We use 100% natural ingredients in all of our products to ensure that you get the essential vitamins and minerals needed to support your immune system. Each of these ingredients is backed by scientific studies that prove their importance and effectiveness in supporting your immune health. Here are just a handful.
In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 93.3% of people taking a standardised elderberry extract preparation saw a significant improvement in influenza symptoms within 2 days compared to 6 days for a placebo group.
Nearly 90% of people taking the elderberry extract saw a complete cure within 2-3 days compared to within at least 6 days for the placebo group.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study, a well known elderberry (sambucus nigra L. extract) product was shown to be effective against 10 strains of influenza virus, reducing the duration of flu symptoms to 3-4 days, and significantly increasing production of inflammatory cytokines.
Researchers concluded that “in addition to its antiviral properties, Sambucol Elderberry Extract and its formulations activate the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production”.
A study of 312 economy class passengers travelling from Australia to an overseas destination showed that elderberry has a significant effect on cold duration and symptoms and may help stabalise respiratory health during air travel.
Travellers using a standardised elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.) extract from 10 days before travel until 4–5 days after arriving overseas on average experienced a 2-day shorter duration of the cold and a reduction in cold symptoms.
A double-blind, placebo controlled and randomized study on 108 healthy people found that that supplementing with 2.64 grams of lysine and 2.64 grams of arginine for one week lowered stress-induced anxiety and reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol
A 3 month trial on people in deprived villages in Syria found that consuming lysine-enriched flour (4.2 grams of lysine per kilogram of flour) reduced anxiety scores in males with very high stress levels, and reduced cortisol levels in women.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on 24 healthy elderly male and female subjects given either 20mg zinc per day; 20mg zinc and 500mg of lysine per day; or a placebo for 2 months found that zinc + lysine supplementation can reduce infection rate by increasing zinc level and CD4* count. Researchers concluded that lysine may therefore support zincs role in boosting the immune system.
*CD4 cells are white blood cells that fight infection. CD4 count therefore is an indication of how well the immune system is functioning.
“Clinical trials have found that antioxidant supplementation can significantly improve certain immune responses”.
“Adequate amounts of neutralizing antioxidants are required to prevent damage to the immune cells”
Zinc administered within 24 hours of onset of symptoms reduces the duration of common cold symptoms in healthy people.
Elderly people are particularly susceptible to zinc deficiency. The following review looks at the benefits of zinc supplementation to enhance immune function.
Regular supplementation trials have shown that vitamin C reduces the duration of colds:
A randomized, controlled 5-year trial suggests that vitamin C supplementation significantly reduces the frequency of the common cold:
Extra doses of vitamin C could benefit some patients who contract the common cold despite taking daily vitamin C supplements:
Vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections by enhancing various immune cell functions:
Acerola is considered an excellent source of vitamin C and an important source of vitamin A when compared to other various vitamin C-containing fruits: