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Native Remedies Immune Defense 14 Mushroom Blend -- 2 fl oz


Native Remedies Immune Defense 14 Mushroom Blend
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Native Remedies Immune Defense 14 Mushroom Blend -- 2 fl oz

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Native Remedies Immune Defense 14 Mushroom Blend Description

  • All Natural Herbal Supplement
  • Synergistic Blend 14 Certified Organic Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Helps Maintain A Healthy Immune System
  • Supports The Immune System Through Times Of Chronic Stress
  • Promotes Healthy Energy Levels And Vitality
  • Improves Strength And Vigor
  • Kosher

What is Immune Defense?

Immune Defense is an all-natural synergistic blend of 14 powerful organic mushroom mycelia. Immune Defense can be used as a preventative to support a healthy immune system or as a treatment during an immune deficiency.

Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Medicinal mushrooms have been shown to support the health of the immune system and improve outcomes for a variety of illnesses. Mushrooms used in combination with each other have a multitude of beneficial effects. Many diseases are linked to immune dysfunction and medicinal mushrooms are believed to have approximately 125 therapeutic effects.

 

Many of the benefits of medicinal mushrooms are derived from polysaccharides found in the cell walls. Polysaccharides have been shown to activate immune response. Certain immune cells have specific receptors for the polysaccharides found in mushrooms which helps explain why mushrooms have such an effect on immunity.

 

What we see above ground and recognize as a mushroom is the fruit body. The sole purpose of the fruit body is to release spores as part of the reproductive process. Beneath the surface of the soil or tree, the mycelium lives year-round. Mycelium acquire food and break down organic substances in the surrounding soil or wood. When the mycelium is actively digesting food, they excrete digestive enzymes to decompose matter. Before they can use this matter as food, they must deactivate any pathogens and toxins. To do so, they release special polysaccharides and other chemicals inside the cell walls the food passes through. It is believed that this process provides the nutrients that are invaluable to the human immune system and why Immune Defense uses the mushroom mycelia.

 

Immune Defense is created using a hot water decoction as part of the extraction process. Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism in other cultures have always prepared medicinal mushrooms using a hot water decoction. Due to the nature of the mycelia, a hot water extraction releases the bioactive polysaccharide intact and undamaged. The other active compounds in the mycelia are also concentrated into therapeutically effective levels during the hot water extraction process.

 

All Native Remedies products are manufactured in an FDA-registered and cGMP-compliant pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of an expert team of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths and responsible pharmacists.


Directions

Mix drops in 1/4 cup of water and sip slowly or drop directly into the mouth 1-3 times daily.

  • Adults & Children 13+: Take 1 mL.
  • Children 9-12: Take 0.75 mL.
  • Children 3-9: Take 0.50 mL.

*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 mL
Servings per Container: 59
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Proprietary Formula
Maitake Mushroom Mycelia, Reishi Mushroom Mycelia, Coriolus (Turkey Tail) Mushroom Mycelia, Chaga Mushroom Mycelia, Cordyceps militaris Mushroom Mycelia, Shiitake Mushroom Mycelia, Lion's Mane Mushroom Mycelia, Fu Ling Mushroom Mycelia, Fomes Mushroom Mycelia, Agaricus Mushroom Mycelia, Tremella Mushroom Mycelia, Velvet Foot Mushroom Mycelia, Zhu Ling Mushroom Mycelia
525 mg*
Herbal Strength Ratio 1:1.9
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, deionized water.
Warnings

Caution: If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care professional.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage system” that involves an extensive network that protects the body from outside threats. When it’s working properly, the lymphatic system works to defend the body from invaders. But in cases of lymphatic dysfunction, your ability to fight infections is weakened and so is the strength of your immune system. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a healthy lymphatic system that will keep inflammation and fluid levels balanced, even in the face of potentially dangerous organisms or viruses. What is the Lymphatic System Represented by Woman Sitting at Edge of Bed with Head Resting on Knees | Vitacost.com/blog

