Gut health and immunity are inextricably interlinked; 70% of the immune system is housed within the gut wall. Microbiomes and gut bacteria are considered the main link between general health and the immune system, which affects our susceptibility to infection and disease. Rejuvenated has added vitamins and antioxidants to the plant-based formula, to further support the body’s natural defence mechanisms. These potent ingredients work to enhance the delicate balance of the immune system.
By taking Immune Complex every day, you are introducing important nutrients to your immune system to:
- Support general immune health
- Support overall physical health
- Promote healthy energy levels
- Benefit cognitive mental health
- Protect against the harmful effects of stress
- Promotes healthy cell division and protects from oxidative stress.
The immune system plays a vital role in keeping us healthy by fighting illnesses and infections. Around 70% of our immune system is located within our gut (Vighi et al., 2008), and the health of our micro biome and gut bacteria is considered to be the main link between the immune system, health and our susceptibility to disease.
How do prebiotics and probiotics work in harmony to support the immune system?
Immune Complex is a pre & pro-biotic gut flora promoting formula, with antioxidant-rich plant extracts and botanicals, vitamins and minerals. This supplement is formulated to keep that delicate balance in the immune system, that is critical for the body’s health.
Probiotics, like acidophilus are bacteria that populate the digestive system with ‘good’ microorganisms and help to crowd out harmful substances. They live in our body naturally and help our intestines break down food.
Prebiotics such as cordyseps mushrooms and beta glucans enable the probiotics to work more effectively. They act as a fertiliser for probiotics and work synergistically to increase the benefits.
What are beta glucans? Immune Complex uses beta 1,3 and beta 1,6 which are derived from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. These healthy fibres are absorbed into tissue in the small intestines, which bind to nutriophils, the most abundant immune cells in the body. Recent studies have shown how Beta glucans can support the functional activity of certain cells within both the innate and adaptive immune system(1)
Acai Berry is rich in vitamins, polyphenols, polysaccharides and amino acid proteins which are important for providing the building blocks for the immune system. Studies have highlighted that the polysaccharides in açai may be beneficial to the immune system (2).
Cordyceps: A rare wild mushroom which can be found in the humid mountain meadows of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges in Tibet and China. Recent studies have shown that cordyceps have prebiotic properties. Cordyceps is also traditionally used to treat coughs, chronic bronchitis and respiratory disorders.
Astragalus Root or astragalus membranaceus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, that is used to stimulate and regulate the immune system in many diseases. For instance, in Chinese medicine it’s used to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, fibromyalgia and diabetes.
Selenium: a selenium supplement has many benefits and it plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Studies have demonstrated that increased blood levels of selenium are associated with enhanced immune response.
Elderberry extract. These berries are jam packed with antioxidants and vitamins to help boost the body’s natural immune response.
Turmeric helps to make our immunity stronger, the main life-saving ingredient in turmeric is about 3-5 % of Curcumin; a phyto-derivative, which contains healing properties. Traditionally known for its an anti-inflammatory effect, curcumin has been shown to be a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. As an antioxidant, vitamin C fights free radicals in the body which may help prevent or delay certain diseases and promote healthy ageing.
Zinc is essential for our immune system, as it affects how our cells respond to infections, and can help keep inflammation under control. There are a number of ways zinc boosts the immune system, but primarily it activates enzymes that break down proteins in viruses and bacteria, so they are less able to spread. Zinc also increases the activation of cells responsible for fighting infection.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) plays a key role in boosting the immune system. In multiple studies, it has been found to help activate T cells and therefore fight infection.
- Selenium, Zinc and Vitamin C:
- Contribute to the normal function of the immune system
- Contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Vitamin D:
- Contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function
Zinc is a mineral that’s important to the body in many ways. Zinc keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth.
Vitamin D can modulate the innate adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased auto immunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection.