Knowing the ingredients of a product gives a hint on its potential good and bad effects. Now let us take a look on Immune Defence’s Active Ingredients:
Zinc Gluconate – a naturally occurring mineral. Zinc is essential for growth and the development and health of body tissues. This trace element is crucial in our health. Since the human body does not store excess zinc, it must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. Some of its uses are for boosting the immune system, improving growth and heath in zinc-deficient infants and children, treating some illnesses like common colds and other respiratory infections, and many more.”Is necessary for the maintenance of bone homeostasis and the level of Zn was reported to be decreased in RA patients and collagen-induced arthritic rats. Effective delivery of Zn has been reported using zinc gluconate”.(ACCORDING TO ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering)
Rosehip – is from the wild rose plant Rosa canina, Rosehips are packed full of vitamin C, E and B, and other antioxidants and minerals. They also contain a substance that fights inflammation. Because of its contents, some people take it as a source of vitamin C to prevent and treat colds, flu, and vitamin C deficiencies.
Acerola – is a fruit of the plant Malpighia glabra or M. emarginata, a small tree that is native to Central America, northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. “It is a rich source of vitamin C and used to prevent vitamin C deficiency, to treat scurvy (a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency), common colds, diarrhea, liver problems, and other conditions.Outstanding results for vitamin C, phenols, and antioxidant enzyme activity.”(ACCORDING TO Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
Anise seed – is a flower from the plant Pimpinella anisum; it has a distinct, licorice-like taste and is often used to add flavor to desserts and drinks. Anise is also known for its powerful health-promoting properties and acts as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. It is low in calories but contains the right amount of several vital minerals, including iron, manganese, and calcium. Animal and test-tube studies have found that anise seed is rich in antioxidants and can reduce inflammation to help prevent chronic disease. “It is also effective in polishing of teeth. In some traditional texts, anise is mentioned for melancholy, nightmare, and also in treatment of epilepsy and seizure.” (ACCORDING TO ISRN Pharm)
Vitamin A -research shows it enhances the body’s defense mechanism against numerous infectious diseases. Studies on Vitamin A’s abilities are ongoing, and scientists are on a constant quest to learn more. “According to a new study in Nature, pregnant mice whose diet lacked vitamin A produced offspring with smaller-than-normal lymph nodes (2014, DOI: 10.1038/nature13158)”.(Chem. Eng. News)
Vitamin C – research shows Vitamin C is an immune system booster that it works. Among other things, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to cleanse the body by removing the toxins that build up naturally over time that may negatively affect health. Vitamin C also aids immune function by supporting the production of white blood cells – one of the body’s first lines of defense. “Vitamin C appears to play a role in a number of neutrophil functions including increased chemotaxis, increased particulate ingestion, enhanced lysozyme-mediated non-oxidative killing, protection against the toxic effects of superoxide anion radical.” (ACCORDING TO Indian J Clin Biochem)
Vitamin E – although your body is capable of storing Vitamin E, you still need to take steps to ensure you are getting an adequate amount. Research shows that it has a significant role in the aging process, so it is vital, especially to the elderly, because the aging process weakens cellular immunity. “Its role in anti-inflammatory processes, its inhibition of platelet aggregation and its immune-enhancing activity.” (ACCORDING TO Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J.)