Contains 6 bioactivated nutrients for all-natural immunotherapeutic and collagen-maintaining benefits:
- Stimulates the innate and adaptive immune subsystems for long-term defense against pathogens
- Supports immunometabolism for enhanced detoxification
- Activates microbial defenses to fight off foreign invaders
- Restores ratio of immune cells back into balance for ongoing protection
- Increases absorption of collagen
- "Turns on" body's natural production of collagen
- Stops the unnecessary draining of the body's collagen
Nature’s Best Immune-Boosting Nutrients In One Daily Dose
These are the nutrients your body really needs to stay healthy, according to science:
Studies show that consuming vitamin C can increase blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%. This helps the body’s natural immune defenses fight free radicals, oxidative stress, and pathogens. Vitamin C also helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection*.
Also, Vitamin C as ascorbic acid is an absolute necessity for collagen synthesis because it's the essential cofactor for the two enzymes the body requires to make collagen. It also offers anti-aging effects by stabilizing collagen fibers and putting the brakes on excessive collagen breakdown. Unfortunately, research shows us that less than 50% of people are getting the minimum required amount of vitamin C needed a day. Native Defense provides a potent dose of 150mg of vitamin C in its most effective form—ascorbic acid.
Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T-cells and macrophages, that protect your body against foreign invaders*.
Vitamin D is also famous for its bone-building and strengthening powers. It promotes the absorption of two major components of healthy bones: calcium and collagen. These two nutrients ultimately allow for normal mineralization of your bones. About 90% of the bone matrix proteins are collagen, and is considered to be the scaffolding for the bone. Basically, the collagen in which your bones are composed of wouldn’t be able to do its job without vitamin D. For bone growth—and to prevent bones from becoming brittle—it’s crucial to maintain calcium and collagen levels. When collagen teams up with calcium, it can help prevent osteoporosis, a disease that signifies that the density and quality of bone are reduced.
In one study, researchers found that zinc supplementation increased both the number and effectiveness of T-cells in the treatment group*. T-cells are at the core of adaptive immunity, the system that tailors the body's immune response to specific pathogens.
Research also shows simply treating cells with zinc (by itself) stimulates collagen synthesis. But zinc and vitamin C together are a true "dynamic duo," so they should always be consumed together, and research shows the highly bioavailable zinc bisglycinate chelate form in Native Defense is more bioavailable than inferior forms of zinc you'll find in most supplements.
This flavonoid is known to possess both mast cell stabilizing and gastrointestinal cytoprotective activity*. Cytoprotective agents stimulate mucus production and enhance blood flow throughout the lining of the gastrointestinal tract where approximately 80% of the body's immune function occurs.
Quercetin has also been shown to decrease inflammatory cytokines that can damage tissues in humans. Since over 90% of the body's tissues are composed of collagen, this flavonoid helps keep the building blocks of our tissues in-tact. Quercetin also effectively blocks inflammation. An 8-week study of 50 women, quercetin reduced joint stiffness, morning pain, after-activity pain, and the inflammatory marker TNF-alpha. In a cellular study, Quercetin triggered the death of inflammatory joint cells that contribute to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
Elderberry supports heart health, improves antioxidant status, and has a variety of anti-inflammatory effects that also work to support optimal immune function long-term. Evidence also supports the use of elderberry extract to reduce the length and severity of flu symptoms*
As shown in clinical studies, ginseng can increase immune cell production, specifically the antibody molecules immunoglobulins. It also works to maintain healthy T4 lymphocyte immune cell levels*. It also supports the liver (the body’s primary detox organ) by assisting the processing and removal of toxins to better protect against future pathogens*.