Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Immune Support vs Greens

We have launched our Immune Support product and have been receiving some questions on how this product is different than the benefits of our Greens supplement

I think it's important to understand the immune system on a very basic level. Your immune system is made up of organs, cells, and chemicals that fight infection. The main components are white blood cells, antibodies, complement system, lymphatic system, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow. The gut is also a pivotal part of the immune system as gut bacteria plays an important role in the development of white blood cells that help the body's immune system fight infection. It's estimated that upwards of 70% of the body's immune system is based on the gut itself.

Which now leads us to the question- what is the difference in the greens supplement and our new immune supplement and would someone need both? The short answer is YES- it's best to supplement with both especially knowing we are about to enter flu season. 

Our greens are the ONLY certified USDA organic greens product on the market where EVERY single ingredient is certified USDA organic. Taking our greens product will help you get in more micronutrients throughout the day which will help with any gut issues as well as assist all of your body's functions in operating at their highest capacity. The problem with greens (vegetables), is that very few have high does of Vitamin C, and those that do- you would need to consume them by the cups to even come close to what is offered in our new immune product. 

Vitamin C is the most important vitamin for immunity. It's an essential micronutrient for all humans- it's a potent antioxidant and a cofactor for many enzymes in our body. As an antioxidant, it helps fight free radicals and promotes healthy aging. In a recent study, 1g of Vitamin C was given to a group of adults per day for 42 days. The researches found that at the end of the study, they had better functioning white blood cells which are more capable of fighting invading microorganisms. The white blood cells could also live longer and perform better. 

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which means it cannot be stored inside your body so you need to take a daily dosage to maintain an optimum concentration inside your body. "Superdosing" Vitamin C is not recommended as you can only absorb so much in one day. Which is why our immune support product is dosed perfectly- we aren't over dosing the product with an unnecessary dosage of Vitamin C that you would ultimately excrete through urine. We do recommend taking 2 packs per day if you are a smoker or suffering from the cold or flu or are traveling. 

Additionally, the immune product contains an adequate amount of Zinc to further improve the functionality of the immune system by fighting off invading bacteria and viruses. 

Hopefully this helps better explain our newest product! You can absolutely combine the greens and immune product and drink them together!