Without a strong balanced immune system and a corresponding strong immune system response our bodies are incapable of dealing with even the smallest and seemingly harmless infections.
What are some of the consequences of exposure to these infections, especially when the immune system function is compromised? Problems that you wouldn’t think were found to be linked, such as:
- Out of control stress
- Auto immune disease
- Weight struggles
- Digestive concerns
- Trouble sleeping
- Aging too quickly
How does the immune system protect us?
By activating an immune system response, either through the innate or adaptive immune system. The responses of these immune systems are characterized first by the body’s recognition of foreign invaders and their antigens (proteins located on the invader’s cell surface) and secondly, its response (attack) against them.
D.I.P. balances and stabilizes both the innate and adaptive immune system responses in the body. This is because D.I.P. is an immune system “balancer” as opposed to other immune products, which try to artificially bolster the immune system.
All x10 ingredients in D.I.P are backed by research, they are:
- EpiCor® Dried Yeast Fermentate)
- eXselen™ Selenium (exceeds daily value)
- Vitamin D3 (exceeds daily value)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (exceeds daily value)
- Zinc Glycinate Chelate 20%
- Dimethylglycine HCL
- Elderberry Fruit Extract 4:1
- Larch Arabinogalactan Powder
- Immune Assist – Micron Powder
- Beta Glucan 1,3 (Glucan 85%)
Here is further information on each ingredient and why it makes D.I.P so powerful….
Has an Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) score of 52,500 per 100 grams. The ORAC score measures the antioxidant capacity of foods and supplements and was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. Foods and supplements ranking higher on the ORAC scale are believed to neutralize free radicals more effectively. Free radicals are an atom or group of atoms that have at least one unpaired electron and are therefore unstable and highly reactive.
Free radicals stem from a multitude of sources, including the very same things that impact the immune system negatively. These exposures create free radicals as does exercise and the process of eating and digestion. We do require some level of free radicals to function; however, due to our excessive lifestyles of drinking, smoking, and eating toxic foods, our bodies are in overload. Antioxidants and therefore EpiCor can slow down and inhibit this free radical overload and the damage it creates can contribute significantly to aging and disease.
Studies also show EpiCor is full of anti-inflammatory properties. This is good news as inflammation and the overabundance of free radicals in the body are a lethal combination!
These are the two main culprits behind the vast majority of sickness that ails us today. They create what we know as disease or dis-ease, meaning quite simply, the body is not at ease!
The consequences of free radical damage and inflammation?
- Cancer (cell growth)
- Skin cancer and conditions of the skin: acne and psoriasis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Digestive system disorders
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Liver damage
- Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
A quick primer on selenium tells us the following:
- It’s an essential trace mineral (we need it, but can’t make it without help)
- Must be supplied via food or supplements
- Is an antioxidant
- Assists with immune function
- Supports healthy inflammation
- Is possibly protective against breast, thyroid and prostate concerns
- Vitamin D3
When we think of vitamin D3 we usually think of its role in calcium absorption; however, research on vitamin D3 and its role in the immune system, particularly its role in protecting against bacterial infections, found vitamin D3 is a critical component in the facilitation of a strong immune system. This is due to the fact that vitamin D3 receptors are found on the cells that make up the immune system. When there is a vitamin D3 deficiency these cells weaken and lose their ability to provide protection against foreign invaders.
Vitamin D3 is influential in both the innate and adaptive immune system responses. While both of these immune system responses are necessary for a healthy immune system they can also be detrimental depending upon the disease and infection the body is trying to deal with. The right amounts of vitamin D3 handles this dilemma by providing the balance needed.
Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid has been examined for its role in both preventing and treating cancer. In terms of cancer prevention vitamin C has a strong part to play in enhancing the immune system; therefore, the risk of cancer is minimized. Once cancer presents itself vitamin C can help the body resist further spread of the disease.
Vitamin C has exhibited other immune system benefits through numerous research studies. A lack of the proper amount of vitamin C has been shown to decrease the effectiveness of the immune system response. This research shows immune function returned when Vitamin C intake was restored in amounts high enough to avoid a deficiency.
Zinc Glycinate Chelate
Chelated minerals provide optimum results and benefits as they are absorbed and assimilated into the body more efficiently than non-chelated minerals! They accomplish this by the ease at which they move through the wall of the small intestine and cross the cell membranes. Zinc Glycinate Chelate’s absorption is facilitated even further with the help of Dimethylglycine HCL.
Even though zinc is a trace mineral and is only needed in minute amounts, intake is critical as it makes up the largest component of trace elements in the cells and is involved in a myriad of cell functions. Zinc is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system with the potential to decrease the incidence of contracting the dreaded “common cold,” and may actually decrease the longevity of this virus when taken soon after symptoms appear.
A zinc deficiency can result in lower numbers of the body’s T-cells, resulting in debilitated immune function. T-cells are lymphocytes, a specific type of white blood cell found in the blood and other tissues and these are primary components of the immune system.
Over a third of your daily requirement for zinc can be found in Daily Immune Protection.
Immune Assist – Micron Powder
The power of this potent immune modulator lies in its composition, sourced from six species of medicinal mushrooms.
Mushrooms contain binding proteins that have the ability to identify cancerous cells and inhibit these cells from proliferating. The plant chemicals present in mushrooms also stimulate natural killer cells (primary components of the immune system) to act, enhancing the immune system response.
Beta Glucan 1, 3
This is extracted from the cell wall of the saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Beta Glucan has been scrutinized and studied with positive results in relation to immune system function. This yeast derivative has anti-tumor properties and prompts natural killer cells to take action.
Is a component of every cell in the body and is derived from glycine, an amino acid, which is a building block of protein and plays a role in metabolism. Dimethylglycine enhances the immune system response and fights infection. One example of Dimethylglycine’s impact on this response are findings from a research study. Animals involved in the study were either given Dimethylglycine or given none (control group). All animals were then observed for their immune system response. Those administered Dimethylglycine HCL exhibited extremely significant improvement (up to 1,000%), in regards to fighting off infections compared to those animals, which were given no Dimethylglycine.
Elderberry Fruit Extract
This is not a household name when it comes to fruit; however, maybe it should be. Elderberries are abundant in antioxidants and have been utilized for medicinal purposes for hundreds and hundreds of years. Research is abundant and studies on elderberry extracts show it can:
- Hinder the duplication of certain strains of the influenza virus
- Decrease symptoms of influenza
- Shorten and decrease symptoms associated with the “common cold.”
Larch Arabinogalactan Powder
The U.S.D.A. classifies Larch Arabinogalactan Powder as a reliable source of dietary fiber. This fiber acts as a natural probiotic and is responsible for higher levels of the “friendly” bacteria, which reside primarily in the large intestine, especially the bifidobacteria Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus.
More “friendly” bacteria equates to a healthier colon. A healthier colon equates to a stronger immune system response. Why? Seventy percent of the immune system lies within the gastrointestinal tract!
Find out more about Daily Immune Protection here…