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Host Defense – Immune Modulation

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Host Defense

Stamets 7 Capsules OR Liquid Extract

2 capsules per day OR 1 mL, twice per day

Explanation: Daily overall immune support. Promotes respiratory, digestive, circulatory, cellular, lymphatic, and systemic functions for foundational immunity.

Key Features: Stamets 7 was highlighted in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms in a study on synergy – demonstrated a 33% stronger increase in Natural Killer cells and Macrophages than a single mushroom species at the same dose. Choose over Botanica’s Seven Medicinal Mushrooms if seeking capsules and/or want Lion’s Mane support.

Botanica 

Seven Medicinal Mushrooms Liquid Herb 

2.5 mL, 3-4 times per day 

Explanation: Helps to bring balance to all aspects of immune health, while reducing the overall impact of stress on the body. Maintains a healthy immune system. Contains powerful immune potentiating substances that are used for immune deficiency and immune excess conditions. 

Key Features: Supports endocrine system, cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory systems.

Botanica

Immune Strength Liquid Herb

3-5 mL, 4 times per day

Explanation: This unique blend of herbs is an excellent long-term tonic to balance the immune system whether deficient or overactive.

Key Features: Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Fu Zheng Therapy, this formula strives to restore balance and energy to the body so it is more equipped to deal with the symptoms of chronic diseases. This compound strengthens the Chinese kidney, spleen, lung, and thus tonifies the Qi. From a physiological perspective, it enhances the immune reservoir, improves digestion, and normalizes immune activity.

Botanica

Super Astragalus Liquid Capsules

2 capsules per day

Explanation: Convenient capsules with the concentration of a liquid botanical to encourage overall immune system health, stamina, and endurance to physical and emotional stress.

Key Features: Deep immune & adrenal tonic – builds the Defensive Qi. Astragalus is a Yin tonic and is immunomodulating. Schisandra berry supports the HPA axis and is a very good antioxidant for the liver (increases SOD and GSH).

Renew Life 

Ultimate Flora Probiotic Plus Immune Support 

1 capsule per day

Explanation: Ultimate Flora Probiotic Plus Immune Support is formulated to not only support good digestive health, but it contains the clinically studied probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 which showed a reduction in the incidence of cold-like symptoms in stressed adults1 . It also includes four other beneficial strains to provide 30 billion active cultures in a convenient one-a-day dose, so there is no need to take another probiotic supplement. 

Key Features: Helps reduce the incidence of cold-like symptoms in stressed adults.

References

1. Langkamp-Henken, B., Rowe, C. C., Ford, A. L., Christman, M. C., Nieves, C., Jr, Khouri, L., Specht, G. J., Girard, S. A., Spaiser, S. J., & Dahl, W. J. (2015). Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 results in a greater proportion of healthy days and a lower percentage of academically stressed students reporting a day of cold/flu: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The British journal of nutrition113(3), 426–434.

Tallgrass is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Innate Response, Mega Food, Host Defense, and Botanica.

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