What Is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a critical part the of the immune system that protects us from illness and damaging inflammation. It’s made up of a network of blood vessels, lymph nodes and fluids. The lymphatic system includes these important players:
  • Lymphatic vessels: Carry essential fluids through “valves.” This fluid is called “lymph” and the clear, watery liquid stores our white blood cells, plus protein molecules, salts, glucose and other substances, along with bacteria.
  • Lymph nodes: Bean-shaped structures that filter out bacteria and produce white blood cells. Lymph nodes are able to detect harmful organisms, which triggers them to make more infection-fighting white blood cells, which are called lymphocytes.
  • Tonsils: Located at the back of your throat and responsible for filtering bacteria
  • Adenoids: Located at the back of your nose and responsible for protecting the lungs and digestive system
  • Spleen and thymus: Organs in charge of scanning the blood, removing dangerous microbes, creating white blood cells, and destroying old or damaged red blood cells.
Here’s how it all works: When we come into contact with any foreign substance, threat or toxin, the invader is met by our lymphatic fluid. This fluid containing the dangerous organisms is trapped inside the lymph nodes, which then attack the perceived threat by destroying it with white blood cells. The white blood cells are then replenished after they are used to defend the body. Another important role of the lymphatic system is keeping our fluid levels balanced. This mechanism prevents abnormal fluid retention and painful swelling. Blood vessels and lymphatic vessels work to eliminate extra fluid from the body. The lymphatic system doesn’t work properly when it’s overly stressed. When the lymph nodes detect an infection or virus, inflammation occurs. Over time, an overtaxed lymphatic system will weaken the immune system and make you more vulnerable to infection and disease.

Best Ways to Support Lymphatic Health

It’s important to maintain a healthy lymphatic system so that your body can continue to defend itself from invaders. Here are the best ways to support this important protective system:

1. Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

To maintain a healthy lymphatic system, it’s important to keep inflammation at bay and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that obesity influences lymphatic function. One of the best ways to support lymphatic health is by eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods and low in inflammation-causing foods. Put simply, focus on eating fresh, whole foods that don’t contain chemicals or additives that will tax your digestive and immune systems. Processed foods are full of additives that can inhibit the body’s ability to defend itself properly. Added sugars will also promote inflammation, and so can common allergens, like conventional dairy, gluten and shellfish. The best healing and nourishing foods include:
  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens, etc.)
  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.)
  • Berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Nuts and seeds (flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • Omega-3 foods (wild salmon, walnuts, egg yolks)
  • Unrefined oils (extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil)
  • Herbs and spices (turmeric, ginger, garlic, cilantro)

2. Get enough exercise

For lymphatic system health, it’s important to keep fluids circulating throughout the body. Exercise and movement will improve blood and fluid circulation, and allow nutrients to reach your cells. Any kind of physical activity will help, including yoga, walking, jogging, biking and swimming. Exercise will also help you to maintain a healthy weight, which plays a role in lymphatic system health. Research suggests that obesity may result in lymphatic dysfunction, and aerobic exercise was able to decrease inflammatory cell accumulation and improve lymphatic function.

3. Massage therapy

Massage therapy is another excellent way to prevent fluid buildup and promote tissue repair. A specialized form of massage therapy is called “lymphatic drainage massage,” which has shown to help cells to release toxins and break up lymph congestion. The best massages activate the lymphatic system and help flush excess fluid from within your tissues.

4. Try Infrared Sauna Treatment

Infrared sauna treatment is an excellent way to promote detoxification by increasing sweat production and allowing the removal of more toxins from body tissue. It can also help to promote blood flow and tissue healing, which is important for maintaining lymphatic health. Studies report that infrared sauna may improve symptoms of lymphedema, which is when swelling occurs in the arms or legs because of lymph node damage. The sauna treatment improved swelling and overall quality of life for lymphedema patients.
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