Dr. Mercola Immune Support, 90ct
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Dr. Mercola Immune Support provides the extra insurance that your immune system can function at its best during times of stress, during winter months, throughout cold season - anytime you need additional immune support. Immune Support is an all natural formula containing vitamins and herbs, with no additives. Vegetarian formula, 90 ct.
Dr. Mercola Immune Support
Your body has an amazing natural system of defense to help keep you healthy and well. There are times when your immune system can use a little back up, some additional support. In the winter months, when "cold and flu season" strikes, we are surrounded by coworkers, strangers, school mates, and even family members who are sneezing, coughing, and spreading germs. Times of stress or sleeplessness can lower our immune defenses as well. Dr. Mercola Immune Support offers all natural vitamins and herbs to support your immune system when you need it.
Vitamin C - When you were a kid and got a cold, your mom probably gave you orange juice. Mothers for generations have instinctively turned to a source of vitamin C to help bolster the immune system of their children. While science has not proven that vitamin C can shorten the duration of a cold, it may play a different role in supporting healthy immune function. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in your body, protecting cells from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Antioxidants can protect cells from damage, including immune cells themselves. Immune Support offers vitamin C from a whole-food source: organic Acerola cherry. Acerola cherry is a rich natural source of vitamin C, and just one serving of Immune Support offers 100% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C.
Vitamin D - Often referred to as the "sunshine nutrient", vitamin D is produced naturally in the body with frequent exposure of the skin to sunlight. During the winter months, the days are shorter and cloudy, rainy, or snowy conditions can lead to additional darkness. Even if the sun is shining, colder temperatures cause us to bundle up in layers of warmer clothes, allowing for less skin to be exposed to sunshine. Vitamin D deficiency can occur more often in the winter months than summer months. Vitamin D is repsonsible for a number of processes in our body, including acting as an immune system regulator and arming the immune system against illness. Immune Support contains vitamin D in the form of vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 is the form of vitamin D that is made in our skin when exposed to sunlight, and many argue that it is the best form of vitamin D. One serving of Immune Support offers 625% of the recommended daily value for vitamin D.
Herbal Immune Support
Dr. Mercola Immune Support includes a number of herbs that have a traditional use by herbalists and naturopaths as supporting the immune system. Oreganol oil has been used as an immune system booster by herbalists in Europe for generations. This herb boasts natural antiseptic properties due to naturally occurring phenols and long chain alcohols.
Yarrow root has a long tradition of medicinal antiseptic use, and was known as Soldier's Woundwort for thousands of years as it was used as a wound dressing. It was also used by native Indians to treat colds and ease toothaches.
The immune supporting herbs included in Immune Support include:
- Boneset Leaf Powder
- Acerola Cherry Extract
- Yarrow Root Powder
- Peppermint Leaf Powder
- European Elder Flower Extract
- Oregano Oil Extract
- Bee Propolis Concentrate
- Olive Leaf Extract