Activating the Immune System
In the modern world, it just makes sense to take extra care of our health by steadily building immune resilience and vitality. Consistent use of an elixir like A Daily Dose of Immunity can certainly help. But when the body suddenly signals that a rapid response is called for, it’s time to consider the switch to a more stimulating kind of formula.
Challenges to our immune system do seem to be more frequent these days. As it encounters novel situations that call for immediate action, the immune system must rally and launch its defenses. An Extra Dose of Immunity is designed to support and empower this urgent response.
Synergy and Immunity
The immune system is a complex web of defenses, featuring many kinds of white blood cells and the biochemicals that coordinate their activities. This ingenious system can benefit from multiple strategies including plenty of sleep, a healthy diet rich in phytonutrients, abundant hydration, and a focus on stress reduction. The timely use of herbs that are traditionally understood to activate immunity can offer additional support.
Among the most widely used and well-studied of these botanicals, we find powerful Echinacea and delicious Elderberry. An Extra Dose of Immunity features the synergy of these herbal superstars with raw Mānuka honey for a dynamic response to immune challenges.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is an Indigenous North American herb that is now cultivated around the world. First brought to the attention of the Eclectic physicians and pharmacists in the 1800s, it soon became their most prized remedy. Modern studies supply even more evidence that those old-school practitioners were on to something. Echinacea contains multiple beneficial constituents including immuno-modulating polysaccharides, tingly alkamides, and multiple synergistic polyphenols that all contribute to its robust effect on immunity.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a beautiful bush that flourishes in temperate climates. Many traditional communities have cultivated a relationship with this bountiful botanical, revering it as both food and medicine. Modern herbalists reach for Elderberry when a sudden change in health calls for rapid, stimulating action. Working on multiple levels, Elderberry employs its colorful anthocyanins and their hidden companions, the OPCs, to rally the body’s defensive intelligence and launch an immediate response.
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 Echinacea and Elderberry, raw Mānuka honey supports resilience and the active response that’s indicated when the immune system calls for some extra help.