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HELPS FIGHT OFF COLDS AND FLU
When it comes to the flu, one thing is certain: the faster you can fight it off, the better. Flu Support Formula is designed to enhance your patients' immune response against cold and flu viruses by giving their body the nutritional support it needs to win these battles quickly. These easy-to-swallow capsules may be most effective if taken at the very onset of an illness but will support the immune system no matter when your patient takes it.
Flu Support Formula contains several key immune-boosting antioxidants, which protect cells from damage that can occur during an illness. It also contains immune-enhancing herbs that support inflammation reduction and the body’s virus-fighting capabilities. This formula also includes probiotics to enhance healthy gut flora—important because an unhealthy gut flora can set the stage for an illness. Other key ingredients help support the immune system against viruses, parasites, bacteria, yeast and fungi, while others support white blood cell function, antioxidants and inflammation reduction.
(See Lactobacillus acidophilus.)
(See Vitamin C)
The yellow pigment found in many yellow and orange fruits, such as carrots. Beta Carotene is an important antioxidant and the main source of Vitamin A. It promotes healthy regulation of immune system cells in the gut, is a nutrient necessary for proper intracellular metabolic function and supports the body's ability to turn down overactive immune cells in the gut, improve eye health and healthy vision, provides cofactors for toxin breakdown and supports skin, soft tissue and skeletal tissue. Beta Carotene supports homocysteine levels, moisture production of eyes, skin, and mucuous membranes, soft tissue, skeletal tissue health and supports white blood cells which fight infections.
This is one of several plant-based substances know as phytosterols. Phytosterols are similar in structure to choleserol and help reduce the risk of heart disease and provides general immune support.
A research-supported probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium that is critical for healthy digestion and helps maintain the integrity of the gut wall, supports a healthy gut flora as well as the production of B complex vitamins and Vitamin K.
Echinacea Angustifolia (Extract)
Enhances the activity of the immune system and supports relaxation and mental calm, inflammation redution, antioxidant health, and antiviral capabilities of the body. Supports white blood cells and spleen cells as part of an immune response. Echinacea raises core body temperature which is part of the body's natural immune response.
Echinacea Purpurea (Extract)
Enhances the activity of the immune system and supports relaxation and mental calm, inflammation redution, antioxidant health, and antiviral capabilities of the body and oral health. Supports white blood cells and spleen cells as part of an immune response. Echinacea raises core body temperature which is part of the body's natural immune response.
Gelatin[Gelatin Capsule] - (Other Ingredient)
A product made by cooking collagen, made almost entirely of protein. It's unique amino acid profile gives it many health benefits. It is a translucent, colorless, flavorless food ingredient and is used in making supplements and supplement capsules as it becomes brittle when dry and gummy when moist.
A probiotic strain that can fight harmful bacteria that invades the digestive system. It plays a beneficial part in calming inflammation in the skin and may help with such skin problems as rosacea, acne and eczema. Some other beneficial aspects is it decreases triglycerides, LDL levels, reduces Total cholesterol and increases immunity to fight viruses.
L-Lysine (as L-lysine HCI)
An essential amino acid which the body cannot produce, needing to be obtained through dietary sources. It supports development of immune antibodies and supports the body against viruses by corrupting viral replication. It has also been shown to improve cold sores, reduction of blood pressure, help the body to absorb calcium, iron and zinc, promotes collagen growth. It also helps the production of enzymes, antibodies and hormones.
A bacteria that produces lactic acid from carbohydrates. Supports the digestion process and enhances nutrient absorption. This probiotic bacteria strain enhances healthy gut flora which protects the gut wall, a healthy immune system and tunes down unnecessary inflammatory responses.
A beneficial probiotic bacterial strain that is part of a healthy gut flora supporting healthy immune system function. It supports the body to lower cholesterol levels, reduce H. pylori (the pathogenic bacterium which contributes to ulcers), female urinary tract and vaginal health, and infant gastrointestinal health.
Magnesium Stearate (Other Ingredient)
A form of chelated magnesium, it is a salt of the fatty acid (stearic acid) that is produced when a magnesium ion bonds with two stearate molecules. Magnesium stearate is a fine white powder that sticks to your skin and is greasy to the touch, used in food as a lubricant.
Monolaurin or laric acid is a component of coconut oil. It has many beneficial aspects and works as an antiviral, antibacterial or antifungal agent. Therefore supporting the body's immune system to fight against viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi.
Oil extracted from the Oregano (Origanum bulgare) plant leaves. It has been used to supports the immune system against viruses, parasites, fungi, and enhances immune response against respiratory infections. It contains compounds called phenols, terpenes and terpenoids. These have powerful antioxidant properties and are responsible for its fragrance. Of these Carvacrol is the most abundant phenol, research has shown it stops the growth of several types of bacteria. Thymol (another phenol in Oregano) is a natural antifungal and supports the immune system and protects against toxins. It also contains Rosmaric acid which is a poweful antioxidant helping to protect against damage caused by free radicals.
Purified Water (Other Ingredient)
Water (H2o) which has been thoroughly filtered and processed to remove all impurities.
It is one of the most abundant and powerful antioxidants, a natural pigment present in many fruits, vegetables and grains. Quercetin supports the proteins that seal the lining of the gut that support inflammation reduction and respiratory health, supports general immune system function and enhances the body's ability to fight against viruses.
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
This is an essential trace mineral element obtained through dietary sources and supplements. It supports immune function, interferon, gamma and T cell proliferation; leukocycte activity, and the formation of glutathione, a key antioxidant. It also greatly supports eye health, fertility, thyroid health, prevent mental decline and cognitive function.
Silica (Other Ingredient)
Silica is a natural compound found all throughout nature. It makes up over a quarter of the planet's crust and can be found in most rocks, clays and sands. It helps to strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells, and spinal cord thereby improving memory and supports prevention of memory loss. It also supports stabilization of the pancreas' release of insulin.
SOD (Superoxide Dismutae)
An enzyme which is the body's foremost antioxidant that defends against oxisdative stress in the body. It helps break down potenitally harmful oxygen molecules in cells which may prevent cellular damage. This enzyme supports antioxidation and anti-inflammatory pathways of the body.
A fat-soluble vitamin from a class of organic compounds, many of which are known to have vitamin E activity. Vitamin E is an antioxidant - naturally occurring chemicals that help prevent cell damage by fighting off highly reactive free radicals. It has four forms alpha, beta, gamma and delta.
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
A very important antioxidant which promotes healthy regulation of immune system cells in the gut, is a nutrient necessary for proper intracellular metabolic function and supports the body's ability to turn down overactive immune cells in the gut, eye health and healthy vision, provides cofactors for toxin breakdown and supports skin, soft tissue and skeletal tissue. Vitamin A supports homocysteine levels, provides cofactors to break down toxins and supports moisture production of eyes, skin, and mucuous membranes, soft tissue, skeletal tissue health and supports white blood cells which fight infections. (Also See beta-carotene)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, as calcium ascorbate, manganese ascorbate, acerola cherry powder, rose hips, hesperidin, rutin)
Vitamin C (also known as L-ascorbic acid), is a water soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. It is a key and very strong antioxidant for the body and provides many beneficial aspects. These include playing a role in sugarm metabolsim, broad immune support by bringing about cellular integrity, supports the body's ability to reduce inflammation and properly regulate immune cells in mucosal tissue, support connective tissue development and repair. It also is known to make bacterial cell membranes permeable to antibiotics, neutralization of toxins and increase glutathione levels. It is essential for serotonin production and helps to dry up mucus.
Vitamin D [D3] (as cholecalciferol)
Supports healthy gut flora, proper function of key immune systems cells and antimicrobial production in the body. Supports blood sugar metabolism, heart and cardiovascular health, immune function, insulin receptor site activitiy, and bone health. Supportive in reducing the risk of some forms of cancer and plays a role in supporting musculoskeletal pain. Vitamin D deficiency has been observed in many people with autoimmune diseases. (Also see cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E [Natural] (as d-alpha tocopherol, as d-alpha tocopherol acetate, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, as natural mixed tocopherol)
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. On a supplement, natural vitamin E is listed as d-alpha tocopherol, it is the most biologically active form of vitamin E, sourced from plants, and absorbs and assimilates double the amount of synthetic vitamin E. It supports the health and integrity of cellular tissue, healthy triglyceride levels, healthy LDL levels, can support platelet function, healthy blood sugar, functions as an antioxidant, supports immune function, acts against free radicals, supports cardiovascular health, health of skin and hair and brain health and protects cellm membranes.
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)
Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds largely obtained from meats, cheeses, and eggs, and synthesized by bacteria. It activates the calcium-binding actions of two proteins which help build and maintain bones. It directs the body in the proper placement and utilization of calcium and supports bone health, healthy teeth and helps the body utilize other nutrients. It similarly supports cardiovascular health and is associated with the inhibition of arterial calcification and arterial stiffening.
Supports the detoxification pathways of the body and immune system for efficient drainage (through lymphatic and circulatory systems) as your body destroys the cold or flu virus.
Zinc (as zinc L-methionine, as zinc L-monomethionine, as Zinc Carnosine)
An essential trace mineral, called so because in very small amounts, zinc is necessary for human health. Zinc excess is not stored in the human body, so must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. It is a component of bone matrix, which is supportive of structure of bone. Zinc also supports immune function, cell division, hormone levels, antioxidation, healthy stress responses, red blood cells, white blood cells, reproductive health in men and women, cardiovascular system, blood sugar metabolism, brain health and cholesterol levels. It also enhances release of vitamin A from the liver and supports white blood cells, and 300 enzyme reactions that have an effect on the immune system.
Suggested Use: Take 2 capsule 3 times per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Does Not Contain: Sugar, casein, gluten, soy, milk, egg, preservatives, yeast, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, peanuts, tree nuts or fish.
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