AN ALL-IN-ONE BOOST TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Hamsa Herbal Immune Support is a 30 day supply (2 capsules per day) blend is packed with nutrients that have been used for thousands of years, to protect against illness and disease.
Gram for gram, chaga has the highest amount of antioxidants and melanin of any substance on the planet. It also contains a high amount of zinc, all of which support immune function. Chaga is regarded by the Moscow Medical Institute as an effective immune booster. Russian folklore tells of the fungus growing on birch trees with the ability to treat various cancers, supporting our modern day usage of chaga. It’s one of our favorite mushrooms to boost immune system.
Renowned for its anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties, reishi mushroom has also shown the ability to stimulate macrophages (a type of white blood cell) to produce more tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) to result in anti-tumor activity. It has been shown in vivo studies to stimulate RNA and DNA production within the bone marrow – square one for the immune system, where all red and white blood cells are made. Furthermore, reishi has shown to increase the concentrations of white blood cells and hemoglobin in the peripheral blood in mice. These same immunostimulating polysaccharides render reishi as a valuable supporting herb for those who are HIV positive, or for those who are treating mononucleosis (aka mono), which is caused by the infectious Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).
Maitake has been shown to have an effect on the immune system for those dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome. Powdered maitake mushroom has shown to increase white blood cell activity and production – namely macrophage, natural killer cells, and T-cells.
Mushrooms are nutritional powerhouses with a myriad of health benefits including the following:
- Immune support*
- Full of antioxidants*
- Helps to manage blood sugar*
- Support brain health and cognition*
- Support the nervous system*
- Increase energy and stamina*
Echinacea is a group of flowering plants used as a popular herbal remedy. Echinacea has been shown to improve immunity, blood sugar, anxiety, inflammation and skin health. It may even have anti-cancer properties, however, human-based research is often limited. It’s considered safe and well tolerated for short-term use. Altogether, this group has nine species, but only three are used in herbal supplements — Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea pallida.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
The European elder (black elderberry, Sambucus nigra) is the species most often used in supplements, although other elder species also produce anthocyanin-rich berries. There are several elderberry supplement options and preparations, such as gummies, lozenges, syrups, teas, and more.
Licorice is the common name of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a flowering plant of the bean family Fabaceae, from the root of which a sweet, aromatic flavoring can be extracted. It is a potent antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal root.
The licorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to the Western Asia and southern Europe. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise or fennel, which are sources of similar flavoring compounds. Licorice is used as a flavoring in candies and tobacco, particularly in some European and West Asian countries.
Licorice root has a long history of use, going back to ancient Assyrian, Egyptian, Chinese, and Indian cultures. It was used traditionally for treating a variety of conditions, including lung, liver, circulatory, and kidney diseases.
Licorice root is promoted as a dietary supplement for conditions such as digestive problems, menopausal symptoms, cough, and bacterial and viral infections.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing. One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.
Quercetin & Zinc
Quercetin works directly with Zinc for DNA synthesis, immune function, metabolism and growth. It may reduce inflammation and your risk of some age-related diseases. Most people meet the RDI of 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women through diet, but older adults and people with diseases that inhibit zinc absorption may need to supplement. Research has shown Quercetin and Zinc to work will to inhibiting common cold viruses and RNA viruses from replicating. “Quercetin also inhibits viral replication and decreasing lung inflammation in vivo.” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3360794/
*None of these statements has been verified by the FDA.