Introducing LifeSpa’s Immuno-Blast
According to Ayurveda, herbs, roots, and plants are used to support a healthy immune response. Immune-boosting formulas like LifeSpa’s new Immuno-Blast use mostly herbs that traditional people foraged as food.
As your first defense, consider LifeSpa’s Immuno-Blast during immune-challenging times of year.
This formula includes immune-boosting mushrooms, such as maitake and shiitake,8 along with beta-glucans, often considered the active agent in mushroom immune support.9 Also included in Immuno-Blast is a warm sweet immune-boosting root called astragalus;10 fresh Echinacea augustifolia root;11 along with roots of garlic,12 licorice,13 and isatis,14 which are well studied to support immune function.
Forsythia fruit15 and honeysuckle flowers16 provide further immune support and colloidal silver (15ppm), used in Ayurveda for thousands of years, supports healthy immune response. Finally, the addition of menthol crystals and eucalyptus oil support healthy lung function and respiration.
Let’s Look Under the IMMUNO-BLAST Hood!
Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms
One study evaluated shiitake and maitake mushroom glycans for immune-supportive potential. They found significant stimulation of immune defense reaction with a maitake-shiitake combination, maitake being strongest, followed by shiitake.
The study concluded that short-term oral dosages of natural immunomodulating glucans from maitake and shiitake mushrooms strongly support heathy immune response in both cellular and humoral branches of the immune system.1
Beta glucans are naturally-occurring polysaccharides, or long chains of glucose molecules, making up the cell walls of mushrooms. The healing and immune-stimulating properties of mushrooms have been known for thousands of years in Eastern countries.2
Mushroom beta glucans support a health immune response by increasing host immune defense, enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function.2
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Astragalus is one of Chinese medicine’s classic immunoregulatory herbs. It is a warm, heavy, and sweet root quickly absorbed by the body, much like its sister Ayurvedic herb, ashwagandha. Studies suggest astragalus activates an immune macrophage response as its primary means of supporting a strong and healthy immune response.3
Echinacea augustifolia is one of the West’s most reliable immune tonics, used as a first defense immune response agent for centuries. Echinacea augustifolia has been found to be a wide-spectrum immunomodulator that modulates both innate and adaptive immune responses.4,11
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic appears to support immune system function by stimulating certain cell types, such as macrophages, lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells, and eosinophils. Garlic has been found to support healthy modulation of cytokine secretion, immunoglobulin production, phagocytosis, and macrophage activation.5
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice has been used for thousands of years as an immune-stimulating agent. Studies back up traditional use of licorice to support healthy immune response. Licorice is a demulcent herb, which is therefore kind and gentle once inside the delicate digestive tract. Ayurveda uses licorice as an anupam, or carrier herb, to help other herbs in a formula be better absorbed.
Studies suggest one of the mechanisms for licorice’s effect on the immune system is through the beneficial effects it has on the lymphatic system (which carries the immune system) and healthy proliferation of lymphocytes.6,12,13
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Isatis root is a polysaccharide-rich root used mostly in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as an immune system tonic.7
Forsythia fruit (Forsythiae fructus) has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to support healthy immune response. Forsythia is a heat-clearing, detoxifying herb classically used in times of need for immune support.8
Honeysuckle Flowers (Lonicera japonica)
Honeysuckle flowers have been effectively used as a heat-clearing, lymphatic-moving, immune-supportive herb.9,14,15
Silver products have been used for thousands of years for hygiene and immune support.
Studies suggest silver is non-toxic and may support healthy immune response in three ways: silver cations can form pores in the cell wall, enter the cells, and support an immune response once inside the cells of undesirable bacteria.10
Support your immune system with my blend of these powerful herbs and tonics!
For best results, take 15-30 drops of Immuno-Blast 1-3 times a day for immune support with juice or water. Increase frequency up to 4 times per day as needed.
Have you tried Immuno-Blast? What did you notice?