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American Health Ester-C® with D3 Bone and Immune Health Complex -- 60 Tablets


American Health Ester-C® with D3 Bone and Immune Health Complex
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American Health Ester-C® with D3 Bone and Immune Health Complex -- 60 Tablets

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American Health Ester-C® with D3 Bone and Immune Health Complex Description

  • Bone & Immune Health Complex
  • 1000 mg / Non-Acidic Ester C
  • 5000 IU / Vitamin D3
  • Patented Ester-C
  • Unique Gentle Form of Vitamin C
  • Once Daily
  • Non-Acidic

Today Vitamin D is considered more important than ever. Vitamin D3, a potent and bioavailable form of Vitamin D, plays an active role in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus, the building blocks of bone health. With concern about the damage of long term sun exposure, many of us are not getting the Vitamin D we need from natural sunlight. Non-Acidic Ester-C® with D3 Bone & Immune Health Complex combines the advanced active immune system support of pH-neutral Ester-C® Vitamin C with high-potency (5,000 IU) Vitamin D3 in a once daily formula. Ester-C® with D3 delivers over 10x the recommended daily level of Vitamin D, in a form that closely mirrors the Vitamin D our body naturally produces.

 

The body produces Vitamin D directly from sunlight, and  uses it to better absorb Calcium. If you're not getting enough Vitamin D every day, you may not be able to adequately absorb Calcium from the foods you eat. Your body will then seek out other sources of Calcium including the bone itself, which can impact bone density. Ester-C® with D3 Bone & Immune Health Complex provides a smart, healthy way to receive the benefits of a high-potency Vitamin D3 supplement along with the advanced active immune system support of Ester-C®

 

The Ester-C with  D3 Bone & Immune Health Complex Difference:

  • The nutritional advantage of a dual-action formula in a once daily complex
  • Active immune system support of pH-neutral, non-acidic Ester-C®
  • High-potency 5,000 IU delivery of Vitamin D3, a potent and bio-available form of Vitamin D
  • 5,000 IU of Vitamin D intake has been show to help maintain healthy bone density measures with small amounts of Calcium in older individuals
  • Promotes Calcium and Phosphorus absorption, the building blocks of strong bones and teeth.

 

Ester-C® The Better Vitamin C®

Patented Ester-C® increases levels of Vitamin C in the body, getting into the white blood cells quickly, an important part of your body's immune system. In addition, Ester-C® is buffered and non-acidic, so it stays gentle on the digestive system. Once daily Ester-C®  has your immune health covered. It supports circulation, is beneficial to joints and connective tissues, helps reduce the premature aging of metabolic cells, and forms the basis of healthy hair, skin and nails. Helping to neutralize free radicals, Ester-C® also aids in nutritional absorption.


Directions

For adults, take one (1) tablet daily, preferably with a meal.
Free Of
Non-GMO, gluten, yeast, wheat, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, soy, egg, grapefruit, sugar, preservatives, artificial color, flavor, no sodium.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin C (as Ester-C Calcium Ascorbate)1000 mg1667%
Vitamin D3 (as D3 Cholecalciferol)5000 IU1250%
Calcium (as Ester-C Calcium Ascorbate)111 mg11%
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose, calcium silicate, vegetable magnesium stearate.
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Understanding the Immune System: A Guide for Beginners

Think of our immune system as our own private guardian of our galaxy, protecting us from invaders, germs, and killer cells.

We all talk about immunity, but no one really knows how exactly the immune system works. We have vague notions, at best, of how the immune system tries to protect us from getting sick. So how do we begin to get a grasp on how this vast network of cells, tissues and organs that work synergistically to keep us healthy? This guide is here to help.

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What is the immune system?

The immune system defends against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a process called the immune response, the immune system attacks substances that invade body systems and cause disease. It’s a multi-pronged mechanism with a handful of primary players, listed below.

The primary components of the immune system:

The tonsils and the thymus: These produce antibodies that attack foreign invaders. 

Lymphatic system: This network, made of lymph nodes and vessels, carry lymph fluid, nutrients and waste material into the bloodstream. As it disperses fluid it also filters it, trapping bacteria, viruses and other invaders. Special white blood cells called lymphocytes are deployed to destroy the invaders.

Bone marrow: Soft tissue found inside the long bones of the arms, legs, vertebrae and the pelvic bones produce red and white blood cells along with platelets and yellow marrow. Yellow marrow helps produce some of the white blood cells necessary for healthy immunity.

Spleen: The spleen filters the blood through excreting old or damaged cells or platelets. It also pitches in on the bacteria-destroying mission of the lymph. 

White blood cells: Created by bone marrow, these cells protect your body from infection. If an infection develops, it’s the white blood cells that rush to the rescue, attacking the bacteria, allergen or virus.

What happens during an immune response?

A growing body of evidence suggests that our immune response to cancer is similar to its response to allergens—the body identifies both as threats of similar magnitude, although the allergic response is an overreaction.

Allergies, however, serve as a good example of how the immune response works. During an allergic reaction, an overly vigilant immune system orchestrates a complex mix of cellular and chemical interactions within the body. (The most common outcome is the lovely twofer—congestion and postnasal drip.) First, the immune system's scouts, called antigen presenting cells (APC), surround the allergen. These cells divvy up the allergen into smaller fragments, which then combine with special proteins in the cell, called human leukocyte antigens (HLA). This dynamic combo, the allergen and the HLA, make these cells standout and command the attention of lymphocytes (white blood cells), who recognize them as foreign.

Lymphocytes are key players in immunity. They are divided into two main types, the T (mature in a gland in chest area) and B lymphocytes (mature in the bone marrow). The T-lymphocytes have a range of functions: attacking foreign substances (killer), assisting the immune response (helper), and creating an army of antibodies to bind to the allergens. The T-lymphocytes’ helpers are the B-lymphocytes, tiny antibody factories that spring into action on demand

Each T lymphocyte, or T cell, is a micro detective whose mission is to identify the invader. If the allergen is recognized as foe, it triggers an army of helper T cells that release chemicals (cytokines) to stimulate B lymphocytes. Now B lymphocytes produce the IgE antibodies even though they remain on standby. In a process called priming, the IgE attaches to the mast cells and basophils, unstable cells prone to explosive behavior. When the IgE binds to these volatile cells, they become like ticking time bombs.

Once primed, mast cells and basophils can remain ready to ignite with IgE for months or even years. A small number of B and T cells persist in the blood with the memory of the allergen, allowing them to activate and destroy viruses more quickly next time they enter the body.

Now the IgE is ready to bind to the invader. Included in their arsenal are mast cells, which have granules of histamines.

Degranulation--when the granules burst and the chemicals release like a small explosion–is the crux of the immune response. These histamines produce the common allergic symptoms. Typically, there is an immediate response (such as a runny nose), which sometimes progresses into a late phase response (more inflammation). Whether your immune system if fighting an allergy, a sickness or a cancer, the immune response is similar. The symptoms you experience with colds or allergies are not only the result of the virus, they are also the result of your body's immune response to the invading party.

Types of immunity

Ever wonder why some people get sick all the time and others not so much? There are three types of immunity—innate, adaptive and passive.

Innate immunity

Everyone is born with some natural immunity that serves as a general protection. For example, many of the viruses that cause disease in other species don't affect us at all. And animals are born with natural immunity that protects them from susceptibility to human diseases.

Innate immunity also includes the body’s external lines of defense, like the skin and mucous membranes that prevent disease from entering the body.

Adaptive immunity

Adaptive immunity develops throughout our lives and is the sum of our exposures to disease as well as our vaccinations against diseases.

Passive immunity

Passive immunity is a short-term or borrowed immunity from a person, typically a child’s mother. For example, maternal antibodies are transferred to a baby through the placenta. It can also be induced artificially through injections that contain targeted antibodies.

What are the most common immune system disorders?

If your immune system is significantly compromised, you might end up with a weakened immune system that can progress into a full-blown disorder. Here are the most common.

  • immunodeficiency disorders (either genetic or acquired)
  • autoimmune disorders (in which the body's own immune system attacks its own tissue as foreign matter)
  • allergies (in which the immune system overreacts in response to an antigen)
  • cancers of the immune system, such as leukemia and lymphoma

Although you can’t prevent an immune system disorder, you can do your best to strengthen your immune system and give your body a fighting chance against the disease.

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