Purana | Immune Complex
The benefits of purana's immune complex
Why take purana's immune complex?
- to strengthen the immune system
- to maintain overall wellness
- to support healthy ageing
Functional mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems to improve overall well-being and provide antioxidant protection against the harmful effects of free radicals generated by toxins, pollutants and other adverse environmental factors.
Functional mushrooms support the immune system by providing important nutritional components (polysaccharides) that are essential for its proper function. They promote macrophage activity, the body's main cells responsible for disease prevention and removal of harmful agents. Macrophages are found in almost all parts of our body; they act as sentinels at the site of the invasion. Our mushroom immune complex formula provides a number of functional ingredients that support macrophage activity and therefore support our immune system function as a whole.
Reishi is a fantastic supplement to support overall wellness and balance in the body. Reishi promotes homeostasis because of its adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens increase energy and resistance to stress by regulating a stable balance in the hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
It also possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects and immune-modulating properties. It down-regulates the immune system when appropriate to avoid allergic reactions and inflammation caused by an overactive immune system. Reishi enhances the immune system by potentiating cells that help fight infection and disease. Reishi also stimulates granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor production which triggers your white blood cells to fight off infections.
Triterpenes, one of the compounds in Reishi mushrooms, have adaptogenic effects that support blood pressure management, help to regulate mood, and calm allergies and inflammation.
Chaga is one of the most powerful antioxidant-rich superfoods available today. It has powerful immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a number of unique active compounds including triterpenoids, melanin, phytosterols, biotin, as well as several minerals such as copper and selenium. Chaga mushrooms are also high in zinc, which is necessary for a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that chemical compounds found in Chaga may help to fight cancer, regulate blood sugar levels and boost the immune system.
The immune-boosting properties of chaga are due to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is most well known for containing a compound called superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is found in all living things. SOD protects cells from free radical damage. Free radical damage is what causes cells to die and as we age, our SOD levels naturally decrease. In humans, free radicals can contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Turkey tail mushroom
Turkey tail has many benefits including immune system support and gastrointestinal support. It is a great way to improve overall health.
Turkey Tail contains polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK). PSPs have been shown in animal and human studies to support healthy immune function at the cellular level. Both PSP and PSK have the ability to modulate inflammation, immunity, and hematopoiesis (the formation of blood cells).
Turkey tail supports the lungs by reducing inflammation and fluid accumulation. It may help decrease coughing, shortness of breath, and airway spasms. Studies show it to be effective for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. It also helps to prevent excessive production of histamine so that the immune system doesn't overreact to foreign invaders.
Maitake mushrooms have been shown to decrease blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. This is believed to be caused by a chemical in the mushroom that stimulates nitric oxide, which helps relax and widen blood vessels. Nitric oxide can also help fight infections and inflammations.
Maitake mushroom also stimulates the release of other body chemicals that boost immunity such as interferon. Interferon is a chemical released by cells to fight infections. Maitake mushroom has been shown to increase interleukin-2 (IL-2), which helps T cells grow and multiply. These T cells can help fight infections and cancer.
Shiitake benefits include anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immune system enhancement and anti-cancer properties. Shiitake mushrooms may also aid in reducing cholesterol levels, lowering hypertension and controlling diabetes.
The reason shiitake mushrooms have so many benefits is that they contain lentinan, a polysaccharide that acts as an immune system booster. Research has shown that lentinan can boost the activity of natural killer cells, which are part of the innate immune system. It boosts natural killer cell production by as much as five-fold. Natural killer cells (the cells that fight stressed cells such as tumour cells and virus-infected cells) also increase over 100 times their normal levels after taking supplements that contain lentinan.
Why this blend of mushrooms?
Scientific studies have shown Reishi, Chaga and Turkey Tail to have potent immune-building qualities. Turkey Tail is especially effective when combined with other medicinal mushrooms such as maitake and shiitake. Providing a concentrated dose of Reishi, Chaga and Turkey Tail, while providing just enough Maitake and Shiitake to support the Turkey Tail, creates a potent immune supporting cocktail of mushrooms all while remaining affordable for everyday use.
60 capsules per bottle | 60 day supply | 500mg per capsule