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Immunity Ingredients

Ingredients: Elderberry Extract (Sambucus Nigra Fruit), Garlic Extract (Allium Sativum), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), L-Cysteine, L-Lysine, Zinc (Zinc Citrate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

1. ELDERBERRY EXTRACT (SAMBUCUS NIGRA FRUIT)

Elderberry is a plant that is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, containing anthocyanins, flavonols, phenolic acids, and vitamin C. Elderberry supports the immune system while reducing inflammation and oxidative damage. (1)

2. GARLIC EXTRACT (ALLIUM SATIVUM)

While very popular in culinary recipes, garlic has a long history in traditional medicine. Garlic can also help lower blood pressure and reduce levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL (good cholesterol). (2) (3) Garlic can support cardiovascular health, physical and sexual vitality, cognition, and overall immunity. It also has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Garlic has also been shown to decrease heavy metal toxicity and might enhance immune cell function. (4) (5)

⁣3. VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

Vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble essential vitamin. Vitamin C is capable of being both an antioxidant and pro-oxidant, depending on what the body needs. This mechanism allows it to serve a variety of functions in the body. Vitamin C sequesters free radicals in the body. Vitamin C’s structure allows it to act on neurology and depression, as well as interact with the pancreas and modulate cortisol. Its antioxidant properties mean Vitamin C provides neuroprotective effects and benefits for blood flow. By protecting the testes from oxidative stress, Vitamin C can also preserve testosterone levels. (6)

4. L-CYSTEINE

L-Cystine is a sulfur-containing, non-essential amino acid that acts as a stabilizer for forming protein structures and promotes glutathione formation. Glutathione is a powerful free radical scavenging antioxidant that also helps maintain normal, balanced immune system function. NAC can help support healthy brain and neuronal tissues. NAC also acts as a liver detoxifier that is very effective in promoting liver health by weakening the harmful effects of toxins and helping remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury. (7) Cystine provides a powerful antioxidant defense against free radicals and enhances the electrochemical balance within nerve cells, helping maintain optimal conditions for their metabolic and neurotransmitter activities. As a vasodilator, It helps relax blood vessels, improving the flow of blood, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body. (8) Cysteine has also been shown to decrease oxidative stress. (9) It decreases mitochondrial damage and significantly reduces the levels of lipid peroxidation while markedly restoring enzymic and non-enzymatic antioxidant levels. (10)

5. L-LYSINE

Lysine is commonly compared to Vitamin C but is a nonessential amino acid that the body does not naturally produce. Lysine has been shown to increase wound healing. (11) Lysine is required for the formation of collagen, which supports skin health. (12) Lysine is commonly used to help prevent and treat infections such as cold sores. (13) Lysine deficiencies can result in impaired recuperation.

⁣6. ZINC (ZINC CITRATE)

Zinc is an essential nutrient that plays many roles in the body, such as a vital role in gene expression, enzymatic reactions, immune function, protein synthesis, DNA synthesis, wound healing, and growth and development. (15)

⁣7. VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)

Vitamin B6 is considered essential because it serves as a cofactor in more than 150 enzymatic reactions.. (16). Vitamin B6 is essential for at least 100 enzymes that help the brain make key neurotransmitters. It helps the body utilize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids derived from proteins. This vitamin also aids the conversion of potentially damaging homocysteine into useful antioxidants, while also promoting relaxation, immunity, and a healthy mood. (16)

REFERENCES

1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464614002400

⁣2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11448543

⁣3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20594781

⁣4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8169881

⁣5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22280901

⁣6. https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-c/

⁣7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270338/

⁣8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5241507/

⁣9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23731375

⁣10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20097726

⁣11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3829946/

⁣12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3499978/

⁣13. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15989381/

⁣14. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/%20Zinc-HealthProfessional/

⁣15. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28515951/

⁣16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27593095




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