- Boosts the immune system and provides powerful antioxidants.
- Detoxifies and boosts glutathione levels.
- Protects cells and produces vitamin C.
- Works as an anti-aging agent and supports heart health.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine, a major precursor in the formation of the of the body’s most abundant antioxidant, glutathione. NAC is more stable than L-cysteine and is quickly metabolized into glutathione once it enters the body. NAC is a potent cell detoxifier, as well as helping to strengthen cell membranes. It also strengthens the protective lining of the stomach and intestines, and has proven liver boosting qualities.
Quercetin is one of the most potent bioflavonoids used by plants to protect against UV radiation and microbes. Quercetin is the most active of the flavonoids. Quercetin has powerful cell protecting properties and stabilizes cell membranes thus supporting a healthy immune response. Bioflavonoids, in fact, are considered “nature’s biological response modifiers.”
While bioflavonoids, like quercetin, are poorly absorbed in the body, they stimulate the body to produce uric acid to excrete them, which helps support the body's to eliminate other unwanted compounds. Quercetin inhibits lipid peroxidation and increases protective mucus production in the gastrointestinal tract. Quercetin is also thought to help preserve vitamin C in the body and support the health of fragile capillaries.
Green tea has been used for over 5,000 years for a variety of health purposes; supporting digestion, mood maintenance, immune enhancement promoting vitality and well being. Green tea contains high concentrations of polyphenols—plant-derived antioxidant compounds linked to health benefits ranging from immune system support to cardiovascular health.
The primary polyphenols found in green tea include four catechins—epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) being the most potent and extensively researched. As an antioxidant, EGCG ranks up there with vitamin C and glutathione, and helps cells protect themselves from oxidation an other bad guys.
Since the 1970s, epidemiological studies have shown that in parts of the world where green tea is consumed, has shown to overall cellular health. Green Tea has garnered the attention of in many research initiatives.
Elderberries have been a popular ingredient in many European folk remedies. They provide anthocyanins, potent purple pigments with many health benefits. Anthocyanins found in elderberries have more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C.
Elderberry anthocyanins are thought to support proper immune function by boosting the production of cytokines, proteins acting as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response.
Elderberry extract also reduces a healthy balance of oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
Beta glucan is what's called a biological response modifier, meaning it nutritionally strengthens and regulates the immune response. Beta Glucan has a strong and growing reputation, including the high-recommendation of Bill Henderson in his book on how to maintain healthy cells.
Beta glucan is ingested through immune cells to yield various therapeutic healing effects generated by the immune cells. For many years Glucans have been investigated for these immune enhancing properties, particularly their ability to activate macrophage immune cells and NK-Cells, plus in turn, the T-Cells, and B-Cells.
As an added bonus, beta glucan supports healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. This yeast-based immune booster is a great ally all year round.