In our modern world, the immune system is often depleted because of poor nutrition, stress and exposure to toxins. A weakened immune system makes one more susceptible to infections, which are often treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria in the intestines and further deplete the immune system, making the person even more susceptible to contagious disease.
Cancer is another disease that results from a weakened immune system. The body forms cancer cells all the time, but normally they are destroyed by the immune system. Only when the immune system is depleted can the disease we call cancer take hold.
As its name implies, Immune Stimulator is a blend of natural substances that boost immune responses. By increasing white blood cell count, and enhancing antibody and white blood cell activity, Immune Stimulator can enhance the body’s natural ability to destroy viruses, bacteria, fungus and even cancer cells. Immune Stimulator can be helpful for problems as simple as warding off a cold in the early stages or as difficult as dealing with serious infections such as pneumonia. It can even be helpful when dealing with serious immune disorders such as AIDS and cancer.
Here is a breakdown of the ingredients in this formula.
Formally termed as ß1,3/1,6-glucan, beta-glucan is 200 more times effective than echinacea as an immune system stimulant! It is a naturally derived polysaccharide that stimulates the immune system and strengthens resistance to infection by activating macrophages (“big eaters”), T-cells, natural killer cells and cytokines. Macrophages devour invading pathogens of all kinds. The other important function of beta-glucan is cellular communication. It helps cells identify the “enemy,” thus improving immune response. This decreases the time between the “enemy’s attack” and the immune system’s response.
This substance helps to increase friendly bacteria such as lactobacillus in the gastrointestinal tract and significantly decreases harmful bacteria like E. coli and salmonella. It increases white blood cell production and motivates the macrophages to be “big eaters” in doing their work of killing microorganisms.
Colostrum is the milk-like fluid produced in the first 24 to 48 hours after birth in mammalian mothers, (in this case, cows). It provides life-supporting immune and growth factors. Bovine colostrum is nearly identical to human colostrum and works just as well for humans. Colostrum has been used by Ayurvedic physicians in India for thousands of years.
Reported benefits from using colostrum include improvement in lower gastrointestinal disorders (like Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome), asthma, allergies, heart disease and cancer. Colostrum helps enhance normal cell growth, tissue repair and healing from trauma. It increases beneficial bacteria in the digestive system which helps protect against intestinal infections and yeast overgrowth.
This fungus (mushroom) from China has a powerful tonic effect on the body. It balances the body’s energy and increases production of those all-important T-cells and B-cells. It also protects genes by helping to repair DNA. Studies show that cordyceps may even help the body to suppress tumor cells and slow them down. Cordyceps strengthens the lungs and kidneys.
Reishi and Maitake Mushrooms
These mushrooms help to activate macrophages. Reishi increases nature killer cell activity, restores normal T-cell function, and increases interferon production, and maitake has been used for centuries to prevent cancer. They have also been shown to help modulate the immune system (i.e., to bring it into balance), making them potentially beneficial for autoimmune disorders. They have antioxidant properties, help to lower blood pressure and inhibit platelet aggregation in the circulatory system (which causes blood clotting).
All three of these fungi, cordyceps, reishi and maitake, have potential benefits in immune diseases like cancer, AIDS, asthma, allergies, pneumonia and lowered resistance. Whole books have been written on the benefits of these medicinal mushrooms, alone.
Immune Stimulator can be taken at the first sign of a cold or infection to boost the immune system for faster recovery. Take 2 capsules every two hours, up to 10 capsules per day, with lots of water, until you start to feel better. Because beta-glucan is too large to be readily absorbed into the bloodstream, Immune Stimulator works best when taken on an empty stomach.
For dealing with more chronic ailments such as cancer, heart disease, AIDS, chronic gastrointestinal problems, etc. take 1 capsule two to three times daily between meals. One can also take two capsules on an empty stomach at bedtime.
Immune Stimulator may aggravate autoimmune disorders, although it does contain many ingredients that are beneficial for auto-immune conditions. If you have an autoimmune condition, start with 1 capsule per day and increase the dose slowly. Discontinue if an aggravation of symptoms occurs.
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