Increase body’s defense when traveling
- Fast-acting immune booster
- Protects against viral and bacterial infections
- Helps reduce the time span of infections
- Vitamins A, C, D, selenium and zinc support the immune system
- Vitamins B6, B12, C, and folic acid reduce tiredness and fatigue
- When your immune system may be challenged by different climate zones
- In stressful situations, such as planning your travel or staying on schedule with work overload
- For adults, take 1 capsule when needed
- 1 blister of 10 vegetable capsules, designed for all climate zones
Immune Activator, is a dietary supplement with beta-glucan from yeast, Vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12 in addition to zinc, selenium and folic acid.
Serving size 1 vegetable capsule • Servings per container 10
Amount per serving %DRV* Vitamin A 800 mcg RE 100% Vitamin C 80 mg 100% Vitamin D3 5 mcg 100% Vitamin B6 1.4 mg 100% Folic acid 200 mcg 100% Vitamin B12 2.5 mcg 100% Zinc 10 mg 100% Selenium 55 mcg 100% Manganese 2 mg 100% Beta 1-3/1-6-glucan (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 20 mg -
*Daily Reference Value; - DRV not established
Bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule shell), anti-caking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids.
For adults, take 1 vegetable capsule daily with water.
- Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
- Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose.
- The product should be stored out of reach of young children.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or while breastfeeding.
- If you have any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Beta-glucans are a group of complex carbohydrates called polysaccharide consisting of glucose units found in cell walls of cereal grains (barley, oats, rye and wheat), in certain types of mushrooms (reishi, shiitake, maitake), yeasts, seaweed and algae. Although all sources share a common beta-1,3-glucan backbone, each type of beta-glucan has specific links to the glucose units resulting in structural differences and leading to a variety of functions and potential health benefits. For instance, while oat-derived beta-glucans (beta-1,4) may act as dietary fibers that improve health parameters linked to metabolic condition, yeast-derived beta-glucans (beta-1,6) according to a different chemical structure, may act as immunomodulators supporting the immune system.
WHY ARE MICRONIZED BETA-GLUCANS FROM BAKER'S YEAST UNIQUE?
There are special requirements for the effectiveness of the beta-glucan fragments from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) which have also been verified in clinical trials:
- Origin: the strongest immune-stimulating effect has been demonstrated with beta-glucans from baker's yeast.
- Degree of purity: the better the beta-glucans have been isolated, that is, cleaned of cell constituents of the yeast or fats, the greater the degree of effectiveness (purity >90% obtained by a thirteen-step process).
- Size of the fragments: the smaller the isolated fragments are (at least 80% <10 microns) the better they can dock onto the receptors and activate the defense cells.
Due to its highly purified, micronized beta-1,3/1,6-glucans and its reported bioavailability, the baker's yeast selected for Immune Activator has confirmed effectiveness at a low dosage of 20 mg a day.
HOW DO BETA-GLUCANS HELP SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Our immune system is based on complex mechanisms and represents the body's own defense system. It is of great importance for the resilience and general health of human beings. When it comes to supporting the immune system, one of the best beta-glucan sources known for its important stimulating role is baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). It has been demonstrated that isolated beta-glucans from the cell wall of baker's yeast significantly contribute to the success of our immune system in countering infections.
Several clinical prospective studies have demonstrated that healthy individuals with recurrent infections of the upper respiratory tract (URT) supplemented daily with beta-glucans (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) during a period between 3 and 6 months experienced a reduction in the incidence of colds or flu-like episodes, compared with those receiving placebo (a substance designed to have no therapeutic effect).1,2,3
Furthermore, in two studies, beta-glucan daily intake was reported to notably reduce common cold symptoms such as soar throat, cough, runny nose2 less work days missed and an improvement of overall quality of life, compared to placebo.4 These results, fewer URT episodes and some improvement of symptoms, reveal the potential benefit of receiving beta-glucans to prevent the onset of bacterial and viral infections, and to support the immune system once infected.
1 Moyad M.A., et al. (2010). Immunogenic yeast-based fermentate for cold-flu-like symptoms in nonvaccinated individuals. J Altern. Complement. Med., 16(2): 213-218.
2 Graubaum H.J., et al. (2012). A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled nutritional study using an insoluble yeast beta-glucan to improve the immune defense system. Food Nutr. Sci., 3, 738-746.
3 Auinger A., et al. (2013). Yeast 13-16 beta-glucan helps to maintain the body's defence against pathogens: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicentric study in healthy subjects. Ann. Transl. Med., 3(2): 22.
4 Feldman S., et al. (2009). Randomized Phase II clinical trials of Wellmune WGP for immune support during cold and flu season. J Appl. Res., 9(1&2): 30-42.
Beta-glucans (complex carbohydrates) are polysaccharides, polymers of the carbohydrate family that are constituted of several D-glucose molecules.
They are found in significant quantities in oats and barley, cereals that have been consumed by humans for thousands of years.
Even though mankind has always used them in its nutrition, it was not until the end of the 19th century, with the discovery of the chemical structure of sugars, and then nutrition studies conducted in the early 2000s, that the importance of beta-glucans for health was demonstrated.
I received this and started taking right away. I feel as though this product does work, I work in retail so I am around people from all walks of life, I think taking these has helped my immune system, will def order more.
You can really feel the effect after the first day, much better than just plain vitamin C. I am also drinking less coffee.
Taste is really good, all natural!
Really efficient, at the end of the year I was no longer exercising for several weeks, I lacked time and most of all energy!
I started taking Peak Power a day before flying out to join my family for the holidays. It gave me a kick start and upon my return I was able to go back to my routine, exercising 5-6 hours a week.
I went to Montreal for Christmas from San Diego to see family, took Immune Activator a few days before I flew and didn't get sick.
Every time I go on vacation, I get sick. That's why I ordered the product before I went skiing this winter. There is not the slightest sign of weakness. I will not do without it anymore.