Building Immune Vitality
Now more than ever we need to take care of our health by building vitality and resilience. In addition to a good night’s sleep, invigorating exercise, and a nutrient-rich diet, there are many things we can do to support immunity, adaptability, and an abundance of energy.
We all know that the challenges of modern life can be a major drain on vitality. Study after study verifies that stress affects health on so many levels. Traditionally, our ancestors learned to cope with stress by using adaptogens and tonics to build their defenses and enhance energy and endurance.
An ideal synergy
Time-honored botanicals from Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Western herbalism include “Rasayanas” and “Superior Tonics” considered to be the most revitalizing of all herbs. Our unique formula, A Daily Dose of Immunity, features a synergistic trio of these herbs along with raw Mānuka honey for dependable adaptogenic support.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an Ayurvedic Rasayana, highly respected as a restorative tonic. This fascinating herb has a well-known affinity for the nervous system, helping to calm the mind while enhancing clarity and concentration. Today it is regarded as a gentle yet potent adaptogen that boosts resilience and the ability to overcome mental and physical stress. Ashwagandha is rich in constituents called withanolides and polyphenols, subjects of extensive scientific study.
Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus / Acanthopanax senticosus) is a vigorous bush from the same botanical family as Ginseng. Traditionally used by Indigenous Siberian hunters to boost strength and stamina, Eleuthero became the focus of more than 3,000 scientific studies. Favored by Russian athletes and astronauts, this amazing adaptogen is reported to support endurance, enhance performance, and increase mental concentration. It is also considered to reliably sustain energy and build immune resilience. Eleuthero features potent constituents called eleutherosides and immuno-modulating polysaccharides.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has long been used in Chinese medicine as a reliable tonic with a special focus on the immune system. It works on a deep level, slowly and surely balancing and empowering the complex web of immune defenses – traditionally it is added to tonic soups and teas for regular use. This highly respected herb, featured in more than a thousand scientific studies, contains immuno-modulating polysaccharides and astragalosides.
Chinese tradition recommends Astragalus daily to build resilience but suggests taking a break when the immune system is suddenly activated in response to attack. In that case consider using An Extra Dose of Immunity until the challenge resolves.
Presented in raw Mānuka honey
Collected from the blossoms of New Zealand’s Mānuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), this rich, dark honey offers an array of polyphenols, along with unique constituents including methylglyoxal and methyl syringate. These have been extensively studied for their effects on the immune system. Together with our adaptogenic botanical trio, raw Mānuka honey supports adrenal resilience and a well-balanced immune response.