submitted by GNC Newtown
With all the talk about the coronavirus, now is the time to boost your immune system.
Here are some product suggestions!
ELDERBERRY EXTRACT – Sambucus nigra is known to support healthy immune system function. In a 2019 study at University of Sydney, scientists found that common elderberry has a potent anti-viral effect against the flu virus. Elderberry extract binds to the tiny spikes on a virus protein that are used to pierce and invade healthy cells and destroys them so that the virus is minimized or made ineffective. It is safe for children and comes in syrups, gummies, pastilles and capsules.
MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS – Mushrooms immune boosting abilities are attributable to the high level of polysaccharides contained in their cell walls (beta-glucans is one found in abundance in fungi). Mushrooms are best known for their anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties. TURKEY TAIL mushrooms are known to increase our Natural Killer cells activity. MAITAKE has been shown to help build the immune system for those dealing with Chronic Fatigue syndrome. CORDYCEPS has the unique ability to interrupt viral based infections by inhibiting the rate of replication. The synergy of multiple species provides all around immune system support. Many formulas are available that contain a variety of mushrooms.
EPICOR – EpiCor is the nutritional yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that helps strengthen our mucous membranes by increasing immunoglobulin A levels in the saliva. This is a key antibody in our mucous membranes in our eyes, mouth and nose and throughout our bodies that help trap pathogens before they cause harm. EpiCor also helps increase “NK” cell activity. NK cells are a type of white blood cell that are fast and effective in seeking out and destroying bad cells on the initial occurrence. EpiCor helps increase antioxidant power quickly. It also acts as a prebiotic (fiber) and significantly increases levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut.