- Vitamin C – has many immune boosting properties, but is distinctively beneficial for individuals with seasonal discomfort because of its ability to deactivate histamine.
- Quercetin Dihydrate – biologically active flavonoid antioxidant that is widely distributed in plants including oak trees, onions and tea; Quercetin has strong antioxidant activity and has been shown to support immune health by mediating the release of inflammatory compounds.
- Stinging Nettle (leaves) – Urtica dioica, is a plant that has been shown to balance immune response, specifically in the airways and nasal passages; it controls mast-cell degranulation, prostaglandin formation, and histamine action all contributing to a balanced inflammatory response.
- Bromelain (from pineapple) – proteolytic enzyme that aids in in the breakdown of large protein complexes, including antigenic compounds, and has been shown to enhance the absorption of quercetin; shown to reduce circulating allergenic protein complexes associated with hyper-immune sensitivity and seasonal discomfort.
- N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine – (NAC) helps reduce the viscosity of the mucus allowing for clearing of the airways and improved respiratory health.
Does Not Contain: Wheat, gluten, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
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How to use
Daily Use:Take two (2) capsules per day
Optimal Use:Take four (4) capsules per day, in divided doses
High Stress Use:Take (6) capsules per day, in divided doses
How to Use:Capsules can be taken with or without food. Contents may be removed from the capsule and taken by spoon immediately after mixing with a small amount of tepid water.
Safe over the age of 12, supplementation in children should be monitored by their pediatrician.
Yes, but pregnant or nursing mothers should always consult with their health professional before supplementing.
Can be taken at any time of the day
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