15 Mar Looking for Immune Support Ingredients?
Looking for Immune Support?
Immune health is receiving a lot of attention right now. With a rough flu season in full swing and a new unique virus making headlines, immune support is at the top of consumers’ minds. The dietary supplement industry needs to be able to respond quickly with new products to meet this demand. NutriScience has several innovative ingredients, backed by science, to support optimal immune health, including our newest ingredient, Eldermune™.
Not only do viruses affect immune health, but stress is also known to weaken the immune system; managing stress helps the immune system to function optimally. NutriScience offers two excellent ingredients for stress that can be paired with our immune health ingredients to optimize your formula. Read on to learn more:
Elderberry+Sunfiber® Immune Support
Eldermune™ is an innovative new product combining elderberry juice concentrate, for immune support, with Sunﬁber®, a prebiotic digestive ﬁber. This synergistic combination enhances the absorption of the elderberry immune-ﬁghting antioxidants into the digestive tract. Elderberry has long been studied for its antibacterial and antiviral activity; it has been found to be active against human pathogenic bacteria as well as viruses including influenza A and B. The Cleveland Clinic has long recommended elderberry for colds and ﬂu. Eldermune™ is labeled as a dietary supplement for immune support.
- Eldermune™ contains high, standardized levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins to support immune health. It is a solvent-free concentrate which contains all the elderberry antioxidant components and is not an extract.
- It is made using an exclusive drying process utilizing a patented, infrared, low-temperature drying technology that helps to preserve key antioxidants –polyphenols and anthocyanins.
- Eldermune™ does not contain maltodextrin, instead, it is fortified with Sunfiber® which helps replace the fiber removed during the juicing process. Sunfiber® is an extensively studied, functional digestive fiber with numerous benefits including enhanced nutrient absorption.
Highest Levels of 1,3 Beta-Glucan for Immune Health
BGF-Immune® is a proprietary, high purity nutraceutical 1,3 beta-glucan, produced through a unique fermentation process. 1,3-Beta-Glucan supports healthy immune function by working on the cells of the innate immune defense system to mobilize a complex set of immune defense mechanisms. Further, unlike beta glucans from some other sources, BGF-Immune® has no Mannoprotein (Cell Wall) to breakdown prior to absorption. This results in higher bioavailability. BGF-Immune® enhances the body’s immune response to help promote overall health and wellness. BGF-Immune® is labeled as a dietary supplement for immune support.
Immune Health and Cellular Function
InoPhyte® Calcium Magnesium Phytate (Inositol Hexaphosphate/IP6) is a natural antioxidant. It has been found to regulate cellular functions and is a unique cellular and immune support ingredient. IP6 plays an important role in protecting our cellular health; when cells are threatened by an invader, such as a virus, it plays a critical role in initiating the detonation of compromised cells. InoPhyte® typically contains 65% inositol hexaphosphate, 13-21% calcium and 3-5% magnesium and is made from rice bran.
Stress Relief to Support a Healthy Immune System
Stress is known to weaken the immune system. In the 1980s, researchers found that student’s immunity decreased during exam periods. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells and lowered gamma-interferon and T-cells for immune-fighting. This opened the floodgates for research on the effects of stress on immune health. Complete immune support formulations should have ingredients to help reduce stress and maintain calm. NutriScience has two powerful, clinically researched ingredients for stress-relief: