Herbal Immune Support Guide

Posted at 11:00 - August 8th, 2019 - Megan & Jae - Education Guides

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WHAT IT DOES

Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus, also known as milk vetch root; long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditionally used for frequent colds, shortness of breath and fatigue; has been shown to heighten the activity of immune cells in a “resting” state in addition to encouraging immune cell proliferation

Echinacea

Also known as purple coneflower, often grown in gardens; several Echinacea species have shown medicinal qualities

Used as an antimicrobial by 19th-century Eclectic practitioners; analyses of clinical data support
echinacea’s use in the treatment and prevention of upper respiratory infections

Garlic

Allium sativum L., used in cultures around the world as a culinary and medicinal herb

Extracts have demonstrated antimicrobial and immune-stimulant properties; also found to support overall well-being, including cardiovascular health

Green Tea

Camellia sinensis, native to southern and eastern Asia; source of all beverages labeled “tea,” including green

Long valued by Chinese healers for its many medicinal properties; EGCG, tea’s main component, has been found to fight bacteria, fungi and viruses; also available in extract form

Maitake

Grifola frondosa, a large, edible mushroom also known as “hen of the woods” for its ruffled appearance

Appears to stimulate a wide variety of immune-system components, among them macrophages, cells that engulf and digest microbes, and NK cells; has shown anti-cancer effects

Olive Leaf Extract

From the same tree, Olea europaea, that produces table olives; native to the Mediterranean area

Traditionally used to ease fevers; contains oleuropein, which fights bacteria and viruses; acts as an
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant; has also been found to lower glucose and blood pressure levels

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Garlic
Green Tea

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WHAT IT IS

WHAT IT DOES

Shiitake

Lentinus edodes, an edible mushroom native to the Far East and now cultivated commercially

Contains amino acids and B vitamins; helps stimulate the development of immune system cells; also helps to lower cholesterol levels and fight tumors

Vitamin A

Fat-soluble nutrient in animal products such as eggs and dairy; precursors in produce such as carrots and pumpkins

Initially called “the anti-infective vitamin” because of its importance to immune function; also crucial to proper eyesight, gene regulation and fetal development

Vitamin C

A water-soluble nutrient also known as ascorbic acid; found in a variety of produce including citrus fruit and tomatoes

Stimulates a number of immune cells and helps protect them from free-radical damage; also an essential cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions within the body

Zinc

A nutritionally essential mineral found in shellfish, beef and other red meats in addition to legumes and nuts

Required for proper development of immunity factors called T cells; even mild deficiency has been linked to impaired immune function; also vital for neurological and reproductive health

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, a small, woody scrub native to India, Africa and the Mediterra-nean also known as “winter cherry”; used in Ayurvedic medicine as a Rosayana, an herb that promotes all-over well-being

Helps regulate immune function and help the body adapt to stress (which can depress immunity); has shown anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties; appears to stimulate a sluggish thyroid; eases arthritis pain

 

NAC

N-acetyl cysteine, a derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine

Helps clear mucus from the lungs; has led to less severe cases of flu and bronchitis in studies; promotes greater cellular health

 

Selenium

A trace mineral found in Brazil nuts and various types of seafood

Helps regulate immune cell function; deficiency has been linked to impaired immune response and increased cancer risk

 

 

Goji Berries that contain Vitamin A

Sources:
Energytimes.com


Authors

Megan is our product curator and store visionary. Personally vetting every product that comes through the door, she evaluates thousands of items each month with a focus on quality ingredients and value. Well-schooled in the supplements department and the editor of our in-store newsletters, she still insists her main job is raising three daughters! (Wichita, Kansas)

 

2019 marks Jae’s 20th year working as a Holistic Nutritionist and Supplement Specialist in the Health Food industry. This environment has afforded the opportunity to discuss health issues and solutions with thousands of customers and clients. Along the way, she has acquired multiple certifications including biogenealogy, environmental biology, holistic nutrition and various healing modalities. She is currently studying to complete a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition.

All Eureka Market Education Guides are intended for educational purposes only. The guides are NOT intended to substitute for professional medical consultation and as such, do not diagnose, prescribe or offer personal medical advice. Always consult with your health care professional before taking supplements with prescription medications.

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