Unlike many other systems of the body, the immune system is complex because it has many intertwined components, including cells and tissues throughout the body. When you boost your immune system, you are boosting a multi-tied system that is working hard to keep you healthy.
Your immune system starts with the skin. As a physical barrier, it keeps pathogens from getting to your deeper layers. The immune system also has elements within the lungs, digestive tract, bone marrow, and the endocrine system, the system that regulates hormones. Your immune system is like a systems manager, working behind the scenes, regulating and eliminating toxins.
Along with some herbs that are easily added into your diet when you’re cooking, here is background on some of the powerful immune herbs that we have enlisted in our products to help you keep a clean bill of health.
Astragalus is one of the most researched herbs for immunity. Astragalus contains polysaccharides that interact with the immune system and microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, astragalus is effective against pathogens both inside and outside of the body. It also contains specific antioxidants which support the function of the respiratory tract. Astragulus also has been shown to benefit the heart and liver. A review from the Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database (NMCD) concluded that some evidence suggests that taking astragalus long-term might help prevent colds and flu.
Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue in traditional medicine for ages. Studies have shown that reishi can affect the genes in white blood cells, which are crucial to your immune system. The research suggests that reishi increases the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which are essential to the immune system.
You can find Reishi in our immune support formula Tonix-R. Click here to buy or for more information on Tonix-R.
Traditionally used as a whole body tonic, cordyceps increases vitality, energy, recovery, and immunity. It is known to be used as a preventative and support the lungs, kidneys, liver, digestive tract, and heart functions, while supporting the endocrine system. Cordyceps is also a powerful antioxidant, having a boosting effect on natural killer cells.
You can find cordycepts in Tonix-R. Click here to buy or for more information on Tonix-R.
Research on Ginger has shown that it may have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and other properties. Ginger has always been one of the go-to herbs for nausea and digestion. Its been also used traditionally for easing the symptoms of cold or flu. It has been shown to help with respiratory viruses, and fresh ginger works best against some viruses if taken before the infection sets in.
Poria, also called Fu Ling, has been one of the most widely used remedies in traditional medicine formulations for thousands of years. Studies have suggested potential uses as an immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory agent. Poria provides the beneficial polysaccharides and triterpenes which helps maintain a balanced immune system, and promotes kidney health.
Poria mushroom is contained in Protectival. Click here to buy or for more information on Protectival.
These are just some of powerful immune system herbal building blocks. In our formulas, we utilize some of these herbs to help bring you concentrated protection. Others are easily added to your diet to help you have delicious and nutritious meals.
Herbs have been used traditionally for thousands of years to support the immune system, modern science shows them to provide a powerful effect on your immunity.
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