Acute Immune Boost

60 CAPS Product No. 00711

$39.00
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Acute Immune Boost has been designed specifically for rapid support of the immune system with high quality nutrients and botanical extracts to quickly restore optimal functioning. It has been formulated to use short term at the onset of common viral illness or for immune support when viral threats are present in the environment at work, school, or during air travel.

This potent blend contains top nutrients involved in positive immune function including Vitamins A, C, D and zinc. Two top research-supported herbs for immune health, elderberry and Andrographis complete this synergistic formula.

 

  • Provides potent immune boost during times of seasonal or environmental viral threats.
  • Supplies Andrographis and Elderberry in research-backed amounts for acute immune support.
  • Aids protection by supplying needed nutrients for optimal immune response.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Acute Immune Boost

 

Product Code: 00711          Capsules per Bottle: 60

 

Each serving of 3 size 0 vegetarian capsules contains:

 

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)

306 mg

Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate)

40 mg

Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)

30 mg

Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol)

200 mcg

Vitamin A (as Retinyl Palmitate)

1500 mcg REA

Elderberry Extract (standardized to 15% Anthocyanin)

300 mg

Andrographis Extract (standardized to 40% Andrographolide)

150 mg

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

600 mg

  Other ingredients: vegetarian cellulose capsule.

 

Description: Acute Immune Boost has been designed specifically for support of the immune defense system with high quality nutrients and medicinal extracts to help reduce the incidence of infection, calm symptoms, and/or shorten the duration of common colds.

Acute Immune Boost contains top nutrients involved in positive immune function including Vitamins A, C and D and zinc [1]. Two top immune boosting plant extracts, elderberry and Andrographis complete this potent formula.


Uses: Acute Immune Boost has been formulated to use short term at the onset of common viral illness for immune system support. It may also be used for immune support when viral threats are present in the environment at work, school, or during air travel.

The common cold is the leading cause for missed work and school and can lead to complications such as ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia that may call for medical intervention, making early immune support a potential cost savings.

 

Herbal Ingredients:

Elderberries have long been used in traditional, natural remedies for colds and flus. More recently, some observational and clinical studies have linked elderberries to a significant reduction in the duration and severity of colds and flu-like symptoms [7]. A recent study has also shown preventative benefits to taking elderberry before extended air travel. The study noted significant reduction on both severity and duration in colds in those who supplemented with elderberry before and during trips when compared to a placebo group. Elderberries also contain a variety of nutrients ranging from various vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B9, C and E), trace elements such as Cu, Zn, Fe and minerals such as K, Ca and Mg, to phytochemicals such as carotenoids, phytosterols and polyphenols.

Andrographis or A. Paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall ex Nees (Acanthaceae family), also known as nemone chinensi, or Chuān Xīn Lián, is traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine and ayurvedic medicine as an antipyretic for relief from the severity and duration of common colds, alleviating fevers, coughs, and sore throats [9]. Studies have shown that A. Paniculata has also been effective against avian influenza and human influenza viruses, in vitro [9].

 

Immune Supportive Nutrients:

Vitamin C: A highly effective antioxidant that protects proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids from damage by free radicals [2]. [3]. Regular supplementation of vitamin C has demonstrated a reduced duration (in adults by 8%, in children by 14%) and severity of the common cold, as well as decreased incidence of the common cold by 9% in the general population [1].

Zinc: Impaired immune function due to inadequate zinc status may be the most common cause of secondary immunodeficiency in humans [3]. Zinc inhibits rhinoviral replication and has been demonstrated to shorten the duration of colds by approximately 33%. It is suggested that zinc supplementation is most effective when started within 24 hours of symptom onset [3].

Vitamin D: Recent experiments have shed a brighter light on the immune-enhancing properties of vitamin D, specifically its role in innate immunity and localized monocyte production of vitamin D-dependent antimicrobial proteins that combat infections [4].

Vitamin A is also known for its positive effects on the human immune response toward viral disease. Vitamin A plays an essential role in many physiologic processes, one of which is modulation of immune function.

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC): Evidence shows NAC has a protective effect over the strength of the immune system, especially in the aging population, and may aid in shortening the duration of respiratory tract/bronchial infections [13,14]. NAC is used in conditions with excess mucus formation to thin mucus for easier expectoration.

 

Source Materials: Available upon request

 

Allergens:  Free of: Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.

 

Recommendations: At first sign of acute immune challenges, take 3 capsules daily for up to 20 days or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

 

Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
 

References:

  1. Rondanelli, Mariangela, et al. "Self-care for common colds: the pivotal role of vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, and Echinacea in three main immune interactive clusters (physical barriers, innate and adaptive immunity) involved during an episode of common colds—Practical advice on dosages and on the time to take these nutrients/botanicals in order to prevent or treat common colds." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2018 (2018).
  2. Pham-Huy, Lien Ai, Hua He, and Chuong Pham-Huy. "Free radicals, antioxidants in disease and health." International journal of biomedical science: IJBS 4.2 (2008): 89.
  3. Maggini, S., S. Beveridge, and M. Suter. "A combination of high-dose vitamin C plus zinc for the common cold." Journal of International Medical Research 40.1 (2012): 28-42.
  4. Chesney RW. “Vitamin D and The Magic Mountain: the anti-infectious role of the vitamin.” JPediatr (2010) 156:698-703. 
  5. Armas, Laura AG, Bruce W. Hollis, and Robert P. Heaney. "Vitamin D2 is much less effective than vitamin D3 in humans." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 89.11 (2004): 5387-5391.
  6. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Database; CID=445354, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/445354 (accessed Oct. 19, 2018).
  7. Tiralongo, Evelin, Shirley S. Wee, and Rodney A. Lea. "Elderberry supplementation reduces cold duration and symptoms in air-travellers: A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial." Nutrients 8.4 (2016): 182.
  8. Krawitz, Christian, et al. "Inhibitory activity of a standardized elderberry liquid extract against clinically-relevant human respiratory bacterial pathogens and influenza A and B viruses." BMC complementary and alternative medicine 11.1 (2011): 16.
  9. Hu, Xiao-Yang, et al. "Andrographis paniculata (Chuān Xīn Lián) for symptomatic relief of acute respiratory tract infections in adults and children: A systematic review and meta-analysis." PloS one 12.8 (2017): e0181780.
  10. Okhuarobo, Agbonlahor, et al. "Harnessing the medicinal properties of Andrographis paniculata for diseases and beyond: a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology." Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease 4.3 (2014): 213-222.
  11. San-Miguel, B., et al. "N-acetyl-cysteine protects liver from apoptotic death in an animal model of fulminant hepatic failure." Apoptosis 11.11 (2006): 1945-1957.
  12. Wu, Guoyao, et al. "Glutathione metabolism and its implications for health." The Journal of nutrition 134.3 (2004): 489-492.
  13. Arranz, Lorena, et al. "The glutathione precursor N-acetylcysteine improves immune function in postmenopausal women." Free radical biology & medicine 45.9 (2008): 1252-1262.
  14. De la Fuente, Macarena. "Effects of antioxidants on immune system ageing." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 56.S3 (2002): S5.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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