Every minute of every day we do battle with an invisible, never-ending horde of invaders intent on making our bodies their new home. These microscopic militants are kept at bay, day in and day out, by our immune system, the body’s first line of defense against these unwanted microbes. Like highly trained Special Forces, the members of your immune system are always prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice, ready to ruthlessly seek out and minimize any threats to your body.
Comprised of an extremely complex, highly integrated network of cells, tissues, organs and signaling mechanisms, the immune system gives our bodies the ability to identify and target undesirable organic and inorganic materials.
Bolstering your defenses
Like many body systems, our immune system becomes less efficient as we age due to a variety of factors such as everyday stress, a poor diet, lifestyle choices, environmental pollutants and more. In order to continually operate at peak efficiency your immune system needs a variety of nutrients and other healthful substances. Some of these nutrients help support normal, healthy immune system function throughout life, and others can help with seasonal immune support.
Lifetime immune support
These products and nutrients can help bolster your immune defenses throughout life.
- AHCC® – An acronym for activated hexose correlated compound, AHCC® is a proprietary extract produced from a specially cultivated and hybridized mushrooms. According to extensive research in humans, as well as numerous non-clinical studies, AHCC® supports immune system function through its effects on specialized immune cells.* AHCC® has also been shown to possess free radical scavenging properties and helps to support normal liver function.*
- Colostrum - Colostrum is the nourishing fluid produced by mammals as food for the newborn in the few days after birth, before milk production begins. This bovine-derived food supplement possesses numerous biologically active proteins, including immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, and other factors that support the maintenance of lean muscle tissue, as well as a healthy immune system.*
- Immune Renew™ - This multi-ingredient formulation has standardized astragalus extract and a beta-glucan mushroom blend for comprehensive immune system support. Astragalus is an herb whose natural components have been shown in non-clinical studies to support a number of aspects of healthy immune function, including the enhancement of specialized immune cell activity. In addition, our unique eight-mushroom blend has 1,3-Beta-Glucans, natural compounds shown to possess remarkable abilities to support the normal function of both innate and adaptive immunity.
Seasonal immune support
These products and nutrients can help support your immune system during seasonal transitions.
- AlliBiotic CF™ - AlliBiotic CF™ is an herbal combination formulated for the support of a healthy immune system.* This botanical formula has Garlic Extract, which has been used for centuries to promote overall wellness.* We’ve also included Elderberry, Olive Leaf Extract and Oregano Oil to complete this comprehensive formula.* ImmunEnhancer™, a non-digestible soluble fiber from Larch, has also been included as a prebiotic supplement for the support of healthy intestinal flora - a key component of normal immune function.*
- Elderberry – Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a multipurpose fruit used widely throughout Europe. As a centuries-old tradition, it has been used by herbalists as a tonic to maintain health and well-being. More recently, Elderberry has been recognized for its high nutritive value, especially for its potent free radical scavenging vitamins and anthocyanins.*
The NOW® Difference
Healthy immune function is such an important aspect of overall health, which is why we offer a great selection of natural immune-supporting products in a variety of forms and potencies. We leverage our long-standing relations with the world’s best natural ingredient suppliers to obtain the highest quality raw materials for our immune health products.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.