Powerful immunity support supplement

Support Immune (60 Caps)

$35.50

Protect yourself and speed up recovery from organisms that assault your immune system. Support Immune blends rigorously studied botanicals with core nutrients to strengthen and expand the immune system’s role in resisting common illness. †

  • Empower your immunity with key nutrients like lysine, zinc, and vitamins A, C, B5, and B12
  • Boost defenses with a synergistic blend of botanical extracts; black elderberry, Astragalus, Echinacea, and Andrographis – all renowned for their immunity supporting properties
  • Soothe nasal and throat irritations, while maintaining normal inflammatory balance by increasing antioxidant levels

To order wholesale, log in or apply for a professional account.

Suggested Use

For immediate immune support: 1-2 capsules per hour or as recommended by your health care professional.

For immune maintenance: 2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.

Ingredients

Two Capsules of Support Immune Contain:

Vitamin A (from 15,000 IU as Palmitate, Natural Beta Carotene) – 4,500 mcg
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid USP, Acerola Fruit) – 300 mg
Vitamin B12 (as Methlycobalamin) – 2.5 mcg
Panthothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate USP) – 10 mg
Zinc ( as TRACCS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) – 4 mg
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract – 250 mg
European Elder (Sambucus nigra) Berry Extract (Standardized t contain 13% Anthocyanins) – 250 mg
Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract (Standardized to contain 30% Andrographolides) – 200 mg
Echinacea Purpurea Extract (Flowering Aerial Parts) (Standardized to contain 4% phenols) – 100 mg
L-Lysine Hydrochloride USP – 100 mg
Acerola Fruit (Standardized to contain 17% Vitamin C) – 25 mg

Other Ingredients: Natural Vegetable Capsules and Magnesium Stearate

Allergen Information

Contains: No known allergens

Formulated to be free of: Egg, Dairy, Shellfish/Fish, Tree Nuts/Peanuts, Soy, Gluten, Bromelain, Corn, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Artificial Preservatives, Sodium, Sugar, Rice.

Immune Support Supplement for All Seasons

Immune strength relies on an intricate balance between your white blood cells, inflammatory pathways, and mucous barriers. This balance can be thrown off by recurrent infections, chronic stress, autoimmune conditions, and a poor diet. When your immune system is imbalanced, it becomes much less effective at restoring a state of wellness.

Plant-Based Immune Defense Supplement

You cannot easily defend against an attack when you lack the key nutrients that strengthen immune cells, fight oxidative stress, balance inflammation, and heal wounds. Unfortunately, you would need an amalgam of prescription medications to achieve these effects. In contrast, numerous botanicals have been shown to exhibit a wide profile of immune-supporting properties. Support Immune contains top-shelf, research-backed nutrients and botanicals to support immunity. †

The Support Immune Advantage

Many immunity supplements and only target defense against initial infection, but typically fail to offer symptom support and quicken the road to recovery and repair. Support Immune is fortified with a carefully designed blend of 11 antioxidant-rich botanicals, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals to provide broad-spectrum immune defense for a speedy recovery. †

The Formula: Purpose

  • Vitamin C – An antioxidant that plays a central role in immunity by supporting immune cells like lymphocytes and phagocytes, while also optimizing inflammation and reducing oxidative stress.
  • Astragalus membranaceus – A potent herb that supports immune strength and fights against upper respiratory symptoms by stimulating cells involved in adaptive and innate immunity.
  • Elderberry Extract – An extract containing anthocyanins that support inflammatory balance and fight respiratory symptoms.
  • Andrographis paniculata – An extract rich in andrographolides to defend against microbe-formed oxygen radicals, aid adaptive immunity cells, and provide support against upper respiratory symptoms.
  • Echinacea purpurea – A phenol-rich extract that guards against cold onset and minimizes symptom severity by stimulating white blood cell synthesis.
  • L-Lysine – An amino acid that supports defense against viral replication and promotes protein synthesis and immune cell creation.
  • Acerola Fruit – An antioxidant-rich superfruit that is loaded with vitamin C and anthocyanins to support immune cell synthesis and balance inflammation.
  • Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) – A B vitamin to optimize antibody synthesis and inflammatory balance to help clear out infectious pathogens.
  • Vitamin A – A powerful antioxidant in the form of palmitate and beta carotene to help scavenge for and neutralize harmful oxygen radicals, balance inflammation, and promote the innate immune cells that support your gut defense.
  • Zinc – A chelated form of this super mineral that offers superior absorption to support white blood cell health and maximize immunity.
  • Vitamin B12 – Delivered in its active state to boost vitamin B12 absorption and activity, promote oxygenation to immune tissues, and support the creation and function of white blood cells like natural killer cells, CD8+ cells, and CD4+ cells.

FAQ: Support Immune

I am concerned about vitamin A toxicity. How much Support Immune can I take safely in a day?

This can vary person to person, but a general recommendation is to take no more than 10,000 mcg a day of oral vitamin A supplements. Avoid taking more than 4 capsules a day, under this concept.

Will Support Immune prevent COVID-19 or similar dangerous viruses?

We cannot make such claims. The intention of this powerful immune supplement is to maximize immune trafficking in general.

The Formula: Science-Based Ingredients

  • Vitamin C – Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is an essential amino acid that must be obtained from your diet. As a natural antioxidant, vitamin C potently inhibits the buildup of reactive oxygen species which can damage your immune cells and organs. This vitamin also protects against the harmful effects of microbes by balancing inflammatory molecules and stimulating immune cells called lymphocytes and phagocytes. The extent of the immune effects of vitamin C has been well-researched, with one study reporting significant and rapid clinical improvements in severely septic patients who were admitted into the intensive care unit due to infection [1].
  • Astragalus membranaceusRoot Extract – This potent herb has been harnessed for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat common colds, uplift energy, and relieve allergies. One study found that immunosuppressed athletes who supplemented with Astragalus membranaceus exhibited improved immunity, likely by balancing the inflammatory response between T-cells, lymphocytes, and natural killer cells [2]. Another study showed that this extract significantly improved symptoms and quality of life in patients with allergic conditions who were supplemented for six weeks [3].
  • European Elder (Sambucus nigra) Berry Extract – Elderberry has been used from the time of the Ancient Egyptians for cold and flu symptoms and to augment wound healing. These berries are rich in anthocyanins, which exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In one study that examined elderberry supplementation for 15 days in travelers with cold symptoms, patients reported significantly improved respiratory symptoms and shortened cold duration [4]. Similarly, in patients infected with the flu, supplementation with elderberry extract for five days significantly improved symptoms [5].
  • Andrographis paniculata Leaf Extract – Native to India, this bitter-tasting herb has been used for centuries for cold and flu symptoms. Rich in andrographolides, this extract defends against the buildup of oxygen radicals and exhibits potent antimicrobial activity. By targeting inflammatory pathways and enhancing cytotoxic T cell activity, this extract supports defense against viral replication. Research shows that patients with the common cold who were supplemented withAndrographis paniculata extract for 5 days experienced reduced tiredness, sleeplessness, sore throat, and nasal secretion [6].
  • Echinacea purpurea Extract – Native to North America, this extract has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy for colds, sore throats, and fever. A meta-analysis of several studies found that Echinacea purpurea extract reduced the odds of developing a cold by 58% and cold duration by 1.4 days [7]. Research shows that Echinacea purpurea extract supplementation in patients infected with the common cold resulted in significantly increased white blood cell levels and decreased microbe-synthesized oxygen radicals [8].
  • L-Lysine Hydrochloride – This essential amino acid is central for a well-functioning immune system since it is a building block for proteins that create immune cells. Research shows that lysine decreases viral replication, likely by blocking the function of arginine [9].
  • Acerola Fruit – Native to the tropical regions of South America, this tart-cherry fruit is enriched with vitamin C and other antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins. Antioxidants like vitamin C and anthocyanins powerfully target immunity by promoting immune cell synthesis and inflammatory balance. Research suggests that supplementing with Acerola fruit may improve vitamin C status more significantly than synthetic sources of vitamin C [10]. By targeting oxygen radicals that can disrupt brain, skin, and digestive cells, the antioxidants within Acerola fruit may also support memory, optimize youthful skin qualities, and aid in gut function.
  • Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) – Also known as vitamin B5, pantothenic acid helps to balance inflammation and support the production of antibodies. These properties are advantageous to support overall immune function. Its inflammation-balancing role may be particularly beneficial in patients with cardiovascular disease, as studies have found significantly improved lipid profiles with vitamin B5 supplementation [11].
  • Vitamin A – This nutrient plays a two-fold role in immunity by supporting oxygen radical breakdown and stimulating the Th17 cells and inflammatory markers that maintain your gut mucosa—your first line of immune defense. One study found that patients who were supplemented with vitamin A experienced improved inflammatory marker levels, and another found that vitamin A beneficially suppressed genetic markers that indicate progression of atherosclerotic disease [12,13].
  • Zinc (as TRAACS Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) – This mineral is essential for immune balance since it regulates white blood cell creation and function, the migration of immune cells to sites of infection, and the neutralization of oxygen radicals. Zinc bisglycinate chelate is an enhanced form of zinc that augments delivery by avoiding competition with other minerals for absorption. Several studies have shown that patients who were supplemented with zinc bisglycinate experienced significantly higher blood zinc levels when compared with supplementation with zinc gluconate [14,15].
  • Vitamin B12 – This water-soluble B vitamin is critical for red blood cell health, which delivers oxygen to your immune cells to effectively ward off infections. Playing a more direct role in immunity, vitamin B12 supports the synthesis and balance of natural killer (NK) cells and T-cells, including CD8+ and CD4+ cells. One study found that patients who received vitamin B12 injections in the form of methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12) experienced significantly increased NK and CD8+ cell levels and improved T-cell ratios [16].

 References

  1. Fowler AA 3rd, Syed AA, Knowlson S, et al. Phase I safety trial of intravenous ascorbic acid in patients with severe sepsis. J Transl Med. 2014;12:32. Published 2014 Jan 31. doi:10.1186/1479-5876-12-32
  2. Latour E, Arlet J, Latour EE, et al. Standardized astragalus extract for attenuation of the immunosuppression induced by strenuous physical exercise: randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2021;18(1):57. Published 2021 Jul 16. doi:10.1186/s12970-021-00425-5
  3. Matkovic Z, Zivkovic V, Korica M, Plavec D, Pecanic S, Tudoric N. Efficacy and safety of Astragalus membranaceus in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Phytother Res. 2010;24(2):175-181. doi:10.1002/ptr.2877
  4. Tiralongo E, Wee SS, Lea RA. Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 2016;8(4):182. Published 2016 Mar 24. doi:10.3390/nu8040182
  5. Zakay-Rones Z, Thom E, Wollan T, Wadstein J. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Int Med Res. 2004;32(2):132-140. doi:10.1177/147323000403200205
  6. Cáceres DD, Hancke JL, Burgos RA, Sandberg F, Wikman GK. Use of visual analogue scale measurements (VAS) to asses the effectiveness of standardized Andrographis paniculata extract SHA-10 in reducing the symptoms of common cold. A randomized double blind-placebo study. Phytomedicine. 1999;6(4):217-223. doi:10.1016/S0944-7113(99)80012-9
  7. Shah SA, Sander S, White CM, Rinaldi M, Coleman CI. Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis [published correction appears in Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;7(9):580]. Lancet Infect Dis. 2007;7(7):473-480. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(07)70160-3
  8. Goel V, Lovlin R, Chang C, et al. A proprietary extract from the echinacea plant (Echinacea purpurea) enhances systemic immune response during a common cold. Phytother Res. 2005;19(8):689-694. doi:10.1002/ptr.1733
  9. Melano I, Kuo LL, Lo YC, Sung PW, Tien N, Su WC. Effects of Basic Amino Acids and Their Derivatives on SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza-A Virus Infection. Viruses. 2021;13(7):1301. Published 2021 Jul 4. doi:10.3390/v13071301
  10. Prakash A, Baskaran R. Acerola, an untapped functional superfruit: a review on latest frontiers. J Food Sci Technol. 2018;55(9):3373-3384. doi:10.1007/s13197-018-3309-5
  11. Evans M, Rumberger JA, Azumano I, Napolitano JJ, Citrolo D, Kamiya T. Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5, favorably alters total, LDL and non-HDL cholesterol in low to moderate cardiovascular risk subjects eligible for statin therapy: a triple-blinded placebo and diet-controlled investigation. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014;10:89-100. Published 2014 Feb 27. doi:10.2147/VHRM.S57116
  12. Farhangi MA, Keshavarz SA, Eshraghian M, Ostadrahimi A, Saboor-Yaraghi AA. Vitamin A supplementation and serum Th1- and Th2-associated cytokine response in women. J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(4):280-285. doi:10.1080/07315724.2013.816616
  13. Mottaghi A, Ebrahimof S, Angoorani P, Saboor-Yaraghi AA. Vitamin A supplementation reduces IL-17 and RORc gene expression in atherosclerotic patients. Scand J Immunol. 2014;80(2):151-157. doi:10.1111/sji.12190
  14. Gandia P, Bour D, Maurette J-M, et al. A bioavailability study comparing two oral formulations of zinc (Zn bis-glycinate vs. Zn gluconate) after a single administration to twelve healthy female volunteers. Int J Vitamin Nutr Res 2007;77(4):243-248.
  15. DiSilvestro R, Koch E, Rakes L. Moderately high dose zinc gluconate or zinc bisglycinate: effects on plasma zinc and erythrocyte superoxide dismutase in young adult women. Biol Trace Elem Res 2015;168(1):11-14.
  16. Tamura J, Kubota K, Murakami H, et al. Immunomodulation by vitamin B12: augmentation of CD8+ T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cell activity in vitamin B12-deficient patients by methyl-B12 treatment. Clin Exp Immunol. 1999;116(1):28-32. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2249.1999.00870.x

HIGH ABSORPTION

In order to deliver these nutrients to create benefits, there must be efficient absorption into the cells.

BIOAVAILABLE

Our formulas contain ingredients and co-factors which support the ability of nutrients to do work quickly.

PLANT-BASED

We use botanically sourced ingredients whenever possible, to provide your body with nature’s simplicity and efficacy.