune Support formula comes in.
Packed with the following immune-supporting whole herbs, extracts and vitamin ingredients, Herbal Immune Support is the effective backup plan you’re looking for:
- Vitamin C from Organic Acerola
- Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol
- Yarrow Flower Powder
- Peppermint Leaf Powder
- Elder Flower Extract
- Oregano Leaf Oil Powder
- Bee Propolis Powder
- Olive Leaf Extract
Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient and how it plays a part in supporting your immune health.*
Why This Unique Vitamin C Source From Acerola Cherries Outshines Oranges
With its potent antioxidant properties, vitamin C helps keep free radicals in check and is vital in supporting proper immune function.*
One of the richest sources of vitamin C, the acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra), also known as the Acerola, Barbados cherry, or wild crepe myrtle, is a type of cherry native to the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America.
A published study that examined the vitamin C content of pineapple, araçá, cashew, guava, kiwi, orange, lemon and strawberry found that acerola packed more of the nutrient than any other fruit with few exceptions.
Compared to an orange, which is considered to be a great source of vitamin C, acerola contains about nine times the amount of vitamin C and contains zero grams of sugar per single cherry.
In addition, acerola is rich in vitamin A, which not only supports healthy vision but your immune function as well.
These are the compelling reasons why our Herbal Immune Support formula includes the highest quality Certified Organic Acerola Fruit Extract available.
Optimize Your First Line of Defense With the Superior Form of Vitamin D
It’s been recognized for years that vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.* Without it, bones can become thin, brittle or irregular.
However, vitamin D also plays an important role in helping your immune system function properly. It can have distinctive effects on both your innate and adaptive immune systems.*
Your innate immune system is your first line of defense and comes into play immediately or within hours of stressor detection. Once activated, vitamin D binds to innate system cells, helping to ward off the stressors.*
If a stressor manages to dodge the innate immune system, the second line of defense – your adaptive immune system – kicks in. Your adaptive immune system involves your T regulatory helper and suppressor cells, as well as your natural killer cells.
Vitamin D helps support and calm the adaptive immune system as it binds to the cells of the system.*
Our Herbal Immune Support uses the superior, more absorbable form of vitamin D that your body naturally makes from sunlight – vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) – and not the synthetic vitamin D2 often found in popular supplements.
How Yarrow Flower Supports a Healthy Digestive System for Overall Health*
Yarrow is an aromatic perennial plant from the aster or Asteraceae (Compositae) family, a close relative of chamomile and chrysanthemum.
Its scientific name, Achillea millefolium, was coined from the Greek hero, Achilles, who loved using it, as well as for its many small, feather-like leaves (millefolium means "a thousand leaves").
Yarrow contains flavonoids, or plant-based compounds, that increase saliva and stomach acid, helping to support digestion.*
Your digestive system, which is generally divided into two halves – the upper gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower gastrointestinal tract (small intestine and large intestine) – is home to the largest part of your body’s immune system.
So, having a healthy digestive system is an important defense against external stressors that find their way into your body.
Yarrow also works to help your blood vessels, especially the smaller veins, and helps support normal blood pressure levels.*
To provide you with all the benefits of yarrow, Herbal Immune Support offers 200 mg of Yarrow Flower Powder.
How This Ancient Herb Provides Added Immune Support
Derived from spearmint, peppermint (mentha piperita) contains more than 40 different compounds, including menthol that makes up around 30%.
More than just a popular candy flavor and added fragrance to foods, cosmetics, toothpastes and other products, peppermint and the natural effects of its fresh leaves have been known since ancient times. Dried peppermint leaves have even been found in several Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC.
The menthol and other peppermint ingredients have been shown to relieve occasional gastrointestinal symptoms – likely by regulating calcium channel-dependent processes within the gastric, intestinal and colonic systems.*
Peppermint also contains flavonoids with antioxidant activity that may help support your cellular and immune health.*
As your lower gastrointestinal tract is home to the largest part of your body’s immune system, peppermint’s combination of digestive health support along with its antioxidant flavonoids helps provide an added line of defense for your immune system.*
Our Herbal Immune Support formula includes 195 mg of Peppermint Leaf Powder.
This Bioflavonoid-Rich Flower Supports Healthy Blood Flow and Immune Function*
Elder flowers, the flowers of the elder tree that gives us elderberries, contain beneficial compounds including:
- Flavonoids – Mostly flavones and flavanols with antioxidant properties*
- Phenolic compounds – Including chlorogenic acids for blood health support*
- Triterpenoids – With oleanolic acids for normal inflammatory response support*
With its bioflavonoids and other health-rich properties, elder flowers help support blood health and optimize the function of your immune system.*
Our Herbal Immune Support formula contains 160 mg of Elder Flower Extract that works synergistically with the other ingredients to help support your overall immune health.*
How This Perennial Herb Helps Enhance Your Immune System*
Oregano oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of oregano (Origanum vulgare), a hardy perennial herb, and a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family.
Although it grows in many areas around the world, it’s native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.
Oregano oil is high in phenols, natural phytochemical compounds with beneficial antioxidant effects.* Two of the most abundant phenols in oregano oil are thymol and carvacrol.
Thymol is an herb with antioxidant activity that helps enhance your immune system while also supporting healthy organs and tissues.*
With its impressive array of health-promoting properties, carvacrol is one of the most active components of oregano oil.*
With other phenols, like terpenes, rosmarinic acid, naringin and beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), thymol and carvacrol work together as potent antioxidants in Herbal Immune Support to help support your immune system and overall health.*
The Bees Have It – Maybe You Should, Too
Honeybees have been around for about 80 million years, and as the primary pollinators of more than a third of the earth’s food resources, go beyond simply creating honey for all of us to enjoy.
One extraordinary, little-known by-product of beehive maintenance is called propolis.
Propolis is a resinous, waxy substance that is created by bees when they mix their saliva with beeswax, along with compounds from various plants and trees. Often referred to as “bee glue,” bees use it to seal gaps in their hive to keep out intruders.
Even though researchers have identified more than 300 separate compounds in propolis, some of the most important active compounds include flavonoids, aromatic acids, diterpenoid acids, triterpenoids and phenols.
With their powerful antioxidant properties, these compounds are deemed to be the key to why propolis may offer extraordinary health benefits, including immune system support.*
To help your immune system function optimally and to support your overall health, it was an easy decision to include Bee Propolis Powder as part of our Herbal Immune Support formula.*
The Protective Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract
The leaves of the olive tree have been used since ancient times, and research has shown that olive leaf extract contains healthful properties, including a potent source of antioxidants that support your immune system*.
The antioxidants in olive leaf extract are primarily plant-based polyphenols that scientists believe play a supportive role in overall cognitive, cellular and skeletal health.* One of the most powerful polyphenols in olive leaf is oleuropein. Studies show that in addition to its antioxidant activity, oleuropein can help support a normal inflammatory response.*
Olive leaves have been an important part of the Mediterranean diet for some time. This diet has been associated with supporting stronger immune function primarily because of oleuropein’s ability to neutralize free radicals while protecting your body against everyday stressors.*
Other research-back health benefits of olive leaf extract include support for overall cardiovascular health and blood pressure already in the normal range.*
One renowned study with 20 sets of identical twins found that those given higher doses of olive leaf extract tablets were able to maintain healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range. In contrast, the twins who didn’t receive any of the tablets didn’t show significant impact on the maintenance of their blood pressure levels.
By including Olive Leaf Extract in high-quality Herbal Immune Support, we’ve added another level of protection for your immune and overall health.*
How DMG Delivers Natural Immune Support*
In research studies, DMG has been shown to enhance immune function, particularly in the face of adversity.*
DMG is a derivative of the amino acid glycine, with two extra methyl groups attached to it. This makes DMG a powerful methyl donor, allowing it to produce building blocks for a wide range of fundamental biological molecules in the body, including neurotransmitters, hormones, antibodies and various structures that help support energy.*
In a broader sense, DMG is a potent metabolic enhancer that promotes a myriad of vital bodily functions, including your immune function.*
DMG is found naturally in plant and animal cells, and in certain foods, such as beans, cereal grains and liver. It’s also found in your body, but unfortunately, in very small amounts for only a very limited amount of time.
To provide your body with enhanced immune supporting potential, we included 150 mg of DMG in Herbal Immune Support.*
Take the Challenge Head On, and Start Defending Your Immune System Today
By implementing the two-step strategy that includes developing healthy lifestyle habits and supplementing with Herbal Immune Support, you can be well on your way toward supporting your immune system against everyday stressors and seasonal threats.*
The whole herbs, extracts, vitamin and natural ingredients in Herbal Immune Support have been carefully selected for their ability to support a stressed immune system.*
Packed into a vegetable-based capsule, these premium ingredients are free of major allergens and do not include any unnecessary additives or harmful fillers.
Take the challenge head-on today in optimizing your immune system, and order Herbal Immune Support.*